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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 »

Marc Anthony, Chayanne, Marco Antonio Solis Kick Off “Gigant3s” Tour

Marc Anthony, Chayanne, Marco Antonio Solis Kick Off “Gigant3s” Tour

Marc Anthony, Chayanne and Marco Antonio Solis performed to a packed American Airlines Arena in Miami to kick off their "Gigant3s" tour that will take them to 14 cities across the United States. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Zuleyka Rivera Returns to Acting After the Birth of Her Son

Puerto Rican Zuleyka Rivera Returns to Acting After the Birth of Her Son

Former Miss Universe Zuleyka Rivera has resumed her career as an actress in the Univision telenovela "Rosario" after a year off following the birth of the baby boy she had with NBA star JJ Barea. continue reading »

Hispanics Have Potential to Have Great Influence on Elections, Says Marc Anthony

Hispanics Have Potential to Have Great Influence on Elections, Says Marc Anthony

Puerto Rican singer Marc Anthony said in Miami that Hispanics could have a great influence on November's presidential election and told them it is "very important" that they get out and vote. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin America’s Best Cities to Live In

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin America’s Best Cities to Live In

The ranking system is based on a report by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) using a spatial adjusted livability index. The EIU ranked 70 cities internationally, Hong Kong ranked the highest and Harare, Zimbabwe ranked the lowest. The other scores (ie- education) are out of 100. continue reading »

OLYMPICS: Puerto Rican Boxer Jantony Ortiz Advances to Round of 16

OLYMPICS: Puerto Rican Boxer Jantony Ortiz Advances to Round of 16

Puerto Rico's Jantony Ortiz gave a lesson in good boxing to Tetteh Sulemanu of Ghana, defeating him 20-6 in the light flyweight class and qualifying for the next round at the London Olympic Games. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Where is Innovation Happening in Latin America?

INFOGRAPHIC: Where is Innovation Happening in Latin America?

The Global Innovation Index (GII), a composite indicator that ranks countries/economies in terms of their enabling environment to innovation and their innovation outputs. Globally, Latin America ranked between 39 and 118 (out of 141). continue reading »

Highly Ranked Puerto Rican Hurdler Prepares to Face British Rival

Highly Ranked Puerto Rican Hurdler Prepares to Face British Rival

Puerto Rican hurdler Javier Culson, last year's world No. 2 and unbeaten this year in the 400 meters, says that while he chief rival David Greene of Britain, he is focusing on his own performance as he vies for Olympic gold at the 2012 Games here in London. continue reading »

Jennifer Lopez Next Project after American Idol:  Selling Designer Tees Online

Jennifer Lopez Next Project after American Idol:  Selling Designer Tees Online

Jennifer Lopez is not wasting too much time thinking about her American Idol exit, swiftly announcing another venture this one in the eCommerce world. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Cop Shoots at 85-Year Old Who Bumped His Car

Puerto Rican Cop Shoots at 85-Year Old Who Bumped His Car

A police officer in Guaynabo, a city in the San Juan metropolitan area, fired nine shots at an 85-year-old woman who hit his patrol car and continued going, Puerto Rican officials said. continue reading »