History UsefulNotes / PuertoRico

16th Apr '16 6:40:03 PM jamespolk
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* ''Film/LaHabanera'' -- made in UsefulNotes/NaziGermany of all places, actually shot in the Canary Islands
1st Apr '16 1:50:34 AM Dimas28
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Stuck right between regions - sometimes it's the smallest of the Greater Antilles, sometimes the largest of the Lesser - Puerto Rico, a mere 110 miles by 40 miles if measuring loosely, is one of two current United States commonwealths/semi-autonomous territories[[note]]the other is the Northern Mariana Islands, population around 50,000[[/note]]. This has some indefinite difference with simple territories (such as UsefulNotes/{{Guam}}), but legally works out to the same as the United States Constitution does not recognize a "commonwealth" as a true status. This means that the island's population is disenfranchised in presidential elections unless they relocate to one of the states proper, despite the fact that they number ''3.4 million'' as of 2015 and thus larger than several of the smaller states' populations combined. Puerto Ricans always have the chance to relocate, though, resulting in a large-scale emigration year by year; from 2010 to 2015, the territory saw a decrease of almost 300 thousand people, while

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Stuck right between regions - sometimes it's the smallest of the Greater Antilles, sometimes the largest of the Lesser - Puerto Rico, a mere 110 miles by 40 miles if measuring loosely, is one of two current United States commonwealths/semi-autonomous territories[[note]]the other is the Northern Mariana Islands, population around 50,000[[/note]]. This has some indefinite difference with simple territories (such as UsefulNotes/{{Guam}}), but legally works out to the same as the United States Constitution does not recognize a "commonwealth" as a true status. This means that the island's population is disenfranchised in presidential elections unless they relocate to one of the states proper, despite the fact that they number ''3.4 million'' as of 2015 and thus larger than several of the smaller states' populations combined. Puerto Ricans always have the chance to relocate, though, resulting in a large-scale emigration year by year; from 2010 to 2015, the territory saw a decrease of almost 300 thousand people, while
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1st Apr '16 1:50:08 AM Dimas28
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Stuck right between regions - sometimes it's the smallest of the Greater Antilles, sometimes the largest of the Lesser - Puerto Rico, a mere 110 miles by 40 miles if measuring loosely, is one of two current United States commonwealths/semi-autonomous territories[[note]]the other is the Northern Mariana Islands, population around 50,000[[/note]]. This has some indefinite difference with simple territories (such as UsefulNotes/{{Guam}}), but legally works out to the same as the United States Constitution does not recognize a "commonwealth" as a true status.

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Stuck right between regions - sometimes it's the smallest of the Greater Antilles, sometimes the largest of the Lesser - Puerto Rico, a mere 110 miles by 40 miles if measuring loosely, is one of two current United States commonwealths/semi-autonomous territories[[note]]the other is the Northern Mariana Islands, population around 50,000[[/note]]. This has some indefinite difference with simple territories (such as UsefulNotes/{{Guam}}), but legally works out to the same as the United States Constitution does not recognize a "commonwealth" as a true status.
status. This means that the island's population is disenfranchised in presidential elections unless they relocate to one of the states proper, despite the fact that they number ''3.4 million'' as of 2015 and thus larger than several of the smaller states' populations combined. Puerto Ricans always have the chance to relocate, though, resulting in a large-scale emigration year by year; from 2010 to 2015, the territory saw a decrease of almost 300 thousand people, while




[[AC:The Puerto Rican flag]]
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/puerto_rico_flag_845.png
->It is no coincidence that this flag is similar to that of UsefulNotes/{{Cuba}} (except with the blue and red reversed), as the flag was designed by the same activists who demanded for Cuba's independence from Spain.


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!!Puerto Rico in the media:
* ''Film/{{Assassins}}''
* ''Film/{{Contact}}''
* ''Film/ThePunisher2004''
* ''Film/TheRumDiary''
* ''Film/RunnerRunner''

[[AC:The Puerto Rican flag]]
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/puerto_rico_flag_845.png
->It is no coincidence that this flag is similar to that of UsefulNotes/{{Cuba}} (except with the blue and red reversed), as the flag was designed by the same activists who demanded for Cuba's independence from Spain.
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24th May '15 5:23:02 AM DesertDragon
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Puerto Rico uses the US dollar, most of its GDP comes from either tourism or the pharmaceutical sector (it seems to oscillate every few years), and home to some of the nicest people in the world, especially in the rural areas. Roman Catholicism is the single largest denomination with the most adherents, as is the case with most Latin American countries, though Protestants and other non-Catholic denominations make up a substantial minority. There are also small Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, and Buddhist communities. Spanish and English are both official languages at the moment, with each generation generally learning to speak English better than the last. Nonetheless, a working knowledge of Spanish, and recognition of the fact that [[TranslationByVolume saying things loudly and slowly]] doesn't help if you ''can't understand what is being said,'' will go a long way towards making your stay enjoyable.

