500 years after its discovery it is still uncertain as of what
coast did Columbus arrive through. Although the Aguada Coast has been pointed
as the official, there are six other coasts that claim the honors. These
are: Añasco, Rincon, Mayaguez, Boquerón, Combate and Guayanilla.
Every military attack against Puerto Rico has taken place punctually
in the decade of the '90s on nearly each successive century: Christopher
Columbus (1493), Sir Francis Drake (1595), The Count of Cumberland (1598),
Ralph Abercromby (1797), William Sampson (May 1898) and Nelson Miles (July
The Spanish -American War was a brief military action. San
Juan, Puerto Rico was bombarded on May 12, 1898, the American Invasion
began on July 25, and the war ended on August 12.
The shortest Governing Administration that Puerto Rico has
had was that of Andres Gonzalez Muñoz who was appointed Governor
in the morning of January 11, 1898 and died on the afternoon of that same
In the American Culture, a cat has 9 lives. In Puerto Rico
it has 7. In America, Friday is bad luck day. In Puerto Rico it is Tuesday
( martes... ni te cases ni te embarques ).
The municipality of Arecibo has the largest territorial extension
(127 square miles) and the smallest is Cataño with only 5 miles
of territorial extension.
The Tropical Rain-Forrest in Luquillo is one of the rainiest
zones in our planet. Approximately 200 inches of rain fall in this area
Some Language of the Puerto Rican Street
Every Language has its street vocabulary and Puerto Rico's is especially
rich. Like all, it reflects its geography, native foods, derogatory terms,
taboos and cultural parent. So enjoy some of these words you always wanted
to know but were afraid to ask.
| Abombao, to have an offensive
|| Amogollao, sticky...poorly cooked
| Afrentao, greedy.
|| Asopao, thick stew made of chicken.|
| Aguajero, person who promises
but doesn't deliver.
|| Averiguao, nosey person.|
| Caserio, public concrete housing
|| Chévere, cool, fantastic.|
| Emborujo, a mess.
|| Enfogonao, very angry.|
| Embrollao, deeply in debt.
|| Esmayao, extremely hungry|
| Enchulao, blindly in love.
| Jamona, unmarried woman, a spinster.
|| Jaleo, severe nausea.|
| Limber, a cube of solid flavored
| Mofongo, a ball made of mashed
|| Monga, a bad flu or cold.|
| Pana, special friend, a buddy.
|| Pon, to hitchhike.|
| Pato, male homosexual.
| Tocallo, someone with the first
name as yours
|| Tostao, crazy.|
| Vacilón, to have a good
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Welcome to Puerto Rico
Isla del Encanto
updated by Tony Acevedo...
august 18, 1997