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Mexican Rock Group Mana Play Their Greatest Hits in Puerto Rico

Mexican Rock Group Mana Play Their Greatest Hits in Puerto Rico

Mexican rock band Mana returned to Puerto Rico for a big concert featuring most of its all-time hits, after being away for more than a year following the launch of its world tour "Drama y Luz" (Drama and Light) on the same Caribbean island. continue reading »

Noella Continues to Rise on Top 40 Billboard Dance Charts

Noella Continues to Rise on Top 40 Billboard Dance Charts

No stranger to the Latin Music scene, this sultry artist is now climbing the mainstream Billboard Charts with not only one but two of her English language U.S. single debuts. Noelia, daughter to Puerto Rican singer and actress Yolandita Monge has a vast history of musical success in the Latin & International markets and is now geared and ready to conquer the American charts. continue reading »

Marc Anthony Signs Up as ‘X-Factor’ Mentor, Will Join Justin Bieber

Marc Anthony Signs Up as ‘X-Factor’ Mentor, Will Join Justin Bieber

Puerto-Rican singer Marc Anthony will be joining Simon Cowell’s ‘X-Factor’ as a mentor. Anthony will be joining Justin Bieber who has also signed on to be a talent mentor. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Actress Roselyn Sanchez Raises Funds and Awareness for Cancer

Puerto Rican Actress Roselyn Sanchez Raises Funds and Awareness for Cancer

Puerto Rican actress Roselyn Sanchez on Thursday visited a group of children suffering from cancer at the San Jorge Hospital in San Juan and symbolically gave them a medal for participating in an upcoming triathlon to raise money to fight the disease. continue reading »

Romney Supports Statehood for Puerto Rico

Romney Supports Statehood for Puerto Rico

Would a Mitt Romney presidential win help pave the way for Puerto Rican statehood? Luis Fortuno thinks so. On Wednesday (August 29), the island commonwealth’s Republican governor said Romney has assured him of it. continue reading »

Ivy Queen Cements her Position in Reggaeton Genre with New Album

Ivy Queen Cements her Position in Reggaeton Genre with New Album

Puerto Rican reggaeton pioneer Ivy Queen is presenting her new album - "La musa" - thereby once again ensuring the stability of her career of almost 20 years in the forefront of a musical genre dominated by men. continue reading »

Spainish Firm Inaugurates $82 M Wind Firm in Puerto Rico

Spainish Firm Inaugurates $82 M Wind Firm in Puerto Rico

Spain's Gestamp Wind has inaugurated the $82 million Punta Lima wind farm in Naguabo, a city on Puerto Rico's east coast, company executives said. continue reading »

$18 Million in Fake Contact Lenses and Other Goods Seized in Puerto Rico

$18 Million in Fake Contact Lenses and Other Goods Seized in Puerto Rico

Special agents the Puerto Rico Police Department (PRPD), and other law enforcement seized more than $18 million in counterfeit contact lenses and merchandise continue reading »

Puerto Rican Ex-Cop Arrested for Murdering Girl Friend

Puerto Rican Ex-Cop Arrested for Murdering Girl Friend

Former police officer Roberto Quiñones was charged formally on Tuesday with the death of dancer Yexeira Torres, who has been missing for almost a year, Puerto Rico's attorney general said. continue reading »

Constitutional Changes Supported by Gov. Fortuño Rejected by Puerto Rican People

Constitutional Changes Supported by Gov. Fortuño Rejected by Puerto Rican People

Puerto Ricans surprised pollsters and political observers by voting against amending their constituition to limit the right of bail in certain homicide cases and also against reducing the size of the legislature. continue reading »

JLo, Enrique Iglesias’s Tour Offer Fans 2 Distinct Styles

JLo, Enrique Iglesias’s Tour Offer Fans 2 Distinct Styles

Enrique Iglesias and Jennifer Lopez had thousands dancing to their repertoire of hits at a packed Staples Center in Los Angeles, one of the last cities on their summer concert tour. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Arrested for 1980 Murders in U.S.

Puerto Rican Arrested for 1980 Murders in U.S.

A Puerto Rican man wanted for the murders of his girlfriend and her mother 32 years ago in Pennsylvania was arrested in Puerto Rico, police said Thursday. continue reading »

Cocaine ‘Treasure’ Found in Protected Island of Culebra, Puerto Rico

Cocaine ‘Treasure’ Found in Protected Island of Culebra, Puerto Rico

Federal and state law enforcement agencies in Puerto Rico recently uncovered a “hidden treasure” consisting of approximately 18 pounds of bricked cocaine buried in an area protected by Fish and Wild Life Reserve at the Municipal Island of Culebra, Puerto Rico. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin America’s Final Medal Count at the 2012 Olympics

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin America’s Final Medal Count at the 2012 Olympics

Of the 962 medals awarded, Latin America won 56. Ranging from Mexico's gold in soccer to Guatemala's first olympic medal, Latin America did very well at the 2012 Olympics. Check out HS News' infographic to see which LatAm country had the highest medal count. continue reading »

NJ School Board Pays $500,000 to Latino Students Made to Eat Lunch On Floor for Days

NJ School Board Pays $500,000 to Latino Students Made to Eat Lunch On Floor for Days

The New Jersey School Board has agreed to pay $500,000 to several Latino students made to eat lunch off of the cafeteria floor for five days back in 2008. continue reading »