Volume XXIII Number 39 ~ October 1, 1999

FrontPage Stories

Puerto Rico: The Forgotten Commonwealth

La Tierra de Borinquen
Donde he nacido yo,
Es un Jardín florido
De Mágico esplendor.
"En Mi Viejo San Juan"

.By Daniel L. Muñoz

It is not difficult to understand the hold that Puerto Rico holds for those of Puerto Rican descent, that live on the mainland, of the United States. It is their Patria Madre. It was where they first saw the vision of life and smelled the tropical pungent smells of what to them must have been heaven on earth. Their Paradise, however, finds itself embroiled in a desperate struggle for its very heart and soul. Shall it seek its' Independence, as Cuba and the Philippines did, who were also a part of the far flung Spanish empire before becoming a possession of the United States, a hundred years ago? Shall it instead ask the Congress to allow it to become the 51st state of the Nation? Or, shall it remain a part of the Commonwealth of the United States as it has been for the past hundred years? These are questions that have ruffled the feathers of the mostly Spanish speaking people living in Puerto Rico and brought heart wrenching dissension between the 2.5 million Puerto Ricans living in the United States and the 3.7 million citizens living in Puerto Rico.

A Glance at Puerto Rico

Capitol San Juan, Puerto Rico

The Island is 1,050 miles Southeast of Miami in the Northern Caribbean. It is a fairly large island encompassing 3,429 square miles. In size it equals the state of Connecticut. Its' population of 3.7 million equals that of Arizona and Kentucky. The Capitol is in San Juan and has nearly 500,000 residents. The metropolitan area of San Juan has a population of 1.6 million. The island is tropical with a mean temperature of 75º in Winter and 81º in Summer. Not withstanding a few tropical storms and hurricanes, its is a beautiful island.
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A Hotel Housekeepers' Manifesto — Why 15 Rooms Is One Too Many
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Un manifiesto de las camareras de hotel: por qué 15 habitaciones son demasiadas
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2nda Parte de la Serie de el Descubrimiento de Las Americas
Fragmento del Diario de Navegación de Cristóbal Colón

Christopher Columbus Discovers Espaola,
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By Daniel L. Muñoz

Timeline: Spain, Columbus and Native Americans

Noticias de Mexico


Peace Corps Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
Roberta Robledo is Making Valuable Contributions Abroad as a Volunteer

Pueblo Corporation Presenta Réplica de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe
a la Comunidad de San Diego y Tijuana

Parent Alert: V-Chip Helps Protect Kids From Violent TV Shows
By The Federal Communications Commission

Los feligreses tienen esperanzas que se revoque la decisión de cerrar la
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Por Maria Elena Kennedy

Education: The USMC's Major Message at
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Board adopts $103 million budget

UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Publishes First Dictionary of
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Notra Dame Crea El Instituto de Estudios Latinos
Gilberto Cárdenas Es Nombrado Primer Director Del Instituto

State Street Research: Leader of Financial Education for the Hispanic Community

State Street Research: Líder en la Educación Financiera de la Comunidad Hispana

Homeys Youth Foundation Honors Community Activists, Supporters at
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Submitted by: Richard Rider

Youth must fill leadership roles
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El Foro Público...
....The Public Forum

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Sporting news, reviews and other tid bits

Movie Review
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By Jennifer Ackles

Calendar of Events:
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SDSU Football Ready for Mountain West Conference Opener

Equipo Diablos Rojos Sigue Invicto al Derrotar
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