At the end of the day …. “Puerto Rico Impressions …. “!!


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~~February 9, 2016~~ 

PUERTO RICO IMPRESSIONS

Puerto Rico, officially the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico), is an unincorporated territory of the United States, located in the northeastern Caribbean, east of the Dominican Republic and west of both the U.S. Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands.

Puerto Rico is only 100 miles long by 35 miles wide, making it the smallest island of the Greater Antilles. Puerto Rico (Spanish for “rich port”) is made up of an archipelago that includes the main island of Puerto Rico and several islands: Vieques, Culebra, Mona and numerous islets.

I invite you to take some time to explore the tropical island of Puerto Rico, (through the accompanying video) where you can find local exotic hideaways, miles of white sandy beaches, mountains and valleys, and many other natural wonders. In addition to the natural splendors you will find yourself surrounded by warm and friendly people.

GoldSwirl

~~GRAPHICS SOURCE~~ 

Google Images

I do not own these images.

No intention of taking credit.

If anyone knows the owner of any, please advise and it will be corrected immediately.

HortyRex©

GoldSwirl

~~GALLERY~~ 

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Puerto Rico’s rich history, tropical climate, diverse natural scenery, renowned traditional cuisine and attractive tax incentives make it a popular destination for visitors from around the world. Its location in the Caribbean, combined with centuries of colonization and subsequent migration, has made Puerto Rican culture a distinct melting pot of Amerindian, Spanish, African, and North American influences.

“As it appears in …. full read/full credit”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puerto_Rico

~~RELATED~~ 

https://hrexach.wordpress.com/2013/09/07/puerto-rico-isla-del-encanto-2/

GoldSwirl

~Impressions of the Island 2014~

~Published on Nov 30, 2014~

The video shows impressions of the beautiful Island of Puerto Rico, it’s historic capital San Juan, it’s beaches around the island and Culebra and El Yunque, the rain forest.
The videos are taken with a DJI Phantom Vision plus, complemented with underwater photography and videos and photos taken with a Canon 5D Mark II.

Bernd Gill

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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To start the day … “Puerto Rico: Mi Tierra”!!


MiT3

~~August 7, 2015~~ 

PUERTO RICO … MI TIERRA

Puerto Rico, Discover a Magnificent and Unique Island
Puerto Rico, officially known as the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico), is an “unincorporated territory” of the United States, located in the northeastern Caribbean, east of the Dominican Republic and west of both the U.S. Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands.

Puerto Rico is only 100 miles long by 35 miles wide, making it the smallest island of the Greater Antilles. Puerto Rico (Spanish for “rich port”) consists of an archipelago that includes the main island of Puerto Rico and several islands: Vieques, Culebra, Mona and numerous islets.

“As it appears in …. full read/full credit”

http://www.topuertorico.org/

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~~GALLERY~~

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The United States “liberated” Puerto Rico from Spain in 1898. The following year, Hurricane San Ciriaco destroyed millions of dollars in property and nearly the entire year’s coffee crop. Banks swept in, buying land at a steep discount.

Even worse, in 1901, property taxes on every remaining farmer in Puerto Rico were raised. Farmers were forced to borrow from American banks at usurious rates; many lost their land to foreclosure. By 1930, 34 percent of land in use was managed on behalf of absentee owners.

Independence is the only solution, for Puerto Rico and the United States. After 117 years, many Puerto Ricans are victims of Stockholm syndrome, fearful of losing the “safety net” of United States benefits. But it’s clear that the safety net is a chimera. A gradual transition to independence (like that of the Philippines in 1946) would allow both island and mainland to adjust to a sovereign and self-sustaining Republic of Puerto Rico. It is the only way to end this colonial tragedy.

Nelson A. Denis, author of “War Against All Puerto Ricans”

“As it appears in … full credil/full read

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I was born and raised in Puerto Rico, always within the framework of the USA presence.

It was a dream for me. I didn’t know anything else.

The American influence is and always be in my most innermost spaces.

Recently I’ve learned a lot about my country’s history.

A country rich in culture, heritage, natural resources and very good and genuine people.

They say “ignorance is bliss” … and this is so very true.

It’s very sad to know the reality of my country’s history. And it even sadder to see what it happening to Puerto Rico now.

This video shows what my country is all about.

The song, the music, the singer, the images all show the greatness of the Island and it’s culture.

Here I am … wishing and hoping but not holding my breath,

HortyRex©

BLine

~~Puerto Rico … Mi Tierra~~

~~Published on Nov 13, 2014~~

Dedicado a todos los Boricuas de corazon …. como yo!

Nelson E. Garcia Mangual

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#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress

BLine

We ALL are ONE!! 

Boricua

PUERTO RICANS

we all ALL are connected through our blood and heritage

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To start the day …. Remembering my country, Puerto Rico!!


