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Puerto Rican Jury Weighs Death Penalty Sentence for Convicted Murderer

Puerto Rican Jury Weighs Death Penalty Sentence for Convicted Murderer

The possible death sentence for Alexis Candelario Santana, found guilty of the 2009 murder of eight people at the La Tombola bar, is dividing the people of Puerto Rico, a U.S. commonwealth whose constitution bans capital punishment. continue reading »

3 Puerto Rican Police Arrested in Connection With 2008 Death

3 Puerto Rican Police Arrested in Connection With 2008 Death

The FBI on Friday arrested three members of the Puerto Rico Police Department in connection with the death of a 19-year-old man in a 2008 incident. Sgt. Antonio Rodriguez Caraballo and patrolmen Miguel Negron and David Colon Martinez were taken into custody, the head of the PRPD's South Region, Col. Noel Torres, confirmed. continue reading »

Former Miss Universe Zuleyka Rivera to Join New Soap Opera

Former Miss Universe Zuleyka Rivera to Join New Soap Opera

Miss Universe 2006, Puerto Rico's Zuleyka Rivera, announced Thursday that she will participate in the new soap opera "Cosita linda," which will begin filming in May in Miami for Univision and Venevision. continue reading »

Coast Guard, CBP Apprehend 11 Undocumented Migrants Near Puerto Rico

Coast Guard, CBP Apprehend 11 Undocumented Migrants Near Puerto Rico

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) apprehended 11 undocumented migrants Friday afternoon, after a partially submerged vessel was found approximately 200 yards off the coast of Mona Island. continue reading »

Dominican Republic Beats Puerto Rico to Win World Baseball Classic

Dominican Republic Beats Puerto Rico to Win World Baseball Classic

The Dominican Republic came out on top in the third edition of the World Baseball Classic, shutting out Puerto Rico 3-0 in the final to complete its undefeated run to the championship. continue reading »

After Cancer Battle, Singer Draco Rosa Launches New Album

After Cancer Battle, Singer Draco Rosa Launches New Album

After a two-year battle against cancer, Puerto Rican singer-songwriter Draco Rosa launched Tuesday his new album "Vida" (Life) on which he teams up with 16 artists including Ricky Martin, Shakira and Alejandro Sanz. continue reading »

Dominican Republic v Puerto Rico in World Baseball Classic Final

Dominican Republic v Puerto Rico in World Baseball Classic Final

In Latino Sports News, it will be Puerto Rico facing the Dominican Republic in the final World Baseball Classic. Dominican Republic won over the Netherlands to secure a spot in the finals. continue reading »

Puerto Rico Advances to Finals of World Baseball Classic

Puerto Rico Advances to Finals of World Baseball Classic

Buoyed by strong pitching and a two-run home run off the bat of Alex Rios, Puerto Rico defeated Japan 3-1 here to advance to the final of the World Baseball Classic. continue reading »

Puerto Rico Heads to First World Baseball Classic Semifinals

Puerto Rico Heads to First World Baseball Classic Semifinals

Puerto Rico has reached the semifinals of the World Baseball Classic for the first time after scoring a 4-3 victory over the United States, who were eliminated from this international competition. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Man Sues Staffing Agency After Penis Cut Off at Temp Job

Puerto Rican Man Sues Staffing Agency After Penis Cut Off at Temp Job

A Puerto Rican man who was working in Florida is suing the temp agency that hired him claiming they were aware of a number of safety issues before sending him to a work for the Florida company. continue reading »

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 »