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Puerto Rican Cattlemen Applaud Suspension of Price Cut on Milk

Puerto Rican Cattlemen Applaud Suspension of Price Cut on Milk

Puerto Rican cattlemen hailed the suspension, ordered by a federal judge, of the accord reached between the local government and milk processors that these companies could pay producers less for their milk and thus increase their own profit margins. continue reading »

Ricky Martin Foundation Opens Pavilion on Human Trafficking in Puerto Rico

Ricky Martin Foundation Opens Pavilion on Human Trafficking in Puerto Rico

The Ricky Martin Foundation opened Friday a pavilion in San Juan on human trafficking - the second most lucrative crime in the world - to raise awareness among the island's population as to the hideous consequences of this scourge. continue reading »

Puerto Rico Organization Seeks Support From Hispanics for Statehood

Puerto Rico Organization Seeks Support From Hispanics for Statehood

Supporters of the idea of Puerto Rico becoming the 51st U.S. state on Wednesday launched a campaign to mobilize Puerto Ricans and the Hispanic population in general. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Government Earmarks $38 Million for Airport Development

Puerto Rican Government Earmarks $38 Million for Airport Development

Puerto Rico's government plans to invest $38 million to develop the island's airports as part of an effort to create jobs, Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla said. continue reading »

POLL:  Third of All Puerto Ricans Seriously Thinking of Leaving Island

POLL:  Third of All Puerto Ricans Seriously Thinking of Leaving Island

Fifty-seven percent of Puerto Ricans say their financial situation has deteriorated over the last 12 months and a third are seriously contemplating leaving the island, according to a survey published Monday in the El Nuevo Dia newspaper. continue reading »

1 Year After Referendum, Puerto Rico’s Status Unchanged

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 »

Projections Show Puerto Rico’s Economy to Shrink This Fiscal Year

Projections Show Puerto Rico’s Economy to Shrink This Fiscal Year

Puerto Rico's economy is projected to contract by 0.8 percent in the current fiscal year, which runs from July 2013 to June 2014, the government said. continue reading »

Thousands of Teachers Protest Planned Pension Overhaul in Puerto Rico

Thousands of Teachers Protest Planned Pension Overhaul in Puerto Rico

Thousands of teachers gathered in San Juan on Friday to protest the Puerto Rican government's plan to overhaul their pension system. continue reading »

Cuts to Food Stamps Will Not Affect Puerto Rico

Cuts to Food Stamps Will Not Affect Puerto Rico

The $5-billion cut being applied to the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program starting Friday will not affect Puerto Rico, where 669,000 households - a third of the total - receive food stamps. continue reading »

8 Cuban Immigrants Rescued on Puerto Rico Coast

8 Cuban Immigrants Rescued on Puerto Rico Coast

Eight undocumented Cuban migrants were rescued by federal authorities as they disembarked on the western coast of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection office in San Juan announced Thursday. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Police Chief Announces Surprise Resignation

Puerto Rican Police Chief Announces Surprise Resignation

The Puerto Rican political sphere reacted Thursday with surprise to the resignation of police chief Hector Pesquera, a move that coincides with the naming of the supervisor to oversee the reform of the island's security forces. continue reading »

Puerto Rico to Induct Cheo Feliciano, Daddy Yankee into Music Hall of Fame

Puerto Rico to Induct Cheo Feliciano, Daddy Yankee into Music Hall of Fame

Salsa and bolero composer and singer Cheo Feliciano, reggaeton artist Daddy Yankee, singer-songwriter Ednita Nazario and alto saxophone player Eddie "La Bala" (the Bullet) Perez, who died in August, are some of the artists who will be inducted next year into Puerto Rico's Music Hall of Fame, organizers said. continue reading »

Puerto Rico’s Neighborhood Watch Groups Urged to Fight Crime

Puerto Rico’s Neighborhood Watch Groups Urged to Fight Crime

The Puerto Rico Police Department is promoting the creation of neighborhood watch groups to help fight the crime wave besetting Loiza, a low-income San Juan suburb where a score of youths have been slain this year. continue reading »

Puerto Rico-Based Craft Brewery Looking to Expand

Puerto Rico-Based Craft Brewery Looking to Expand

Puerto Rico's Old Harbor Brewery wants to conquer the global craft beer market, a sector that is growing rapidly. The brewing company wants to introduce its beers in all t continue reading »

Puerto Rico doctors Ask Obama to Decontaminate Islands Used by the Military

Puerto Rico doctors Ask Obama to Decontaminate Islands Used by the Military

The Puerto Rico College of Physicans and Surgeons sent a letter to U.S. President Barack Obama asking him to launch by executive order the decontamination of Vieques and Culebra, islands used for decades as a testing ground by the U.S. Army, and provide adequate treatment for those harmed by the pollution. continue reading »