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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 »

Puerto Rican Announces Bid to Lead International Olympic Committee

Puerto Rican Announces Bid to Lead International Olympic Committee

Puerto Rican banker Richard Carrion on Wednesday announced his bid to become president of the International Olympic Committee. continue reading »

Puerto Rico Arrests Teacher, Prison Guard After Discovering Kiddie Porn

Puerto Rico Arrests Teacher, Prison Guard After Discovering Kiddie Porn

A teacher and a prison guard were arrested by federal authorities in Puerto Rico in separate cases of child pornography, the U.S. attorney in San Juan, Rosa Emilia Rodriguez, announced Tuesday. continue reading »

Reggaeton Singer Yomo Unhurt in Puerto Rico Shootout, Companion Shot Multiple Times

Reggaeton Singer Yomo Unhurt in Puerto Rico Shootout, Companion Shot Multiple Times

Puerto Rican reggaeton star Yomo was unhurt in a shootout that occurred Monday on a busy highway in San Juan in which a woman who was traveling with the singer was wounded multiple times, police said. continue reading »

$3 Million Worth of Cocaine Seized in Puerto Rico

$3 Million Worth of Cocaine Seized in Puerto Rico

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents seized Wednesday 125 kilograms of cocaine with an estimated continue reading »

Puerto Rican Authorities Rescue Baby Manatee

Puerto Rican Authorities Rescue Baby Manatee

Rangers from Puerto Rico's Department of Natural and Environmental Resources rescued a newborn manatee they found stranded on a beach in the La Boquilla district of Mayaguez municipality on the Caribbean island's west coast. continue reading »