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NY Giants Victor Cruz Catches Three Touchdowns

NY Giants Victor Cruz Catches Three Touchdowns

MetLife Stadium looked like a Salsa dance club on Sunday afternoon. continue reading »

Reggaeton Artist Daddy Yankee Taken to Doctor After Drop in Blood Sugar

Reggaeton Artist Daddy Yankee Taken to Doctor After Drop in Blood Sugar

Puerto Rican reggaeton singer Daddy Yankee had to receive medical attention at a Santo Domingo clinic because of a severe drop in his blood sugar level, he said Friday in a statement. continue reading »

New York Giants Victor Cruz’s Popularity Rises

New York Giants Victor Cruz’s Popularity Rises

New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz has the 9th best selling jersey in the NFL, according to ESPN Sports Business Reporter Darren Rovell. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Boxer Orlando Cruz Announces he is a “Proud Gay Man”

Puerto Rican Boxer Orlando Cruz Announces he is a “Proud Gay Man”

Professional boxer Orlando Cruz, who represented Puerto Rico at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, acknowledged he is gay. "I have and will always be a proud Puerto Rican. I have always been and alwa continue reading »

Puerto Rico’s Suiza Dairy to Pay Fines, Update Facilities after Repeatedly Violating Clean Air Act

Puerto Rico’s Suiza Dairy to Pay Fines, Update Facilities after Repeatedly Violating Clean Air Act

Suiza Dairy has agreed to pay a penalty and make significant upgrades to settle Clean Air Act violations, the Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today. continue reading »

DEA and Immigration Agents Arrest Members of Puerto Rican Drug Gang Implicated in 20 Murders

DEA and Immigration Agents Arrest Members of Puerto Rican Drug Gang Implicated in 20 Murders

Puerto Rican and federal authorities arrested 30 people Friday in a crackdown on a drug gang suspected in a score of homicides. continue reading »

Latino Groups Call Out Kennedy Center’s Neglect to Honor Latino Artists

Latino Groups Call Out Kennedy Center’s Neglect to Honor Latino Artists

In letters to Kennedy Center executives, Caroline Kennedy, President Obama, and members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts (NHFA) and the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA) are calling for major changes in the process by which Kennedy Center Honorees are selected and asking why there is a constant pattern of exclusion of Latinos. The groups' demands follow the recent announcement of the 2012 Honorees, none of whom are Latino artists. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Pollution in Latin America

INFOGRAPHIC: Pollution in Latin America

Globally, outdoor urban air pollution kills 2 million people annually and indoor air pollution causes 2 million premature deaths. In Latin America, 100 million people in are exposed to levels of air pollution that exceed the recommended standards. With these rates it is important to look at the health and environmental issues connected to pollution. HS-News takes a look at which countries are culprits and which are taking strides towards environmental protection. continue reading »

Candidate for Puerto Rican Governor Opposes Same-Sex Marriage

Candidate for Puerto Rican Governor Opposes Same-Sex Marriage

The main opposition candidate for governor of Puerto Rico, Alejandro Garcia Padilla, said Friday he is opposed to same-sex marriage. "I believe that marriage is between a man and a woman. Having said that, it can't be used as an excuse to discriminat continue reading »

Puerto Rican Singer Ambar Returning to the Stage After Raising Son

Puerto Rican Singer Ambar Returning to the Stage After Raising Son

Puerto Rican singer Ambar is achieving her dream by bringing her music to the international market with her seventh album "Libre." Born Alma Iris Acosta, the singer made her debut in 1987 with the album "L continue reading »

Immigration Rates Decrease, Proportion of Latinos Among Immigrants Drops in 2011

Immigration Rates Decrease, Proportion of Latinos Among Immigrants Drops in 2011

Immigration to the United States last year had its smallest increase in a decade, and the proportion of Latin Americans among immigrants fell, according to calculations published Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. continue reading »

Puerto Rico Had Highest Number of Corruption Cases in the U.S. in 2011

Puerto Rico Had Highest Number of Corruption Cases in the U.S. in 2011

The U.S. Attorney's Office brought 130 prosecutions for official corruption in 2011, more than any one of the country's 92 other judicial districts, according to a report from the Justice Department's Public Integrity Section. continue reading »

Today’s Latin Americans Living 45 Years Longer than Those in 1900

Today’s Latin Americans Living 45 Years Longer than Those in 1900

The average life expectancy in Latin America has risen from 29 years in 1900 to 74 years in 2010, according to a study presented by the Pan American Health Organization, or PAHO. continue reading »

Miss Puerto Rico 1985, Iris Matias is Terminally Ill

Miss Puerto Rico 1985, Iris Matias is Terminally Ill

Miss Puerto Rico 1985, Iris Matias, is suffering from terminal pulmonary hypertension which has her bedridden and dependent on a machine connected to her heart that provides the necessary medications to keep her alive. continue reading »

Border Patrol Seizes 2,000 Pounds of Coke Worth $22 Million on Tuna Beach in Puerto Rico

Border Patrol Seizes 2,000 Pounds of Coke Worth $22 Million on Tuna Beach in Puerto Rico

Four individuals landing a boat in the southern coast of Puerto Rico were caught and arrested by Customs and Border Protection's U.S. Border Patrol agents and the Puerto Rico Police Department continue reading »