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Ricky Martin Pens Children’s Book “Santiago, The Dreamer in the Land Among the Stars”

Ricky Martin Pens Children’s Book “Santiago, The Dreamer in the Land Among the Stars”

Multifaceted Puerto Rican artist Ricky Martin announced Monday that he will soon release his first book for children, the plot of which he crafted from his experiences as the father of twins Matteo and Valentino. continue reading »

Bond Market Turns Against Puerto Rico

Bond Market Turns Against Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico's government is monitoring the market for its long-term debt, whose interest rates have soared above 10 percent, threatening planned bond issues. continue reading »

Health Secretary Resigns Amid Deaths at Public Hospitals in Puerto Rico

Health Secretary Resigns Amid Deaths at Public Hospitals in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico's health secretary resigned Friday amid a controversy over the death of 10 patients at a public hospital due to a bacterial infection. continue reading »

Daddy Yankee Rolls Out Digital Only New Album “King Daddy”

Daddy Yankee Rolls Out Digital Only New Album “King Daddy”

Reggaeton star Daddy Yankee, recently named Best Latino Artist by the MTV network, returns as "boss" of urban music with a new disc, his second so far this year, but this time ignores usual industry practices by making it in digital format only. continue reading »

JUST IN:  Tropical Storm Gabrielle Forming Near Puerto Rico

JUST IN:  Tropical Storm Gabrielle Forming Near Puerto Rico

The U.S. National Hurricane Center has issued a tropical storm advisory for Tropical Storm Gabrielle forming south of Puerto Rico. The storm started as a tropical depression with sustained winds of 35 mph. continue reading »

Authorities Detain 57 Undocumented Immigrants in Puerto Rico

Authorities Detain 57 Undocumented Immigrants in Puerto Rico

Federal and local autoridades detained Tuesday 56 Haitians and a Cuban who were trying to enter Puerto Rico illegally, police in the U.S. commonwealth said Tuesday. continue reading »

JUST IN:  Convicted Ohio Kidnapper Ariel Castro Hangs Himself in Prison Cell

JUST IN:  Convicted Ohio Kidnapper Ariel Castro Hangs Himself in Prison Cell

Ohio kidnapper and sexual predator Ariel Castro has killed himself in prison by hanging. Castro was convicted last month on over 300 charges related to the kidnapping, sexual abuse and imprisonment of three girls in his Ohio home. continue reading »

Sandcastle Builders in Puerto Rico Fall Short in Hopes to Set World Record

Sandcastle Builders in Puerto Rico Fall Short in Hopes to Set World Record

Hundreds of Puerto Ricans came up short over the weekend in their attempt to break the world record for building the most sandcastles in one hour, leaving Ireland holding the record that it set in 2012. Event organizer Phillip Ruiz told Efe that he felt "very pleased" at the way people came out to support the event, even though they failed to break the world record of 1,939 castles established by the Irish last year. continue reading »

Fiery Car Crash Kills 4 In Puerto Rico

Fiery Car Crash Kills 4 In Puerto Rico

Four people were killed Sunday in a car crash in northwestern Puerto Rico, police said. The vehicle's driver was apparently speeding, passed another automobile and hit a cement wall on the bridge over the Culebrinas River in Aguada, investigators said, citing the preliminary accident report. continue reading »

Sandcastle Builders Hope to Set World Record in Puerto Rico

Sandcastle Builders Hope to Set World Record in Puerto Rico

Thousands of Puerto Ricans will gather on the beach this weekend in this northeastern coastal city and try to set a new world record for most sandcastles built in an hour, the organizer of the event said. continue reading »

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

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 »

How is a Wall Cleaning in Puerto Rico Causing Controversy?

How is a Wall Cleaning in Puerto Rico Causing Controversy?

The cleaning of a colonial wall in Old San Juan has sparked controversy in Puerto Rico, since those who opposed it say it could destroy the structure's historical value. continue reading »

After Cancer Battle, Draco Roso Ready for U.S. Tour

After Cancer Battle, Draco Roso Ready for U.S. Tour

Puerto Rican singer-songwriter Robi Draco Rosa will hit the stage again after winning his battle with cancer on a tour that - starting Oct. 19 - will take him to five U.S. cities. continue reading »

Disability Fraud Crack Down in Puerto Rico Leads to 70 Arrests

Disability Fraud Crack Down in Puerto Rico Leads to 70 Arrests

Seventy people, including several doctors and a former federal employee, were arrested Wednesday in Puerto Rico for alleged fraud to obtain disability payments under Social Security. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Gov. Supports Bill Allowing Sexual Orientation Education in School

Puerto Rican Gov. Supports Bill Allowing Sexual Orientation Education in School

The decision by Puerto Rico Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla to support a bill permitting teaching about different sexual orientations in public schools has sparked controversy. continue reading »