1. Skip to navigation
  2. Skip to content
  3. Skip to secondary content



iOntheAmericas

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rican Town Celebrates World’s Largest Sea Turtle at Festival

Puerto Rican Town Celebrates World’s Largest Sea Turtle at Festival

The Puerto Rican town of Luquillo welcomes Saturday the Leatherback Turtle Festival, a project to raise awareness about the need to protect the largest sea turtle on the planet, a species that nests on the coasts of the U.S. commonwealth. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Film Festival Celebrates “Made in Europe”

Puerto Rican Film Festival Celebrates “Made in Europe”

The 5th Made in Europe Film Festival brings to Puerto Rico the best of the seventh art from the Old World in a project designed for cultural exchange. continue reading »

1.5 Tons of Cocaine Seized in Puerto Rico

1.5 Tons of Cocaine Seized in Puerto Rico

A Dominican citizen was arrested on Thursday after 1,400 kilos (3,083 lbs.) of cocaine he was transporting in a 40-foot boat was seized from him, the Puerto Rico Police Department said. continue reading »

Puerto Rico Working on 300 Foot Tall Christopher Columbus Statue

Puerto Rico Working on 300 Foot Tall Christopher Columbus Statue

Puerto Rico is working discretely on the installation of a monumental likeness of Christopher Columbus that will stand as high as the Statue of Liberty. continue reading »

Police Arrest 7 Members of Gun-Trafficking Ring in Puerto Rico

Police Arrest 7 Members of Gun-Trafficking Ring in Puerto Rico

Seven members of a gun-trafficking band in greater San Juan were arrested Wednesday in an operation undertaken by officers with Puerto Rico's NIE investigative agency. continue reading »

Puerto Rico Top Cop Unexpectedly Resigns

Puerto Rico Top Cop Unexpectedly Resigns

The strategic post of chief of the Puerto Rico Police Department again became a problem for the government when James Tuller Cintron resigned Tuesday after just four months on the job. continue reading »

Puerto Rican City Holds Whale Festival to Raise Awareness

Puerto Rican City Holds Whale Festival to Raise Awareness

Rincon, a city in northwestern Puerto Rico, this weekend is holding a humpback whale festival to raise awareness about the species, which is threatened with extinction and is often seen by people off the coasts of the Caribbean island. continue reading »

Puerto Rico Economy Shrinks 3.8 Percent in 1st 8 Months of Fiscal Year

Puerto Rico Economy Shrinks 3.8 Percent in 1st 8 Months of Fiscal Year

Puerto Rico's economy continued to contract in the first eight months of the current fiscal year (July 2013-February 2014), shrinking 3.8 percent relative to the same period of the previous 12-month accounting cycle, the island's Government Development Bank, or GDBPR, said. continue reading »

150 Acres in Central Puerto Rico Devastated by Fire

150 Acres in Central Puerto Rico Devastated by Fire

Close to 150 acres (60 hectares) of woodland were devastated before dawn in Puerto Rico by a fire in Adjuntas Forest in the central part of the island. The chief of the Puerto Rican Fire Department, continue reading »

U.S. Shipping Law Stifling Puerto Rico’s Economy

U.S. Shipping Law Stifling Puerto Rico’s Economy

A federal law that bans foreign vessels from engaging in coastwise shipping within U.S. territory adversely affects Puerto Rico's troubled economy, according to studies cited by the island's Senate. continue reading »

Puerto Rico Aims to be Air Transportation Center in Caribbean

Puerto Rico Aims to be Air Transportation Center in Caribbean

Puerto Rico is trying to position itself as a key air transportation center in the Caribbean, taking advantage of growth opportunities in an industry that is essential to regional economic development, officials said. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Government Concerned About Growth of “Big Box” Stores

Puerto Rican Government Concerned About Growth of “Big Box” Stores

Puerto Rican lawmakers are studying a bill aimed at curbing the expansion of "big box" retail chains, whose growth has triggered the closure of hundreds of small businesses in recent years. continue reading »

Puerto Rico Reports Second Triple Homicide of 2014

Puerto Rico Reports Second Triple Homicide of 2014

Three people were murdered in the east-central city of Caguas, the second triple slaying of the year, Puerto Rican police said on Tuesday. Two of the victims died on the scene in the CaƱabon "barrio," or neighborhood, in Caguas and the third died at the HIMA Hospital after being shot on Monday night. continue reading »

Virgin Galactic Denies Investing in Puerto Rican Launch Site

Virgin Galactic Denies Investing in Puerto Rican Launch Site

Virgin Galactic says it has made no investment in a former U.S. Navy base in eastern Puerto Rico, denying a press account that it was planning to build a spaceport on the island. continue reading »

Investment Group to Inject $200 Million into Puerto Rican Resort

Investment Group to Inject $200 Million into Puerto Rican Resort

The Encanto Group, a Puerto Rican company funded by U.S. investors, said it acquired the Punta Candelero Beach Resort Hotel and the Palmas del Mar marina in Humacao, a city on Puerto Rico's east coast, and planned to invest $200 million to renovate the properties. continue reading »