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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 Cañabon "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 »

REPORT:  35 Percent of Puerto Rico’s Population Receives Food Stamps

REPORT:  35 Percent of Puerto Rico’s Population Receives Food Stamps

Thirty-five percent of the population in Puerto Rico receives food stamps, an abnormally large proportion due in part to a 31 percent increase in the number of Puerto Ricans over 60 who qualify for benefits. continue reading »

Puerto Rico to Host 7th Sangria Fest

Puerto Rico to Host 7th Sangria Fest

The San Juan Convention Center will be hosting the 7th Sangria Fest, the world's largest gathering of makers of the beverage, on March 15, with organizers planning to take the event to the United States in the near future. continue reading »

Virgin Galactic Eyes Puerto Rico as Launch Pad for Space Flights

Virgin Galactic Eyes Puerto Rico as Launch Pad for Space Flights

A former U.S. navy base in eastern Puerto Rico could be the place where Virgin Galactic chooses to build a launch pad for future commercial space flights, an option being considered that neither party denies. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Teachers Hold Protest at Island’s Largest Mall

Puerto Rican Teachers Hold Protest at Island’s Largest Mall

Dozens of teachers took part in a protest at Plaza Las Americas, Puerto Rico's largest mall, against planned pension system reforms. Saturday's protest was organized Broad Front for the Defense of the Teachers Retirement System, or FADSRM continue reading »

Mayaguez’s First Culinary Festival Underway in Puerto Rico

Mayaguez’s First Culinary Festival Underway in Puerto Rico

The Puerto Rican town of Mayaguez is organizing this weekend its first culinary festival in which some 80 gastronomic experts will take part, including some of the best-known chefs and restaurants on the island. continue reading »

Puerto Rico Combating Brain-Drain With Free Tech Training

Puerto Rico Combating Brain-Drain With Free Tech Training

A number of technology companies have decided to offer days of practical training to Puerto Rican youths interested in this field, in order to help them develop careers in the U.S. commonwealth, afflicted more every day by the exodus of qualified professionals. continue reading »

50 Culinary Teams Celebrate 7th Barbecue Cook-Off in Puerto Rico

50 Culinary Teams Celebrate 7th Barbecue Cook-Off in Puerto Rico

More than 50 culinary teams, professional and amateur, will take part this weekend in San Juan's barbecue cook-off that organizers say will be the biggest in the Caribbean. continue reading »

Puerto Rico Finds First Leatherback Turtle Nest of 2014

Puerto Rico Finds First Leatherback Turtle Nest of 2014

Puerto Rico's first nest this year of the leatherback, the largest sea turtle on the planet, was reported at a northern beach of the Caribbean island, officials said. continue reading »

Long-Standing NYC Puerto Rican Day Parade Organizers Implicated in $1.4 Million Rip-off

Long-Standing NYC Puerto Rican Day Parade Organizers Implicated in $1.4 Million Rip-off

New York City’s Attorney General has accused the long-standing organizers of the city’s National Puerto Rican Day Parade with “extreme negligence” and one of its board members with financial mismanagement. continue reading »

Price of Generic Pharmaceuticals in Puerto Rico Skyrocket

Price of Generic Pharmaceuticals in Puerto Rico Skyrocket

The prices of generic medications have increased markedly in Puerto Rico in recent months due in part to the lack of shipments from the U.S. mainland. continue reading »

New Mexico Senator Presents Puerto Rico Statehood Bill to Senate

New Mexico Senator Presents Puerto Rico Statehood Bill to Senate

The U.S. Senate received Wednesday for the first time a bill to make Puerto Rico the 51st state amid an economic crisis that many here blame in part on contention over the island's political status. continue reading »

Puerto Rico Reports 35 Percent More Cruise Passengers Visited the Island

Puerto Rico Reports 35 Percent More Cruise Passengers Visited the Island

The number of tourists arriving in Puerto Rico on cruise ships during the first six months of this fiscal year (July-December) increased 35 percent over the same period the year before. continue reading »