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Water Rates Expected to Rise by 40 Percent in Puerto Rico

An increase in water rates set to take effect this summer in Puerto Rico could be as much 40 percent, the president of state-owned utility AAA said Monday. continue reading »

Puerto Rico Businesses Plan to Spend More on Social Media

Puerto Rico's businesses plan to spend up to 10 percent of their advertising budgets on social media this year, focusing on social-networking giants Facebook and Twitter, a new report said. continue reading »

Couple Gunned Down, Baby Wounded in Puerto Rico

A man and a woman were murdered and a 1-year-old baby was seriously wounded in a new criminal incident in the central Puerto Rican town of Cayey bringing to 63 the island's homicide total so far in 2013. continue reading »

Violence at Puerto Rico’s San Sebastin Festival Leaves 13 Dead

Violence during the long San Sebastian Street Festival weekend in Old San Juan, the best-known festival in Puerto Rico, left 13 people dead. continue reading »

Christian Band Son By Four Promotes New Single

The Puerto Rican Christian music group Son By Four, known internationally for the number "A Puro Dolor" (Purest of Pain), is promoting their new single, "Si Los Ves Llorar" (If You See Them Cry). continue reading »

First Week of 2013 Proves Deadly in Puerto Rico With 14 Murders

A young evangelical pastor was among the 14 people slain in Puerto Rico in the first week of 2013, police reported Monday. The most recent murder occurred Sunday at 9:55 p.m. in Canovanas, east of San Juan, where an unknown assailant walked up to Kedin Adorno Fuentes, 22, and shot him several times in the face. continue reading »

Puerto Rico Deploys National Guard to Combat Drug Trafficking, Crime

U.S. federal authorities have expressed support for newly inaugurated Puerto Rican Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla's decision to deploy National Guard troops to help fight crime and drug trafficking on the island. continue reading »

Nearly 5,000 Pounds of Cocaine Seized in Puerto Rico

U.S. authorities in Puerto Rico reported Friday the arrest of two Dominicans from whose vessel they seized 2,200 kilos (4,845 pounds) of cocaine. continue reading »

Puerto Ricans Celebrate Christmas with Traditional Three Kings

The Three Kings group from the Puerto Rican town of Juana Diaz appeared on Christmas Eve at the cathedral in Havana, where they were welcomed by dozens of children and took part in a celebration of the Feast of the Epiphany. continue reading »

Justice Department Agrees to Reform Puerto Rican Police Department

The Justice Department (DOJ) entered into a sweeping agreement with the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and Governor Luis Fortuño to resolve its civil investigation of the Puerto Rico Police Department (PRPD). continue reading »

Death of 2 Children in Puerto Rico Highlight Violence on Island

The tragic deaths this week of two children, one of them a 4-month-old baby who was placed in a freezer, reopens the drama of violence against children in Puerto Rico. continue reading »

Gunmen Targeting Uncle Kill 11-Year-Old Nephew in Puerto Rico

An 11-year-old boy was shot dead by gunmen who were out to kill his uncle, who also died in the shooting in Cupey, a district in San Juan, Puerto Rican police said Tuesday. continue reading »

Moody’s Downgrades Puerto Rico’s Credit Rating

Ratings agency Moody's Investors Service on Thursday slashed Puerto Rico's credit rating two notches to Baa3, or one level above speculative grade. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Politician Wants to be New Leader of Pro-Statehood Party

Puerto Rico's non-voting representative in the U.S. Congress, Pedro Pierluisi, said that if he has taken a step forward to become the new leader of the pro-statehood PNP party, it's because he understands that's what Puerto Ricans want. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Beaten to Death After Withdrawing $500 from ATM

The 32-year-old advertising executive killed last week after being forced to withdraw $500 from an Automatic Teller Machine was beaten to death with metal pipes, Puerto Rico's El Nuevo Dia newspaper said Wednesday continue reading »

Man Murdered For $500 Shocks Puerto Rico

Puerto Ricans are shocked by the death of a man murdered after his killers forced him to withdraw $500 from several ATMs in the San Juan suburb of Caguas. continue reading »

Hispanic Standout:  Sara Velez Becomes 1st Woman President of Puerto Rico’s Olympic Committee

Sara Rosario Velez has become the first female president of the Puerto Rico Olympic Committee, or Copur, after former fencing star David Bernier stepped down from the post. continue reading »

“Macho” Camacho’s Case Raises Debate of Brain-Death Guidelines in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico's health ombudsman announced the creation of a commission to examine the creation of guidelines on the procedure to follow in cases of patients diagnosed as brain dead. continue reading »

Mexican Citizen Sentenced 54 Months in Prison for Trafficking ID’s of Puerto Rican, U.S. Citizens

A Mexican national was sentenced today to 54 months in prison for trafficking of identities of Puerto Rican U.S. citizens and corresponding identity documents. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Sentenced to 5 Years For His Role 1983 Robbery

The United States Attorneys for the District of Connecticut and the District of Puerto Rico announced that Norberto Gonzalez-Claudio, 67, was sentenced by Senior United States District Judge Alfred V. Covello in Hartford to 60 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for his involvement in a 1983 armored truck robbery of approximately $7 million in West Hartford, Connecticut, and for his illegal possession of a machine gun at the time of his arrest in May 2011. continue reading »