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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 »

Andrea Bocelli “Pasion” -Collection of LatAm Love Songs Featuring Duets with Jlo & Nelly Furtado

Andrea Bocelli “Pasion” -Collection of LatAm Love Songs Featuring Duets with Jlo & Nelly Furtado

Filled with romance and beauty, "Pasion" is a lush collection of Mediterranean love songs featuring duets with global pop stars Jennifer Lopez, Nelly Furtado, and the late Edith Piaf. continue reading »

Puerto Rico Olympic Committee Presents Its Training Strategy for 2016 Olympics

Puerto Rico Olympic Committee Presents Its Training Strategy for 2016 Olympics

The Puerto Rican Olympic Committee presented its "Destination Rio 2016" plan for training the Caribbean island's athletes by having them take part in all competitions leading up to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. continue reading »

Water Rates Expected to Rise by 40 Percent in Puerto Rico

An increase in water rates set to take effect this summer in Puerto Rico could be as much 40 percent, the president of state-owned utility AAA said Monday. continue reading »

Rep. Gutierrez and Sen. Durbin Meet In Chicago With Community Leaders on Immigration Reform

Rep. Gutierrez and Sen. Durbin Meet In Chicago With Community Leaders on Immigration Reform

Today, Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL) participated in a community forum in Chicago hosted by Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) at the Instituto del Progreso Latino, in the Congressman's district. The forum brought together leaders from a cross section of Chicago-area constituencies to update them and discuss progress being made in the House and Senate towards comprehensive immigration reform. continue reading »

Richie Ray and Bobby Cruz Celebrate 50 Years of Making Music Together

Richie Ray and Bobby Cruz Celebrate 50 Years of Making Music Together

Puerto Rican salsa legends Richie Ray and Bobby Cruz celebrated Saturday their 50th year of making music together by recalling their greatest hits and giving thanks they're still alive after their bouts with drugs and alcohol. continue reading »

Reggaeton Star Don Omar Going Back to College to Become Professional Racecar Driver

Reggaeton Star Don Omar Going Back to College to Become Professional Racecar Driver

Puerto Rican reggaeton star Don Omar announced he is headed back to college to finish his studies and become a mechanic and professional racing-car driver. continue reading »

Puerto Rico Businesses Plan to Spend More on Social Media

Puerto Rico Businesses Plan to Spend More on Social Media

Puerto Rico's businesses plan to spend up to 10 percent of their advertising budgets on social media this year, focusing on social-networking giants Facebook and Twitter, a new report said. continue reading »

Daddy Yankee and Red Cross Team up in Puerto Rico

Daddy Yankee and Red Cross Team up in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rican reggaeton star Daddy Yankee on Wednesday here launched the Unete service campaign to collect money for the American Red Cross. continue reading »

Couple Gunned Down, Baby Wounded in Puerto Rico

Couple Gunned Down, Baby Wounded in Puerto Rico

A man and a woman were murdered and a 1-year-old baby was seriously wounded in a new criminal incident in the central Puerto Rican town of Cayey bringing to 63 the island's homicide total so far in 2013. continue reading »

El Gran Combo Cofounder Denies Firing Original Member, Saxophonist Eddie Perez

El Gran Combo Cofounder Denies Firing Original Member, Saxophonist Eddie Perez

The cofounder and musical director of the legendary Puerto Rican salsa orchestra El Gran Combo, Rafael Ithier, denied on Tuesday firing a fellow original member of the group, saxophonist Eddie "La Bala" Perez. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Party Wants to Bar Raising the U.S. Flag Without PR Flag

Puerto Rican Party Wants to Bar Raising the U.S. Flag Without PR Flag

A legislator of the ruling Popular Democratic Party, or PPD, has introduced a bill in the Caribbean island's House of Representatives that would bar raising the U.S. flag unless the Puerto Rican flag is raised at the same time. continue reading »

Rep. Gutierrez: On Immigration “The President is the Quarterback”

Rep. Gutierrez: On Immigration “The President is the Quarterback”

Immigrants need action now and immigration reform cannot wait. We have a unique opportunity to finally put our government on the side of hard-working immigrants. We all need to work together -- the President and Congress, Republicans and Democrats -- to get something done right away. continue reading »

One of Puerto Rico’s ’10 Most Wanted’ Captured in New York

One of Puerto Rico’s ’10 Most Wanted’ Captured in New York

The U.S. Marshals Service New York/New Jersey Fugitive Task Force, acting on information provided by the U.S. Marshals Service Violent Offenders Task Force out of the district of Puerto Rico, arrested Justo Bermudez Stevens in the Bronx today. continue reading »