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Connecticut Drug Bust Leads to 100 Arrests

In a massive drug enforcement operation led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), more than 100 individuals were arrested early Wednesday in five states and Puerto Rico on state and federal charges related to the large-scale trafficking of heroin and cocaine from the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico into and around southeastern Connecticut. continue reading »

Four Killed in Shootout on Puerto Rican Highway

Four people were killed and another wounded in a running gunfight on the Jose de Diego highway, Puerto Rican police said Wednesday. More than 100 shell casings were recovered at the scene of the Tuesday night shootout continue reading »

Puerto Rican Task Force Uncovers Marijuana Laboratory

Recently, the U.S. Marshals Service led Puerto Rico Violent Offenders Task Force uncovered a substantial marijuana laboratory while following-up on a lead pertaining to federal and state fugitive Jose Cosme-Rios aka "Pocholo." continue reading »

U.S. Developer Taubman to Build $400 Million Luxury Mall in Puerto Rico

U.S. Developer Taubman is planning a $400 million shopping mall in San Juan, Puerto Rico that will host high-end retailers Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue amongst others. continue reading »

48 Illegal Haitian Migrants Detained by Puerto Rico

A total of 48 Haitian migrants were detained Wednesday by Puerto Rican police when they landed illegally at Isabela, a district on the west coast of the Caribbean island. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Hotels Near Maximum Capacity Thanks to Holy Week

Puerto Rico will achieve a hotel occupancy rate of 93 percent during Holy Week, the director of the Puerto Rican Tourism Company, or CTPR, Ingrid Rivera, said Wednesday. continue reading »

University of Puerto Rico President Victim of Scam, School Loses $150,000

The president of the University of Puerto Rico on Tuesday admitted that he was the victim of a scam and allowed the university to be defrauded out of $150,000 when he believed a con artist who passed himself off as a top government official. continue reading »

Puerto Rico Sentences Murderer to Life in Prison, Passes on Death Penalty

Alexis Candelario Santana, found guilty of the 2009 murders of eight people in a bar in Puerto Rico, and responsible for 14 other killings, will spend the rest of his life in prison because the jury was unable to reach a unanimous verdict on whether to impose the death penalty. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Jury Weighs Death Penalty Sentence for Convicted Murderer

The possible death sentence for Alexis Candelario Santana, found guilty of the 2009 murder of eight people at the La Tombola bar, is dividing the people of Puerto Rico, a U.S. commonwealth whose constitution bans capital punishment. continue reading »

3 Puerto Rican Police Arrested in Connection With 2008 Death

The FBI on Friday arrested three members of the Puerto Rico Police Department in connection with the death of a 19-year-old man in a 2008 incident. Sgt. Antonio Rodriguez Caraballo and patrolmen Miguel Negron and David Colon Martinez were taken into custody, the head of the PRPD's South Region, Col. Noel Torres, confirmed. continue reading »

Puerto Rico’s Unemployment Rate Ticks Down to 14.6%

In Latin American business news, Puerto Rico's unemployment rate ticked down to 14.6% in January, which represents a .7 percent decrease from the prior month. continue reading »

Coast Guard Detains 71 Haitians Off of Coast of Puerto Rico

Border Patrol officers and U.S. Coast Guard personnel detained 71 Haitian migrants who arrived on several islands off the coast of western Puerto Rico, officials said. continue reading »

Baxter International to Cut 400 Jobs in Puerto Rico

The Puerto Rico unit of Baxter International Inc. plans to eliminate 400 jobs at its pharmaceutical production facility in Aibonito, the town's mayor said Friday. continue reading »

Federal Agents Launch Extensive Search Operation at Puerto Rican Prison

More than 200 federal agents from different departments carried out a search operation Friday in the Metropolitan Detention Center Guaynabo in suburban San Juan, the FBI office in Puerto Rico said. continue reading »

Lesbian Partner Denied Right to Adopt Partner’s Child Appeals to Puerto Rico’s Highest Court

The woman who was denied the right to adopt her partner’s child, that they are raising, has appealed the Puerto Rico Supreme Courts decision today. continue reading »

3 Gunned Down in Drive-by Shooting in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rican police were investigating Friday the second triple killing in less than two weeks after three young men were slain in a drive-by shooting in the eastern town of Juncos. continue reading »

No Puerto Rican Public Jobs in Danger in Light to Potential Sequester

In Latin America news, Puerto Rican officials have announced they will not layoffs public employees even if the automatic spending cuts occurs later this week. No Puerto Rican jobs in dangers due to sequester continue reading »

Puerto Rico Supreme Ct Denies Adoption Rights to Partner in Lesbian Relationship

In Latin America news, Puerto Rico's Supreme Court has set issued a setback for same sex couples who want to adopt. In a 5-4 ruling the court denied the partner in a lesbian relationship to adopt a child conceived thorough invitro and birthed by the other female partner. continue reading »

Puerto Rico’s House of Representatives Vote to Take a Pay Cut

Puerto Rico's House of Representatives is currently entertaining legislation to take a pay cut. This measure passed Puerto Rico's Senate last week. Current annual salaries stand at $73,775. continue reading »

30,000 Lead Contaminated Toys Seized at Puerto Rico Port

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers and Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) investigators have seized multiple shipments of nearly 30,000 toys imported into the port of San Juan, Puerto Rico, containing levels of lead that exceed legal limits. continue reading »