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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A strait between Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic connecting the northern Atlantic Ocean with the Caribbean Sea. Mona Island, in the passage, was discovered by Columbus in 1493 and is today part of Puerto Rico.

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  • FRANKEN: They patrol about 1.5 million square miles of water in this area called the Mona Passage, Miles.

    CNN Transcript Aug 30, 2006

  • Puerto Ricoincreasing numbers of illegal migrants from the Dominican Republic cross the Mona Passage to Puerto Rico each year looking for work

    Disputes-international

  • Geography—note: important location along the Mona Passage - a key shipping lane to the Panama Canal; San Juan is one of the biggest and best natural harbors in the Caribbean; many small rivers and high central mountains ensure land is well watered; south coast relatively dry; fertile coastal plain belt in north

    Puerto Rico

  • Transnational IssuesDisputes—international: increasing numbers of illegal migrants from the Dominican Republic cross the Mona Passage to Puerto Rico each year looking for work

    Puerto Rico

  • Puerto Ricoimportant location along the Mona Passage - a key shipping lane to the Panama Canal; San Juan is one of the biggest and best natural harbors in the Caribbean; many small rivers and high central mountains ensure land is well watered; south coast relatively dry; fertile coastal plain belt in north

    Geography-note

  • Nor do Dominicans guard the border between that country and the Mona Passage; it is the

    Mexican Newspaper Interviews Fidel Castro Part VII Views U.S. Immigration Policy

  • The Mona Passage has been crossed by hundreds of thousands of Dominican citizens, and there is no socialist revolution there.

    Castro Addresses Sixth UPEC Congress

  • Hundreds of thousands cross the Mona Passage and go to Puerto Rico and then to New York.

    Imevision Interviews Castro on Guadalajara Summit

  • Gibraltar, access to the Panama and Suez Canals; strategic straits include the Strait of Dover, Straits of Florida, Mona Passage, The

    The 2004 CIA World Factbook

  • Puerto Rico important location along the Mona Passage - a key shipping lane to the Panama Canal; San Juan is one of the biggest and best natural harbors in the Caribbean; many small rivers and high central mountains ensure land is well watered; south coast relatively dry; fertile coastal plain belt in north

    The 2004 CIA World Factbook

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