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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 »

First Puerto Rican Woman Cycling in Tour de France

First Puerto Rican Woman Cycling in Tour de France

Maria del Pilar Vazquez is on her way to becoming the first Puerto Rican woman to cycle the entire Tour de France course. continue reading »

Homeland Secretary Napolitano Visits Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico

Homeland Secretary Napolitano Visits Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Acting Commissioner David V. Aguilar and Assistant Secretary for International Affairs Alan Bersin traveled to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and San Juan, Puerto Rico today. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Shootout Leaves 3 Dead, 1 Brain Dead

Puerto Rican Shootout Leaves 3 Dead, 1 Brain Dead

Three people were killed and another was left brain dead in an armed clash in the southeastern Puerto Rican town of Cayey, police said Saturday in a statement. continue reading »

Olympics: Hurdler Looking to Win First Gold Medal for Puerto Rico

Olympics: Hurdler Looking to Win First Gold Medal for Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is counting on hurdler Javier Culson to win the island's first-ever gold medal in the Olympic Games that start two weeks from now in London, Puerto Rican Olympic Committee chair David Bernier told Efe in San Juan on Friday. continue reading »

Yajaira Sierra One Step Closer to Becoming First Puerto Rican Woman in Space

Yajaira Sierra One Step Closer to Becoming First Puerto Rican Woman in Space

Yajaira Sierra Sastre says that dreaming "doesn't cost anything," so she's spent all her life getting ready to be the first Puerto Rican woman in space - and now she's a little closer to continue reading »

City in Peru Named ‘Time+Leisure’ Magazine’s Top City in Latin America

City in Peru Named ‘Time+Leisure’ Magazine’s Top City in Latin America

Each year, Travel+Leisure magazine rate the best cities in Latin America and this year a Peruvian city moved up the list to take the top spot. Coming in at number two on last year’s list, the city of Cusco climbed to the top of continue reading »

Wisin & Yandel’s New Album Aims to Attract Wider Audience

Wisin & Yandel’s New Album Aims to Attract Wider Audience

Puerto Rican reggaeton duo Wisin & Yandel presented in Los Angeles their new disc "Lideres" (Leaders), which includes performances with Jennifer Lopez, Chris Brown and T-Pain, and which, they say, makes them feel "more universal than ever." continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: How Does Latin America Rank in Happiness?

INFOGRAPHIC: How Does Latin America Rank in Happiness?

Latin America proves to be home to some of the happiest places on earth. While Costa Rica is the global leader, some other countries did not fare as well. continue reading »

Puerto Rico Receives $4 Million Labor Grant to Help Recently Laid Off Workers

Puerto Rico Receives $4 Million Labor Grant to Help Recently Laid Off Workers

The U.S. Department of Labor awarded three National Emergency Grants totaling more than $4 million to the Puerto Rico Department of Labor and Human Resources that will assist more than 750 workers affected by recent plant closures and resulting layoffs in Puerto Rico. continue reading »