"Just when you thought it couldn't get any better!"              "¡Sólo cuándo creía que no podía ser mejor!"

Family Name

If you are a native born Puerto Rican, then you would know that the name Marín is well received all across Puerto Rico. The reason is because Luis Muñoz Marín, was the first democratically elected Governor of Puerto Rico from 1949 through 1965. Luis, was also a Puerto Rican poet, journalist, and politician. He was regarded as the "father of modern Puerto Rico.”

Paul G. Marín Sr., founder of Marín de La Isla Verde, LLC., is a second cousin to...

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Marín Family Name
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If you are a native born Puerto Rican, then you would know that the name Marín is well received all across Puerto Rico. The reason is because Luis Muñoz Marín, was the first democratically elected Governor of Puerto Rico from 1949 through 1965. Luis, was also a Puerto Rican poet, journalist, and politician. He was regarded as the "father of modern Puerto Rico.”

Paul G. Marín Sr., founder of Marín de La Isla Verde, LLC., is a second cousin to Luis Muñoz Marín. He chose “Marín” as the branding logo name, not only because it is his last name, but because of the respect that name elicits in the Puerto Rican Community. Just as his name is respected and valued in the Puerto Rican community, so their products are also held in high regard amongst their committed and faithful customers. In addition to the branding name “Marín,” they have also created a tag line which will always appear with the company logo. Their company tag line is:

English: "Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better!"
Spanish: "¡Solo cuándo creía que no podía ser mejor!"

They developed this tag line after so many of their faithful customers informed them that they are unable to find anything that comes close to the taste of their products.
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The Founders

Paul G. Marin Sr. is the CEO and Founder, as well as, the developer of all their patented recipes. He has over 30 years in marketing, advertising, design and sales, as well as, a background in cooking. At an early age, he was taught how to cook by his father, Gonzalo Marín, a native of Puerto Rico and long time chef for several popular restaurants in New York City. As time went on, Paul perfected his cooking ability and with all the other knowledge he had acquired, it provided him with incredible insight that...

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The Founders

Paul G. Marin Sr. is the CEO and Founder, as well as, the developer of all their patented recipes. He has over 30 years in marketing, advertising, design and sales, as well as, a background in cooking. At an early age, he was taught how to cook by his father, Gonzalo Marín, a native of Puerto Rico and long time chef for several popular restaurants in New York City. As time went on, Paul perfected his cooking ability and with all the other knowledge he had acquired, it provided him with incredible insight that reinforced the idea to start a business from scratch.

Paul is a second cousin to Luis Muñoz Marín, long-time Governor of Puerto Rico between the years of 1949 & 1965. Luis, was a Puerto Rican poet, journalist, and politician. He was regarded as the "father of modern Puerto Rico," and was the first democratically elected Governor of Puerto Rico.

As stated before, Paul has a background in marketing, advertising, design and sales. He was the Senior Art Director for a major lighting manufacturer, the Art & Marketing Director for Atriad Print Design (A Tri-State Advertising Agency), and the Assistant Art Director for Sono Graphics, all located in the Bronx, NY. He is also responsible for the corporate logos, packaging & website designs, copy and tag lines, as well as, TV commercial concepts for the company.



Bernard Sawyer is the CIO/COO and Vice President of Marín de La Isla Verde, LLC. Paul had chosen him to join the team because of his extensive knowledge in business. He is currently a major player in; Universal Technical Services (IT related), which provides services for Marín de La Isla Verde, where he lends his analytical skills, developed as a programmer, to the solving of business problems and the charting of plans for future corporate growth.

Mr. Sawyer is a computer programmer by trade who has successfully ventured into other technical areas as well. He also has significant accomplishments in web development, systems integration, networking, technical writing and teaching. He is adept at analyzing and fine-tuning business processes to integrate them with technology. Bernard is an avid photographer who has also excelled in the art of music as a lyricist, composer, and performer.

