The aborigines of Puerto Rico were happily enjoying their Caribbean Island until Columbus appeared over the horizon in 1493 with a crew loaded with infectious diseases for which they had no immunity and managed to almost exterminate them over a short period of time.
The few that survived were shafted further by the Catholic Church and lost their history and culture forever.
The Island was kept by the Spaniards until 1898 when the USA took possession of Puerto Rico along with Cuba, the Philippines and Guam, after winning the war with Spain.
So Puerto Rico got shafted again by the Americans that added a few more things to their culture such as English, MacDonald and KFC.
Although Puerto Ricans hold American passports they can’t vote on the presidential elections.
Old San Juan (capital of Puerto Rico) is a beautiful city that date back more than five centuries and is kept in pristine condition.
Puerto Rico is mostly mountainous with large coastal areas in the north and south with dense rain forests to the north and interior while is much drier in the south.