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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 »

Majority of Puerto Ricans Vote in Favor of U.S. Statehood

Majority of Puerto Ricans Vote in Favor of U.S. Statehood

For the first time in their history, a majority of Puerto Ricans expressed support for U.S. statehood in a non-binding referendum on the future of the island's relationship with Washington. continue reading »

Alejandro Garcia Padilla is Puerto Rico’s New Governor

Alejandro Garcia Padilla is Puerto Rico’s New Governor

Puerto Ricans decided to shift course by electing Alejandro Garcia Padilla of the pro-commonwealth Popular Democratic Party, or PPD, as their new governor. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Puerto Rican Mother Faces Murder Trial for Death of 4-Year-Old

LATINO BLOTTER: Puerto Rican Mother Faces Murder Trial for Death of 4-Year-Old

A mother faces prosecution on charges of murder and intentional mistreatment for letting her 4-year-old son die of malnutrition, Puerto Rico's Justice Department said Tuesday. continue reading »

STUDY: LatAm Women are Better Educated but Lower Paid

STUDY: LatAm Women are Better Educated but Lower Paid

Despite recent gains, the wage gap between men and women in Latin America still prevails, according to a new Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) study entitled “New Century, Old Disparities,” which compares surveys of representative households in 18 Latin American and Caribbean countries. continue reading »

Grammy Award Winning Artist Draco Rosa is Cancer Free

Grammy Award Winning Artist Draco Rosa is Cancer Free

Puerto Rican singer Draco Rosa is cancer-free after more than 18 months of treatment, his representative, Angelo Medina, announced Wednesday. continue reading »

1,452 Pounds of Cocaine Worth $16.5 Million Seized Off Waters of Puerto Rico

1,452 Pounds of Cocaine Worth $16.5 Million Seized Off Waters of Puerto Rico

Federal law enforcement authorities arrested two smugglers, seized a go-fast vessel and a 22-bale of cocaine shipment, totaling 660 kilos (1,452 pounds) in waters south of Puerto Rico Tuesday morning. continue reading »

Puerto Rico’s Historic Condado Vanderbilt Hotel Reopens After 15 Years

Puerto Rico’s Historic Condado Vanderbilt Hotel Reopens After 15 Years

The historic Condado Vanderbilt Hotel in San Juan reopened its doors on Tuesday after 15 years thanks to an investment of $270 million that will provide employment to 250 people. continue reading »

Ricky Martin Shares Embarrassing Story of Being Locked Out of Apartment in His Underwear

Ricky Martin Shares Embarrassing Story of Being Locked Out of Apartment in His Underwear

Ricky Martin won the sympathy of thousands of followers in confessing on social networks that this week the door of his apartment closed behind him, leaving him locked outside in his underwear with no keys to get back in. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Puerto Rican Mother Accused of Prostituting her Daughter, 14

LATINO BLOTTER: Puerto Rican Mother Accused of Prostituting her Daughter, 14

Puerto Rican mother Betsian Carrasquillo Penaloza has been arrested under suspicion of prostituting her 14-year-old daughter. Federal agents say Carrasquillo, 34, took her 14-year-old daughter and two other girls to the Sher continue reading »

Largest Solar Energy Park in Caribbean Opens in Puerto Rico

Largest Solar Energy Park in Caribbean Opens in Puerto Rico

The Caribbean's largest solar energy park, capable of generating enough electricity to meet the annual consumption of 12,000 families, was inaugurated Monday in the southern Puerto Rican municipality of Guayama. continue reading »

Sick Puerto Ricans Now Able to Vote From Home

Sick Puerto Ricans Now Able to Vote From Home

A judge in San Juan ruled Monday that Puerto Ricans who are ill and with limited mobility can vote in the Nov. 6 elections by mail from home. The decision by Judge Isidro Garcia Pesquera dismissed the plea by th continue reading »