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Extra info for Frommer's Puerto Rico, 9th Edition (Frommer's Complete)
The Independent Party, which demanded complete autonomy, gradually lost power. An election on July 23, 1967, reconfirmed the desire of most Puerto Ricans to maintain commonwealth status. In 1968 Luís A. qxp 8/25/08 11:23 PM Page 33 H I S TO RY 1 0 1 Nuevo Progresista, or New Progressive Party. It staunchly advocated statehood as an alternative to the island’s commonwealth status, but in 1972, the Partido Popular Democrático, or Popular Democratic Party, returned to power; by then, the island’s economy was based largely on tourism, rum, and industry.
This trend was also encouraged by the unrealistic law that declared San Juan the island’s only legal port. Contemporary sources, in fact, cite the fledgling United States as among the most active of Ponce’s early contraband trading partners. RISING POWER During the 18th century, the number of towns on the island grew rapidly. There were five settlements in Puerto Rico in 1700; 100 years later, there were almost 40 settlements, and the island’s population had grown to more than 150,000. Meanwhile, the waters of the Caribbean increasingly reflected the diplomatic wars unfolding in Europe.
Also, many Taíno superstitions and legends were adopted and adapted by the Spanish and still influence the Puerto Rican imagination. SPAIN, SYPHILIS & SLAVERY Christopher Columbus became the first European to land on the shores of Puerto Rico, on November 19, 1493, near what would become the town of Aguadilla, during his second voyage to the New World. Giving the island the name San Juan Bautista, he sailed on in search of shores with more obvious riches for the taking. A European foothold on the island was established in 1508, when Juan Ponce de León, the first governor of Puerto Rico, imported colonists from the nearby island of Hispaniola.