Puerto Rico Introduction 2001
SOURCE: 2001 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK
Discovered by Columbus in 1493, the island was ceded by Spain to the US in 1898 following the Spanish-American War. A popularly elected governor has served since 1948. In plebiscites held in 1967 and 1993, voters chose to retain commonwealth status.
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