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Four Killed in Shootout on Puerto Rican Highway

Four Killed in Shootout on Puerto Rican Highway

Four people were killed and another wounded in a running gunfight on the Jose de Diego highway, Puerto Rican police said Wednesday. More than 100 shell casings were recovered at the scene of the Tuesday night shootout continue reading »

Puerto Rican Task Force Uncovers Marijuana Laboratory

Puerto Rican Task Force Uncovers Marijuana Laboratory

Recently, the U.S. Marshals Service led Puerto Rico Violent Offenders Task Force uncovered a substantial marijuana laboratory while following-up on a lead pertaining to federal and state fugitive Jose Cosme-Rios aka "Pocholo." continue reading »

University of Puerto Rico Finance Chief Resigns After Being Duped

University of Puerto Rico Finance Chief Resigns After Being Duped

The head of finances at the University of Puerto Rico resigned after a scammer bilked the institution out of $150,000, UPR President Miguel Muñoz said Tuesday. continue reading »

U.S. Developer Taubman to Build $400 Million Luxury Mall in Puerto Rico

U.S. Developer Taubman to Build $400 Million Luxury Mall in Puerto Rico

U.S. Developer Taubman is planning a $400 million shopping mall in San Juan, Puerto Rico that will host high-end retailers Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue amongst others. continue reading »

Draco Rosa Album “Vida” Rises to Top of Latin Albums List

Draco Rosa Album “Vida” Rises to Top of Latin Albums List

Puerto Rican singer and songwriter Draco Rosa debuts this week in the No. 1 spot on Billboard's Top Latin Albums list with "Vida," knocking Julion Alvarez and his Norteño Band down to fourth place. continue reading »

48 Illegal Haitian Migrants Detained by Puerto Rico

48 Illegal Haitian Migrants Detained by Puerto Rico

A total of 48 Haitian migrants were detained Wednesday by Puerto Rican police when they landed illegally at Isabela, a district on the west coast of the Caribbean island. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Hotels Near Maximum Capacity Thanks to Holy Week

Puerto Rican Hotels Near Maximum Capacity Thanks to Holy Week

Puerto Rico will achieve a hotel occupancy rate of 93 percent during Holy Week, the director of the Puerto Rican Tourism Company, or CTPR, Ingrid Rivera, said Wednesday. continue reading »

University of Puerto Rico President Victim of Scam, School Loses $150,000

University of Puerto Rico President Victim of Scam, School Loses $150,000

The president of the University of Puerto Rico on Tuesday admitted that he was the victim of a scam and allowed the university to be defrauded out of $150,000 when he believed a con artist who passed himself off as a top government official. continue reading »

‘Princesa de la Salsa’ India Victim of Domestic Abuse

‘Princesa de la Salsa’ India Victim of Domestic Abuse

Puerto Rico's very own 'Princesa de la Salsa' India has been the victim of domestic abuse by the hands of her boyfriend, identified as 32-year-old Javier Padilla Gonzalez. The 44-year-old singer was hospitalized and Padilla Gonzalez arrested continue reading »

Puerto Rico Sentences Murderer to Life in Prison, Passes on Death Penalty

Puerto Rico Sentences Murderer to Life in Prison, Passes on Death Penalty

Alexis Candelario Santana, found guilty of the 2009 murders of eight people in a bar in Puerto Rico, and responsible for 14 other killings, will spend the rest of his life in prison because the jury was unable to reach a unanimous verdict on whether to impose the death penalty. continue reading »

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 »