PR2

~~August 11, 2014~~ 

I’m feeling a little bit sentimental today. I’m missing my roots. I am from Puerto Rico. I was born and raised there. I didn’t come to the USA, to live permanently until 1999. I really wanted to leave the Island and live stateside.

It’s not like I lost my connection but my immediate family has passed on. Going back would really make to major difference. The Island is a mini-USA.

I’d be right at home.

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Puerto Rico, officially the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (Spanish: Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico, is an unincorporated territory of the United States, located in the northeastern Caribbean east of the Dominican Republic and west of both the United States Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands.

Puerto Rico (Spanish for “rich port”) is an archipelago that includes the main island of Puerto Rico and a number of smaller islands, the largest of which are Vieques, Culebra, and Mona. The main island of Puerto Rico is, by land area, the smallest of the Greater Antilles. With around 3.6 million people, it ranks third in population among that group of four islands, which include Cuba, Hispaniola (Dominican Republic and Haiti), and Jamaica.

The capital and largest city is San Juan. Due to its location, Puerto Rico has a tropical climate and is subject to hot weather all-year-round. The national language is Spanish but English is recognized as an official language as well.

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Originally populated for centuries by the aboriginal people known as Taíno, the island was claimed by Christopher Columbus for Spain during his second voyage to the Americas on November 19, 1493. Like Cuba, Puerto Rico remained a Spanish colony until 1898.

Despite the Laws of Burgos of 1512 and other decrees for the protection of Indians, some Taíno peoples were forced into slavery in the early years of colonization. Others suffered high fatalities from epidemics of European infectious diseases. In four centuries of Spanish rule, the island’s culture and physical landscape were transformed. European knowledge, customs and traditions were introduced, namely Christianity, the Spanish language, and advances of European civilization such as agriculture, construction in stone, and new technologies such as the clock and the printing press.

Numerous public buildings, forts, churches and public infrastructure were built during Spanish colonization, including ports, roads and lighthouses, many of which survive to this day. For over three centuries the island was linked to Spain through regular convoys of the West Indies Fleet which sailed from Cadiz to the Spanish West Indies every year.

Puerto Rico was a Spanish colony for over 400 years, despite attempts to capture the island by the French, Dutch, and British.

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El Castillo del Morro, San Juan

On November 25, 1897, Spain’s central government in Madrid granted the island the Autonomic Charter and finally the colony of Puerto Rico ceased to exist. Instead, Puerto Rico was annexed to the rest of Spain as an overseas autonomous province in full equality with the other provinces of the Spanish nation.

The complete integration of Puerto Rico to Spain automatically extended Title I of the Spanish constitution turning all Puerto Ricans into Spanish citizens and allowed Puerto Rico to have full representation in the Spanish Courts of Madrid. In 1898, Spain was forced by the United States to cede the Autonomous Province of Puerto Rico as a result of the Spanish–American War under the terms of the Treaty of Paris.

In 1917, the U.S. granted citizenship to Puerto Ricans. In 1948, Puerto Ricans were given the right to elect their own governor. In 1952, under request by the United States, a local territorial constitution was adopted and ratified by the electorate. Under the tenets of the Puerto Rico Federal Relations Act, residents of the island are still subject to the plenary jurisdiction of the U.S. Congress. Puerto Rico remains a U.S. territory, although its political status is a subject of ongoing debate among residents.

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TO THIS DAY PUERTO RICO IS STILL A COLONY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. CITIZENS DO NOT VOTE FOR THE PRESIDENT YET THEY CAN BE DRAFTED OR VOLUNTARILY JOIN THE ARMED FORCES. 

SOME PAY TAXES TO THE USA, DEPENDING ON THEIR INCOME BRACKET. ALL PAY LOCAL TAXES.

PUERTO RICO HAS ITS OWN NATIONAL HYMN, ITS OWN MISS UNIVERSE CANDIDATE, BASEBALL, BASKETBALL AND OLYMPIC TEAMS. THE PRIMARY LANGUAGE IS SPANISH YET ENGLISH IS SPOKEN BY THE MAJORITY. 

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~~FULL READ/SOURCE~~

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puerto_Rico

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~~Puerto Rico desde el Cielo~~

~LENNY WOOD~

~~Published on Jul 2, 2014~~

Song: Preciosa Singer: Marc Anthony

“I am a cameraman/d.p. based in Los Angeles. On my last trip to my island, I took my new toy, a Phantom 2 drone with a GoPro camera in tow. I did not have a lot of time, and there are so many beautiful locations I missed, but I hope to return soon, and capture as much as I can (Flamenco Beach, El Yunque, La Cueva del Indio, etc.). I hope you enjoy it.”

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I’m Indian, Spanish and Black!! 

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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The spirit and the pride are still deep inside! 

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