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Olympics: Hurdler Looking to Win First Gold Medal for Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is counting on hurdler Javier Culson to win the island's first-ever gold medal in the Olympic Games that start two weeks from now in London, Puerto Rican Olympic Committee chair David Bernier told Efe in San Juan on Friday. continue reading »

Roselyn Sanchez to Celebrate Her Daughter’s Baptism in Puerto Rico

Actress and singer Roselyn Sanchez said Thursday she will baptize her daughter, Sebella Rose, in her native Puerto Rico. "Desperate because September 9 is coming. Crazy to do RS Triathlon For Life and for Sebella to go to Puerto Rico for the 1st time! And to baptize her! Happy!" said Sanchez via Twitter. continue reading »

Two Puerto Rican Men Found Dead in Taxi

Two men were found dead in the wee hours of Friday inside a taxi in the San Juan neighborhood of Hato Rey, the Puerto Rico Police Department said. continue reading »

Constructing “HeelCondoms” Reduces Sentences For Puerto Rican Inmates

Inmates at Vega Alta women's prison in Puerto Rico are reducing their sentences thanks to their daily work of sewing "HeelCondoms," colorful and varied accessories that fit onto the heels of women's shoes. continue reading »

Corrupt Puerto Rican Police Officer Sentenced to 24 Years for Being a Coke Distributor

David González-Pérez, a former Puerto Rico Police officer from Arecibo, Puerto Rico, was sentenced yesterday to 24 years in prison by U.S. District Judge Aida Delgado-Colón for conspiracy and attempt to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances, announced U.S. Attorney for the District of Puerto Rico Rosa Emilia Rodríguez-Vélez. González-Pérez was found guilty of 28 counts of conspiracy and attempt to possess with intent to distribute cocaine after a two-week trial in August 2011. continue reading »

Expert Recognizes Issues in Puerto Rican Bilingual Education Program

The academic director of Spain's Cervantes Institute noted here the problems involved in establishing public bilingual education in Puerto Rico, where Spanish is the mother tongue of the vast majority. continue reading »

Loudspeaker-using P. Rican Police Officer Suspended After Calling for Superintendent’s Resignation

A Puerto Rican policeman has been suspended for using his vehicle’s loudspeaker to call for the superintendent’s resignation. Since police chief Emilio Diaz Colon took office in police continue reading »

LOOSEN UP this weekend with a Latin American Natural Wonder

LOOSEN UP this weekend with a Latin American Natural Wonder. Guess What and Where this is? continue reading »

Singer Ricky Martin Outraged at Senate of Puerto Rico’s Plan to Amend Hate-Crimes Law

Singer Ricky Martin showed his disapproval of a move by Puerto Rico's Senate to amend the island's hate-crime law to eliminate protection for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. continue reading »

Victoria’s Secret Angels Bring Heaven to Puerto Rico!

Alessandra Ambrosio, Adriana Lima, and Erin Heatherton attended the ribbon cutting for the Plaza Las Americas Victoria’s Secret store in San Juan, Puerto Rico. continue reading »

Ricky Martin Wraps Up “Musica+Alma+Sexo” World Tour After 100 Performances (VIDEO)

Pop star Ricky Martin wrapped up his "Musica + Alma + Sexo" world tour in Puerto Rico after eight long months on the road and around 100 performances in Latin America, Europe and North America. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Communications Organizations Speak before U.S. Congress for the First Time

The University of Puerto Rico Alumni and Friends Abroad Association (UPRAA), is making history by presenting for the first time ever in the Congress of the United States, continue reading »

Justice Dept Settles With Puerto Rican Government on Charges of Disability Discrimination

The Justice Department today settled a lawsuit with the Puerto Rico Department of Justice (PRDOJ) to protect the rights of employees with disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). continue reading »

Ahead of Hurricane Irene Cruise Ships Leave Passengers in San Juan, PR Some With No Way to Get Home

In preparation for the incoming Hurricane Irene, cruise ships were warned to leave the ports of Puerto Rico to ensure they would not get caught in the storm. However, when the ships left, they did so without all of their passengers. continue reading »

As Captain Morgan Leaves, Puerto Rico Hopes to Keep the Rum Business Lucrative With New Distillery

Near San Juan, Puerto Rico, a former pharmaceutical plant is being transformed into a rum distillery in hopes of helping the economy recover from the loss of Captain Morgan rum. continue reading »

A Lot of Bling and Collectible Cars Seized from Major Drug Trafficker in Puerto Rico

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents seized 15 luxury watches with an approximate market value of $1 million and 16 classic continue reading »

26 Undocumented Aliens Found on “Yola” Vessel with Bricks of Cocaine Floating Nearby

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine units intercepted a vessel near Arecibo on May 23rd, containing 26 undocumented aliens with six bricks of cocaine floating nearby. continue reading »

Puerto Rico: Number of Minors Involved in Crime Increasing

In Puerto Rico, authorities are worried about the rising number of young people becoming involved in criminal activity. The day after Julian Romero Rodriguez, 21, was stabbed to death on a beach in San Juan’s upscale Condado neighborhood, continue reading »

Puerto Rican Church Condemns Ricky Martin’s “Promotion of Homosexuality”

Cardinal Luis Aponte Martínez, from San Juan bashed the pop star in an interview with Primera Hora. continue reading »

Puerto Rico Stands to Lose $200 Million from Proposed Budget Cuts

The $38 billion in proposed budget cuts would cost the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico $200 million that are currently allocated to it. continue reading »