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Armed Anti-Violence Activist Among 4 Killed in Puerto Rico

The Puerto Rico Police Department on Monday is investigating a quadruple murder in Piñones, a tourist locale near San Juan where just a week ago four other people were slain. continue reading »

Federal Agents Launch Extensive Search Operation at Puerto Rican Prison

More than 200 federal agents from different departments carried out a search operation Friday in the Metropolitan Detention Center Guaynabo in suburban San Juan, the FBI office in Puerto Rico said. continue reading »

3 Gunned Down in Drive-by Shooting in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rican police were investigating Friday the second triple killing in less than two weeks after three young men were slain in a drive-by shooting in the eastern town of Juncos. 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Calle 13’s Rene Perez’ Uncle Shot to Death in Puerto Rico

The uncle of Rene Perez, of the Calle 13 duo, was shot to death in Puerto Rico over the weekend. continue reading »

‘Noticias OK” in Puerto Rico to Report Only Good, Happy News

A radio program in Puerto Rico will report only good news starting May 1 as a way to try and minimize violence on the streets of the Caribbean island. continue reading »

1,100 Homicides So Far This Year In Puerto Rico

The number of violent deaths registered since Jan. 1 in Puerto Rico has hit 1,100, making 2011 the bloodiest year in the island's history. continue reading »

Gay Advocates Say Transgender Murders Severely Undercounted in Puerto Rico

While Trans Day of Remembrance websites currently list only one 2011 murder of a trans woman in Puerto Rico, Sophia Isabel Marro Cruz, the spokeswoman for Transexuales y Transgeneros en Marcha continue reading »

Justice Dept Finds Puerto Rico Police Engaged in Pattern of Misconduct

Following a comprehensive investigation, the Justice Department today announced its findings that the Puerto Rico Police Department (PRPD) has engaged in a pattern and practice of misconduct that violates the Constitution and federal law continue reading »

28 Percent of all Puerto Rican Teens Carry Guns to School, Teachers Fear Their Own Students

A study released this week in Puerto Rico shows an alarming trend of 10th-12th graders carrying guns to school whereby teachers are afraid of their students, and violence to solve problems is readily practiced. continue reading »