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Bloody Holiday Weekend in Puerto Rico

Bloody Holiday Weekend in Puerto Rico

The long weekend for Puerto Rico's commonwealth holiday ended with eight people murdered, the Puerto Rico Police Department said Monday. continue reading »

“Idol Puerto Rico” and “Idol Kids” to Debut in U.S. Exclusively on Cable Network WAPA Ameri

“Idol Puerto Rico” and “Idol Kids” to Debut in U.S. Exclusively on Cable Network WAPA Ameri

Idol format will air in the U.S. for first time in Spanish - "Idol Puerto Rico," the Puerto Rican version of the most successful reality show franchise in the world and the highest-rated television series in Puerto Rico, and "Idol Kids," continue reading »

PUERTO RICO: Biggest Threat to Statehood Coming from Within

PUERTO RICO: Biggest Threat to Statehood Coming from Within

Many Puerto Ricans were convinced the greatest opposition to statehood would come from U.S. congressmen. continue reading »

Looking to Promote Island Image Governor Signs Law Establishing Brand Puerto Rico

Looking to Promote Island Image Governor Signs Law Establishing Brand Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla on Tuesday signed into law a bill to establish Brand Puerto Rico, with the aim of projecting an image of the Caribbean island as an attractive tourist destination. continue reading »

Legendary Rita Moreno to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award from Her Acting Peers

Legendary Rita Moreno to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award from Her Acting Peers

The Screen Actor’s Guild (SAG) will honor the legendary Rita Moreno with their highest honor, the SAG Life Achievement Award. continue reading »

8 Puerto Ricans Arrested for Selling Endangered Sea Turtles Meat

8 Puerto Ricans Arrested for Selling Endangered Sea Turtles Meat

Agents of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Puerto Rico Police have harrested eight Puerto Ricans for selling meat from endangered sea turtles. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER:  Eight Puerto Ricans Charged with Trading in Endangered Sea Turtles for Food

LATINO BLOTTER:  Eight Puerto Ricans Charged with Trading in Endangered Sea Turtles for Food

Puerto Rican officials have charged eight Puerto Ricans with illegally possessing and selling the endangered sea turtle for food. The group faces felony charges bases on the violation of the Endangered Species Act. continue reading »

Marc Anthony Defends Himself Against Charges He Isn’t American Enough to Sing “God Bless America”

Marc Anthony Defends Himself Against Charges He Isn’t American Enough to Sing “God Bless America”

Singer Marc Anthony, who is of Puerto Rican origin, on Thursday defended himself against criticism he has received for performing the patriotic U.S. song "God Bless America" during Major League Baseball's All-Star Game, stating that "you can't get more New York than me." continue reading »

Justice Department, Puerto Rico Sign Agreement to Reform Police

Justice Department, Puerto Rico Sign Agreement to Reform Police

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder signed on Wednesday an agreement in San Juan with the Puerto Rican government to reform the island's police department, thus settling the Justice Department's suit against the PRPD for civil rights violations. continue reading »

Puerto Rico Water Service to Cut Service to 6,000 Customers-a-Week to Collect Past Dues

Puerto Rico Water Service to Cut Service to 6,000 Customers-a-Week to Collect Past Dues

Water rates in Puerto Rico will rise starting Monday between $4 and $64 per month even as state-owned utility AAA gets tough on customers in arrears. continue reading »

Over 20 Undocumented Dominicans Make It to Puerto Rico on Homemade Raft

Over 20 Undocumented Dominicans Make It to Puerto Rico on Homemade Raft

U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents detained 25 undocumented Dominicans in Camuy, a town on the northern coast of Puerto Rico. continue reading »

Latin Grammy Winner Sie7e’s New Song is About Being Optimistic in Life

Latin Grammy Winner Sie7e’s New Song is About Being Optimistic in Life

Puerto Rican singer-songwriter Sie7e, the winner of a Latin Grammy in 2011 for best new artist, is promoting his latest single, "So what," in which he presents a positive and optimistic message about dealing with the problems of daily life. continue reading »

Prominent Puerto Rican Victim of Brutal Violence on Island

Prominent Puerto Rican Victim of Brutal Violence on Island

Crime has once again surged to the forefront in Puerto Rico with the murder of a prominent doctor after a minor traffic accident. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Mayor in Hot Water After Raising His Monthly Salary

Puerto Rican Mayor in Hot Water After Raising His Monthly Salary

People in recession-battered Puerto Rico were fuming Wednesday over the news that the mayor of a town of 40,000 near San Juan increased his monthly salary from $6,500 to $8,000. continue reading »

Gas Price Hike Upsets Puerto Ricans

Gas Price Hike Upsets Puerto Ricans

Puerto Rican consumers are expressing their discontent with the increase in gasoline prices resulting from the government's near-doubling of a tax on fuel wholesalers. continue reading »