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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 »

Yahoo de Mexico’s $2.3 Billion Fine Reduced to $172,500

Yahoo de Mexico’s $2.3 Billion Fine Reduced to $172,500

Yahoo and its Mexican affiliate Yahoo de Mexico are breathing a sigh a relief after a Mexican Appellate court reduced a breach of contract fine from $2.5 billion to an ‘economical’ $172,500. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Gov. Mansion, La Fortaleza, Has $30,000 Water Bill

Puerto Rican Gov. Mansion, La Fortaleza, Has $30,000 Water Bill

The $265 million Puerto Rico's heavily indebted state-owned water and sewer authority is trying to collect from customers includes $30,000 due from La Fortaleza, the official residence of the island's governor. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Gov. Garcia Padilla Signs Executive Orders to Boost Alternative Energy

Puerto Rican Gov. Garcia Padilla Signs Executive Orders to Boost Alternative Energy

Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla has signed four executive orders aimed at boosting the use of renewable energy sources in Puerto Rico. The goal is to implement a program to gradually replace fo continue reading »

Interjet Bringing Direct Flights Between Mexico, Puerto Rico

Interjet Bringing Direct Flights Between Mexico, Puerto Rico

Mexican budget airline Interjet has begun flying a route between that country and Puerto Rico, ending a more than 13-year drought without a direct flight between the two territories, the executive director of the Puerto Rico Ports Authority said. continue reading »

ABC Orders New Series Starring Puerto Rico’s Alexandra Pomales

ABC Orders New Series Starring Puerto Rico’s Alexandra Pomales

Puerto Rican actress Alexandra Pomales is slated to star in the series "Killer Women," set to air on ABC later this year, production company Latin World Entertainment said. continue reading »

Ex-Miss Universe Denise Quinones To Relaunch Music Career

Ex-Miss Universe Denise Quinones To Relaunch Music Career

Puerto Rico's ex-Miss Universe Denise Quiñones announced her return as a singer with performances on May 30-31. Quiñones, 32, will present the show "Estoy Aqui" at the Punto Fijo Theater Cafe of the Luis A. Ferre Fine Arts Center in San Juan. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Rapper Yandel Leaves Hospital After Kidney Stones

Puerto Rican Rapper Yandel Leaves Hospital After Kidney Stones

Yandel, one-half of the Puerto Rican reggaeton duo Wisin & Yandel, was back home Friday after being released from a hospital in Orlando, Florida, where he was treated for kidney stones, his agent told Efe. continue reading »

Puerto Rico to Cut Off Water to Non-payers

Puerto Rico to Cut Off Water to Non-payers

Puerto Rico's heavily indebted state-owned water and sewer authority announced that it is cutting off service to customers who don't pay their bills, including the municipal government of Arecibo. continue reading »

200,000 Trees Reported Felled in Valuable Puerto Rico Forest

200,000 Trees Reported Felled in Valuable Puerto Rico Forest

An environmental organization reported the cutting of close to 200,000 trees on Monte Barinas, an area on the southwest coast of Puerto Rico whose subtropical dry forest is of great ecological value for its now-endangered native vegetation and fauna. continue reading »