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  Puerto Rico Vacations | Puerto Rico Tourism Company | Puerto Rico Tourism & Travel
PUERTO RICO is a proud sponsor of The 7th Annual Latin GRAMMY® Awards
Get an insider's guide to Puerto Rico with Fashion Designer and Stylist expert Lisa Thon, as she describes her favorite attractions in San Juan.
Explore Puerto Rico with Fashion Designer and Stylist expert Lisa Thon.
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  Puerto Rico Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
Puerto Rico is where four centuries of Spanish Caribbean culture comes face to face with the American convenience store.
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In the 1950s, more than one million Puerto Ricans relocated to the boroughs of New York to take advantage of an economic boom in the USA.
www.lonelyplanet.com /worldguide/destinations/caribbean/puerto-rico   (368 words)

 PuertoRico.com - Puerto Rico Travel - Puerto Rico
All that is really known about this mysterious Puerto Rican celebrity is that she was born on 12 January 1974.
But all these achievements have not seen this Puerto Rican drag queen sitting on her laurels.
If you travel to Puerto Rico you may notice that there is an abundance of one particular tree – the Kapok (Ceiba) tree.
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 Puerto Rico Vacations: Puerto Rico vacation package and all inclusive vacations packages by Puerto Rico travel experts ...
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Aquaviva (San Juan): Dauntingly stylish, this is one of the grand new restaurants of Puerto Rico, specializing in a Latin nouvelle cuisine with fresh seafood a specialty.
On the south coast, Playa de Ponce, outside Ponce, Puerto Rico's second-largest city, consists of a long strip of beautiful white sand that opens onto the tranquil waters of the Caribbean.
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  Puerto Rico Travel Guide | Puerto Rico Travel Information Guide
Indeed, Puerto Rico's bionetwork succeeds in comprising unique characteristics, that are different to what can be found on US soil, despite being a 'commonwealth state'; of the USA.
Puerto Rico was ‘discovered’ by Columbus in 1493 on his second voyage to the New World (despite the Taino Indians being the first Puerto Rican inhabitants).
There therefore existed many years of Spanish rule before Puerto Rico (Rich Port) was eventually ceded to the USA in 1898 at the end of the Spanish-American War.
www.worldtravelguide.net /country/229/country_guide/Caribbean/Puerto-Rico.html   (449 words)

  Puerto Rico Government
The major differences between Puerto Rico and the 50 states are its local taxation system and exemption from Internal Revenue Code, its lack of voting representation in either house of the U.S. Congress, the ineligibility of Puerto Ricans to vote in presidential elections, and its lack of assignation of some revenues reserved for the states.
Puerto Rico is considered one of the highest records of voter participation in election processes in the world.
Puerto Rico's position gives to the U.S. military access to North, Central, and South America, as well as a prime location from which to defend U.S. interests in the region.
welcome.topuertorico.org /government.shtml   (1341 words)

  Puerto Rico - MSN Encarta
Puerto Rico, freely associated commonwealth of the United States, composed of one large, densely populated island and several small islands in the West Indies.
Puerto Rico is the easternmost island of the Greater Antilles.
Mona Passage separates Puerto Rico from the Dominican Republic (on the island of Hispaniola) to the west; the Vieques Passage separates it from its island of Vieques to the east.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761562626/Puerto_Rico.html   (1192 words)

  Puerto Rico - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Puerto Rico, the smallest of the Greater Antilles, includes the main island of Puerto Rico and a number of smaller islands and keys, the largest of which are Mona, Vieques, and Culebra.
Puerto Rico lies at the boundary between the Caribbean and North American plates and is currently being deformed by the tectonic stresses caused by the interaction of these plates.
Puerto Rico is connected by a system of freeways, expressways, and highways, all maintained by the Roads and Transportation Authority and patrolled by the Police of Puerto Rico.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Puerto_Rico   (6089 words)

 Politics of Puerto Rico - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Puerto Rico has a territorial judiciary including a Supreme Court, Appellate Court, and a Court of First Instance composed of two sections: a Superior Court and a Municipal Court (justices for all these courts appointed by the Governor with the consent of the Senate).
Puerto Rico's current constitutional arrangements are the result of the Congressional statutes of 1952 that modified the organic laws governing the federal relations between the territory and the United States, 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.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Politics_of_Puerto_Rico   (4269 words)

 Puerto Rico Travel Guide | Fodor's Online
Puerto Rico was populated primarily by Taíno Indians when Columbus landed in 1493.
In 1917 Puerto Ricans became U.S. citizens, and in 1952 Puerto Rico became a semiautonomous commonwealth.
Since the 1950s, Puerto Rico has developed exponentially, as witnessed in the urban sprawl, burgeoning traffic, and growing population (estimated at nearly 4 million); yet, en la isla (on the island) a strong Latin sense of community and family prevails.
www.fodors.com /miniguides/mgresults.cfm?destination=puerto_rico@125   (772 words)

 Puerto Rico (game) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Puerto Rico is a German board game designed by Andreas Seyfarth published in 2002 by Alea in German and by Rio Grande Games in English.
Players assume the roles of colonial governors on the island of Puerto Rico during the age of Caribbean ascendancy.
Puerto Rico can be played by three to five players, although an official two player variant also exists.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Puerto_Rico_(game)   (1404 words)

