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Mayagüez

(mīägwās`, mīäwās`), city (1990 pop. 100,371), W Puerto Rico, on Mona Passage. It is a port of entry as well as a shipping and manufacturing center in an area where sugarcane, coffee, tobacco, and livestock are raised. Sugar, tropical fruits, coffee, and needlework are exported; manufactures include pharmaceuticals, beverages, and electronic components. Mayagüez has long been known for its embroidery. The city, founded c.1760, is also a communications and cultural center with a growing population. It has colleges of liberal arts, agriculture, and mechanics, a center for nuclear studies, and a U.S. government agricultural research station.

Mayagüez

 

a city in western Puerto Rico. Population, 87,500 (1971). A port on the Atlantic coast. Producers of sugar and of tobacco items are located there, as are handicraft industries. Sugar, coffee, tobacco, and fruit are exported.

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Once aboard the Mayaguez, the Khmer Rouge and the Captain began difficult communications during which Sa Mean accused the crew of spying and had his men subject some of the crew to what was later described, euphemistically, as "intense interrogation.
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Marines and battle-hardened Khmer Rouge soldiers on the island of Koh Tang island, and the retaking of the ship the SS MAYAGUEZ which had been captured by the Khmer Rouge off the coast of Cambodia in 1975.
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in Bayamon, Puerto Rico; and executive director of Bella Vista Hospital in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico.
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Box 9030, Mayaguez PR 00681; phone: 787-265-3850; fax: 787-832-4220; email: enegron@uprm.