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381 wordsPuerto Puerto Rico PUERTO RICO Puerto Rico, many good things come from there. Beautiful beaches, beautiful women, and a beautiful culture. However, one thing that does not come from Puerto Rico is money, tax dollars to be exact. Why is it that the United States sends millions of dollars in financial aid to Puerto Rico and nothing comes back? The Puerto Ricans are a commonwealth, not a state, thats why. Fifty years ago a commonwealth was more of a protected country rather than a state. Today, how...
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3,236 wordsThe Status Debate: An Example Of Nationalist The Status Debate: An Example Of Nationalist Politics For Puerto Ricans Puerto Rico and its people have endured a long history filled with colonialism and ambiguous rule. It is a nation whose citizens have endured years of imperial rule, enslavement and forced dependence on other countries for its existence. It is a nation which has changed drastically from the days when Tainoes were the exclusive inhabitants of the island. Unfortunately, Puerto Rico ...
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1,028 wordsPuerto Rico is an island. It? s rectangular in shape. It? s coasts measure approximately 580 kilometers. It is the smallest and most eastern island of the Greater Antilles. Puerto Rico has many Mountains; they cover 60 % of the island. The territory also consists of a large amount of rain forests, deserts, beaches, caves, oceans and rivers. A few of the largest mountains in Puerto Rico are, the Cerro La Punta (4, 389) Rosas (4, 156), and Guilarte (3, 952). Many of the rainforest that covered the...
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