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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 »

Jennifer Lopez Arrives in Puerto Rico with Entourage of 70

Jennifer Lopez Arrives in Puerto Rico with Entourage of 70

Singer Jennifer Lopez has arrived in Puerto Rico with an entourage of 70 people for the two concerts she will give in San Juan together with the duo Wisin & Yandel. continue reading »

Death of 2 Children in Puerto Rico Highlight Violence on Island

Death of 2 Children in Puerto Rico Highlight Violence on Island

The tragic deaths this week of two children, one of them a 4-month-old baby who was placed in a freezer, reopens the drama of violence against children in Puerto Rico. continue reading »

Baby Dies After Stepfather Places Child in Freezer During Domestic Dispute

Baby Dies After Stepfather Places Child in Freezer During Domestic Dispute

A 5-month-old baby died Tuesday in this capital after a man thought to be its stepfather put the child into a freezer after having an argument with its mother. continue reading »

Gunmen Targeting Uncle Kill 11-Year-Old Nephew in Puerto Rico

Gunmen Targeting Uncle Kill 11-Year-Old Nephew in Puerto Rico

An 11-year-old boy was shot dead by gunmen who were out to kill his uncle, who also died in the shooting in Cupey, a district in San Juan, Puerto Rican police said Tuesday. continue reading »

San Juan Welcomes Calle 13 For First Time in 3 Years

San Juan Welcomes Calle 13 For First Time in 3 Years

Puerto Rican urban music band Calle 13 performed before 25,000 people at Isla Grande Pier in their first concert in San Juan after a three-year absence. continue reading »

Moody’s Downgrades Puerto Rico’s Credit Rating

Moody’s Downgrades Puerto Rico’s Credit Rating

Ratings agency Moody's Investors Service on Thursday slashed Puerto Rico's credit rating two notches to Baa3, or one level above speculative grade. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Politician Wants to be New Leader of Pro-Statehood Party

Puerto Rican Politician Wants to be New Leader of Pro-Statehood Party

Puerto Rico's non-voting representative in the U.S. Congress, Pedro Pierluisi, said that if he has taken a step forward to become the new leader of the pro-statehood PNP party, it's because he understands that's what Puerto Ricans want. continue reading »

Puerto Rico Working to Become Caribbean’s Go-To Movie Location

Puerto Rico Working to Become Caribbean’s Go-To Movie Location

The filming in San Juan of the action film "In the Blood" is one more step on the local authorities' road toward making Puerto Rico into the Caribbean's main movie set. continue reading »

Spain Microfinance Foundation Helps 1,200 Puerto Rican Projects

Spain Microfinance Foundation Helps 1,200 Puerto Rican Projects

Spanish banking giant BBVA's Microfinance Foundation has contributed some $4.7 million over the past two years to fund 1,200 small businesses in Puerto Rico, the bank sa continue reading »