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MBA Chronicles: Class of 2019 Mrs Enginerd Nerd Stuff

Broken Hill, Part Two: How Destilería Serrallés and Cervecera de Puerto Rico Plan to Conquer the World (by W)

Puerto Rico, a small island in the Caribbean, has been pillaged and plundered by conquistadors and colonizers for over 500 years, a trend that has resulted in a very strong black market, rum running subculture. Although taxes and cabotage laws do not permit this broken hill to directly do commerce with any country other than […]

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MBA Chronicles: Class of 2019 Mrs Enginerd Nerd Stuff

Broken Hill: Puerto Rico in the Context of The Spiky World (by W)

Introduction Puerto Rico has been a territory of the United States of America for about 120 years. As a centrally located island in the Caribbean, it was “discovered” by Christopher Columbus during his second trip to the Western Hemisphere for Spain in 1493. It wasn’t until 1508 that Juan Ponce de Leon started the process […]

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Mrs Enginerd Nerd Stuff Sports

World Baseball Classic 2017: A Tale Of A Country, Divided

Puerto Rico has an edge not many other colonies or commonwealths have, they get to take a delegation to any major sports event including the Olympics even though they are a part of the United States. A right reserved for autonomous countries, Puerto Ricans became the exception to the rule because the USA gave them […]

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Book Reviews Mrs Enginerd

Puerto Rico: The Trials Of The Last Colony Of The World (Discussion)

Before we start, I want to clarify that the book is in English. Trías Monje, the author, selected the language in what I assume is an attempt to educate the USA Congressmen and lawmen about the economic and governmental crisis the colonial/territory status exerts on Puerto Rico and its people, subjects he is familiar with […]