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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 »

Andres Torres Starting to Hit

Andres Torres Starting to Hit

During the fifth inning of the Los Angeles Dodgers New York Mets game Andres Torres come to bat in a 2-2 game. With a runner on base Torres doubled home Mike Nickeas before stealing his sixth base in five games. continue reading »

Major Carjacking Operation Taken Down in Puerto Rico, 17 Arrested

Major Carjacking Operation Taken Down in Puerto Rico, 17 Arrested

On June 27, 2012, a federal grand jury in the District of Puerto Rico returned multiple indictments against 17 defendants charged with carjacking and firearms offenses. continue reading »

John Leguizamo Documentary Coming to PBS this Summer

John Leguizamo Documentary Coming to PBS this Summer

TALES FROM A GHETTO KLOWN which profiles award-winning actor and playwright John Leguizamo’s rise to success and his struggles to mount his latest one-man show on Broadway and beyond will premiere on PBS this summer. . continue reading »

J.Lo Does First Concert in Brazil, Paris Hilton DJs

J.Lo Does First Concert in Brazil, Paris Hilton DJs

U.S. singer and actress Jennifer Lopez landed in Sao Paulo, where she was greeted by a big turnout of fans, to give her first concert in Brazil as part of the Pop Music Festival, an event at which American socialite Paris Hilton will be making her DJ debut. continue reading »

“El Dia E” Unites Spanish Speakers Worldwide

“El Dia E” Unites Spanish Speakers Worldwide

For the fourth consecutive year the Cervantes Institute is celebrating "El Dia E" (The Day of Spanish), an event that marks the global consolidation and expansion of Spanish language and culture, with more than 50 cities joining in. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin America’s Struggle With Peace

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin America’s Struggle With Peace

With daily reports of homicides, violent crimes, and corruption occurring in Latin America it is obvious that Latin America is struggling with peace. Check out Hispanically Speaking News's Infographic to see the global rankings and scores of Latin American countries in terms of peace. continue reading »

Former Boxer “Macho” Camacho Ordered Not to Contact Son, Ex-Wife

Former Boxer “Macho” Camacho Ordered Not to Contact Son, Ex-Wife

A judge in Central Florida ordered former boxing champion Hector "Macho" Camacho to have no contact with his 13-year-old son pending a verdict in the child abuse case against the retired athlete. continue reading »

Daddy Yankee to Perform at Messi’s “Match of the Stars”

Daddy Yankee to Perform at Messi’s “Match of the Stars”

Puerto Rican singer Daddy Yankee will perform Thursday in Bogota during the benefit Match of the Stars, which will donate part of its box office to the Leo Messi Foundation, its representative said. continue reading »