Bernard is an alumnus of the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Information and Computer Science. He received further training at various professional facilities as a systems programmer for IBM (International Business Machines) and a software engineer for American Software Incorporated. He has also served as a Sunday School teacher and a musician with the church choir.


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Island History

Puerto Rico is a mountainous tropical island directly in the path of trade winds. These tropical conditions account for its tropical rain forest and tropical wet and dry climates. There is little difference from season to season in the energy received by the sun, and being near the equator the length of the day remains fairly constant throughout the year.

Puerto Rico is composed of one large island and several small islands. It is bordered on the north by the...

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Island History

Puerto Rico is a mountainous tropical island directly in the path of trade winds. These tropical conditions account for its tropical rain forest and tropical wet and dry climates. There is little difference from season to season in the energy received by the sun, and being near the equator the length of the day remains fairly constant throughout the year.

Puerto Rico is composed of one large island and several small islands. It is bordered on the north by the Atlantic Ocean, on the east by the Virgin Passage (which separates it from the Virgin Islands), on the South by the Caribbean Sea, and on the west by the Mona Passage (which separates it from the Dominican Republic).

On November 19, 1493 Puerto Rico was discovered by Christopher Columbus on his second voyage to claim lands for the rulers of Spain, King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella.

In 1493 the island was called Borinquen by the indians who lived there. Columbus named it San Juan Bautista. Later Spanish traders began calling the island Puerto Rico, which means “rich port”, and that name stuck.

One of the men who landed in Puerto Rico with Columbus was Juan Ponce de Leon. He was looking for the Fountain of Youth. In 1508 he founded the first Spanish settlement colony in Puerto Rico at a spot near where old San Juan is now located. The ruins are still preserved there.

Due to the close proximity of Puerto Rico and the United States, their association had its roots as early as the end of the eighteenth century. This was when the United States had recently won its independence from England and had a great interest in establishing sources of trade. Trade between Puerto Rico and the United States developed so quickly that the United States soon rivaled Spain in trade importance with the island.

On September 23, 1868 an army of Puerto Ricans proclaimed independence for the island from Spain in what is known as the Grito de Lares, but the army was quickly defeated by Spanish soldiers. In 1897 Puerto Rico was granted autonomy by Spain through the Charter of Autonomy, which gave governing power to an island government. However, the Spanish-American War of 1898 hardly gave autonomy time to develop. In July 1898 American troops landed in Puerto Rico, and the United States acquired Puerto Rico through the Treaty of Paris.

The island thus again reverted to colony status now under the military domination of the United States. Military control ended in April 1900 through the enactment of the Foraker Act which established free trade between the island and the United States, and placed Puerto Rico under the American monetary system and tariff provision. In 1917 the Jones Act replaced the Foraker Act, granting American citizenship to Puerto Ricans and providing them with protection under the Bill of Rights.

During the postwar World War II period American economic influence on the island grew tremendously, to the point where the United States essentially controlled the island’s economy. In 1947 the American government gave Puerto Rico the right to elect its own governor, Luis Muñoz Marín became the first elected governor of Puerto Rico. In 1950 Puerto Rico was authorized by the United States Congress to draft its own constitution. Finally on July 25, 1953, Puerto Rico was transformed from an American territory to a commonwealth; a status it still retains.

Commonwealth status links Puerto Rico to the United States through common citizenship, common defense, common currency, and a common market. However, Puerto Ricans do not pay federal taxes, and are denied voting representation in the U. S. Congress. Almost without exception, the same federal rules and regulations apply to Puerto Rico as a commonwealth as to the States.

[The original "Island History" can be found at: Teachers Institute at Yale/A Brief History of Puerto Rico.] ×

For Your Pleasure!

Musica Latina de

One of Puerto Rico's notable exports is its music, which is probably the predominant Caribbean music heard in the United States.
The major type of music coming out of
Puerto Rico is salsa - the rhythm of the
islands. Its name literally translates as the "sauce" that makes parties happen.

For your listening pleasure we have compiled
a list of famous tunes performed by well
known Latino Recording artists. Enjoy!

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