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Transcript: PUERTO RICO CULTURE The white star stand for the commonwealth of Puerto Rico while the three sides of the triangle together represent the three branches of the Republican government. The design of the commonwealth flag reflects the close ties that bound the Cuban and Puerto Rico patriots in the 19th century for the flag with waves over the Capital of San Juan is the Cuban flag color reversed The people in Puerto Rico speak Spanish And English both are official language of U.S Commonwealth El morro fortress was build to protect Puerto rico from attacks Puerto Rico is a ''Commonwealth''this means is self-governing territory associated with another country. Like Puerto Rico are U.S citizens ,however they have no voting representative in the U.S congress. . The people from Puerto Rico are a mix of three different racial and cultural groups: the Tainos, the original Puerto Rican islanders; the spanish:and the africans. In Puerto Rico they have a traditional frog The name of the frog name "coqui'' on the island of Puerto Rico ,the coqui its a very popular creature thought the island because it harmonizes the evening with its graceful melody. Puerto rican people love to listen to coqui sing at bedtime. The name "Coqui"comes from the song of the male of the species is often heard singing what is seem to say is "Ko-kee..ko-kee...', In Puerto Rico they can were a lot of kind of clothing like this one's . In some place's in Puerto Rico they were clothing like us. The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico is a "Lovely,lush island about 1,000 miles off the coast of Southeastern Florida . United State of America . Puerto Ricans refer to the us Dollar as the ''peso'' or ''dolar''. The dollar is made of 100cents called ''centavos'' or ''chavitos'' by local nickels or 5c pieces are know as ''fichas'' or ''vellons'' by Puerto ricans and they refer Quarters or 25c pieces as ''pesetas''. In Puerto Rico they ''love'' to dance bomba,salsa, genres,plena, danza ,they are there favorite music to dance in reggaeton doesn't stay away they love too,as they do to bachata At Puerto Rico its one of the place's in the world the make tobacco Located in the northeastern Caribbean, Puerto Rico formed a key part of the Spanish Empire from the early years of the exploration, conquest and colonization of the New World. The island was a major military post during many wars between Spain and other European powers for control of the region in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. After the of Treaty of Paris of 1898, Puerto Rico came under the military control of the United States of America. This brought about significant changes the name of the island was changed to Porto Rico it would be changed back to Puerto Rico in 1932 Disaster struck in August 1899, when two hurricanes ravaged the island: Hurricane San Ciriaco on August 8, and an unnamed hurricane on August 22. Approximately 3,400 people died in the floods and thousands were left without shelter, food, or work. The Jones Act was approved by the U.S. Congress on December 5, 1916, and signed into law by President Woodrow Wilson on March 2, 1917. The law made Puerto Rico a United States territory which is "organized but unincorporated." Puerto Ricans were also collectively given a restricted U.S. citizenship. This implied that Puerto Ricans in the island did not have full American citizenship rights, such as the right to vote for Electors for the president of the United States. The Act allowed conscription to be extended to the island, sending 20,000 Puerto Rican soldiers to the United States Army during the First World War. On March 21, 1937, a peaceful march was organized by the Nationalist Party to commemorate the ending of slavery in Puerto Rico by the governing Spanish National Assembly in 1873. This island is falled with craggy mountains and deep valleys

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Transcript: Foods You can go to Caribbean National Forest, Flamenco Beach, and the Secret Beach. You can also go to the San Juan Cemetery. The Mayaguez Zoo is also in Puerto Rico. Hotel you will be staying at You will be staying La Concha Renaissance San Juan Resort. The address is 1077 Ashford Aveat the nue, 00907 San Juan. It is a 4-star resort, which features a casino. Cost They have soup called asopao. Asopao can be made with chicken, pork, beef, seafood, vegetables, or any other combination. Things to do The flag of Puerto Rico has red and white stripes, and a white star. Puerto Rico is to the east of the Dominican Republic. photo credit Nasa / Goddard Space Flight Center / Reto Stöckli The Climate falls into the Tropical climatic zone. Temperatures are mostly the same year round. They average around 80º F (26.7ºC). The rainy season is from April to November. They experience the Atlantic hurricane season. You would wear shorts and a T-shirt, but you should bring warmer clothes, just in case. They have another food, called ceviche. Ceviche has fresh chopped raw fish, mixed with peppers and lime in it. It's a classic in Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico Where is Puerto Rico, you ask? The Climate of Puerto Rico The city you will be visiting. Flag of Puerto Rico For the flight, the price will be around $760 there and back. The hotel you would be staying at is $275 per night. The rental car is $19 dollars a day. The city you will be visiting is San Juan, the capital. It is the oldest city on the U.S. territory. It was founed in 1493. It's population is 420,326 (July 1, 2009). The land area of San Juan is 47.5 square miles.

