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Old 09-18-2011, 11:19 PM
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I know people have the right to ask whatever they want to ask here, but I ask: What kind of question is this? Also, "Why is this thread in this forum?" Then, "Why are people even answering the question?" LOL

Old 09-19-2011, 12:39 AM
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
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Originally Posted by Vicman View Post
Despite that, the US government still has jurisdiction over Puerto Rico, and federal agencies serve Puerto Ricans. The Federal Bureau of Prisons has a correctional facility in Puerto Rico.

I would imagine major corporations serve Puerto Rico, but I'm not sure if Puerto Ricans have dedicated 1800 numbers or if they call the mainland ones. That would be something interesting to research...

EDIT: For instance on AT&T's USA site, Puerto Rico is listed with the states/territories that have AT&T stores.

"As for a large population of Spanish speakers on the mainland most Spanish speaking Americans also speak English (including Miamian Cubans) so just whom are they trying to reach here if not for the illegal alien kind?"

The people who do not have fluency in English tend to be recent immigrants. Long-standing Spanish speaking communities (like the Miami Cubans) have people who are fluent in English too. But because of violence in Mexico some recent immigrants are fairly wealthy. Also in some US cities wealthy Mexicans visit to patronize stores and/or have second homes.

"Since English is the langauge of commerce that kind of nullifies your idea of having to communicate with Latin American countries in Spanish in doing business, doesn't it?"

Not quite. Between Spanish speaking countries, communications are done in Spanish, yes? There are a lot of Spanish speaking countries. Many companies locate their Latin America divisions in Miami. I would imagine that (except for Cuba) Miami would be a venue fairly "neutral" to various Latin American countries.

Even though "English is the langauge of commerce" in general in the world there are particular regions where another language is also common. I.E. in the former Soviet Union, Russian is common. In much of Latin America, it's Spanish. Between the francophone countries in Africa, it's French... etc.
Also, there's New Mexico and California. New Mexico (and perhaps Arizona) has a long-standing native Spanish-speaking population, comprised both by the descendants of settlers from Spain whose families inhabited it while it was still a Spanish colony, and by Native American tribes whose main language is Spanish. Likewise, California's constitution was originally written both in English and Spanish.
Old 09-19-2011, 06:02 AM
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This is not an illegal immigration issue.
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