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Puerto Rican Governor-elect Makes Light of His Command of English

Puerto Rico Gov.-elect Alejandro Garcia Padilla on Tuesday joked about his command of English after he had to ask a U.S. reporter to speak more slowly. continue reading »

Calle 13 Joins with Unicef in Fight Against Violence in La Bala ( The Bullet) VIDEO

Puerto Rican hip-hop duo Calle 13 presented its latest video in which, with the collaboration of Unicef, the two artists denounce the harm that arms and violence do to the world with their song continue reading »

Majority of Puerto Ricans Vote in Favor of U.S. Statehood

For the first time in their history, a majority of Puerto Ricans expressed support for U.S. statehood in a non-binding referendum on the future of the island's relationship with Washington. continue reading »

Puerto Rico and Federal Status Legislation, 1952-2012

On November 6, the residents of Puerto Rico will have an opportunity to vote in local island-wide general elections and a status plebiscite. The 2012 plebiscite provides electors with a two-stage vote on the future status of the island. The first stage asks electors to choose between continuing the present Commonwealth or territorial status continue reading »

Gasoducto: Puerto Rico’s Pipeline Project Is Dead- Gutierrez Proud to Have Played a Part

Congressman Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL), reacts to the breaking news that the permit application to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was withdrawn for the massive natural gas pipeline project in Puerto Rico known as the Gasoducto or Via Verde Project. continue reading »

Largest Solar Energy Park in Caribbean Opens in Puerto Rico

The Caribbean's largest solar energy park, capable of generating enough electricity to meet the annual consumption of 12,000 families, was inaugurated Monday in the southern Puerto Rican municipality of Guayama. continue reading »

Puerto Rico’s Suiza Dairy to Pay Fines, Update Facilities after Repeatedly Violating Clean Air Act

Suiza Dairy has agreed to pay a penalty and make significant upgrades to settle Clean Air Act violations, the Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today. continue reading »

DEA and Immigration Agents Arrest Members of Puerto Rican Drug Gang Implicated in 20 Murders

Puerto Rican and federal authorities arrested 30 people Friday in a crackdown on a drug gang suspected in a score of homicides. continue reading »

Candidate for Puerto Rican Governor Opposes Same-Sex Marriage

The main opposition candidate for governor of Puerto Rico, Alejandro Garcia Padilla, said Friday he is opposed to same-sex marriage. "I believe that marriage is between a man and a woman. Having said that, it can't be used as an excuse to discriminat continue reading »

Puerto Rico Had Highest Number of Corruption Cases in the U.S. in 2011

The U.S. Attorney's Office brought 130 prosecutions for official corruption in 2011, more than any one of the country's 92 other judicial districts, according to a report from the Justice Department's Public Integrity Section. continue reading »

Miss Puerto Rico 1985, Iris Matias is Terminally Ill

Miss Puerto Rico 1985, Iris Matias, is suffering from terminal pulmonary hypertension which has her bedridden and dependent on a machine connected to her heart that provides the necessary medications to keep her alive. continue reading »

Prison Fight in Puerto Rico Injures 10 Inmates

At least 10 inmates were injured in a fight Thursday at the Bayamon Regional Prison in the San Juan metropolitan area, Puerto Rican Department of Corrections spokeswoman Damarisse Martinez said. continue reading »

Gubernatorial Candidate Garcia Padilla Gets Caught in Altercation

The opposition Popular Democratic Party, or PPD, candidate for Puerto Rico's governorship, Alejandro Garcia Padilla, found himself enmeshed Thursday in an altercation at the State Elections Commission in San Juan when he accompanied a group of citizens who were intending to register to vote. continue reading »

U.S. Marshals Arrest One of Puerto Rico’s Most Wanted After 14 Years on the Run

A major fugitive wanted on Puerto Rico state charges for his alleged participation in a 1998 murder of a man in Ponce, Puerto Rico was captured in Huntingdon Valley, PA, by the United States Marshals Service. continue reading »

Ivy Queen Cements her Position in Reggaeton Genre with New Album

Puerto Rican reggaeton pioneer Ivy Queen is presenting her new album - "La musa" - thereby once again ensuring the stability of her career of almost 20 years in the forefront of a musical genre dominated by men. continue reading »

Spainish Firm Inaugurates $82 M Wind Firm in Puerto Rico

Spain's Gestamp Wind has inaugurated the $82 million Punta Lima wind farm in Naguabo, a city on Puerto Rico's east coast, company executives said. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Ex-Cop Arrested for Murdering Girl Friend

Former police officer Roberto Quiñones was charged formally on Tuesday with the death of dancer Yexeira Torres, who has been missing for almost a year, Puerto Rico's attorney general said. continue reading »

Constitutional Changes Supported by Gov. Fortuño Rejected by Puerto Rican People

Puerto Ricans surprised pollsters and political observers by voting against amending their constituition to limit the right of bail in certain homicide cases and also against reducing the size of the legislature. continue reading »

Spanish Press Reporting Shakira and Pique Together in Puerto Rico

Colombian singer Shakira arrived Monday in Puerto Rico to be with boyfriend Gerard Pique, who came to the Caribbean island with the Spanish national soccer team for a friendly match this week, according to the Web edition of the daily El Nuevo Dia. continue reading »

Violent and Deadly Weekend for Puerto Rico

Eighteen people, among them a U.S. military veteran, were murdered last weekend in Puerto Rico, raising the murder count on the island so far this year to 595, police said Monday. continue reading »