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La Isla del Encanto

I added this “YOUTUBE” video because I felt that it brought across that old say­ing “a pic­ture is worth a thou­sand words”, so this video speaks vol­umes about Puer­to Rico. But just in case you get stuck on some of the words, I added a brief arti­cle at the end. In order…

Forts of Puerto Rico

Forts of Puerto Rico

Fort San Felipe Del Mor­ro: Fort San Felipe del Mor­ro or El Castil­lo San Felipe del Mor­ro in Span­ish is a six­teenth-cen­tu­ry citadel which lies on the north­west­ern-most point of the islet of San Juan, Puer­to Rico. Named in hon­or of King Philip II of Spain, the fort,…

The Jayuya Uprising

The Jayuya Uprising

The Jayuya Upris­ing, also known as the Jayuya Revolt or El Gri­to de Jayuya, refers to the revolt against the Unit­ed States gov­ern­ment which occurred on Octo­ber 30, 1950 in var­i­ous local­i­ties in Puer­to Rico, but most­ly based in the town of Jayuya, Puer­to Rico. Events…

Utuado Uprising

Utuado Uprising

The Utu­a­do Upris­ing, also known as the Utu­a­do Revolt or El Gri­to de Utu­a­do, refers to the revolt against the Unit­ed States gov­ern­ment in Puer­to Rico which occurred on Octo­ber 30, 1950 in var­i­ous local­i­ties in Puer­to Rico and which in Utu­a­do cul­mi­nat­ed in the “Utu­a­do…

Cerro Maravilla

Cerro Maravilla

This arti­cle is about the killings that occurred on the moun­tain in 1978. The Cer­ro Mar­avil­la Inci­dent, also known as the Cer­ro Mar­avil­la Case or the Cer­ro Mar­avil­la Killings is the name giv­en by the Puer­to Rican pub­lic and media to describe the events that occurred…

Ponce Massacre

Ponce Massacre

On March 21, 1937, Ponce was involved in an inci­dent called the Ponce Mas­sacre. The inci­dent occurred as a result of a march orga­nized in Ponce on Palm Sun­day by the Puer­to Rican Nation­al­ist Par­ty. The women were dressed in white, as nurs­es of the Red Cross. The men…

Ponce

Ponce

Ponce is locat­ed on the south side of the island. The Sec­ond largest city in Puer­to Rico, also known as “La Per­la del Sur” or The Pearl of the South.  Ponce is also know as The “Ciu­dad Seno­r­i­al (Majes­tic City) and “La Ciu­dad de los Leones (City of Lions). Ponce was…

Tainos (Arawak)

Tainos (Arawak)

Pre-Colum­bus Puer­to Rico is one of 7,000 islands in the clus­ter of islands known as The West Indies. Arche­ol­o­gists and geol­o­gists have been unable to deter­mine exact­ly when Puer­to Rico became inhab­it­ed. They deter­mined that cen­ter­ies ago, peo­ple referred to as…

Arecibo Observatory

Arecibo Observatory

Hid­den by the sur­round­ing moun­tains along the North-West­ern area of Puer­to Rico, lies the Areci­bo Ionos­pher­ic Obser­va­to­ry. It was built in 1960, and is fund­ed year­ly by a $7.5 Mil­lion grant from the Nation­al Sci­ence Foun­da­tion. These funds are man­aged by Cor­nell…

Boqueron Beach

Boqueron Beach

Boqueron is a beach vil­lage locat­ed in the town of Cabo Rojo, Puer­to Rico.  The vil­lage is one of the main tourist attrac­tions in the south­west­ern part of the island. As of the Unit­ed States 2000 Cen­sus, the bar­rio pop­u­la­tion was 4,963. Boqueron beach (bal­n­eario de…

First Boricuas

Rober­to Clemente: First Boricua vot­ed into the Base­ball Hall of Fame. Joseph Michael Aca­ba First Boricua astro­naut to fly into space on shut­tle flight to Inter­na­tion­al Space Sta­tion. Jose Fer­rer First Boricua to win both an “Oscar” and a “Tony” award Jose (Chequi)…

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