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Former Puerto Rico Cop Convicted for Serving as Narco Lookout, He’s One of 89 Officers Charged

A former officer with the San Juan, Puerto Rico, Municipal Police Department was convicted by a federal jury yesterday for his role in providing security for drug transactions, continue reading »

Assasins in Puerto Rico Leave 18-month-old On Top of Father’s Bullet Ridden Body

An 18-month-old boy was left on the body of his father after hired killers gunned the man down Monday in the eastern town of Rio Grande, the Puerto Rico Police Deparment said. continue reading »

Puerto Rico Governor Fortuño Endorses Romney for Backing PR in War on Drugs

Puerto Rican Gov. Luis Fortuño, one of the 23 Republican Party delegates in Puerto Rico, publicly endorsed presidential hopeful Mitt Romney for the support he has given the Caribbean island in its war on drugs. continue reading »

If Habla Español than No Statehood for Puerto Rico Says Santorum

Republican Presidential Rick Santorum is in Puerto Rico ahead of Sunday’s primary and obviously forgot the territory’s official languages are BOTH English and Spanish. continue reading »

Puerto Rico Receives Another Hurricane Irene Recovery Grant for $8.5 Million

The U.S. Department of Labor has announced an $8,563,333 National Emergency Grant increment to continue cleanup and recovery efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene, which struck Puerto Rico in August 2011. continue reading »

Five-Day Sting Operation in Loiza, Puerto Rico Seizes Guns, Drugs with Multiple Arrests

The San Juan-based, multi-agency Border Enforcement Security Task Force arrested eight individuals and seized illegal guns and drugs during a five-day operation in the municipality of Loiza, Puerto Rico. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Pol and San Juan Mayoral Candidate Arrested for Verbally Abusing Wife

Puerto Rican Sen. Hector Ferrer, who is running for mayor of San Juan, was arrested after a verbal altercation with his wife, the Puerto Rico Police Department said Thursday. continue reading »

Mayor of Barceloneta, Puerto Rico Arrested for Bribery

Today, Sol Luis Fontanes-Olivo, mayor of the municipality of Barceloneta, Puerto Rico, was arrested by Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents for bribery, announced Rosa Emilia Rodríguez-Vélez, United States Attorney for the District of Puerto Rico. continue reading »

Puerto Rico Gov. Luis Fortuño Endorses Mitt Romney

Puerto Rico Gov. Luis Fortuño announced his support for Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney as a result of his "leadership and experience," just days before the Florida primary, where the Latino vote will be a key factor. continue reading »

ABC Pressed to Apologize for Joke about Puerto Rican Drug Dealers

A crowd of angry Puerto Ricans gathered in front of ABC's corporate offices in New York to demand an apology for a quip on a primetime comedy that suggested all Puerto Ricans are drug dealers. "We want respect now!" at least 100 people shouted indignantly during the second protest at the network's headquarters over the line uttered during the Jan. 3 continue reading »

2 Days Before End of Year, Puerto Rico’s Murder Rate Reaches 1,130 - a Record

The seven people murdered in Puerto Rico on Thursday raised to 1,130 the tally of violent deaths on the island two days before the close of the year, a figure that has broken crime records. continue reading »

Former San Juan Police Chief Denied Bail in Kiddie Porn Case

Federal Judge Silvia Carreño on Thursday denied bail to the former chief of the San Juan Municipal Police, Hilton Cordero, who stands accused of 22 counts of production of child pornography. continue reading »

Breaking News: Two Earthquakes Strike Puerto Rico Within Minutes of Each Other

Two strong earthquakes struck Puerto Rico within minutes of each other early Saturday.The quakes, with magnitudes of 5.1 and 5.3 respectively, occurred three minutes apart just after 2 a.m. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Police Convicted as a Narco Security Force, One of 88 Indicted

A former police officer of Puerto Rico has been convicted by a federal jury in San Juan, Puerto Rico, for his role in providing security for drug transactions, continue reading »

Congressman Luis Gutierrez Calls For Investigation of Hate Crimes in Puerto Rico

Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez wrote Attorney General Eric Holder calling for a federal task force to investigate and prosecute hate crimes occurring in Puerto Rico. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Governor Fortuño Denies He’s Interested in Republican VP Slot

Puerto Rico Gov. Luis Fortuño denied having any interest in seeking office in the mainland United States, reacting to a column in the Wall Street Journal that proposed him as a possible Republican vice presidential candidate. continue reading »

Puerto Ricans Shocked by Death of Malnourished 4-Year Old

A 4-year-old boy who weighed just 6.3 kilograms (13.8 pounds) died Monday in a hospital in Puerto Rico's capital. continue reading »

Gay Advocates Say Transgender Murders Severely Undercounted in Puerto Rico

While Trans Day of Remembrance websites currently list only one 2011 murder of a trans woman in Puerto Rico, Sophia Isabel Marro Cruz, the spokeswoman for Transexuales y Transgeneros en Marcha continue reading »

Half of All Murders In Puerto Rico Drug Related

Just over 49 percent of the murders committed so far this year in Puerto Rico were drug-related, according to police statistics released on Thursday.That figure represents 490 people who were murdered for reasons linked to the drug trade, which uses the Caribbean island as a "bridge" to smuggle drugs to the U.S. mainland. continue reading »

NPRC AND NHFA Denounce the Oscars for Hispanic Discrimination in Foreign Film Category

The National Puerto Rican Coalition (NPRC) and the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts (NHFA) today denounce the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science (AMPAS) for discriminating against the Puerto Rico film industry by expelling them from entry into the Foreign Language Film category. continue reading »