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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 »

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 »