A presetntation by:
Elizabeth Capeles
Bienvenidos a
Span II
Famous People
This is the route Columbus
took on his second voyage.
(idioma de los indigenas de Puerto Rico)
Guakia Baba (Nuestro padre), turey toca (cielo estar),
Guami-ke-ni (Señor (de) tierra (y) agua), Guami-carayaguey (Señor (de) luna (y) sol), guarico (ven (a), guakíá
(nosotros), tayno-ti (bueno, alto), bo-matún; (grande,
generoso), busicá (da (a), guakiá (nosotros), para yucubia
(lluvia, planta), aje-casabi; (boniato, pan), Juracán-uá
(espíritu malo no), Maboya-uá (fantasma no), Jukiyú-jan;
(espíritu bueno sí), Diosá (de Dios), nabori daca (siervo yo),
Jan-jan catú (Así sea).
Tainos Raid
• The tainos were enslaved by the Spaniards, but a
great taino leader took charge and led raids
against the isolated Spanish settlements. They
weren’t successful.
• On 1863, the rebellion calles “El grito de Lares” of
The Cry of Lares was fought because the Spanish
Government was being injust. The revolutionaries
weren’t that successful in this either. Some were
imprisoned or, even worse, slain.
Everything Works Out in the
• In 1898, During the Spanish-American
War, Puerto rico became a colony to the
U.S. Gradually, over time, P.R has gotten
recognition from the U.S. Government.
• In the end nothing was really damaged-in
the sense of economy, politics, or any
thing else in the government.
Puerto Rico Today
• Today Puerto Rico is an independent
country, but, under U.S rule.
• Though it isn’t a state in the United
States, it is still a commonwealth
• Being part of a commonwealth
means that they are treated like a
state but with less rights than the
states of the U.S.
The Governtment
• Puerto Rico’s government is the same as
the United States government.
• Puerto Rico does have its local
government but it still has to follow some
of the rules of the U.S.
• Puerto Rico’s government follows the idea
of separation of powers stated in the
Constitution of the United States.
The Executive Branch
• There is not a president in
Puerto Rico as the chief
executive. Instead there is a
The Legislative
• The Legislative branch, because
Puerto Rico is under U.S. rule,
is a bicameral legislature. This
means that there is a House of
Represtentatives and a Senate.
The Judicial Branch
• Laws are based on the laws of the Spanish
and Americans.
• There is a supreme court and smaller district
• The judicial system is basically managed as
the American judicial branch is.
Puerto Rico’s industry is based on manufacturing.
They make glass, leather, tobacco, and plastic,
Puerto Rico’s population is made
up of Europeans, Native
Americans, African, and a small
percentage of Asians
The languages
spoken are English,
Spanish, Castillan
spanish, African,
and Taino words
Rice and Beans casserole. In a caldero cook ½ pound of bacon until crispy.
Remove the cooked bacon and chop into small pieces. In the bacon fat stir-fry
½ cup of sofrito for a couple of minutes or so. Add the cooked bacon. Add 1 can
tomato sauce, 1can pinto beans, 1 can measure of raw rice, and 1 can beef or
chicken broth. Stir well. Add enough water to cover rice 1½ inches above rice
line. Let it boil on high until water evaporates. Cover and cook over low heat for
about 35 minutes.
For the mass of empanadillas:
•An olive oil glass
•A glass of white wine
•Flour (the one that it admits)
For the filling:
•1 chicken (approx of 1,2 kg.)
•500 g. of perforated meat (thin
or calf)
•6 onions
•1 cube of vegetable broth
•500 potato g.
•150 sugar g.
•200 g. of mantequilla
•4 eggs
•Oregano, salt and pepper to the
Malta India is made in
Puerto Rico and it is a
non alcholic malt drink
that really some
Hispanics and African
Americans like.

A presentation by: Elizabeth Capeles