(1) – CINEMATROGAPHY
Did you know that…”Santiago, the Story of his New Life” is a great Puerto Rican film. It was directed by Jacobo Morales. “Santiago, the Story of his New Life” was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film Category at the 1989 Academy Awards.
(2) – A PARADISE IN THE CARIBBEAN
Did you know that…Puerto Rico has been described as a museum of the old and new…Puerto Rico is world famous for its beauty and pleasant climate. It is an attractive tourist area of beautiful sandy beaches and nature areas…UNESCO has declared La Fortaleza and San Juan National Historic World Heritage Sites.
(3) – WOMAN & POWER
Did you know that…Sila Calderón was the first female governor of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (2001-2005).
(4) – FAMOUS PEOPLE BORN IN THE ISLAND
Did you know that…Puerto Rico has ten idols: Roberto Clemente (baseball player), Ricky Martin (singer),Teo Cruz (basketball player), Benicio del Toro (actor), Gigi Fernández (tennis player), Felisa Rincón de Gautier (former mayor of San Juan de Puerto Rico), Pablo Casals (violoncellist),Sila Calderón (former governor),and Rita Moreno (actress).
(5) – FELISA RINCON DE GAUTIER
Did you know that…Felisa Rincón de Gautier was mayor of San Juan de Puerto Rico from 1946 to 1969. Felisa was Puerto Rico`s most renowned social activist. She devoted her entire life to the poor and homeless sick people, especially children and women. She received many awards: the Order of Merit from Israel, the Pope Pius XII Medal of the Vatican and Joan of Arc Medal from France…
(6) – HOST
Did you know that…The 1993 Central American and Caribbean Games were held in Ponce, Puerto Rico.
(7) – RITA MORENO
Did you know that…Rita Moreno is a well-known Puerto Rican movie, television and theater actress. Rosa Dolores Alverio, best known as Rita Moreno, was born on December 11, 1931 in Humacao, Puerto Rico. She is one of the few Hispanic performers to have won an Academy Award, an Emmy, an Antoinette Perry Award, and a Grammy. The big break for Miss Moreno came as she won the 1962 Oscar as Best Supporting Actress for her role in the classic film musical “West Story”…
(8) – BASEBALL, A PASSION
Did you know that…Baseball, a legacy of the United States in Puerto Rico, is the national sport in the island.
(9) – JENNIFER LOPEZ
Did you know that…Jennifer López has Puerto Rican ancestry. She was born on July 24, 1970, in the Bronx, New York City, (USA). The multitalented actress and singer Jennifer López is famous around the world. She is a hardworking woman, who started out with little more in her life than dreams. In an interview, she said, “Sure. You work so hard your whole life-it`s hot, hot, hot, and then it`s cold. I know that day will come”. Jennifer fans know that when she sings, she is singing to them. She admires Barbra Streisand, who is an American singer and film actress.”Barbra Streisand. What she did with her career-acted, sang, did the whole thing. I love her. She made “The Way We Were”. It was a love story about two people, and you see their whole lives. You don´t get that in movies anymore. Where is my “The Way We Were?” I need that before I die”, remarked the actress during an interview… Jennifer López is a symbol of Puerto Rico.
(10) – SAN JUAN
Did you know that…San Juan , the island’s capital, hosted FIBA Basketball Men´s World Championship in 1974.
(11) – ROSIE PEREZ
Did you know that…Rosie Pérez is a famous American actress and choreographer. She is of Puerto Rican origin. Rosie was born in Brooklyn, New York City (USA).
(12) – CURIOSITIES
Did you know that…Puerto Rico is bigger than Singapore.
(13) – FAMOUS VISITORS
Did you know that…In 1984 Pope John Paul visited San Juan de Puerto Rico.
(14) – WINTER OLYMPICS
Did you know that…Puerto Rico has competed in the Winter Olympic Games 6 times (Sarajevo-1984, Calgary-1988, Albertville-1992, Lillehammer-1994, Nagano-1998, and Salt Lake City-2002.