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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 »

Puerto Rico Key Destination for Kiteboarding in Caribbean

Puerto Rico Key Destination for Kiteboarding in Caribbean

Puerto Rico has become the kiteboarding center for the entire Caribbean thanks to a regular windy season and the proliferation of top quality schools. continue reading »

Puerto Rico’s Eduardo Lalo Wins Literary Award in Venezuela

Puerto Rico’s Eduardo Lalo Wins Literary Award in Venezuela

Puerto Rican author Eduardo Lalo was named Thursday as the winner of Venezuela's Romulo Gallegos International Novel Prize for "Simone." continue reading »

329 Charges Leveled Against Alleged Kidnapper and Sexual Sadist Ariel Castro

329 Charges Leveled Against Alleged Kidnapper and Sexual Sadist Ariel Castro

Today an Ohio grand jury indicted Puerto Rican Ariel Castro on 329 charges related to his alleged kidnapping, enslavement and sexual depravity toward three young women recently rescued from his home. continue reading »

58 Haitian Immigrants Try to Enter U.S. Illegally via Puerto Rico

58 Haitian Immigrants Try to Enter U.S. Illegally via Puerto Rico

The U.S. Coast Guard and Puerto Rican police detained 58 undocumented Haitians on Tuesday as they tried to enter U.S. territory illegally on the west coast of Puerto Rico. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Governor’s Private Residence Robbery Target

Puerto Rican Governor’s Private Residence Robbery Target

The crime wave lashing Puerto Rico does not even respect Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla, whose private residence was the target of an attempted robbery over the weekend. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Beauty Queen Joining Cast of ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’

Puerto Rican Beauty Queen Joining Cast of ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’

According to Radar Online, Puerto Rican beauty queen and actress Joyce Giraud has joined the ladies of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills." continue reading »

Puerto Rico Signs Law Protecting LGBT Community From Employment Discrimination

Puerto Rico Signs Law Protecting LGBT Community From Employment Discrimination

Approved earlier this week, Governor of Puerto Rico Alejandro GarcĂ­a Padilla signed into law civil rights legislation that finally provides employment nondiscrimination protections for LGBTT people and protects same-sex couples under Puerto Rico's domestic violence law. continue reading »

Cancer Walkathon in Puerto Rico Welcomes Tito Nieves, Daddy Yankee

Cancer Walkathon in Puerto Rico Welcomes Tito Nieves, Daddy Yankee

Prominent Puerto Rican entertainers such as Daddy Yankee, Victor Manuelle and Tito Nieves will take part in this year's charity walkathon to benefit cancer patients at San Juan's Hospital Oncologico. continue reading »

Some New Yorkers  Insulted as Coors Wraps Puerto Rican Flag on Beer Can

Some New Yorkers Insulted as Coors Wraps Puerto Rican Flag on Beer Can

The placement of the Puerto Rican flag on Coors Light beer cans to celebrate the Puerto Rican Day Parade is being called "disrespectful" and "insulting" by local politicians and advocacy groups. continue reading »

Ricky Martin Calls for Gay Rights in Puerto Rico

Ricky Martin Calls for Gay Rights in Puerto Rico

Singer Ricky Martin called Wednesday in a letter sent to the Puerto Rican House of Representatives for the legislative body to approve bill No. 238, which would prohibit discrimination due to sexual orientation on the island. continue reading »