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Hispanic Health: Puerto Ricans Urged to Get Flu Shots in Light of High Incidence Rates

Hispanic Health: Puerto Ricans Urged to Get Flu Shots in Light of High Incidence Rates

Puerto Rico's health secretary called on people Tuesday to get flu vaccinations in view of the alarm created by the high incidence of the disease on the Caribbean island. continue reading »

Puerto Rico’s Old San Juan Designated National Landmark

Puerto Rico’s Old San Juan Designated National Landmark

In Latin America news, Old San Juan in Puerto Rico has been given National Historic Landmark status. Old San Juan is the city's colonial quarter and a tourist draw. continue reading »

Spanish Navy Training Ship, the Juan Sebastian de Elcano, Heads for Americas

Spanish Navy Training Ship, the Juan Sebastian de Elcano, Heads for Americas

The Spanish navy training ship Juan Sebastian de Elcano, named after the first man to circumnavigate the earth, sailed from the Canary Islands on Sunday for Puerto Rico on a new training cruise and wi continue reading »

Coast Guard Detains 71 Haitians Off of Coast of Puerto Rico

Coast Guard Detains 71 Haitians Off of Coast of Puerto Rico

Border Patrol officers and U.S. Coast Guard personnel detained 71 Haitian migrants who arrived on several islands off the coast of western Puerto Rico, officials said. continue reading »

Baxter International to Cut 400 Jobs in Puerto Rico

Baxter International to Cut 400 Jobs in Puerto Rico

The Puerto Rico unit of Baxter International Inc. plans to eliminate 400 jobs at its pharmaceutical production facility in Aibonito, the town's mayor said Friday. continue reading »

Federal Agents Launch Extensive Search Operation at Puerto Rican Prison

Federal Agents Launch Extensive Search Operation at Puerto Rican Prison

More than 200 federal agents from different departments carried out a search operation Friday in the Metropolitan Detention Center Guaynabo in suburban San Juan, the FBI office in Puerto Rico said. continue reading »

Museo de Arte de Ponce Celebrates the Talents of Sculptor Jorge Diaz-Torres with New Exhibit

Museo de Arte de Ponce Celebrates the Talents of Sculptor Jorge Diaz-Torres with New Exhibit

Puerto Rico’s Museo de Arte de Ponce has invited sculptor Jorge Diaz Torres to present five pieces of work that will ‘create dialogue with the museum’s permanent collection,’ as part of its ‘Arte en Respuesta’ program. continue reading »

Lesbian Partner Denied Right to Adopt Partner’s Child Appeals to Puerto Rico’s Highest Court

Lesbian Partner Denied Right to Adopt Partner’s Child Appeals to Puerto Rico’s Highest Court

The woman who was denied the right to adopt her partner’s child, that they are raising, has appealed the Puerto Rico Supreme Courts decision today. continue reading »

70 Puerto Rican World Champion Boxers Ended up Financially Ruined, Alma Trying to Change Others Fate

70 Puerto Rican World Champion Boxers Ended up Financially Ruined, Alma Trying to Change Others Fate

A group of Puerto Rican boxers are learning how to be a success on and off the ring thanks to financial workshops organized by Alma Financial assistance. The need for financial literacy was found when 70 of Puerto Ricos world champions ended up in financial ruins. continue reading »

Daddy Yankee OK and Recovering After Surgery

Daddy Yankee OK and Recovering After Surgery

Representatives of Raymond "Daddy Yankee" Ayala are announcing that the reggaeton singer meniscus surgery went well and his recovering is on track. The Puerto Rican singer is expected to be out of commission for three weeks to recover from the surgery. continue reading »

12 Killed in San Juan Making 163 Violent Deaths in Puerto Rico in 2013

12 Killed in San Juan Making 163 Violent Deaths in Puerto Rico in 2013

A man gunned down inside a San Juan restaurant was among 12 people murdered over the weekend in Puerto Rico, authorities said Monday. The latest killings raise to 163 the number of violent deaths s continue reading »

3 Gunned Down in Drive-by Shooting in Puerto Rico

3 Gunned Down in Drive-by Shooting in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rican police were investigating Friday the second triple killing in less than two weeks after three young men were slain in a drive-by shooting in the eastern town of Juncos. continue reading »

Don Omar Being Sued Over Yacht Used in Music Video

Don Omar Being Sued Over Yacht Used in Music Video

Puerto Rican reggaeton artist Don Omar seems to have gotten himself into a bit on hot water on the water. In Don Omar’s video for the song “Danza Kuduro” the performer is seen inviting a group of women onto “h continue reading »

Puerto Rico Airport Set to be Privately Managed Under 40-year Contract

Puerto Rico Airport Set to be Privately Managed Under 40-year Contract

The FAA has approved a controversial management plan for Puerto Rico airport which will make management private under a 40-year contract continue reading »

Puerto Rican Boxer Enrique Collazo Arrested on Hitting Pregnant Ex-Wife

Puerto Rican Boxer Enrique Collazo Arrested on Hitting Pregnant Ex-Wife

Puerto Rican boxer Enrique "Kikin" Collazo has been arrested for slapping and shoving his ex-wife Jocelyn Gonzalez when he showed at the house to pick up their two children. continue reading »