I've just downloaded the rulebook(pdf) and opened it then the preface is...
Explore, Settle, Develop, Trade, Consume, or Produce? Which do you need the most?
Which of Earth’s former colonies will be most successful at settling the galaxy, now that
JumpDrive exists? Who will discover the secrets of the mysteriously vanished Alien Overlords?
Your goal: to build the most prosperous and powerful space empire!
Next is Puerto Rico's.
Prospector, captain, mayor, trader, settler, craftsman, or builder?
Which roles will you play in the new world? Will you own the most
prosperous plantations? Will you build the most valuable buildings?
You have but one goal: achieve the greatest prosperity and highest respect!
This is shown by the player who earns the most victory points?
I haven't read the rulebook of San Juan but are there any cliches like this?