Puerto Rico

Jasmine Ja'Nay Joyner

Puerto Rico's unique political situation within the USA

Puerto Rico isn't considered a part of the U.S. according to the US Supreme Court. The US Presidents have issued 3 executive orders and Congress has four major bills relating to the to the Puerto Rico's political status question.

Interesting Places

El Yunque - The Rain Forest "El Yunque" is a cool, mountainous, sub tropical rainforest.

Castillo de San Cristobal - built to protect against land based attacks on the city of San Juan.

Arecibo observatory- a radio telescope in the town of Arecibo, Puerto Rico.

La Ceiba de Ponce- a tree associated with the founding of the city.

El Morro - A fort that guards the port of San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Puerto Rico's favorite sport & representative animal

  • Favorite Sport - Baseball
  • Animal - Coqui

Capital, Currency, and Population

  • Capital - San Juan
  • Currency - US Dollar
  • Population - Current Population - 3.667 million (2012)

Two Main Types of Music/Dance

  • Fandango - people happy, lively, and with a lot of enthusiasm.
  • Bolero - a fast dance that has unexpected pauses and sharp turns.

Natalie Coughlin & Alec Mazo - Bolero