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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 »

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 »