Una leyenda popular corta de los indios Taino de Puerto Rico que cuenta de un muchacho joven que sale en una búsqueda de una fruta mágica que curará a una muchacha joven agonizante en su pueblo.
AGUEYBANA THE GREAT SUN (late 15th-early 16th centuries, United States) was one of the two caciques (chiefs) of the Taino people of Borikén (today Puerto Rico) when the Spaniards arrived. Agueybana greeted Juan Ponce de León with friendship, even allowing his mother to be baptized. Ponce de León responded by forcing Taino people into slave labor building forts & mining gold. Because of his attempt to do what was right, Agüeybaná is today the eponym of a high school & two streets.
We are Tainos; we are not "Latinos". The Tainos are the indigenous people of the Caribbean, including part of Florida. We are different from Hispanics and Latinos. Hispanics are people from Spain. Latinos are people from Southern Europe. Before 1492, there were no Afrikans or Spaniards on our land, or people of any other race. There were only Tainos. Some people may think of us as "Native Americans" or "American Indians". While the etymology of these terms can be debated, this is correct.
16 International Crowns for Puerto Rico (1 of 2) 1. Marisol Maralet - Miss Universe 1970 2. Wilnelia Mercerd - Miss World 1975 3. Deborah Carthy Deu - Miss Universe 1985 4. Miss Intercontinental 1986 5. Miss International 1987 6. Dayanara Torres - Miss Universe 1993 7. Denisse Quinonez - Miss Universe 2001 8. Zuleika Rivera - Miss Universe 2006
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