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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 »

Police in Puerto Rico Set Up Tip Cell-Phone Line to Report Crime

Police in Puerto Rico Set Up Tip Cell-Phone Line to Report Crime

The Puerto Rican government on Monday launched a special cell-phone line, BastaYaPR, that will allow citizens to report tips to the police and the aim of which is to minimize the violence besetting the island. continue reading »

NPRC AND NHFA Denounce the Oscars for Hispanic Discrimination in Foreign Film Category

NPRC AND NHFA Denounce the Oscars for Hispanic Discrimination in Foreign Film Category

The National Puerto Rican Coalition (NPRC) and the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts (NHFA) today denounce the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science (AMPAS) for discriminating against the Puerto Rico film industry by expelling them from entry into the Foreign Language Film category. continue reading »

Calle 13 Singer “Residente” Was Shakira’s Piqué For One Day (VIDEO)

Calle 13 Singer “Residente” Was Shakira’s Piqué For One Day (VIDEO)

Calle 13’s “Residente” a special guest at Shakira’s final “Sale el Sol” tour date, had a note written with a sharpie on his back that read “Today, I am Your Piqué.” continue reading »

#OccupyWallStreet Movement Inspires Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, Spain to Stand Up as the 99%

#OccupyWallStreet Movement Inspires Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, Spain to Stand Up as the 99%

Thanks in large part to social media sites like Twitter and Facebook, cities around the world stood together against capitalism and failed economic policies Saturday. continue reading »