Puerto Rico In-Depth

I’m back in Puerto Rico…now, for the fourth time this year! I really jinxed myself earlier this year when I wished I could work here. I guess that’s why people say ‘be careful what you wish for’. haha.

Well, I’m not complaining. The weather has been great and it has given me a chance to really get to know and enjoy the island. (There are more things to do then shopping! :P)

Here’s a bit about the Puerto Rico history..
For thousands of year, Puerto Rico was inhabited by indigenous groups. When Columbus arrived in 1493, he found the island populated by Taino Indians. The island became a Spanish colony, and in 1809 Puerto Rico was given the status of a province with the right to have representative in the Spanish government. During the 19th century, Puerto Rico was granted its first constitution. In 1898, as a result of the Spanish-American War, Puerto Rico became a territory of the United States. In 1917, Puerto Ricans were granted U.S. citizen status, and by 1951 the island had its own government with its own constitution. In 1952, Puerto Rico was declared a semi-autonomous commonwealth territory of the United States. (www.enjoypuertorico.com)

So, there you go! For people who didn’t know, Puerto Rico is also USA. (“kind of”)

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