 Puerto Rico travel guide - Wikitravel
Puerto Rico [1] is a Caribbean island that is a self governing commonwealth of the United States of America.
Puerto Rico is mostly mountainous, although there is a coastal plain belt in the north.
Puerto Rico is a tropical island but it is free of most diseases that plague most tropical countries in other parts of the Caribbean and the world.Tap water is officially safe to drink but having bottled water on hand is always a plus.
wikitravel.org /en/Puerto_Rico   (4319 words)

 Christmas in Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico is an island located between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east of the Dominican Republic and west of the Virgin Islands.
Children in Puerto Rico acknowledge both Santa Claus and the Three Wise Men (or the Three Kings, as they are known locally) as holiday gift-bearers, but there has been an increased emphasis on celebrating the coming of the Three Kings given the island’s Spanish heritage.
The main dishes served in Puerto Rico during the Christmas season include lechón asado (roast pig), arroz con gandules (rice cooked with pigeon peas), and pasteles, which are similar to tamales but are made with yellow rice, mashed cassava, or mashed plantain instead of corn meal.
christmas-world.freeservers.com /puertorico.html   (995 words)

 Puerto Rico Country Profile
The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico is situated between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east of the Dominican Republic.
Puerto Rico is a true holiday-paradise and the islands has a lot more to offer than just its beaches, like a piece of unspoilt rainforest and an unexplored desert island.
You really should visit San Juan, the capital of Puerto Rico which is a modern metropolis and has something that the most Caribbean cities don't have: a million inhabitants.
www.donquijote.org /tourist/profiles/paises/puertorico   (706 words)

Both in Cuba and in Porto Rico claims were made for properties which in every sense of law and justice belonged to the Church, though administered by the government, which was repeatedly pledged by the terms of the concordat to restore the same to the Church.
The prompt establishment of civil government in Porto Rico obliged Bishop Blenk to appeal to the civil tribunals on account of a special act of the legislature (12 March, 1904) conferring original jurisdiction upon the Supreme Court of the island to determine all questions at issue with the bishop of the diocese.
By the people of Porto Rico the claims of the Church were not disputed, except the properties formerly belonging to the suppressed communities, which Spain had held for the last half century, allowing the suits in other cases to pass by default in favour of the Church.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/12291b.htm   (2834 words)

 Puerto Rico Facts
Puerto Rico's relationship with the US is referred to as commonwealth status.
Puerto Rico measaures 100 miles by 35 miles with an area of 3,464 square miles.
Value-added in Puerto Rico's factories amounts to $10.02 for every dollar of production worker wages, which is double the mainland US average for manufacturing of $4.64, according to the US Census of Business.
www.boricua.com /facts.htm   (853 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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 Constitution of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
The government of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico shall be republican in form and its legislative, judicial and executive branches as established by this Constitution shall be equally subordinate to the sovereignty of the people of Puerto Rico.
The power of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico to impose and collect taxes and to authorize their imposition and collection by municipalities shall be exercised as determined by the Legislative Assembly and shall never be surrendered or suspended.
The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico shall be the successor of the People of Puerto Rico for all purposes, including without limitation the collection and payments of debts and liabilities in accordance with their terms.
premium.caribe.net /~amvr/constitu.htm   (6548 words)

 A Puerto Rican Christmas
Puerto Ricans are known for their unforgettable "parrandas or trullas navideñas".
Most Puerto Ricans will feel their Christmas was a little incomplete if they did not get to participate or enjoy an old fashioned lechón asao.
The island is loosing many of their Puerto Rican traditions by trading them with American traditions that is natural and is happening all over the world.
www.elboricua.com /pr_christmas.html   (905 words)

 Eagle Games.net   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Puerto Rico, the highest rated game of all time*, will be coming to the PC in January 2006.
Puerto Rico has set the standard for the modern boardgame and now with Puerto Rico: The PC Game you can play it anytime and with people anywhere.
Puerto Rico: The PC Game arrives this January and is developed by Dartmoor Softworks, published by Eagle Games and copyright Ravensburger.
www.eaglegames.net /products/puerto_rico/puerto_rico.shtml   (368 words)

 Puerto Rico   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Television could not develop in Puerto Rico as early as in other areas of the Caribbean region because of the island's status as a territory of the United States.
As a result of that legal condition the communication industry in Puerto Rico was placed under the overriding control of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC), a situation that remains to this day.
WRIK-TV was established in Ponce, on the south coast of Puerto Rico, after receiving FCC permit to go on the air on channel 7 on 2 February 1958.
www.museum.tv /archives/etv/P/htmlP/puertorico/puertorico.htm   (1712 words)

 The GULLY | Puerto Rico | News, opinion, with a Vieques focus
A dog-eat-dog improvisational poetry contest remakes the myth of Puerto Rico, and tweaks the tail of cultural imperialism.
Puerto Rican queers embody, in the flesh, the illegal status of their homeland in the world—like the people of Vieques.
The Pentagon's stubborn demand to bomb Vieques raises questions of Puerto Rico's status vis-a-vis the United States, and why the U.S. is still exercising what amounts to the conquerors' droit du seigneur.
www.thegully.com /essays/puertorico/completepuerto.html   (530 words)

 Puerto Rico surfing
Puerto Rico, an island located in the caribbean, east of the Dominican Republic, benefits from tropical storms and winter low pressure areas to provide good quality waves almost year round.
The best and most consistent surf areas in Puerto Rico are the north, northwest, and west coasts of the island.
Although most breaks are reef type, Puerto Rico is a relatively safe place for surfing.
www.geocities.com /Pipeline/Dropzone/8964/pr.html   (625 words)

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