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Puerto Rico’s Police Chief Sued by ACLU for Obstructing Freedom of Expression

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is suing Puerto Rico’s Police Chief and Justice Secretary in order to stop the enforcement of a new public safety law, the organization says violates everyone’s right to freedom of expression. continue reading »

Gutierrez Reacts To Racist Twitter Attacks On President and Mrs. Obama by Sr Puerto Rico Official

Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL-4) wrote President and Mrs. Obama a letter on Wednesday expressing his outrage at a racist Tweet attributed to the top Advisor to the Speaker of the House in Puerto Rico. He also wrote the Speaker calling for the advisor's termination. In the letter to the Obamas, the Congressman, a Chicago-born Puerto Rican, said: continue reading »

Guilty Pleas from Two Men Trafficking Puerto Rican Citizenships

Obdulio Edu Burgos-Dominguez and Jose Sergio Garcia-Ramirez pleaded guilty in Puerto Rico to identification fraud and identity theft for selling social security cards, birth certificates continue reading »

HS-News Is Proud to Introduce “iOn the Americas”

Hispanically Speaking News is proud to introduce "iOn the Americas," a new section where you'll find all the news of Latin America at a glance. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Cop Shoots at 85-Year Old Who Bumped His Car

A police officer in Guaynabo, a city in the San Juan metropolitan area, fired nine shots at an 85-year-old woman who hit his patrol car and continued going, Puerto Rican officials said. continue reading »

First Puerto Rican Woman Cycling in Tour de France

Maria del Pilar Vazquez is on her way to becoming the first Puerto Rican woman to cycle the entire Tour de France course. continue reading »

Puerto Rico Receives $4 Million Labor Grant to Help Recently Laid Off Workers

The U.S. Department of Labor awarded three National Emergency Grants totaling more than $4 million to the Puerto Rico Department of Labor and Human Resources that will assist more than 750 workers affected by recent plant closures and resulting layoffs in Puerto Rico. continue reading »

Major Carjacking Operation Taken Down in Puerto Rico, 17 Arrested

On June 27, 2012, a federal grand jury in the District of Puerto Rico returned multiple indictments against 17 defendants charged with carjacking and firearms offenses. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Schools to Teach Most Classes in English

English will gradually replace Spanish as the language taught in Puerto Rico's public schools under a 10-year plan due to enter into force later this summer, Education Secretary Edward Moreno Alonso told Efe Friday. continue reading »

Senators Say Yes to English in Puerto Rican Classrooms, but No to English-Only

Opposition Popular Democratic Party, or PPD, Sen. Juan Eugenio Hernandez Mayoral told Efe on Thursday that the English-only schooling that the administration of pro-statehood Gov. Luis Fortuño continue reading »

Dengue Costs Puerto Rico Almost $40 Billion Per Year

A study in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene has revealed that mosquito-borne dengue disease costs the island territory of Peru ne continue reading »

‘Noticias OK” in Puerto Rico to Report Only Good, Happy News

A radio program in Puerto Rico will report only good news starting May 1 as a way to try and minimize violence on the streets of the Caribbean island. continue reading »

Unnamed Single Mother Wins $8 Million Puerto Rico Lottery on her Birthday

A Puerto Rican woman raising two children on her own was the lucky winner of an $8-million prize in the $24-million Electronic Lottery drawing held in San Juan this week. continue reading »

Former Puerto Rican Cop Accused of Raping Massachusetts Med Student

A vacationing medical student from Massachusetts was raped by an ex-policeman in an apartment building in San Juan's Condado neighborhood, Puerto Rican authorities said Monday. continue reading »

Founder of National Salsa Day in Puerto Rico, Pedro Arroyo Dies at 60

Businessman Pedro Arroyo, the founder of National Salsa Day in Puerto Rico, has died, media reports said. He was 60. News of Arroyo's death Saturday continue reading »

Roselyn Sanchez and Family Grace Cover of First ¡HOLA! Puerto Rico

Puerto Rican actress and model Roselyn Sanchez, hubby Eric Winter and baby daughter Sebella Rose grace the cover of the first edition of HOLA! Puerto Rico, which went on sale on Wednesday on the Caribbean island. continue reading »

Gael Garcia Bernal Heading to Puerto Rico in June to Film Boxing Champ Roberto Duran Bio-Pic

The film "Hands of Stone," which tells the story of former boxing world champion Roberto Duran, will begin filming June 4 in Puerto Rico, one of the production companies confirmed to Efe on Monday. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Jail Guard Found Guilty in Drowning Deaths of 8 Inmates

A jury in Puerto Rico found a security official guilty of the deaths of eight prisoners who drowned when the vehicle he was transporting them in between prison and the courthouse was submerged by floodwaters in the northern city of Arecibo. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Rocker Kingnaldo to Debut New Disc-Combustible ( AUDIO)

Puerto Rican rocker Kingnaldo, who made his name in 2009 with his first album, is launching his latest production under the title "Combustible." Reynaldo Serrano Lima, known as Kingnaldo, told Efe in an interview Friday that his new disc "goes more directly to things that get to me" like social and human continue reading »

Interview with “Musical Chairs” Puerto Rican Actor E.J. Bonilla (VIDEO)

E.J. Bonilla is a young actor with a true gift for giving honest and real performances. Best known for his role on CBS’s Guiding Light, Bonilla has stepped away from television to make a name for himself on the silver screen. continue reading »