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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 QuiƱones announced her return as a singer with performances on May 30-31. QuiƱones, 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 »

Don Omar Brings “Hecho en Puerto Rico” Concert Home

Don Omar Brings “Hecho en Puerto Rico” Concert Home

Puerto Rico reggaeton star Don Omar was back in his homeland to give his "Hecho en Puerto Rico" (Made in Puerto Rico) concert, in which he showed once more that he is "the king" of urban music, and in which he was accompanied by colleagues Daddy Yankee, Yandel, Arcangel and Natti Natasha. continue reading »

Singer Tommy Torres of Puerto Rico Begins Tour - ‘12 Historias’

Singer Tommy Torres of Puerto Rico Begins Tour - ‘12 Historias’

Puerto Rican singer-songwriter Tommy Torres on the weekend here kicked off his "12 historias" tour, which will take him to several countries in Latin America along with the United States and Spain. continue reading »

What Did This News Anchor Do When He Thought No One Was Looking? (VIDEO)

What Did This News Anchor Do When He Thought No One Was Looking? (VIDEO)

It seems to be much harder to tell if the camera is rolling than us non-TV folk think, because a Puerto Rican news anchor is only the latest to embarrassment himself as the cameras rolled. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Senator Defends Bill to Decriminalize Marijuana

Puerto Rican Senator Defends Bill to Decriminalize Marijuana

The bill introduced last week by governing Popular Democratic Party, or PPD, Sen. Miguel Pereira to decriminalize the use of marijuana has created a controversy in Puerto Rico. continue reading »

“Macho” Camacho’s Son “Machito” Is Motivated by Father’s Murder

“Macho” Camacho’s Son “Machito” Is Motivated by Father’s Murder

Hector "Machito" Camacho, the son of legendary Puerto Rican boxer Hector "Macho" Camacho, says his father's murder last November has provided him with "more motivation" to become a world champion. continue reading »

Movie Productions Pumps $20 Million into Puerto Rican Economy

Movie Productions Pumps $20 Million into Puerto Rican Economy

Currently underway in Puerto Rico are several movie productions that will pump some $20 million into the local economy, the executive director of the state-run Puerto Rico Film Commission, Demetrio Fernandez, said. continue reading »

Ricky Martin Visits Future Site of Center for Child Trafficking Victims

Ricky Martin Visits Future Site of Center for Child Trafficking Victims

Ricky Martin visited the construction site of the first phase of the Tau Center for child-trafficking victims and sexually exploited minors in Loiza, a town on Puerto Rico's northern coast, the singer's agent said Monday. continue reading »

Telenovela Star Jorge Alberti Undergoes Emergency Surgery

Telenovela Star Jorge Alberti Undergoes Emergency Surgery

Puerto Rican actor Jorge Alberti was admitted to a hospital Friday to undergo emergency surgery for a possible hernia, his agent said in a press release. continue reading »