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Porto Rico

(ˈpɔːtə ˈriːkəʊ)
n
(Placename) the former name (until 1932) of Puerto Rico
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Puer•to Ri•co

(ˈpwɛr tə ˈri koʊ, ˈpwɛr toʊ, ˈpɔr tə, ˈpoʊr-)
n.
an island in the central West Indies: a commonwealth associated with the U.S. 3,808,610; 3435 sq. mi. (8895 sq. km). Cap.: San Juan. Abbr: PR, P.R. Formerly (until 1932), Porto Rico.
Puer′to Ri′can, n., adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Porto Rico - a self-governing commonwealth associated with the United States occupying the island of Puerto RicoPorto Rico - a self-governing commonwealth associated with the United States occupying the island of Puerto Rico
Caribbean - region including the Caribbean Islands
Greater Antilles - a group of islands in the western West Indies
Porto Rico, Puerto Rico - the smallest and easternmost of the Greater Antilles in the Caribbean
San Juan - the capital and largest city of Puerto Rico
Culebra - a small island off the coast of Puerto Rico with miles of beautiful beaches
Vieques - a small island off the coast of Puerto Rico used for target practice by the United States Navy
2.Porto Rico - the smallest and easternmost of the Greater Antilles in the Caribbean
Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Porto Rico, Puerto Rico, PR - a self-governing commonwealth associated with the United States occupying the island of Puerto Rico
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Her first book, Stories of Porto Rico, was published in 1926 and immediately adopted as a textbook for the seventh and eighth grades (Huyke 1926, vi).
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With finanical support from a Jill and George Mertz Fellowship from the American Optometric Foundation, I was accepted for a fellowship at the InterAmerican University of Porto Rico. Through this, I completed my Master's in faculty development in Puerto Rico a few years ago.
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In January 1899, President McKinley further stipulated that, "since the quarantine service herein provided is for the protection of the islands of Cuba and Porto Rico as well as the protection of the United States against both, the expenses arising therefrom will be charged at present both against the revenues of these islands and the epidemic fund" (11).
O trabalho visa, por meio da analise das atas das reunioes dos cinco primeiros encontros do G7 (Rambouillet, Porto Rico, Londres, Bonn e Toquio), (2) compreender as aproximacoes e as divergencias de posicoes entre os membros do grupo sobre quais seriam os novos fundamentos do bom funcionamento do sistema monetario financeiro internacional, a partir da nocao de conceito de controle abrangente (Pijl, 1998).