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Draco Rosa’s New Album “Vida” Will Include Songs from Ricky Martin and Shakira

Draco Rosa’s New Album “Vida” Will Include Songs from Ricky Martin and Shakira

Puerto Rican singer-songwriter Draco Rosa will release on March 19 his new album "Vida" (Life), on which he performs his greatest hits along with friends and colleagues such as Ricky Martin, Alejandro Sanz, Juan Luis Guerra and Shakira. continue reading »

Popular Puerto Rican TV Show Canceled Following Protests

Popular Puerto Rican TV Show Canceled Following Protests

SuperXclusivo, the most-watched show on Puerto Rican television, will no longer be broadcast after a boycott staged in response to comments by host Kobbo Santarrosa that appeared to blame a murder victim for his own death, Primera Hora daily said Wednesday. continue reading »

Baseball’s Hall of Fame Has 4 Puerto Ricans on Ballot

Baseball’s Hall of Fame Has 4 Puerto Ricans on Ballot

Edgar Martinez and Bernie Williams head a group of four Puerto Ricans up for consideration in this year's Major League Baseball Hall of Fame balloting, the results of which will be announced on Wednesday. continue reading »

Eleven Gold Bars Valued at $1.7 MIllion Seized as Contraband at Puerto Rico Airport

Eleven Gold Bars Valued at $1.7 MIllion Seized as Contraband at Puerto Rico Airport

Several courier packages were seized this week by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at the Rafael Hernandez International Airport containing 11 gold bars arriving from Curacao, Netherlands Antilles. continue reading »

Two Dominican Drug Smugglers Arrested with $29 Million Worth of Cocaine on High Seas

Two Dominican Drug Smugglers Arrested with $29 Million Worth of Cocaine on High Seas

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) as part of the Caribbean Border Interagency Group law enforcement authorities, seized over 2,600 pounds of cocaine, a go-fast vessel and detained two Dominican smugglers during an at-sea interdiction Sunday in the Caribbean Sea. continue reading »

First Week of 2013 Proves Deadly in Puerto Rico With 14 Murders

First Week of 2013 Proves Deadly in Puerto Rico With 14 Murders

A young evangelical pastor was among the 14 people slain in Puerto Rico in the first week of 2013, police reported Monday. The most recent murder occurred Sunday at 9:55 p.m. in Canovanas, east of San Juan, where an unknown assailant walked up to Kedin Adorno Fuentes, 22, and shot him several times in the face. continue reading »

Puerto Rico Deploys National Guard to Combat Drug Trafficking, Crime

Puerto Rico Deploys National Guard to Combat Drug Trafficking, Crime

U.S. federal authorities have expressed support for newly inaugurated Puerto Rican Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla's decision to deploy National Guard troops to help fight crime and drug trafficking on the island. continue reading »

Nearly 5,000 Pounds of Cocaine Seized in Puerto Rico

Nearly 5,000 Pounds of Cocaine Seized in Puerto Rico

U.S. authorities in Puerto Rico reported Friday the arrest of two Dominicans from whose vessel they seized 2,200 kilos (4,845 pounds) of cocaine. continue reading »

University of Puerto Rico Students Demand Elimination of $800 Annual Fee

University of Puerto Rico Students Demand Elimination of $800 Annual Fee

Students at the state-run University of Puerto Rico on Thursday demanded that Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla eliminate the $800 annual fee imposed last year on top of the standard tuition of $49 per credit hour. continue reading »

Puerto Rico’s Hotel Occupancy at Almost 100% for the Holidays

Puerto Rico’s Hotel Occupancy at Almost 100% for the Holidays

Puerto Rico will bid farewell to the last week of 2012 with its hotel occupancy rate at close to 100 percent, in a year when the sector saw an improvement over 2011 in both occupancy and price per room. continue reading »

2012 Was Another Bloody Year For Puerto Rico

2012 Was Another Bloody Year For Puerto Rico

Though the number of homicides won't match last year's record total of 1,122, violent crime remains the most pressing issue as Puerto Rico prepares to bid farewell to 2012. continue reading »

Hero Surfer Dies in Puerto Rico

Hero Surfer Dies in Puerto Rico

When Superstorm Sandy pummeled the east coast, people stood up and did what was necessary to save lives. People like 23-year-old surfer Dylan Smith of Belle Harbor, New York risked their lives to save others. continue reading »

Puerto Ricans Celebrate Christmas with Traditional Three Kings

Puerto Ricans Celebrate Christmas with Traditional Three Kings

The Three Kings group from the Puerto Rican town of Juana Diaz appeared on Christmas Eve at the cathedral in Havana, where they were welcomed by dozens of children and took part in a celebration of the Feast of the Epiphany. continue reading »

Justice Department Agrees to Reform Puerto Rican Police Department

Justice Department Agrees to Reform Puerto Rican Police Department

The Justice Department (DOJ) entered into a sweeping agreement with the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and Governor Luis Fortuño to resolve its civil investigation of the Puerto Rico Police Department (PRPD). continue reading »

Jennifer Lopez, Wisin & Yandel Rock Puerto Rico

Jennifer Lopez, Wisin & Yandel Rock Puerto Rico

Jennifer Lopez and the Puerto Rican reggaeton duo of Wisin & Yandel put on a spectacular show in San Juan during the much anticipated return of the New York singer to Puerto Rico after 11 years away from the Caribbean island. continue reading »