Tag Archives: Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Geography

Located in Central America according to iamhigher.com, Puerto Rico is an archipelago formed by the island of Puerto Rico (the smallest of the Greater Antilles) and several islands, islets and keys, among which are the islands of Mona, Monito, Vieques, Culebra, Desecheo, Caja de Muertos and numerous keys and islets mainly to the east and south… Read More »

Puerto Rico Government and Politics

Located in Central America according to holidaysort.com, Puerto Rico is an unincorporated territory of the United States. This means that Puerto Rico belongs to the United States, but is not part of them. Territories and their citizens are only entitled to the full protection of the Constitution when the United States Congress has incorporated them… Read More »

Puerto Rico in Twentieth Century

In 1900, the Foraker Act created a civilian government that replaced the occupying military government. Puerto Rico was administered by the United States Department of the Interior, but the governor was appointed by the president of the United States. An important piece of information is the creation of the post of Resident Commissioner, representative of the… Read More »

Puerto Rico History During Colonization

The Spanish arrived on the island of Puerto Rico on November 19, 1493, guided by Christopher Columbus, on his second voyage of exploration. Some historians are of the opinion that Puerto Rico was discovered by Martín Alonso Yáñez Pinzón in 1492 during the time he was separated from Columbus. The native Taínos, original residents of the Island, called it “Boriquén” or “Borinquén”,… Read More »