Culebra, Puerto Rico

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Isla Culebra (, Snake Island) is an island-municipality of Puerto Rico and geographically part of the Spanish Virgin Islands.wikipedia
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Isla Culebra (, Snake Island) is an island-municipality of Puerto Rico and geographically part of the Spanish Virgin Islands.
Statistically, the municipality with the largest number of inhabitants is San Juan, with around 400,000, while Culebra is the smallest, with around 1,800.

Culebrita

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Two years later, on September 25, 1882, construction of the Culebrita Lighthouse began. The largest of these cays are: Culebrita to the east, Cayo Norte to the northeast, and Cayo Luis Peña and Cayo Lobo to the west.
Isla Culebrita (little Culebra, little snake) is a small, uninhabited island off the eastern coast of Culebra, Puerto Rico and is part of the Puerto Rico Archipielago.

Cayo Norte

The largest of these cays are: Culebrita to the east, Cayo Norte to the northeast, and Cayo Luis Peña and Cayo Lobo to the west.
Cayo Norte, formerly West Key or North East Key is the largest privately owned island in Puerto Rico and is currently the property of SVI Investments, Inc. The island is located about 0.6 nautical mile (1.0 km) northeast of Culebra Island.

Navy–Culebra protests

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In 1971 the people of Culebra began protests, known as the Navy-Culebra protests, for the removal of the U.S. Navy from Culebra.
The term Navy–Culebra protests is the name given by American media to a series of protests starting in 1971 on the island of Culebra, Puerto Rico against the United States Navy for its use of the island for military exercises.

Cayo Luis Peña

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The largest of these cays are: Culebrita to the east, Cayo Norte to the northeast, and Cayo Luis Peña and Cayo Lobo to the west.
Cayo Luis Peña, formerly South West Key is a small, uninhabited island off the west coast of Culebra, an island municipality of Puerto Rico.

Ensenada Honda (Culebra, Puerto Rico)

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Ensenada Honda is the largest harbor on the island and is considered to be the most hurricane secure harbor in the Caribbean.
Ensenada Honda (Deep Cove), also known as "Puerto Grande" (Big Port) and "Bahía Honda" for its elongated shape, is the largest inlet on the island of Culebra, Puerto Rico.

Vieques, Puerto Rico

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It is located approximately 17 mi east of the Puerto Rican mainland, 12 mi west of St. Thomas and 9 mi north of Vieques. Culebra also has a small airport, Benjamín Rivera Noriega Airport, with domestic service to the mainland and Vieques.
The island of Culebra is about 10 mi north of Vieques, and the United States Virgin Islands lie to the east.

Virgin Islands

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Originally called Isla del Pasaje and Isla de San Ildefonso, Culebra is also known as Isla Chiquita (“Little Island”), Cuna del Sol Borincano (“Cradle of the Puerto Rican Sun”) and Última Virgen (“Last Virgin”, due to its position at the end of the Virgin Islands archipelago).
Roughly three-quarters of islanders are black in the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, while the majority of inhabitants in Culebra and Vieques are of white Puerto Rican descent, with a significant Afro-Puerto Rican community.

Culebra barrio-pueblo

Culebra Pueblo (Dewey)
Culebra is spread over 5 wards and Culebra Pueblo (Dewey), the downtown area and the administrative center of the island.
Culebra barrio-pueblo is a barrio and the administrative center (seat) of Culebra, an island-municipality of Puerto Rico.

Culebra Island giant anole

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The Culebra Island Giant Anole (Anolis roosevelti, Xiphosurus roosevelti (according to ITIS)) is an extremely rare or possibly extinct anole lizard.
Anolis roosevelti is endemic to Culebra Island in Puerto Rico.

Cayetano Escudero Sanz

Culebra was then settled by Cayetano Escudero Sanz on October 27, 1880.
Born in the north of Spain, he immigrated to Puerto Rico as an adult and served as Vieques delegate to Culebra from 1880 to 1891.

Benjamín Rivera Noriega Airport

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Culebra also has a small airport, Benjamín Rivera Noriega Airport, with domestic service to the mainland and Vieques.
Benjamín Rivera Noriega Airport is a public use airport on the island of Culebra in Puerto Rico.

Amphibious warfare

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Culebra and Vieques offered the U.S. military an experience of great value to the battles in the Pacific as a feasible training area for the Fleet Marine Force in amphibious exercises for beach landings and naval gunfire support testing.
After the Spanish–American War the Marines gained the mission of occupying and defending those forward bases, and began a training program on Culebra Island, Puerto Rico.

Fajardo, Puerto Rico

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For emergencies, patients are transported by plane to Fajardo on the main island.
Fajardo is the hub of much of the recreational boating in Puerto Rico and a popular launching port to Culebra, Vieques, and the American and British Virgin Islands.

Vieques Air Link

Vieques Air Link (VAL, IATA code:V4) is a small Puerto Rico-based airline that links Vieques with Culebra and mainland Puerto Rico.

Air Flamenco

Flamenco Airways
The first aircraft used was the Piper Cherokee 6 with flights between the islands of Culebra and Vieques.

Puerto Rico

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Isla Culebra (, Snake Island) is an island-municipality of Puerto Rico and geographically part of the Spanish Virgin Islands.
An archipelago among the Greater Antilles, located between the Dominican Republic and the US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico includes the eponymous main island and several smaller islands, such as Mona, Culebra, and Vieques.

Ricardo López Cepero

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However, in 2011, Ricardo López Cepero was elected by delegates to succeed Peña.
Ricardo López Cepero is a Puerto Rican politician and former mayor of Culebra.

Puerto Rican Independence Party

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The protests were led by Ruben Berrios, President of the Puerto Rican Independence Party (PIP), a well-regarded attorney in international rights, President-Honorary of the Socialist International, and Law professor at the University of Puerto Rico.
In 1971, the PIP gubernatorial candidate, Rubén Berríos led a protest against the US Navy in Culebra.

Spanish Virgin Islands

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The Spanish Virgin Islands, (Islas Vírgenes Españolas) formerly called the Passage Islands and also known as the Puerto Rican Virgin Islands (Islas Vírgenes de Puerto Rico), primarily consisting of the islands of Culebra and Vieques, are part of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and are located east of the main island of Puerto Rico in the Caribbean.