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Puerto Rican Nationalists Attacked the U.S. Capitol Building in 1954

Today in Latin American history, Puerto Rican nationalists attacked the United States Capitol building, injuring five Representatives in 1954. continue reading »

1 Year After Referendum, Puerto Rico’s Status Unchanged

The review of Puerto Rico's political status remains dead in the water a year after the last non-binding referendum held on the island, a vote in which the majority of Puerto Ricans came continue reading »

Puerto Rican Mass Shooter Sentenced to LIfe, Killed 8 Shot 19 Others

Alexis Candelario-Santana, 42, was sentenced today to life in prison for murdering eight people and an unborn child and attempting to murder 19 others during a mass shooting at a Puerto Rico nightclub in 2009. continue reading »

Bloody Holiday Weekend in Puerto Rico

The long weekend for Puerto Rico's commonwealth holiday ended with eight people murdered, the Puerto Rico Police Department said Monday. continue reading »

Legendary Rita Moreno to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award from Her Acting Peers

The Screen Actor’s Guild (SAG) will honor the legendary Rita Moreno with their highest honor, the SAG Life Achievement Award. continue reading »

Prominent Puerto Rican Victim of Brutal Violence on Island

Crime has once again surged to the forefront in Puerto Rico with the murder of a prominent doctor after a minor traffic accident. continue reading »

84 Percent of Puerto Rican Children Live in High-Povery Areas, Majority Part of Single-Parent Homes

The proportion of Puerto Rican children living in high-poverty areas stands at 84 percent, seven times the comparable figure for the continental United States, according to the Annie E. Casey Foundation's KIDS COUNT® Data Book. 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 »

Undocumented Cuban Migrants Rescued in Puerto Rico

Six undocumented Cuban migrants landed illegally on the Mona islet, in western Puerto Rico, U.S. authorities in San Juan reported Thursday. continue reading »

Movie Productions Pumps $20 Million into Puerto Rican Economy

Currently underway in Puerto Rico are several movie productions that will pump some $20 million into the local economy, the executive director of the state-run Puerto Rico Film Commission, Demetrio Fernandez, said. continue reading »

New FBI Appointment in Puerto Rico Leads to Corruption Investigation

The FBI's new Special Agent in Charge for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands said Monday that his office is investigating cases of public corruption on this Caribbean island. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Party Wants to Bar Raising the U.S. Flag Without PR Flag

A legislator of the ruling Popular Democratic Party, or PPD, has introduced a bill in the Caribbean island's House of Representatives that would bar raising the U.S. flag unless the Puerto Rican flag is raised at the same time. continue reading »

Traditional Puerto Rican Festival is Dedicated to Draco Rosa

This year's edition of the traditional San Sebastian Street Festivals, which began Thursday in the historic heart of Old San Juan, is dedicated to Puerto Rican singer-songwriter Draco Rosa. continue reading »

Baby Dies After Stepfather Places Child in Freezer During Domestic Dispute

A 5-month-old baby died Tuesday in this capital after a man thought to be its stepfather put the child into a freezer after having an argument with its mother. continue reading »

White House Urges Congress to Consider Puerto Rico’s Statehood

The White House clarified its stance on the political status of Puerto Rico saying that the results of a non-binding referendum last month were clear, and it urged Congress to move forward on the matter. continue reading »

Missouri Senator Would Consider Puerto Rico’s Statehood

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill said she would consider the possibility of Puerto Rican statehood if a bill to that effect should reach Congress. continue reading »

Boxing Star Hector “Macho” Camacho Dies, Unable to Donate Organs

The organs of late Puerto Rican boxing icon Hector "Macho" Camacho cannot be donated because he was kept on life support for too long, the head of San Juan's Centro Medico trauma facility, Dr. Ernesto Torres, said. continue reading »

Doctors Say Boxer Hector “Macho” Camacho is Brain Dead

Puerto Rican boxing icon Hector "Macho" Camacho has died from wounds suffered in a shooting this week on the Caribbean island, the director of the Centro Medico trauma facility, Dr. Ernesto Torres, said here Thursday. He was 50. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Zuleyka Rivera Returns to Acting After the Birth of Her Son

Former Miss Universe Zuleyka Rivera has resumed her career as an actress in the Univision telenovela "Rosario" after a year off following the birth of the baby boy she had with NBA star JJ Barea. continue reading »

OLYMPICS: Puerto Rican Boxer Jantony Ortiz Advances to Round of 16

Puerto Rico's Jantony Ortiz gave a lesson in good boxing to Tetteh Sulemanu of Ghana, defeating him 20-6 in the light flyweight class and qualifying for the next round at the London Olympic Games. continue reading »