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Puerto Rico uses the US dollar, most of its GDP comes from either tourism or the pharmaceutical sector (it seems to oscillate every few years), and home to some of the nicest people in the world, especially in the rural areas. Roman Catholicism is the single largest denomination with the most adherents, as is the case with most Latin American countries, though Protestants and other non-Catholic denominations make up a substantial minority. There are also small Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, and Buddhist communities. Spanish and English are both official languages at the moment, with each generation generally learning to speak English better than the last. Nonetheless, a working knowledge of Spanish, and recognition of the fact that [[TranslationByVolume saying things loudly and slowly]] doesn't help if you ''can't understand what is being said,'' will go a long way towards making your stay enjoyable.
Spanish never hurts for those visiting.
21st Mar '15 3:07:19 AM Patachou
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Puerto Rico is home to many beautiful beaches, 56 animal and 239 plant indigenous species, one of which is the emblematic ''coqui­'' frog. Puerto Ricans have distinguished themselves in many fields, including music (Tito Puente, Jose Feliciano, Hector Lavoe), literature (Rosario Ferre, Tato Laviera, Miguel Algarin), the military (RADM Frederick Lois Riefkohl, USN; ADM Horacio Rivera, USN), and beauty pageants, with five victories in Miss Universe (Puerto Rico often sends representatives to international events separate from the American ones), second most successful in that pageant, and not surprisingly as Puerto Rican women have been described as staggeringly beautiful since Columbus' voyage there in 1493. However, poverty remains an ongoing challenge in many areas.

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Puerto Rico is home to many beautiful beaches, 56 animal and 239 plant indigenous species, one of which is the emblematic ''coqui­'' frog. Puerto Ricans have distinguished themselves in many fields, including music (Tito Puente, (Music/TitoPuente, Jose Feliciano, Hector Lavoe), literature (Rosario Ferre, Tato Laviera, Miguel Algarin), the military (RADM Frederick Lois Riefkohl, USN; ADM Horacio Rivera, USN), and beauty pageants, with five victories in Miss Universe (Puerto Rico often sends representatives to international events separate from the American ones), second most successful in that pageant, and not surprisingly as Puerto Rican women have been described as staggeringly beautiful since Columbus' voyage there in 1493. However, poverty remains an ongoing challenge in many areas.
26th Jan '15 4:17:52 AM FordPrefect
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Stuck right between regions - sometimes it's the smallest of the Greater Antilles, sometimes the largest of the Lesser - Puerto Rico, a mere 110 miles by 40 miles if measuring loosely, is one of two current United States commonwealths/semi-autonomous territories[[note]]the other is the Northern Mariana Islands[[/note]]. This has some indefinite difference with simple territories (such as UsefulNotes/{{Guam}}), but legally works out to the same as the United States Constitution does not recognize a "commonwealth" as a true status.

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Stuck right between regions - sometimes it's the smallest of the Greater Antilles, sometimes the largest of the Lesser - Puerto Rico, a mere 110 miles by 40 miles if measuring loosely, is one of two current United States commonwealths/semi-autonomous territories[[note]]the other is the Northern Mariana Islands[[/note]].Islands, population around 50,000[[/note]]. This has some indefinite difference with simple territories (such as UsefulNotes/{{Guam}}), but legally works out to the same as the United States Constitution does not recognize a "commonwealth" as a true status.
26th Jan '15 4:16:17 AM FordPrefect
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Stuck right between regions - sometimes it's the smallest of the Greater Antilles, sometimes the largest of the Lesser - Puerto Rico, a mere 110 miles by 40 miles if measuring loosely, is one of two current United States commonwealths/semi-autonomous territories. This has some indefinite difference with simple territories (such as UsefulNotes/{{Guam}}), but legally works out to the same as the United States Constitution does not recognize a "commonwealth" as a true status.

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Stuck right between regions - sometimes it's the smallest of the Greater Antilles, sometimes the largest of the Lesser - Puerto Rico, a mere 110 miles by 40 miles if measuring loosely, is one of two current United States commonwealths/semi-autonomous territories.territories[[note]]the other is the Northern Mariana Islands[[/note]]. This has some indefinite difference with simple territories (such as UsefulNotes/{{Guam}}), but legally works out to the same as the United States Constitution does not recognize a "commonwealth" as a true status.
29th Apr '14 10:25:43 AM Reimen
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Puerto Rico uses the US dollar, most of its GDP comes from either tourism or the pharmaceutical sector (it seems to oscillate every few years), and home to some of the nicest people in the world, especially in the rural areas. Roman Catholicism is the single largest denomination with the most adherents, as is the case with most Latin American countries, though Protestants and other non-Catholic denominations make up a substantial minority. There are also small Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, and Buddhist communities. Spanish and English are both official languages at the moment, with each generation generally learning to speak English better than the last. Nonetheless, a working knowledge of Spanish, and recognition of the fact that saying things loudly and slowly doesn't help if you ''can't understand what is being said,'' will go a long way towards making your stay enjoyable.

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Puerto Rico uses the US dollar, most of its GDP comes from either tourism or the pharmaceutical sector (it seems to oscillate every few years), and home to some of the nicest people in the world, especially in the rural areas. Roman Catholicism is the single largest denomination with the most adherents, as is the case with most Latin American countries, though Protestants and other non-Catholic denominations make up a substantial minority. There are also small Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, and Buddhist communities. Spanish and English are both official languages at the moment, with each generation generally learning to speak English better than the last. Nonetheless, a working knowledge of Spanish, and recognition of the fact that [[TranslationByVolume saying things loudly and slowly slowly]] doesn't help if you ''can't understand what is being said,'' will go a long way towards making your stay enjoyable.
27th Jul '13 12:19:34 PM Quag15
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1st Feb '13 2:40:39 AM zero5889
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->It is no coincidence that this flag is similar to that of UsefulNotes/{{Cuba}} (except with the blue and red reversed), as the flag was designed by the same activists who demanded for Cuba's independence from Spain.
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