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Transcript: Capital City Current Population Population (2011 est.): 3,998,905 (growth rate: 0.24%); birth rate: 11.26/1000; infant mortality rate: 7.9/1000; life expectancy: 79.07 Ethnicity:white (mostly Spanish origin) 80.5%, black 8%, Amerindian 0.4%, Asian 0.2%, mixed and other 10.9 Major Religion Religions: Roman Catholic 85%, Protestant and other 15% Geographical Features Mostly mountains with coastal plain belt in north; mountains precipitous to sea on west coast; sandy beaches along most coastal areas Lowest point: Caribbean Sea 0 m Highest point: Cerro de Punta 1,338 m (4,389 feet) in Jayuya. 1) the Coastal Lowlands, (2) the Coastal Valleys, (3) the Foothills, and (4) the Central Mountains Major Resources/Products Natural resources: Some copper and nickel, potential for onshore and offshore oil Principal industries :manufacturing Principal manufactured goods: pharmaceuticals; chemicals, machinery and metals, electric machinery and equipment, food products, apparel, petroleum refining. Chief crops: coffee, plantains, pineapples, tomatoes, sugarcane, bananas, peppers, pumpkins, lettuce, tobacco, yams. Historical Significance 1. A 4,000-Year-Old-Skeleton: In 1990, an archaeological dig on the island of Vieques unearthed a remarkable find. Amid an almost alien landscape of massive boulders strewn around a green field, archaeologists discovered a male skeleton that was found to be more than 4,000 years old. He is believed to be one of a pre-ceramic and pre-agricultural people who lived here long before the Taíno. The site is easily accessible to visitors, and although nothing of the dig remains, there is still a quiet mystery to the place that makes it a popular and intriguing stop. 2.The "Drowning" of A God For the most part, the Taíno Indians who lived in Puerto Rico when Columbus showed up were subjugated without much resistance by the Spanish in the 1500s. This was partly due to the natives' belief that the metal-clad conquistadores were immortal. In 1511, however, the Taíno fought back. What sparked the revolt? Well, the Taíno decided to test the divinity of the newcomers. They held a Spanish soldier named Diego Salcedo underwater to see what would happen. Poor Diego promptly drowned, proving rather definitvely that the strangers were men after all (although it is said that the Indians watched his body for several days after he drowned, just to make sure). The rebellion was easily put down and never repeated. 3.The Headquarters of the Inquisition:Since the early 1500s, the Catholic Church has played a central and all-important role in the history and development of Puerto Rico. The oldest church still in use in the Americas, the Iglesia de San José was built in San Juan in 1522. In 1519, Pope Leo X declared Puerto Rico the first ecclesiastical headquarters in the New World. In doing so, he also made it the epicenter of the Church's most barbaric and infamous institution: The Spanish Inquisition. 4.The Year of the Coconut: Caribbean island and coconuts go hand in hand, don't they ... the image of coconut trees framing idyllic beaches and delicious cocktails served in a hollowed out coconut shell is endemic to our Caribbean vacation fantasies. Well, the coconut, like so many other fruits found in South America, isn't native to this part of the world. In Puerto Rico, the coconut tree made its debut in 1542. Imported by the Spanish from the far east, the coconut gradually became a staple of the island's diet, and can still be found in one of the most famous drinks in the world: The Puerto Rican-born piña colada. 5. The Tomb of Ponce de León: Not many know that Juan Ponce de León was Puerto Rico's founding father, at least as far as Spanish interests were concerned. The explorer is much better known for his ultimately fruitless search for The Fountain of Youth, which took him to Florida. He died on his quest, but he lies entombed in marble at the San Juan Cathedral. (He was originally in the Iglesia de San José but was moved to the cathedral in 1908). If you're in Old San Juan, make sure to visit one of history's most well-known legend-chasers. Bird:Reinita Mora Tree: Ceiba Flower: Flor de Maga (or also known as the Puerto Rican Hibiscus) Anthem :"La Borinqueña" Symbol: Coquí The Puerto Rican coquí is a very small - tiny - tree frog about one inch long. Some coquíes look green, some brown and some yellowish - actually they are translucent. Coquíes have a high pitched sound and can be heard from far away.The coquíes begin to sing when the sun goes down at dusk. Their melody serenades islanders to sleep. Coquíes sing all night long until dawn when they stop singing and head for the nest. Puerto Ricans love their coquíes and have written poems, stories, and Aguinaldos about them.During the time of the Taíno Indians trillions of coquíes serenated our ancestral home. Many Taíno Indian myths surround the coquí. Coquíes are found in much of the Taíno art like pictographs and pottery. Boricua Culture Music: Reggaeton music

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