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Topic: Governor of Puerto Rico

  Governor of Puerto Rico - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Governor of Puerto Rico is the Head of Government of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
In 1948, Luis Muñoz Marín was elected Governor of Puerto Rico.
The governor must be a citizen of the United States, a resident of Puerto Rico for five consecutive years and at least 35 years old at the time of the election.
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 Puerto Rico - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
On July 25, 1898 at the outbreak of the Spanish–American War, Puerto Rico, being a colony of Spain, was invaded by the United States of America with a landing at Guánica.
The government of Puerto Rico is based on the Republican system composed of 3 branches: the Executive branch headed by the Governor, the Legislative branch consisting of a bicameral Legislative Assembly (a Senate and a House of Representatives) and the Judicial branch.
Under the 1952 constitution, Puerto Rico is a Commonwealth and is permitted a degree of autonomy similar to that of a state of the Union.
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 flag puerto rico
Puerto Rico, the smallest of the Greater Antilles, includes the main island of Puerto Rico and a number of smaller islands and keys, which include Mona, Vieques, and Culebra.
Under the 1952 constitution, Puerto Rico is a territorial commonwealth of the United States and is permitted a high degree of autonomy.
A non-voting Resident Commissioner is elected by the residents of Puerto Rico to the U.S. Congress.
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 History of Puerto Rico
The legislation was a response to a governmental crisis in Puerto Rico in early 1909.
Emmet Montgomery Reilly was appointed governor of Puerto Rico.
Blanton Winship was appointed Governor of Puerto Rico, Elisha Francis Riggs Chief of Police, and Robert A. Cooper Judge of the Tribunal of the United States in Puerto Rico.
welcome.topuertorico.org /history5.shtml   (2489 words)

 ipedia.com: Puerto Rico Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Puerto Rico is a self-governing unincorporated organized territory of the United States, in the eastern Caribbean, consisting of the island of Puerto Rico and some smaller islands.
Puerto Rico's current constitutional arrangements are the result of a treaty signed in 1952, so presumably it could become independent in the same way—a right not possessed by the states of the United States.
The major differences between Puerto Rico and the states are greater financial autonomy (it levies its own taxes and is exempt from the Internal Revenue Code), its lack of voting representation in either house of the Congress and the ineligibility of Puerto Rican residents to vote in presidential elections.
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 PUERTO RICO HERALD: Should the Governor of Puerto Rico Endorse Mainland Political Candidates?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Governor represents the interests of 3.8 million American citizens of Hispanic origin in Puerto Rico who, although they cannot vote in mainland elections, can be seen as part of a growing Hispanic political force in the United States, now being assiduously wooed by candidates of both mainland political parties.
Governor Calderon is not the first Puerto Rican Governor to tack into the political winds blowing at the time.
Governor Calderon, however, is raising the stakes in her effort to leverage her political clout among Republicans.
www.puertorico-herald.org /issues/2002/vol6n22/Poll0622-en.shtml   (682 words)

 History of Puerto Rico I
Born in the northern coastal town of Aguadilla in April of 1855, José de Diego studied in Spain, Puerto Rico and Cuba and completed a Doctorate in Law.
After Puerto Rico’s sovereignty was given to the USA, José De Diego became a member of the House of Delegates and later a member of the House of Representatives, also he presided both legislative bodies.
To avoid that enemies take the island of Puerto Rico and use it as a base from which to attack the treasure fleets, Spain authorized the fortification of San Juan.
www.solboricua.com /history.htm   (878 words)

 Puerto Rico
After 1952, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico adopted the original flag based on the reverse-colored Cuban one, but changed the hue of blue to dark blue, matching the USA flag.
The Dark blue variant was ofical Since 1952 to 1994 and the governor of Puerto Rico in 1995 signed a law that the oficial flag of Puerto Rico is the sky blue variant.
Puerto Rico is a non-incorporated territory of the United States, so it has no Armed Forces of her own.
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 Puerto Rico's Woman Governor Takes on U.S. Navy - 22/4/01
A skillful and relentless campaigner, she is winning stateside political support while placing the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico on a collision course with Washington.
Puerto Ricans will also have a chance to vote on a referendum on whether the Navy should leave the island in three years or be permitted to stay indefinitely.
Puerto Ricans have fought in every major war this century but they cannot vote for president and they have one non-voting representative in Congress.
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 Puerto Rico
Puerto Rican extremists dramatized their desire for independence with an attempt to assassinate President Truman on Nov. 1, 1950, and on March 1, 1954, they wounded five congressmen in an attack on the U.S. Capitol.
Puerto Rico, University of - Puerto Rico, University of, main campus at Río Piedras, near San Juan; land-grant and...
Puerto Rico: Bibliography - Bibliography See F. Cordasco and E. Bucchioni, comp., The Puerto Rican Experience (1973); L. Puerto Rico: Government - Government Puerto Rico's governor and both legislative houses are popularly elected for four-year...
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 History of Puerto Rico
On March 3, the flag of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico is officially adopted - based on a flag designed by a group of patriots in the year 1895.
On July 25, the New Constitution is approved by voters in a referendum in March, and Puerto Rico is proclaimed as Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, although remained a territory of the United States.
On November 7, Rafael Hernández Colón is elected governor, with 50.7% of thw vote, becoming the youngest elected governor, at age 36.
welcome.topuertorico.org /history6.shtml   (2219 words)

