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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 »

Hector “Macho” Camacho Laid To Rest By Family and Fans

Hector “Macho” Camacho Laid To Rest By Family and Fans

Amid tears, applause, fainting and intense cold, controversial world boxing champion Hector "Macho" Camacho was buried Saturday in New York after a four-day vigil in Puerto Rico, his native country, and in the Big Apple where he grew up and won fame. continue reading »

“Macho” Camacho’s Case Raises Debate of Brain-Death Guidelines in Puerto Rico

“Macho” Camacho’s Case Raises Debate of Brain-Death Guidelines in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico's health ombudsman announced the creation of a commission to examine the creation of guidelines on the procedure to follow in cases of patients diagnosed as brain dead. continue reading »

“Brown in the Windy City” Tells of How Mexicans, Puerto Ricans Came to be in Chicago

“Brown in the Windy City” Tells of How Mexicans, Puerto Ricans Came to be in Chicago

A new book published by the University of Chicago deals with the issue of immigration and integration of Mexicans and Puerto Ricans after World War II in this city. "Brown In The Windy City: Mexicans and Puerto Ricans in Postwar Chicago" continue reading »

Missouri Senator Would Consider Puerto Rico’s Statehood

Missouri Senator Would Consider Puerto Rico’s Statehood

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill said she would consider the possibility of Puerto Rican statehood if a bill to that effect should reach Congress. continue reading »

Doctors Say Boxer Hector “Macho” Camacho is Brain Dead

Doctors Say Boxer Hector “Macho” Camacho is Brain Dead

Puerto Rican boxing icon Hector "Macho" Camacho has died from wounds suffered in a shooting this week on the Caribbean island, the director of the Centro Medico trauma facility, Dr. Ernesto Torres, said here Thursday. He was 50. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Sentenced to 5 Years For His Role 1983 Robbery

Puerto Rican Sentenced to 5 Years For His Role 1983 Robbery

The United States Attorneys for the District of Connecticut and the District of Puerto Rico announced that Norberto Gonzalez-Claudio, 67, was sentenced by Senior United States District Judge Alfred V. Covello in Hartford to 60 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for his involvement in a 1983 armored truck robbery of approximately $7 million in West Hartford, Connecticut, and for his illegal possession of a machine gun at the time of his arrest in May 2011. continue reading »

Famed Boxer Hector “Macho” Camacho Shot in the Face, On Life Support

Famed Boxer Hector “Macho” Camacho Shot in the Face, On Life Support

On Tuesday, boxer Hector "Macho" Camacho was shot in the face while in Puerto Rico. The shooting occurred in the city of Bayamon and though doctors initially expected the 50- continue reading »

Puerto Rico Tied for Highest Diabetes Rates in the U.S.

Puerto Rico Tied for Highest Diabetes Rates in the U.S.

Numbers have doubled over 15 years across 18 states, and all states now have rates of 6 percent or more. In six states and Puerto Rico, one in 10 adults now have diabetes. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Statehood Unlikely, Despite Governor’s Push

Puerto Rican Statehood Unlikely, Despite Governor’s Push

Puerto Rico Governor Luis Fortuno is pressing President Obama and Congressional leaders to get the ball rolling on statehood for the island commonwealth, one week after Election Day, when his push for the island to become a state received a historic level of support. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Governor-elect Makes Light of His Command of English

Puerto Rican Governor-elect Makes Light of His Command of English

Puerto Rico Gov.-elect Alejandro Garcia Padilla on Tuesday joked about his command of English after he had to ask a U.S. reporter to speak more slowly. continue reading »

Calle 13 Joins with Unicef in Fight Against  Violence in La Bala ( The Bullet) VIDEO

Calle 13 Joins with Unicef in Fight Against Violence in La Bala ( The Bullet) VIDEO

Puerto Rican hip-hop duo Calle 13 presented its latest video in which, with the collaboration of Unicef, the two artists denounce the harm that arms and violence do to the world with their song continue reading »