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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 »

No Puerto Rican Public Jobs in Danger in Light to Potential Sequester

No Puerto Rican Public Jobs in Danger in Light to Potential Sequester

In Latin America news, Puerto Rican officials have announced they will not layoffs public employees even if the automatic spending cuts occurs later this week. No Puerto Rican jobs in dangers due to sequester continue reading »

Puerto Rico Supreme Ct Denies Adoption Rights to Partner in Lesbian Relationship

Puerto Rico Supreme Ct Denies Adoption Rights to Partner in Lesbian Relationship

In Latin America news, Puerto Rico's Supreme Court has set issued a setback for same sex couples who want to adopt. In a 5-4 ruling the court denied the partner in a lesbian relationship to adopt a child conceived thorough invitro and birthed by the other female partner. continue reading »

Dominicans in Puerto Rico Applaud Move to Allow Undocumented to Get Licenses

Dominicans in Puerto Rico Applaud Move to Allow Undocumented to Get Licenses

Groups representing Dominicans living in Puerto Rico on Tuesday welcomed a proposal by the island's government to issue driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants. continue reading »

Puerto Rico’s House of Representatives Vote to Take a Pay Cut

Puerto Rico’s House of Representatives Vote to Take a Pay Cut

Puerto Rico's House of Representatives is currently entertaining legislation to take a pay cut. This measure passed Puerto Rico's Senate last week. Current annual salaries stand at $73,775. continue reading »

Puerto Rico to Pursue Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented and Expand Benefits to Immigrants

Puerto Rico to Pursue Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented and Expand Benefits to Immigrants

Newly elected Puerto Rican Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla announced that he plans on offering legislation that would allow undocumented immigrants living on the island to obtain driver’s licenses. continue reading »

New FBI Appointment in Puerto Rico Leads to Corruption Investigation

New FBI Appointment in Puerto Rico Leads to Corruption Investigation

The FBI's new Special Agent in Charge for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands said Monday that his office is investigating cases of public corruption on this Caribbean island. continue reading »

Don Omar Prepares for His “Hecho en Puerto Rico” Concert

Don Omar Prepares for His “Hecho en Puerto Rico” Concert

Singer Don Omar, the self-proclaimed "King of Reggaeton," said his upcoming "Hecho en Puerto Rico" concert would rock the Caribbean island. continue reading »

30,000 Lead Contaminated Toys Seized at Puerto Rico Port

30,000 Lead Contaminated Toys Seized at Puerto Rico Port

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers and Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) investigators have seized multiple shipments of nearly 30,000 toys imported into the port of San Juan, Puerto Rico, containing levels of lead that exceed legal limits. continue reading »

Former Youth Olympic Gold Medal Winner Takes Boxing Career to Next Level

Former Youth Olympic Gold Medal Winner Takes Boxing Career to Next Level

Emmanuel "Manny" Rodriguez, the first Puerto Rican to win a gold medal at the Youth Olympic Games, is going strong as a professional just over two years after sustaining burns over half his body in a near-fatal accident. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Lawmaker Says Airport Lease Will be Bad for Island

Puerto Rican Lawmaker Says Airport Lease Will be Bad for Island

The speaker of Puerto Rico's lower house said Wednesday the contract authorizing the Aerostar Airport Holdings consortium to lease and operate San Juan's airport for 40 continue reading »