What's a common location that comes up in discussion when someone thinks of a destination to get away from all the hustle and bustle of the Main land of the United States? Normally Puerto Rico isn't too far away from conversation. Puerto Rico is a beautiful place with the perfect climate and many historical sites to take that getaway that you have always wanted. Today we will discuss major issues in/of Puerto Rico, the significance of this research and data sources, and lastly I will describe the data collected and research found during my inquiry on the region known as Puerto Rico
Officially known as the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico is an unincorporated territory of the United States of America situated in the Northeastern Caribbean. The area is 100 miles long and 35 miles wide and is located about 1,000 miles southeast of Miami, FL. A quick glimpse of the country's profile reveals that the capital of Puerto Rico is, San Juan. The Climate is Tropical Marine with an average yearly temperature of between 70 °F and 80 °F. The currency is the US Dollar. It also has one of the highest standards of living on the Western Hemisphere, but its political status is not something the island boasts about. The ethnic composition is mostly white and the government is a democracy.
Now on to the next point of the paper, the major problems that occur in Puerto Rico. Behind its beauty the territory has many problems, one being is lack of structure which leads to a horrible political status. The Washington Post states that, “ As long as Puerto Rico remains a territory – deprived of equal treatment under federal programs, forced to borrow heavily to male up the difference and without the ability to vote for the national le...
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