 Chronology--Puerto Rico
Governor General Manuel Macías inaugurated the new government of Puerto Rico under the Autonomous Charter which gave town councils complete autonomy in local matters.
Henry H. Whitney of the Fourth Artillery was sent to Puerto Rico on a reconnaisance mission, sponsored by the Army's Bureau of Military Intelligence.
Governor Macías officially announced that Puerto Rico had been ceded to the United States.
www.loc.gov /rr/hispanic/1898/chronpr.html   (2461 words)

 Puerto Rico Governor Not to Seek Reelection   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The first woman to become Governor of Puerto Rico emphasized that, when her 4-year term ends in December 2004, she will have served 8 consecutive years in an elected position, 4 as Governor and 4 as Mayor of San Juan.
The Governor - who arrived at the Governor's Mansion while married to businessman Adolfo Krans, to later divorce and recently dating her former Secretary of Economic Development Ramón Cantero Frau - pointed out that one of the elements in making the decision is her seeking a more balanced life.
The Governor's decision was seen coming since the early morning hours yesterday when, at a public event in the town of Comerío, she changed her way of responding to the question on whether, unequivocally, she would be a candidate for reelection.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/918282/posts   (889 words)

 U.S. Newswire : Release : Bhatia Supports Efforts of Governor of Puerto Rico to Advance Status Initiative; PRFAA will ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Governor Acevedo-Vila's proposed legislation advocates for a referendum on July 10, 2005 where voters in Puerto Rico will have the option of determining one of two procedural mechanisms that will advance the status issue.
While the Governor favors the Constitutional Assembly on Status, he strongly believes it should be the people of Puerto Rico who should make the final decision.
PRFAA serves as the mainland offices of the Governor of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, advancing the Commonwealth's initiatives before the U.S. Congress and federal agencies, promoting economic and public policies important to the growth and empowerment of Puerto Rico.
releases.usnewswire.com /printing.asp?id=43054   (518 words)

 PUERTO RICO HERALD: The Governor’s Hypocrisy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
It seems many people in Puerto Rico believed the governor when, right after the elections and before he was declared winner against all reason and electoral tradition, he proclaimed that he wanted to share the government with the Senate and the House.
Since public safety was the number one issue of concern in Puerto Rico, he felt forced to appoint him.
Carlos Romero Barceló is a two-term former governor of Puerto Rico (1977-84), a two-term former resident commissioner (1993-2000), and a two-term former mayor of San Juan (1969-78).
www.puertorico-herald.org /issues2/2005/vol09n12/CBGovHypoc.shtml   (1096 words)

 Hurricane of 1932, from the Annual Report of the Governor of Puerto Rico, 1933
The most important event during the year under consideration, from the standpoint of the welfare of the People of Puerto Rico was the terrific hurricane which ripped its way across the northern half of the Island during the night of September 26-27, 1932, laying waste approximately one-half of the Island.
The center of the storm entered Puerto Rico between Ceiba and Fajardo and passed in a generally western direction veering slightly north and left the Island somewhere between Dorado and Arecibo, and then continued practically along the coast of the Island past Aguadilla.
To say that the people of Puerto Rico in general responded to this appeal is to put it mildly, since as a matter of fact they demonstrated a splendid spirit from the very moment the storm ceased.
newdeal.feri.org /pr/pr12.htm   (2138 words)

 The Daily Princetonian - Governor of Puerto Rico speaks on U.S. relations and history
Sila Maria Calderon, the first woman to be elected governor of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, spoke yesterday to a near capacity crowd in Dodds Auditorium on the commonwealth's history, its present condition and the future directions it should take.
She began by reviewing the history of Puerto Rico's commonwealth status, describing how it "came out of an impasse" that lasted nearly two centuries.
However, she warned that the relationship between Puerto Rico and the United States is still complicated.
www.dailyprincetonian.com /archives/2002/04/12/news/4890.shtml   (512 words)

 Former governor of Puerto Rico was MIT alumnus - MIT News Office   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Former governor of Puerto Rico was MIT alumnus
Luis Alberto Ferr̩ (S.B. 1924), former governor of Puerto Rico and a staunch advocate of statehood for the territory, died on Oct. 21 in a San Juan hospital of complications following surgery.
In 1965, he was part of an alumni group in Puerto Rico that established La Sala de Puerto Rico, a function room in the MIT Student Center.
web.mit.edu /newsoffice/2003/ferre.html   (308 words)

