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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 »

ACLU Denounces PR Police with Report - “Island of Impunity: Puerto Rico’s Outlaw Police Force”

ACLU Denounces PR Police with Report - “Island of Impunity: Puerto Rico’s Outlaw Police Force”

The Puerto Rico Police Department "is steeped in a culture of unrestrained abuse and near-total impunity" and promised reforms have yet to materialize, the American Civil Liberties Union says in a report released Tuesday. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Accepts Plea Deal For His Role in $7 Million Heist

Puerto Rican Accepts Plea Deal For His Role in $7 Million Heist

A militant Puerto Rican independence activist has accepted a plea deal for his role in a record-setting 1983 armored-truck robbery in Connecticut. continue reading »

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 »