Puerto Rico, a Unique Culture: History, People and Traditions

Balboa Press, 2018 M06 27 - 286 páginas
Puerto Rico, a Unique Culture: History, People and Traditions is a delightful and enjoyable must-buy book about this Caribbean island, written from the viewpoint of Puerto Rican author Hilda Iriarte. Recent events have placed the island in the news. Learn about its unique history, the people that have distinguished themselves as firsts in their fields, some of its traditions, and relevant facts. You will learn much more to be able to understand the culture and the love of the people for their island. Learn about the many Puerto Ricans that have distinguished themselves in the world with their tenacity, hard work, and distinct personalities, having to sometimes rise above difficult odds.

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History of Puerto Ricos Coat of Arms
The Puerto Rican Flag and the Official Flags of Puerto Rico
Discovery of The New World
The Discovery of Puerto Rico
Taino Indians and the Taíno Vocabulary
The Spanish Colonization Period
Constitution of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
The Historic November 2004 Elections
Distinguished Politicians and Governors
Beauty Pageants in Puerto Rico
Customs and Traditions in Puerto Rico
Famous Legends and Folklore
Native Birds of Puerto Rico
Hurricanes in Puerto Rico

Our Heritage and Cultural Influences
The Fort of San Felipe del Morro
The English Attack of 1797
Consequences of the SpanishAmerican
Location and Smaller Islands of Puerto Rico
Distinguished People and Personalities
Hurricane María in 2017
Ponce A City to Visit
Difference between Patriotism and Nationalism
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Hilda Iriarte is the author of the book, Puerto Rico, A Unique Culture. www.hildairiarte.com Following Hurricane Maria, Iriarte was compelled to bring greater awareness and concern to the island of Puerto Rico, its infrastructure and its political problems while also informing readers about its people, history and traditions. She was one of the many Puerto Ricans left without basic utility services after the path of cat. 4, Hurricane María. She was also concerned about the lack of knowledge about Puerto Rico that many English speaking-persons have about the island. In this book, the reader can find many interesting historical facts and important details about the “Island of Enchantment” as it is called, and the cultural differences that exist with other countries. The reader will also find a chapter in this book that offers details and important information about many Puerto Rican people and personalities from all walks of life, including important sports figures, politicians, arts and entertainment, scientists and other important fields. Iriarte has a B.A. degree in Sociology and Political Sciences from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus (UPR-RP) and has post-graduate studies in Education from the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico (PCUPR) in Ponce, P.R. As a member of Rotary International District 7000, she volunteers as newsletter editor of her Club and believes in Service Above Self, the Rotary International Motto.

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