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Vejigante: The Masked Reveler

The folkloric character of Vejigante is mentioned as far back as 1605, when mention to Vejigante was made in a novel called “Don Quixote”. Vejigante and the making of Vejigante masks is a firm part of the history of Puerto Rico and of the culture of the island. This amazingly colorful character appears in various festivals and carnivals that are held in the cities of Puerto Rico, and making Vejigante masks has become a tradition that every child and adult can indulge in.

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Top Hotel Brands Make Their Mark in Puerto Rico

With its popularity as a tourist destination growing continually, Puerto Rico has attracted a number of world-class hotel brands to serve both the holiday makers that visit this lovely country, as well as those who travel to Puerto Rico for business reasons. Puerto Rico’s authorities are working along with hotel developers to increase the island’s hotel inventory and have named Regent, St. Regis, JW Marriott and Starwood Hotels as some of the top brands showing an interest in establishing hotels in the country.

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Mayaguez to Host the 21st Central American and Caribbean Games

The 21st Central American and Caribbean Games are scheduled to take place in the year 2010 and will be hosted by the lovely city of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. Situated on the western coast of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez is known as “Porta del Sol”, meaning the “Sun’s Gate”, and is a popular tourist destination with plenty to offer visitors in the way of things to see and do. Certainly, Mayaguez is an excellent choice as a venue for these prestigious games.

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Kany Garcia – A Rising Star In The Music World

The upcoming 8th Latin Grammy Awards to take place in Houston on 13 November lists no less than 19 Puerto Rican artists who have been nominated to receive awards. Among these is talented newcomer Kany Garcia, whose debut album, “Cualquier Dia” (Any Day) released in July 2007, was well received by critics and the music-loving public. The first single released from the album, “Hoy Ya Me Voy”, meaning “Today I Leave” has been nominated for the Latin Grammy’s Song of the Year.

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New Casino On The Cards For Puerto Rico

The governor of Puerto Rico and the Puerto Rico Tourism Company have been working tirelessly to improve the tourism infrastructure of the island and to upgrade various facilities to accommodate the influx of visitors. Road improvements on the west coast of Puerto Rico, sewerage system improvements, airport upgrades and the creation of a new airport in el Portal del Futuro, have all been in the effort to lure more tourists and be able to offer them all the services they expect. And with all the improvements, came outside interest of luxury hotel groups. It has just been announced that another five start hotel will start construction in Puerto Rico.

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Palmas del Mar’s New Yacht Club Is Ready To Welcome Holiday-Makers

The award-winning Palmas del Mar resort in Puerto Rico is the destination of choice for many holiday-makers who appreciate the stunning landscape, warm Caribbean Ocean, sandy beaches and many activities on offer. A multi-million dollar Yacht Club was recently completed and inaugurated at Palmas del Mar, giving holiday-makers yet another reason to spend their leisure time in this beautiful part of Puerto Rico.

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Cacique Mabodamaca : A Taino Chieftain of Note

Near the entrance to the charming town of Isabela in Puerto Rico, a bust of Cacique Mabodamaca has been carved into a cliff wall as a reminder of the role this well-respected Taino chieftain played in Puerto Rico’s early history. Also, the main roadway, Route #113, connecting Isabela to Quebradillas was recently renamed as "Avenida Cacique Mabodomaca" in his honor.

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Benicio del Toro: Award Winning Actor Extraordinaire

Puerto Rican actor and film producer, Benicio del Toro, has a string of awards to his credit, including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Cannes Film Festival Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award, as well as an award from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). This hard working and well respected actor has recently starred in “The Argentine” and “Guerrilla”, and fans can look forward to seeing him in “The Wolf Man”, currently being filmed and due for release in 2009.

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