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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 »

Puerto Rican Beaten to Death After Withdrawing $500 from ATM

Puerto Rican Beaten to Death After Withdrawing $500 from ATM

The 32-year-old advertising executive killed last week after being forced to withdraw $500 from an Automatic Teller Machine was beaten to death with metal pipes, Puerto Rico's El Nuevo Dia newspaper said Wednesday continue reading »

White House Urges Congress to Consider Puerto Rico’s Statehood

White House Urges Congress to Consider Puerto Rico’s Statehood

The White House clarified its stance on the political status of Puerto Rico saying that the results of a non-binding referendum last month were clear, and it urged Congress to move forward on the matter. continue reading »

Man Murdered For $500 Shocks Puerto Rico

Man Murdered For $500 Shocks Puerto Rico

Puerto Ricans are shocked by the death of a man murdered after his killers forced him to withdraw $500 from several ATMs in the San Juan suburb of Caguas. continue reading »

Hispanic Standout:  Sara Velez Becomes 1st Woman President of Puerto Rico’s Olympic Committee

Hispanic Standout:  Sara Velez Becomes 1st Woman President of Puerto Rico’s Olympic Committee

Sara Rosario Velez has become the first female president of the Puerto Rico Olympic Committee, or Copur, after former fencing star David Bernier stepped down from the post. continue reading »