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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 »

Puerto Rican “Coquí Llanero” Frog to Receive U.S. Protection as Endangered Species

Puerto Rican “Coquí Llanero” Frog to Receive U.S. Protection as Endangered Species

U.S. environmental officials announced they would like to list the minuscule “Coquí Llanero” frog to the list of endangered species. The “Coquí Llanero” is Puerto Rico’s smallest tree frog. Its calling sound is at such continue reading »

Government Settlement Protects Voting Rights of Spanish-Speaking Voters in Ohio

The Justice Department announced a settlement with Lorain County, Ohio, to protect the rights of Spanish-speaking Puerto Rican voters under Section 4(e) of the Voting Rights Act. continue reading »

Largest Solar Project in Caribbean to be Built in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico: Legislation Will Allow Residents to Determine Island’s US Territory Status

Puerto Rico: Legislation Will Allow Residents to Determine Island’s US Territory Status

Puerto Rico Governor Luis G. Fortuño today announced legislation that will enable the people of Puerto Rico to determine whether or not they want to change the island’s current status as a U.S. territory. continue reading »

Fashion Designer Isabel Toledo Stages 1st Runway Show in a Decade in Puerto Rico

Fashion Designer Isabel Toledo Stages 1st Runway Show in a Decade in Puerto Rico

This past week San Juan, Puerto Rico welcomed one of the most renowned Hispanic fashion designers of her time, Isabel Toledo. continue reading »

Puerto Rico’s Justice Dept Joins U.S. Antitrust Lawuit Against AT&T Takeover of T-Mobile

Puerto Rico’s Hotel Occupancy Rate Highest Among all Other Caribbean Destinations

27 Individuals Indicted for Drug Trafficking in Salinas, Puerto Rico

Calle 13- New  “Latinoamerica” Video- See it Here

Calle 13- New “Latinoamerica” Video- See it Here

Calle 13 has released a new video of their single “ Latinoamerica”. We think it is a fantastic video…What do you think? continue reading »

Banco Popular Sells Portfolio of Distressed Assets to Goldman Sachs

Cruise Ship Passengers on Carnival Victory Arrested in Puerto Rico for Transporting Cocaine Aboard

Cruise Ship Passengers on Carnival Victory Arrested in Puerto Rico for Transporting Cocaine Aboard

Sunday morning, during a random inspection of passengers arriving from St. Christopher – Nevis, on board the cruise ship “Carnival Victory”, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a passenger who was attempting to transport cocaine into the United States inside his back pack. continue reading »