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Puerto Rico

Beginning Spanish I, University of Arkansas - Fort Smith

Chris Elrod

on 22 April 2013

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SPORTS PICTURES presented by
CHRIS ELROD Modern Puerto Rico enjoys a unique mix of culture, with influences from: Spain, Europe, North America and Africa. Baseball was one of the first sports to gain wide-spread popularity in the territory and the Puerto Rico Baseball League serves as its only active professional league.

Other popular sports include: Basketball
Volleyball Puerto Rico ECONOMY CULTURE SPAIN Spanish Language
Cultural/Moral Values and Traditions NORTH AMERICA English Language
University System
Holidays AFRICA Music (Percussive, Rhythmic) Currently over 100 active Puerto Rican players in
Major League Baseball

January 11, 1898 - First Organized Baseball Game in P.R. Defeated United States 92-73 in the first game of the 2004 Olympics, becoming the first team to defeat the US since the integration of NBA Players. USA Players Included:
LeBron James, Dwayne Wade, Carmelo Anthony, Tim Duncan, Allen Iverson DEMOGRAPHICS Population:
3,667,084 LANGUAGE The official languages of the executive branch of government of Puerto Rico are Spanish and English, with Spanish being the primary language.

Despite being one of the "official" languages, English is spoken by less than 10% of the population. RELIGION Catholicism has been the primary religion historically, as a result of the Spanish colonial era - and all municipalities have at least one Catholic church, generally located in the town's plaza. Protestants, Jews, Buddhists, Muslims and Jehovah's Witnesses also practice on the island in smaller numbers. Early 20th century - agriculture (sugar)

1940's - "Operation Bootstrap" Alexandre. (2004). Kapok Tree [Photograph]. Retrieved from

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FlagArtist.com. (2010). Puerto Rico Flag [ClipArt]. Retrieved from http://flagartist.com

Giovannetti, C. (2009). Golden Mile, Puerto Rico. [Photograph]. Retrieved from
Harlem Shake Puerto Rico [Video file]. Retrieved from

Machuka. (n.d.). Tren Urbano in Bayamón. [Photograph]. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tren_Urbano_in_Bayam%C3%B3n_(Puerto_Rico).jpg

Mtmelendez. (2007). San Juan Cathedral [Photograph]. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:San_Juan_Cathedral.JPG

Oquendo. (2008). Coast scene in Patillas, Puerto Rico. [Photograph]. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Patillas_Puerto_Rico.jpg
Perez, S. (2009). Puerto Rico Islanders Fans at Game [Photograph]. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Orangestarsultra.jpg

Phoebettmh Travel. (2011). El Morro Fort San Juan. [Photogtaph]. Retrieved from http://phoebettmh.blogspot.com/2011/05/puerto-rico-island-of-enchantment.html

Puerto Rico. (n.d.). In Wikipedia. Retrieved April 21, 2013, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puerto_Rico

PuertoRico-Vacations.com. (2012). Map of Puerto Rico [Image]. Retrieved from http://puertorico-vacations.com

UNT-International. (n.d.). City of Ponca. [Photograph]. Retrieved from https://studyabroad.admin.unt.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=10743
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