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Cruise Ship Passengers on Carnival Victory Arrested in Puerto Rico for Transporting Cocaine Aboard

Sunday morning, during a random inspection of passengers arriving from St. Christopher – Nevis, on board the cruise ship “Carnival Victory”, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a passenger who was attempting to transport cocaine into the United States inside his back pack. continue reading »

47 Charged in Puerto Rico for Operating Major Heroin, Crack, Oxycodone & Xanax Ring

On September 21, 2011, a federal grand jury indicted 47 individuals as a result of an investigation led by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Puerto Rico Police Department (PRPD)-Bayamón Strike Force, announced the United States Attorney Rosa Emilia Rodríguez-Vélez. continue reading »

Labor Dept. Releases $41.2 Million in Recovery Act Funds to Puerto Rico

The U.S. Department of Labor has certified for release $41,247,756 in unemployment insurance modernization incentive funds to Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico qualified for its full share of the funds available under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act by including in its law provisions that assist recent entrants to the workforce, part-time workers and individuals who become unemployed because of compelling family reasons. continue reading »

Justice Dept Finds Puerto Rico Police Engaged in Pattern of Misconduct

Following a comprehensive investigation, the Justice Department today announced its findings that the Puerto Rico Police Department (PRPD) has engaged in a pattern and practice of misconduct that violates the Constitution and federal law continue reading »

Puerto Rican Senator Roberto Arango Resigns After Naughty Ass Photos Surface

The Republican Puerto Rican Senator, Roberto Arango, has resigned after some very inappropriate nude photos surfaced on an iPhone application for gay and bisexual hook ups surfaced. continue reading »

Emergency Aid Coming to Puerto Rico After President Declares An Emergency

President Obama has declared an ‘emergency’ exists in Puerto Rico after the island was hit by Hurricane Irene on Sunday. Now the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Homeland Security can coordinate aid to all 78 municipalities affected. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Company Charged & Fined for Cover Up of Oil Pollution

Epps Shipping Company, a Liberian corporation doing business out of Carolina, Puerto Rico, was sentenced in federal court for violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships (APPS) and making false statements to U.S. Coast Guard inspectors, announced Assistant Attorney General Ignacia S. Moreno and United States Attorney Rosa Emilia Rodriguez-Velez. continue reading »

Puerto Rico’s Flag and Its Flora & Fauna Now Featured on U.S. Stamp

This week the U.S. Post Office introduced its newest postage stamp featuring the Puerto Rican flag and the San Pedrito bird with the island’s mountain as the back drop. Other stamp flags were also introduced this week. continue reading »

EPA Orders Puerto Rico’s Lead Smelting Facility to Reduce Air & Water Pollution

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has taken legal action against the Battery Recycling Company, Inc. requiring the company to take multiple actions to reduce the pollution of air and water from lead at its Arecibo, Puerto Rico facility continue reading »

This Week 114 Individuals in Puerto Rico Indicted for Drug Trafficking & Money Laundering

One hundred fourteen individuals were indicted for drug trafficking by a federal grand jury on Monday as a result of a joint investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Puerto Rico Police Department (PRPD), and San Juan Municipal Police. continue reading »

U.S. Government Pledges Another $2 Million for Puerto Rico’s Clean Up of 2010 Storm

The U.S. Department of Labor announced a $2 million National Emergency Grant increment to continue cleanup and recovery efforts that began in October 2010 following destruction in Puerto Rico caused by Tropical Storm Otto. continue reading »

Call for Pardon for Oscar, Now!

On May 29, 2001, Puerto Rican political prisoner Oscar López Rivera marks 30 years in prison in the United States. As was true with other imprisoned patriots before and now, even their jailers recognize that they aren’t continue reading »

National Puerto Rican Coalition Supports At&T-Mobile Deal, Seen as Benefical to Island Residents

The National Puerto Rican Coalition (NPRC) asked the Federal Communications Commission in a letter today to support the proposed merger between AT&T and T-Mobile because it will help better meet the wireless needs of the Puerto Rican community not only in Puerto Rico, but also in every state in the U.S. continue reading »

U.S. Rum Tax Benefitting Puerto Rico Under Government Scrutiny with New Legislation

U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) has re-introduced legislation to ensure that more taxpayer money for the U.S. territories is used to invest in job creation and vital public services instead of subsidizing foreign corporations. continue reading »

EXTREME TRAFFICKING: Commuter Ferry Boat in Puerto Rico Found with $13M Worth of Cocaine

Drug traffickers suffered yet another setback today. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) special agents and Puerto Rico Police Department (PRPD) officers stopped "The Islander," continue reading »

Former Senator Majority Leader of Puerto Rico Sentenced to 5 Yrs in Prison for Extortion

Jorge De Castro Font, 47, a former senate majority leader in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, was sentenced today to 60 months in prison after pleading guilty to 20 counts of honest services wire fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit extortion, continue reading »

17 Sex Offenders Leave U.S. to Puerto Rico and Fail to Register - All are Indicted and Arrested

A federal grand jury on Tuesday indicted 17 convicted sex offenders who failed to register with the Puerto Rico authorities after traveling to Puerto Rico from the continental United States. continue reading »

Congressman Rothman Introduces Bill Benefitting People of Vieques, Puerto Rico

From 1941-2003, the Navy tested nearly every kind of munitions employed by the U.S. military, dropping millions of pounds of ordnance on Vieques. Today, Congressman Steve Rothman (D-NJ) is proud to introduce the Vieques Recovery and Development Act of 2011. continue reading »

Justice Dept Files ADA Lawsuit Against Puerto Rico Justice Dept for Discriminatory Practices

The Justice Department today filed a lawsuit in federal court in San Juan, Puerto Rico, charging the Puerto Rico Department of Justice (PRDOJ) with employment discrimination for failing to provide a reasonable accommodation to an employee with a disability, as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). continue reading »

The Annexation of Puerto Rico

This week marks the 112th anniversary of the day when the Treaty of Paris between the United States and Spain when into effect, making Puerto Rico a virtual colony of the United States ever since. continue reading »