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Congressman Luis Gutierrez Calls For Investigation of Hate Crimes in Puerto Rico

Congressman Luis Gutierrez Calls For Investigation of Hate Crimes in Puerto Rico

Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez wrote Attorney General Eric Holder calling for a federal task force to investigate and prosecute hate crimes occurring in Puerto Rico. continue reading »

Calle 13 Singer Linked to Argentine Actress Soledad Fandiño

Calle 13 Singer Linked to Argentine Actress Soledad Fandiño

Calle 13’s René ‘Residente’ Pérez, and Argentine actress Soledad Fandiño took to twitter to flirt, a week after their quick romantic Buenos Aires getaway. continue reading »

Singer Ricky Martin Outraged at Senate of Puerto Rico’s Plan to Amend Hate-Crimes Law

Singer Ricky Martin Outraged at Senate of Puerto Rico’s Plan to Amend Hate-Crimes Law

Singer Ricky Martin showed his disapproval of a move by Puerto Rico's Senate to amend the island's hate-crime law to eliminate protection for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Governor Fortuño Denies He’s Interested in Republican VP Slot

Puerto Rican Governor Fortuño Denies He’s Interested in Republican VP Slot

Puerto Rico Gov. Luis Fortuño denied having any interest in seeking office in the mainland United States, reacting to a column in the Wall Street Journal that proposed him as a possible Republican vice presidential candidate. continue reading »

300 Kilos of Cocaine Worth $6 Million Found Floating Near Puerto Rican Coast

300 Kilos of Cocaine Worth $6 Million Found Floating Near Puerto Rican Coast

A US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) maritime patrol vessel intercepted yesterday afternoon a vessel with 10 bales with totaling 300 kilos/ 661.37pounds of cocaine about 50 miles north of the coast of Aguadilla. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Government Under Fire For Expensive Trips

Puerto Rican Government Under Fire For Expensive Trips

Puerto Rico's main opposition Democratic Popular Party, or PPD, is denouncing Gov. Luis Fortuño's administration for allowing traveling officials to fly first-class and stay in luxury hotels even as the island suffers from recession and a jobless rate above 16 percent. continue reading »

Two Earthquakes Rock Puerto Rico Yesterday

Will New Commerical Space Center for SpaceX, Be in Puerto Rico?

Will New Commerical Space Center for SpaceX, Be in Puerto Rico?

Space flight company SpaceX is looking for a location for their new launch site being create to meet the increasing demand from their commercial customers. continue reading »

Puerto Ricans Shocked by Death of Malnourished 4-Year Old

Puerto Ricans Shocked by Death of Malnourished 4-Year Old

A 4-year-old boy who weighed just 6.3 kilograms (13.8 pounds) died Monday in a hospital in Puerto Rico's capital. continue reading »

Gay Advocates Say Transgender Murders Severely Undercounted in Puerto Rico

Gay Advocates Say Transgender Murders Severely Undercounted in Puerto Rico

While Trans Day of Remembrance websites currently list only one 2011 murder of a trans woman in Puerto Rico, Sophia Isabel Marro Cruz, the spokeswoman for Transexuales y Transgeneros en Marcha continue reading »

Half of All Murders In Puerto Rico Drug Related

Half of All Murders In Puerto Rico Drug Related

Just over 49 percent of the murders committed so far this year in Puerto Rico were drug-related, according to police statistics released on Thursday.That figure represents 490 people who were murdered for reasons linked to the drug trade, which uses the Caribbean island as a "bridge" to smuggle drugs to the U.S. mainland. continue reading »

Victoria’s Secret Angels Bring Heaven to Puerto Rico!

Victoria’s Secret Angels Bring Heaven to Puerto Rico!

Alessandra Ambrosio, Adriana Lima, and Erin Heatherton attended the ribbon cutting for the Plaza Las Americas Victoria’s Secret store in San Juan, Puerto Rico. continue reading »

Puerto Rican “Franco the Gorilla” Launching Second Album

Puerto Rican “Franco the Gorilla” Launching Second Album

Puerto Rican rapper Franco the Gorilla is launching his second album, "La Verdadera Maquina" (The Real Machine), in which he works with artists he describes as the "cream" of reggaeton like Wisin & Yandel, Jowell & Randy, Cosculluela and O'Neill. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Police Find 500 lbs. of Cocaine in Boxer Ivan Calderon’s Home

Puerto Rican Police Find 500 lbs. of Cocaine in Boxer Ivan Calderon’s Home

World Boxing Champion Iván “Iron Boy” Calderón is under investigation after a raid in a house he owns in the coastal city of Humacao turned up close to 500Lbs. of cocaine. continue reading »

Chávez: Latin Grammy Winners Calle 13 Want to Record a Song With Me (VIDEO)

Chávez: Latin Grammy Winners Calle 13 Want to Record a Song With Me (VIDEO)

Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez said that Latin Grammy winning Puerto Rican duo Calle 13 has invited him to collaborate in a song in the near future. continue reading »