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Lawmaker Claims Puerto Rico Issuing Worthless Tax Refund Checks

Puerto Rico's treasury department is issuing tax refund checks that are not backed by sufficient funds, an opposition lawmaker said Tuesday. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Governor Talks of “Latin American Ghetto” that Comes with Statehood

Puerto Rican Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla said that being annexed by the United States would destroy the island's economy. continue reading »

Puerto Rican House of Representatives Approves Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented

The Puerto Rico House of Representatives has approved granting driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants and the island's Senate is expected to follow suit. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Police Arrest Senator on Corruption Charges

A San Juan judge on Wednesday found cause to order the arrest of Puerto Rican former Sen. Antonio "El Chuchin" Soto on 26 counts of aggravated misappropriation of funds and falsifying documents. continue reading »

PUERTO RICO: 2-Year-Old Found Wandering Alone Near Gas Station

A 2-year-old boy was found before dawn Tuesday wandering alone near a gas station in the San Juan suburb of Bayamon, the Puerto Rico Police Department said. continue reading »

Puerto Rico Key Destination for Kiteboarding in Caribbean

Puerto Rico has become the kiteboarding center for the entire Caribbean thanks to a regular windy season and the proliferation of top quality schools. continue reading »

Puerto Rico’s Eduardo Lalo Wins Literary Award in Venezuela

Puerto Rican author Eduardo Lalo was named Thursday as the winner of Venezuela's Romulo Gallegos International Novel Prize for "Simone." continue reading »

58 Haitian Immigrants Try to Enter U.S. Illegally via Puerto Rico

The U.S. Coast Guard and Puerto Rican police detained 58 undocumented Haitians on Tuesday as they tried to enter U.S. territory illegally on the west coast of Puerto Rico. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Governor’s Private Residence Robbery Target

The crime wave lashing Puerto Rico does not even respect Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla, whose private residence was the target of an attempted robbery over the weekend. continue reading »

Ricky Martin Calls for Gay Rights in Puerto Rico

Singer Ricky Martin called Wednesday in a letter sent to the Puerto Rican House of Representatives for the legislative body to approve bill No. 238, which would prohibit discrimination due to sexual orientation on the island. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Announces Bid to Lead International Olympic Committee

Puerto Rican banker Richard Carrion on Wednesday announced his bid to become president of the International Olympic Committee. continue reading »

Puerto Rico Arrests Teacher, Prison Guard After Discovering Kiddie Porn

A teacher and a prison guard were arrested by federal authorities in Puerto Rico in separate cases of child pornography, the U.S. attorney in San Juan, Rosa Emilia Rodriguez, announced Tuesday. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Authorities Rescue Baby Manatee

Rangers from Puerto Rico's Department of Natural and Environmental Resources rescued a newborn manatee they found stranded on a beach in the La Boquilla district of Mayaguez municipality on the Caribbean island's west coast. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Gov. Mansion, La Fortaleza, Has $30,000 Water Bill

The $265 million Puerto Rico's heavily indebted state-owned water and sewer authority is trying to collect from customers includes $30,000 due from La Fortaleza, the official residence of the island's governor. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Gov. Garcia Padilla Signs Executive Orders to Boost Alternative Energy

Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla has signed four executive orders aimed at boosting the use of renewable energy sources in Puerto Rico. The goal is to implement a program to gradually replace fo continue reading »

Interjet Bringing Direct Flights Between Mexico, Puerto Rico

Mexican budget airline Interjet has begun flying a route between that country and Puerto Rico, ending a more than 13-year drought without a direct flight between the two territories, the executive director of the Puerto Rico Ports Authority said. continue reading »

Puerto Rico to Cut Off Water to Non-payers

Puerto Rico's heavily indebted state-owned water and sewer authority announced that it is cutting off service to customers who don't pay their bills, including the municipal government of Arecibo. continue reading »

200,000 Trees Reported Felled in Valuable Puerto Rico Forest

An environmental organization reported the cutting of close to 200,000 trees on Monte Barinas, an area on the southwest coast of Puerto Rico whose subtropical dry forest is of great ecological value for its now-endangered native vegetation and fauna. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Senator Defends Bill to Decriminalize Marijuana

The bill introduced last week by governing Popular Democratic Party, or PPD, Sen. Miguel Pereira to decriminalize the use of marijuana has created a controversy in Puerto Rico. continue reading »

“Macho” Camacho’s Son “Machito” Is Motivated by Father’s Murder

Hector "Machito" Camacho, the son of legendary Puerto Rican boxer Hector "Macho" Camacho, says his father's murder last November has provided him with "more motivation" to become a world champion. continue reading »