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Latin America and Caribbean Face Close to $100 Billion in Damages from Global Warming

Latin America and Caribbean Face Close to $100 Billion in Damages from Global Warming

Latin America and the Caribbean face annual damages in the order of $100 billion by 2050 from diminishing agricultural yields, disappearing glaciers, flooding, droughts and other events triggered by a warming planet, according to the findings of a new report to be released at the Rio+20 summit. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Schools to Teach Most Classes in English

Puerto Rican Schools to Teach Most Classes in English

English will gradually replace Spanish as the language taught in Puerto Rico's public schools under a 10-year plan due to enter into force later this summer, Education Secretary Edward Moreno Alonso told Efe Friday. continue reading »

Roselyn Sanchez to Celebrate Her Daughter’s Baptism in Puerto Rico

Roselyn Sanchez to Celebrate Her Daughter’s Baptism in Puerto Rico

Actress and singer Roselyn Sanchez said Thursday she will baptize her daughter, Sebella Rose, in her native Puerto Rico. "Desperate because September 9 is coming. Crazy to do RS Triathlon For Life and for Sebella to go to Puerto Rico for the 1st time! And to baptize her! Happy!" said Sanchez via Twitter. continue reading »

Ricky Martin is the Most Influential Person Fighting for LGBT Rights, Says Report

Ricky Martin is the Most Influential Person Fighting for LGBT Rights, Says Report

Puerto Rican singer and actor Ricky Martin tops the list of the 20 most influential people in the United States in fighting for the rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and transsexual, or LGBTT, community, the Huffington Post reported. continue reading »

17-Year-Old Carlos Correa Number One in MLB Draft, Making Puerto Rican Sports History

17-Year-Old Carlos Correa Number One in MLB Draft, Making Puerto Rican Sports History

In last night’s Major League Baseball’s Amateur Draft the Houston Astros selected shortstop Carlos Correa of the Puerto Rican Baseball Academy and High School with the first overall pick. continue reading »

Puerto Rico Sees Bloodiest Weekend in 2012 With 17 Murdered in 2 Days

Puerto Rico Sees Bloodiest Weekend in 2012 With 17 Murdered in 2 Days

Seventeen people were murdered over the past two days in Puerto Rico on the island's bloodiest weekend so far this year, bringing the number of violent deaths in 2012 to 389. continue reading »

Argentine University Honors Calle 13’s Cultural Contributions

Argentine University Honors Calle 13’s Cultural Contributions

Puerto Rican urban band Calle 13 has been honored by Argentina's National University of La Plata for its contributions to popular communication and culture, the institution said. continue reading »

Senators Say Yes to English in Puerto Rican Classrooms, but No to English-Only

Senators Say Yes to English in Puerto Rican Classrooms, but No to English-Only

Opposition Popular Democratic Party, or PPD, Sen. Juan Eugenio Hernandez Mayoral told Efe on Thursday that the English-only schooling that the administration of pro-statehood Gov. Luis Fortuño continue reading »

US: Puerto Rico: Failure of the State

US: Puerto Rico: Failure of the State

The Puerto Rican economy has come a long way since it started to industrialize and modernize in the mid-1900s through what was called "Operation Bootstrap" in English, or "Operación Manos a la Obra" in Spanish. continue reading »

Expanding Hispanic Population to Play Major Role in Texas Elections

Expanding Hispanic Population to Play Major Role in Texas Elections

While Latino organizations point to Texas as a state where election results will be determined by Hispanics, the two Democrats vying to represent El Paso in Congress say that what they believe most important are border issues, apart from any ethnic differences. continue reading »

Wilmer Valderrama Being Sued By Neighbor For “Too Much Noise”

Wilmer Valderrama Being Sued By Neighbor For “Too Much Noise”

Of all the neighbors in the world to live by, Wilmer Valderrama isn’t one person’s first choice, reports state. continue reading »

Jessica Sanchez Hopes to Follow in Beyonce’s Footsteps

Jessica Sanchez Hopes to Follow in Beyonce’s Footsteps

Jessica Sanchez, the 16-year-old runner-up in the latest season of "American Idol", told Efe on Friday that she wants of model her career on what Beyonce has done, and that she doesn't rule out singing in Spanish in the future. continue reading »

After 10 Years in Prison for Alllegedly Assaulting a Nurse, Roberto Anel Diaz Morales Exonerated

After 10 Years in Prison for Alllegedly Assaulting a Nurse, Roberto Anel Diaz Morales Exonerated

Roberto Anel Diaz Morales, sentenced in 2001 to 172 years in prison for taking part in a fatal assault on a young nurse, was freed after the Puerto Rican Supreme Court overturned his conviction. continue reading »

Two Puerto Rican Men Found Dead in Taxi

Two Puerto Rican Men Found Dead in Taxi

Two men were found dead in the wee hours of Friday inside a taxi in the San Juan neighborhood of Hato Rey, the Puerto Rico Police Department said. continue reading »

Only 2% of Congressional Representation is Latinos - Diversity Lacking in Government

Only 2% of Congressional Representation is Latinos - Diversity Lacking in Government

National Urban Fellows, one of the country’s oldest leadership development organizations, announced the findings of Diversity Counts: Racial and Ethnic Diversity among Public Service Leadership, the first comprehensive review of representation in government, philanthropy, and non-profit organizations. continue reading »