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 (mī′ə-gwĕz′, mä′yä-gwĕs′)
A city of western Puerto Rico west-southwest of San Juan. It is a port of entry and manufacturing center.
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(Spanish majaˈɣwɛθ)
(Placename) a port in W Puerto Rico; needlework industry. Pop: 97 627 (2003 est)
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(ˌmɑ yɑˈgwɛs)

a seaport in W Puerto Rico. 96,193.
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The company included a USD 500,000 donation to the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez.
This species was cited by Britton & Wilson (1923) as occurring at Monte Alegrillo near Maricao, at 800 m elevation, and at Monte Mesa, and subsequently cited by Liogier & Martorell (1982, 2000), who clarify the former location as Cerro Las Mesas, Mayaguez.
Ford's 1975 decision to use force after the Cambodians seized the USS Mayaguez merchant ship is one of the best documented but least understood crises in U.S.
HC2 STATION GROUP, INC., a Delaware corporation ("Buyer"), and MAX MEDIA X LLC, a Virginia limited liability company ("Max Media"), and CMCG PUERTO RICO LLC, a Virginia limited liability company ("CMCG" or "Seller") have agreed on the sale of television stations WOST in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, WWKQ-LD in Quebradillas, Puerto Rico, and WQQZ-CD in Ponce, Puerto Rico for $2,850,000.
A 6-foot-1 outside spiker, Mau saw action for Arizona University in the Division I of the US NCAA before bringing her skills to Mayaguez Indios in Puerto Rico and Nantes Volleyball in France.
Separate chapters recount the Gulf of Tonkin incident, the USS Pueblo incident, the SS Mayaguez incident, the Black Sea bumping incident, and ChinaAEs ongoing effort to establish its maritime claims.
The cuts targeted housing complexes in Mayaguez, Arecibo, Caguas and Ponce, Puerto Rico's second-largest city.
The group, calling itself Our Lady of the Rosary of the Spring Devotee Association, announced May 2 that Bishop Alvaro Corrada del Rio of Mayaguez was "inviting all devotees of the Virgin of the Spring to a Mass that will make history in Puerto Rico." The group's press release suggested Corrada was celebrating Mass May 22 specifically as a prelude to the devotees' anniversary pilgrimage to the Marian shrine.
He was born in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, son of Felix and Maria (Vega) Baez.Luis worked as a custodian for the City of Worcester School Department and most recently at the Adult Learning Center of Worcester.
Colombian sugar company Mayaguez has acquired a 60% stake in Casur Sugar Holdings, owner of ingenio Benjamin Zeledon, in the department of Rivas, reports (Nov.