 BBC News | AMERICAS | Puerto Rico governor approves presidential vote
The governor of Puerto Rico, Pedro Rossello, has signed a controversial law allowing islanders to vote in the United States presidential elections for the first time.
The measure -- which was approved by the Puerto Rican parliament on Saturday -- follows a ruling by a US federal judge that Puerto Ricans have the right to take part in the presidential ballot.
Puerto Rico is a commonwealth territory of the United States -- a special status under which islanders are US citizens but do not vote for president unless they are resident in the United States, and have only a non-voting representative in Congress.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/americas/919412.stm   (161 words)

 Puerto Rico's Woman Governor Takes on U.S. Navy
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (WOMENSENEWS)--With just over 100 days in office, Gov. Sila Calderon has managed to intensify the political battle to oust the U.S. Navy from its prized Atlantic bombing range on the smaller island of Vieques.
Puerto Ricans will also have a chance to vote on a referendum next November on whether the Navy should leave the island in three years or be permitted to stay indefinitely.
Casting the problem as a health crisis affecting the people of Puerto Rico, and not raising the territorial status issue in a contest between Puerto Rico and the United States.
www.womensenews.org /article.cfm/dyn/aid/525   (1795 words)

 Puerto Rico - Governor Flag   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This is the official flag of the Palacio de Santa Catalina (Palace of Santa Catherine) also known as The Fortress, official residence of the governor of Puerto Rico and center of government of the executive branch.
This flag is raised in The Fortress next to the flags of the United States and Puerto Rico, being only used when the governor is in the island.
When the governor is outside Puerto Rico, this flag is not raised indicating that the governor is outside of the island.
flagspot.net /flags/pr_gov.html   (119 words)

 Harvard Gazette: Harvard Foundation honors governor of Puerto Rico
For her leadership in government and humanitarian causes, the Harvard Foundation will honor Gov. Sila Calderón of Puerto Rico at a reception this Friday (Oct. 17).
A native of San Juan, Calderón was elected governor of Puerto Rico in 2000 after a very successful political initiative in which she used the slogan "We want change." She is the first woman to be elected governor of the commonwealth, after serving as secretary of state and later as mayor of San Juan.
"Governor Sila Calderón is one of the most outstanding political leaders in the Americas today," said S. Allen Counter, director of the Harvard Foundation.
www.news.harvard.edu /gazette/2003/10.16/06-calderon.html   (270 words)

 Puerto Rico - Atlapedia Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
It is bound by the Atlantic Ocean to the north and the Caribbean Sea to the south.
In 1952 Puerto Rico was granted a new constitution and became a Commonwealth in association with the USA.
In 1976 Carlos Romero Barcelo was elected Governor and was reelected in 1980.
www.atlapedia.com /online/countries/puertori.htm   (769 words)

 PUERTO RICO HERALD: Who Will be the Next Governor of Puerto Rico?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
He had left San Juan in 2001, his party defeated and a corruption investigation of his administration in full swing, to take a teaching post at a Washington, D.C., medical school, telling friends and supporters that he was done with the madness of island politics.
In the first shock of the current race, Rosselló electrified Puerto Ricans with the news that he was ready for a comeback.
Calderón was ready to give Hernández Mayoral a visible post for the remainder of her administration so that he could build his resume a bit, but the offer was rejected before it was offered.
www.puertorico-herald.org /issues/2003/vol7n23/Poll0723-en.shtml   (851 words)

 CNN.com - Luis Ferre, prominent Puerto Rican figure, dies - Oct. 21, 2003
Luis A. Ferre, a philanthropist and former governor of Puerto Rico who became the patriarch of the territory's U.S. statehood movement, died Tuesday.
Ferre was a member of the assembly that produced Puerto Rico's 1952 constitution, he founded the pro-statehood New Progressive Party in 1967 and was governor from 1969 through 1972.
It was during his university days, Ferre said, that he developed a passion for the "American way of democracy" and eventual statehood for Puerto Rico, which was seized as war booty from Spain in 1898.
edition.cnn.com /2003/WORLD/americas/10/21/obit.ferre.ap   (523 words)

 glbtq >> discussion >> View topic - Puerto Rico governor is dumb about gay marriage...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Puerto Rico's governor should take a course in what sexual orientation discrimination actual means at the University of Puerto Rico.
One day the Puerto Rican gay community receives good news from the highly intelligent Academic Senate of the University of Puerto Rico and the next day Puerto Rico's dumb-dumb governor kicks the gay voters in the teeth with his decision to do the opposite of UPR.
The governor assured that sexual orientation discrimination is prohibited in his government, however, from that to granting the same medical plan privileges that heterosexual couples have to homosexuals is a stretch.
www.glbtq.com /discussion/viewtopic.php?t=448   (2283 words)

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