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Racial Identity Shifting in Puerto Rico

The racial identity of the Puerto Rican population may be changing, say experts, who point to census figures in which those identifying solely as American Indian or black jumped about 50 percent in the last ten years. continue reading »

Puerto Rico Promotes Rum & Tourism:  “Puerto Rico Does It Better” and “Just Think Puerto Rican Rum”

The Puerto Rican government has reinvented its recently launched campaign for tourism to the island, changing last year’s “Just Think Puerto Rico” for “Just Think, Puerto Rican Rum” in new attempts to get consumers to drink the nation’s renowned spirit. continue reading »

Within 24 Hours Authorities Rescue 31 Cuban Aliens, Intercept Suspicious Vessel and Seize Cocaine

With support of a CBP helicopter, a U. S. Coast Guard Boat Station San Juan 45-foot response boat and the Coast Guard Cutter Matinicus approached the suspect vessel as the passengers onboard the yola proceeded to throw their cargo overboard. continue reading »

LULAC to Honor Legislative Champions and Arizona Hero-Intern Daniel Hernandez

The League of United Latin American Citizens will honor Senator Richard Lugar of Indiana, Congressman Pedro Pierluisi of Puerto Rico and Texas State Representative Trey Martinez Fischer continue reading »

IMMERSE in Relaxation this weekend with a Latin American Natural Wonder

IMMERSE in relaxation this weekend with a Latin American Natural Wonder. Guess What and Where this is? continue reading »

At Least a Dozen Students Arrested in Puerto Rico University

At least a dozen students have been arrested at the University of Puerto Rico, where activists and officials quarrel over a $800 fee that officials want to institute to "help close a gaping budget deficit;" Officials say the University's budget started the year with a $2 billion dollar deficit. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Las Vegas Dancer, Flores-Narvaez, Met Gory Death, Ex-Boyfriend Charged

The gory details of how, 31 year old, Deborah Flores-Narváez met her end are slowly coming out after the arrest of her ex-boyfriend Jason Griffith. continue reading »

Route Traffic Stop Nabs Dominican National with $6 Million in Cocaine

A 33-year-old citizen of the Dominican Republic who resides in Caguas, Puerto Rico, was arrested by special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's continue reading »

U.S. Territories, Representing Communities of Color Stripped of Their Voting Rights by GOP House

While the U.S. House of Representatives was reading the Constitution yesterday it also was stripping the floor voting rights of delegates from U.S. territories, most of which are communities of color. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Man Visits Family in Florida and Then Decides to Torch Them to Death

Justino Sanchez Diaz, from Puerto Rico, was visiting his extended family in Florida when he decided to burn them to death. Sometime on New Year’s Day, continue reading »

Man Arrested at Puerto Rican Airport with 49 Heroin Pellets in Stomach

A 27-year-old U.S. citizen was taken into custody by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Saturday after U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) continue reading »

One of World’s Highest Prevalence Rates for Asthma is in Puerto Rico

This year the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico is facing a jump in the asthma cases reported amongst children, and the island’s children are nearly 300 percent more likely to have respiratory ailments than the general population continue reading »

FELIZ NAVIDAD to Puerto Rico - Santa Brings a 30 Second Earthquake to the Island

Last night as many Puerto Rican families were getting ready to celebrate Chrismas Eve Santa gave the island residents an early present - a 30 second 5.1 earthquake that occurred around 6:43 pm (EST). continue reading »

Body of Las Vegas Dancer, Flores-Narvaez, May have been Found (VIDEO)

The family of Puerto Rican Las Vegas dancer, Deborah Flores-Narvaez, is wishing for a Christmas miracle as they hope to find her alive. Those hopes are on hold, as they await to hear if the body found yesterday in Arizona matching her description is indeed her. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Population Drops – Massive Emigration to U.S. Cited as Cause

The new U.S. Census figures show Puerto Rico’s population dropped by 2.2% due in great part to 489,509 individuals leaving the island to the U.S. There also was a modest drop in birth rates on the island. continue reading »

Traffic Fatalties in Puerto Rico Drop to Forty-Year Record Low

The Transit Safety Commission of Puerto Rico is proudly boosting its lastest statistics that traffic deaths on the island have dropped to a four-decade low. In 2010 there have been 302 car accident fatalities thus continue reading »

San Juan, Puerto Rico – One of CNN’s Top Places to Spend Christmas

CNN has announced their preferred 10 places to spend Christmas and the only tropical hot spot on the list was San Juan, Puerto Rico. The island city was chosen as the number three choice because it celebrates La Navidad continue reading »

13 Arrested in Puerto Rico over Money Laundering Charges

Thirteen individuals charged by a federal grand jury with money laundering were arrested this morning by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) working jointly with officers of the Puerto Rico Police Department. continue reading »

Justice Department Files Suit Against Puerto Rico Police Department

The Department of Justice announced today the filing of a lawsuit against the Policía de Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico Police Department or PRPD) alleging the PRPD retaliated against Agent Investigator Sofía Figueroa Rossy (Figueroa) for complaining about a hostile work environment based on sex, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended. continue reading »

Medical Industry Booming in Puerto Rico

Thanks to recently enacted legislation by the Puerto Rican government that provides up to 50 percent tax credits for certain medical firms, shipments of medical devices are continue reading »