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STUDY: LatAm Women are Better Educated but Lower Paid

STUDY: LatAm Women are Better Educated but Lower Paid

Despite recent gains, the wage gap between men and women in Latin America still prevails, according to a new Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) study entitled “New Century, Old Disparities,” which compares surveys of representative households in 18 Latin American and Caribbean countries. continue reading »

Grammy Award Winning Artist Draco Rosa is Cancer Free

Grammy Award Winning Artist Draco Rosa is Cancer Free

Puerto Rican singer Draco Rosa is cancer-free after more than 18 months of treatment, his representative, Angelo Medina, announced Wednesday. continue reading »

1,452 Pounds of Cocaine Worth $16.5 Million Seized Off Waters of Puerto Rico

1,452 Pounds of Cocaine Worth $16.5 Million Seized Off Waters of Puerto Rico

Federal law enforcement authorities arrested two smugglers, seized a go-fast vessel and a 22-bale of cocaine shipment, totaling 660 kilos (1,452 pounds) in waters south of Puerto Rico Tuesday morning. continue reading »

Puerto Rico’s Historic Condado Vanderbilt Hotel Reopens After 15 Years

Puerto Rico’s Historic Condado Vanderbilt Hotel Reopens After 15 Years

The historic Condado Vanderbilt Hotel in San Juan reopened its doors on Tuesday after 15 years thanks to an investment of $270 million that will provide employment to 250 people. continue reading »

Ricky Martin Shares Embarrassing Story of Being Locked Out of Apartment in His Underwear

Ricky Martin Shares Embarrassing Story of Being Locked Out of Apartment in His Underwear

Ricky Martin won the sympathy of thousands of followers in confessing on social networks that this week the door of his apartment closed behind him, leaving him locked outside in his underwear with no keys to get back in. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Puerto Rican Mother Accused of Prostituting her Daughter, 14

LATINO BLOTTER: Puerto Rican Mother Accused of Prostituting her Daughter, 14

Puerto Rican mother Betsian Carrasquillo Penaloza has been arrested under suspicion of prostituting her 14-year-old daughter. Federal agents say Carrasquillo, 34, took her 14-year-old daughter and two other girls to the Sher continue reading »

Largest Solar Energy Park in Caribbean Opens in Puerto Rico

Largest Solar Energy Park in Caribbean Opens in Puerto Rico

The Caribbean's largest solar energy park, capable of generating enough electricity to meet the annual consumption of 12,000 families, was inaugurated Monday in the southern Puerto Rican municipality of Guayama. continue reading »

Sick Puerto Ricans Now Able to Vote From Home

Sick Puerto Ricans Now Able to Vote From Home

A judge in San Juan ruled Monday that Puerto Ricans who are ill and with limited mobility can vote in the Nov. 6 elections by mail from home. The decision by Judge Isidro Garcia Pesquera dismissed the plea by th continue reading »

NY Giants Victor Cruz Catches Three Touchdowns

NY Giants Victor Cruz Catches Three Touchdowns

MetLife Stadium looked like a Salsa dance club on Sunday afternoon. continue reading »

Reggaeton Artist Daddy Yankee Taken to Doctor After Drop in Blood Sugar

Reggaeton Artist Daddy Yankee Taken to Doctor After Drop in Blood Sugar

Puerto Rican reggaeton singer Daddy Yankee had to receive medical attention at a Santo Domingo clinic because of a severe drop in his blood sugar level, he said Friday in a statement. continue reading »

New York Giants Victor Cruz’s Popularity Rises

New York Giants Victor Cruz’s Popularity Rises

New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz has the 9th best selling jersey in the NFL, according to ESPN Sports Business Reporter Darren Rovell. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Boxer Orlando Cruz Announces he is a “Proud Gay Man”

Puerto Rican Boxer Orlando Cruz Announces he is a “Proud Gay Man”

Professional boxer Orlando Cruz, who represented Puerto Rico at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, acknowledged he is gay. "I have and will always be a proud Puerto Rican. I have always been and alwa continue reading »

Puerto Rico’s Suiza Dairy to Pay Fines, Update Facilities after Repeatedly Violating Clean Air Act

Puerto Rico’s Suiza Dairy to Pay Fines, Update Facilities after Repeatedly Violating Clean Air Act

Suiza Dairy has agreed to pay a penalty and make significant upgrades to settle Clean Air Act violations, the Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today. continue reading »

DEA and Immigration Agents Arrest Members of Puerto Rican Drug Gang Implicated in 20 Murders

DEA and Immigration Agents Arrest Members of Puerto Rican Drug Gang Implicated in 20 Murders

Puerto Rican and federal authorities arrested 30 people Friday in a crackdown on a drug gang suspected in a score of homicides. continue reading »

Latino Groups Call Out Kennedy Center’s Neglect to Honor Latino Artists

Latino Groups Call Out Kennedy Center’s Neglect to Honor Latino Artists

In letters to Kennedy Center executives, Caroline Kennedy, President Obama, and members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts (NHFA) and the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA) are calling for major changes in the process by which Kennedy Center Honorees are selected and asking why there is a constant pattern of exclusion of Latinos. The groups' demands follow the recent announcement of the 2012 Honorees, none of whom are Latino artists. continue reading »