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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 »

Spanish Press Reporting Shakira and Pique Together in Puerto Rico

Spanish Press Reporting Shakira and Pique Together in Puerto Rico

Colombian singer Shakira arrived Monday in Puerto Rico to be with boyfriend Gerard Pique, who came to the Caribbean island with the Spanish national soccer team for a friendly match this week, according to the Web edition of the daily El Nuevo Dia. continue reading »

Violent and Deadly Weekend for Puerto Rico

Violent and Deadly Weekend for Puerto Rico

Eighteen people, among them a U.S. military veteran, were murdered last weekend in Puerto Rico, raising the murder count on the island so far this year to 595, police said Monday. continue reading »

Calle 13’s Rene Perez’ Uncle Shot to Death in Puerto Rico

Calle 13’s Rene Perez’ Uncle Shot to Death in Puerto Rico

The uncle of Rene Perez, of the Calle 13 duo, was shot to death in Puerto Rico over the weekend. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Housing Quality in Latin America

INFOGRAPHIC: Housing Quality in Latin America

How many families are homeless or live in poor quality houses? Despite the strong economic performance Latin America and the Caribbean has enjoyed in the past decade, the lack of adequate housing for low income people remains a serious development problem for the region. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Scientist In Charge of Food for Crew of 1st Manned Mission to Mars

Puerto Rican Scientist In Charge of Food for Crew of 1st Manned Mission to Mars

A Puerto Rican scientist will be in charge of creating the menu for the first crewed mission to Mars. Yajaira Sierra Sastre, a 35-year-old native of Arroyo, Puerto Rico, continue reading »

Puerto Rican Police Seize a Ton of Cocaine

Puerto Rican Police Seize a Ton of Cocaine

The Puerto Rico Police Department and U.S. federal authorities seized more than a ton of cocaine found on a launch 30 kilometers (18 miles) off the coast of the southern city of Guayama. continue reading »

Puerto Rico’s Police Chief Sued by ACLU for Obstructing Freedom of Expression

Puerto Rico’s Police Chief Sued by ACLU for Obstructing Freedom of Expression

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is suing Puerto Rico’s Police Chief and Justice Secretary in order to stop the enforcement of a new public safety law, the organization says violates everyone’s right to freedom of expression. continue reading »

Monkeys Invade Puerto Rican Capital

Monkeys Invade Puerto Rican Capital

Several monkeys descended from those that were brought to Puerto Rico decades ago to be used in scientific research and which now live in the rural areas of the island have migrated to San Juan. The daily Primera Hora collected in its Monday edition the statements of residents of the capital's central district of Santurce who say that over the past few weeks they have been periodically visited by the primates, which are becoming a problem due to the damage they cause to crops and the risk they pose to public health. continue reading »

Former Puerto Rican Teacher Sentenced to 15 Years for Producing Child Porn

Former Puerto Rican Teacher Sentenced to 15 Years for Producing Child Porn

A former teacher at the Bayamon Military Academy in Puerto Rico was sentenced to 15 years in prison in district court last week for production of child pornography, following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). continue reading »