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Puerto Rico
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• Mar Caribe
• Océano Atlántico
• Golfo de México
• República
Puerto Rico
San Juan
El Yunque
La Bandera
• The Puerto Rican flag was
designed after the Cuban flag
with the colors inverted as a
sign of solidarity with Cuba.
• Red stripes symbolize the
'blood' of brave warriors
• White stripes symbolize victory,
liberty and independence.
• Blue triangle represents both
the three sides of government
and the blue waters of the
• White star symbolizes the
island-country of Puerto Rico
Ellas son puertorriqueñas o boricuas.
Puerto Rico
La capital
El Desayuno
Desayuno tipico
en Puerto
Rico: huevos,
pan, fruta
El Almuerzo
Mofongo is a
popular dish in
Puerto Rico and is
made with mashed
fried green
plantains and filled
with beef, pork or
Las Meriendas
Pastelillos (a la izquierda)
Tostones (bajo)-fried
Alcapurrias (centro)ground beef, yautia
(taro root), and green
banana fritters
los pastelillos
La Cena
Pernil-oven baked seasoned pork
Arroz con Gandules-Rice with Pigeon Peas
Gobierno de Puerto Rico
• A democracy within the US
Constitutional system
• Puerto Rico’s government consists of
Executive, Legislative, and Judicial
branches, with all elective positions
tested by the ballot every four years.
• Legal protection is provided by the
Constitutions of Puerto Rico and
United States, with ultimate appeal to
the US Supreme Court
Otros factos
Local autonomy
Gov’t falls under the US congress
Use US postal service
Use US dollar
US flag flies over the PR capital
Can serve in US armed services
People from PR are US citizens
If they live in PR, they can’t vote for
the US president
PR has a delegate in Congress who
can vote in committee but not on the
Líder y Titulo
• Luis G. Fortuño elected as
Puerto Rican governor
since January 2, 2009
• Term length is four years, no
term limit
• The governor must be a citizen
of the United States, a resident
of Puerto Rico for five
consecutive years, and at least
35 years old at the time of the
Puerto Rican:
José Campeche
• Considered the first wellknown painter from
Puerto Rico
• Born in 1752 to a African
freed slave and a Canary
Islander (Spain)
• No formal schooling in art
or painting
• Very prolific painter,
painting religious images
and political figures,
example at left is called
Don José Más Ferrer
Puerto Rican
• Sonia SotomayorFirst Hispanic
Supreme Court
• Born in New York
City to Puerto Rican
• Graduated from
Princeton University
and Yale Law School
El Carnaval en Ponce, Puerto Rico
• A festival that has been held for
over 200 years, it's the epitome of
all things boricua, and an annual
testament to Puerto Ricans'
capacity for whimsy and revelry.
• The celebration takes place in
February, in the days leading up to
Ash Wednesday and the start of
• The vejigantes are, in a word,
demons. More to the point, the
vejigante is a figure straight out of
a centuries-old folklore that
blends African, Spanish, and
Caribbean cultures.
Las Parrandas
• Christmas caroling Puerto Rican style.
• Friends gather late in the evening to go from one house to the next
singing traditional songs.
• The parranderos must surprise the unsuspecting friends and wake
them with their music.
• At each house they stop for a while and party, then they go to the
next house.
• At each stop the owners of the house join the parranda and it
grows in numbers during the evening oftentimes going until dawn.
• Puerto Rico came under United States rule on
December 10, 1898
• Puerto Ricans have been US citizens since 1917.
• In July 1950, the US Congress enacted Public Law 600.
It provided that existing laws which defined the
political, economic, and fiscal relationship between
Puerto Rico and the United States should remain in
full force. It also authorized Puerto Rico to draft and
approve its own Constitution, which took effect on
July 25, 1952.
• Puerto Rico’s relationship with the US is referred to as
commonwealth status.
Más Información
• Before European contact, the inhabitants of Puerto
Rico called the island, Borikén (alt. Borinquén) and
themselves "Boricuas".
• In 1993, Puerto Rico celebrated the 500th anniversary
of its discovery by Columbus
• Puerto Rico is a territory of the US, but the people of
Puerto Rico do not vote in national elections.
• The living wage in Puerto Rico is $15,080.00 (before
taxes) per year. The national poverty line for a family
of two is $14,570 per year.
• The literacy rate in Puerto Rico is 94.1%. (US is 99%)
• Timbaleros are
people that play
timbales, which are
typical salsa drums
that are popular in
tropical music.
• Common types of
music that use
timbales are plena,
bomba, salsa y
folkloric music.
Para las vacaciones
Viejo San Juan-el Castillo
de San Felipe del Morro
(“El Morro”) Estaba
construida en 1539.
La Plaza las Américas en
San Juan, es el centro
comercial más grande en
el Caribe.
El Dólar
Puerto Rico usa el dólar estadounidense.

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