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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 »

Puerto Rican Murder-For-Hire Suspect Caught in Spain

Puerto Rican Murder-For-Hire Suspect Caught in Spain

A Puerto Rican woman accused of hiring a hit man to murder her husband in 2005 was arrested by Spanish police at Madrid's Barajas International Airport. The director of the FBI office in Puerto Rico, Carlos Cases, continue reading »

Child Exploitation in Puerto Rico Increases, Ricky Martin Expresses Concern

Child Exploitation in Puerto Rico Increases, Ricky Martin Expresses Concern

Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin on Thursday expressed his concern over the increase in child exploitation on the Caribbean island and called for the continuation of the public debate over human trafficking. continue reading »

Salsa Great Cheo Feliciano Confirms He has Cancer

Salsa Great Cheo Feliciano Confirms He has Cancer

Puerto Rican singer Jose Luis Feliciano Vega, known by his stage name of Cheo Feliciano, confirmed Wednesday in a statement that he is suffering from cancer and that he will undergo chemotherapy. continue reading »

84 Percent of Puerto Rican Children Live in High-Povery Areas, Majority Part of Single-Parent Homes

84 Percent of Puerto Rican Children Live in High-Povery Areas, Majority Part of Single-Parent Homes

The proportion of Puerto Rican children living in high-poverty areas stands at 84 percent, seven times the comparable figure for the continental United States, according to the Annie E. Casey Foundation's KIDS COUNT® Data Book. continue reading »

San Jose Church in Old San Juan Named to Most Endangered Historic Places List

San Jose Church in Old San Juan Named to Most Endangered Historic Places List

The National Trust for Historic Preservation named the San José Church in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, to its 2013 list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places. This annual list spotlights important examples of the nation’s architectural, cultural and natural heritage that are at risk of destruction or irreparable damage. continue reading »

Puerto Rico Expects to Net Some $100M from Tax Amnesty

Puerto Rico Expects to Net Some $100M from Tax Amnesty

The Puerto Rican government expects to net around $100 million from a tax amnesty that expires June 30, Treasury Secretary Melba Acosta said Wednesday. continue reading »

Lawmaker Claims Puerto Rico Issuing Worthless Tax Refund Checks

Lawmaker Claims Puerto Rico Issuing Worthless Tax Refund Checks

Puerto Rico's treasury department is issuing tax refund checks that are not backed by sufficient funds, an opposition lawmaker said Tuesday. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Governor Talks of “Latin American Ghetto” that Comes with Statehood

Puerto Rican Governor Talks of “Latin American Ghetto” that Comes with Statehood

Puerto Rican Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla said that being annexed by the United States would destroy the island's economy. continue reading »

Puerto Rican House of Representatives Approves Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented

Puerto Rican House of Representatives Approves Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented

The Puerto Rico House of Representatives has approved granting driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants and the island's Senate is expected to follow suit. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Police Arrest Senator on Corruption Charges

Puerto Rican Police Arrest Senator on Corruption Charges

A San Juan judge on Wednesday found cause to order the arrest of Puerto Rican former Sen. Antonio "El Chuchin" Soto on 26 counts of aggravated misappropriation of funds and falsifying documents. continue reading »

PUERTO RICO: 2-Year-Old Found Wandering Alone Near Gas Station

PUERTO RICO: 2-Year-Old Found Wandering Alone Near Gas Station

A 2-year-old boy was found before dawn Tuesday wandering alone near a gas station in the San Juan suburb of Bayamon, the Puerto Rico Police Department said. continue reading »