Guam (/ˈɡwɑːm/ or /ˈɡwɒm/; Chamorro: Guåhån) is an organized, unincorporated territory of the United States in the western Pacific Ocean. It is one of five U.S. territories with an established civilian government. Guam is listed as one of seventeen Non-Self-Governing Territories by the Special Committee on Decolonization of the United Nations. The island's capital is Hagåtña (formerly named Agana). Guam is the largest and southernmost of the Mariana Islands.The Chamorros, Guam's indigenous people, first inhabited the island approximately 4,000 years ago. The island has a long history of European colonialism, beginning with Ferdinand Magellan's Spanish expedition landing on March 6, 1521.
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  • Rare Bipartisanship Could Lead to Financial Relief for Puerto Rico

    … Rare Bipartisanship Could Lead to Financial Relief for Puerto Rico Posted on Jun 14, 2016 By Kathryn Davis June 14, 2016 by Kathryn Davis I previously discussed Puerto Rico’s current debt crisis and the possible solutions to it. As an update, last week the United States House of Representatives passed H.R. 5278, otherwise known as the Puerto…

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  • What Happens to My Social Security Benefits if I Move Out of State or the Country?

    …, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands or American Samoa, the answer is nothing. You will continue to receive the SSA benefits you are entitled to at the same amount you have been getting. You will not be penalized in any way for the move. If your move is more remote, then things can…

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