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Armed Anti-Violence Activist Among 4 Killed in Puerto Rico

Armed Anti-Violence Activist Among 4 Killed in Puerto Rico

The Puerto Rico Police Department on Monday is investigating a quadruple murder in Piñones, a tourist locale near San Juan where just a week ago four other people were slain. continue reading »

4 Killed at Popular Puerto Rico Tourist Spot

4 Killed at Popular Puerto Rico Tourist Spot

The Puerto Rico Police Department on Monday is investigating a quadruple murder in Piñones, a tourist locale near San Juan where just a week ago four other people were slain. continue reading »

Carlos Beltran Leads St. Louis Cardinals to the World Series

Carlos Beltran Leads St. Louis Cardinals to the World Series

Puerto Rican slugger Carlos Beltran drove in two runs and starting pitcher Michael Wacha worked seven solid innings as the St. Louis Cardinals routed the Los Angeles Dodgers 9-0 in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series to book their fourth World Series berth in the last 10 years. continue reading »

Puerto Rico Reports Record 68,000 Leatherback Turtle Hatchlings

Puerto Rico Reports Record 68,000 Leatherback Turtle Hatchlings

The beaches of Puerto Rico in 2013 had an all-time record number of 1,390 nests and 68,000 hatchlings of the leatherback turtle, the largest sea turtle in the world and one that is in danger of extinction in the Caribbean. continue reading »

Group Calls for Investigation into Death of Inmate at Puerto Rican Prison

Group Calls for Investigation into Death of Inmate at Puerto Rican Prison

A group representing friends and relatives of prison inmates in Puerto Rico on Tuesday demanded an investigation into whether the death of an inmate in the Bayamon prison had anything to do with the attacks by guards on inmates seen in a recently-leaked videotape. continue reading »

Puerto Rico is Setting for NBC Pirate Series “Crossbones”

Puerto Rico is Setting for NBC Pirate Series “Crossbones”

Starting Wednesday, Puerto Rico will be the setting for the NBC television series "Crossbones" starring John Malkovich in the role of the pirate Blackbeard. continue reading »

Benicio del Toro Striving to Boost Film Industry in Puerto Rico

Benicio del Toro Striving to Boost Film Industry in Puerto Rico

Actor Benicio del Toro took part in an innovative project in his native Puerto Rico to make it the responsibility of island's movie sector to take its proposals to the authorities in order to promote and internationalize the industry. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Authorities Detain 91 Undocumented Immigrants

Puerto Rican Authorities Detain 91 Undocumented Immigrants

Puerto Rican authorities on Thursday detained 91 undocumented migrants from Haiti and the Dominican Republic as they were trying to illegally enter the U.S. commonwealth, police said. continue reading »

Government Shutdown Closes Tourist Destinations in Puerto Rico

Government Shutdown Closes Tourist Destinations in Puerto Rico

The partial U.S. government shutdown, which went into effect at midnight on Oct. 1, has paralyzed activity in various offices and facilities in Puerto Rico, including national parks and monuments. continue reading »

Puerto Rico Conducts Major Drug Sweep Arrests 18 Major Narcos

Puerto Rico Conducts Major Drug Sweep Arrests 18 Major Narcos

Federal and local authorities in Puerto Rico on Tuesday arrested 18 people who were allegedly part of a powerful drug trafficking organization. continue reading »

Billionaire John Paulson Invests in Puerto Rico’s Tourism Sector

Billionaire John Paulson Invests in Puerto Rico’s Tourism Sector

Hedge fund billionaire John Paulson's company has acquired a majority interest in an exclusive beachfront complex near San Juan, a major bet on Puerto Rico's tourism sector. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Remembers Grito de Lares Uprising

Puerto Rican Remembers Grito de Lares Uprising

Thousands of supporters of Puerto Rican independence on Monday celebrated the 145th anniversary of the anti-colonial uprising known as the Grito de Lares, an event which this year they dedicated to Oscar Lopez Rivera, who has been in prison in the United States for 32 years. continue reading »

Hundreds of Puerto Rico Beaches Cleaned by Volunteers on Coastal Cleanup Day

Hundreds of Puerto Rico Beaches Cleaned by Volunteers on Coastal Cleanup Day

Thousands of volunteers gathered this past Saturday to clean 200 Puerto Rican beaches, rivers and lakes to celebrate International Coastal Cleanup Day. continue reading »

Dominican Sentenced to 3.5 Years in Prison for Puerto Rican Identity Fraud Scheme

Dominican Sentenced to 3.5 Years in Prison for Puerto Rican Identity Fraud Scheme

A Dominican national was sentenced Friday to serve 42 months in prison for her role in trafficking the identities of Puerto Rican U.S. citizens and corresponding identity documents, announced the Justice Department’s Criminal Division; U.S. Attorney of the District of Puerto Rico; U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE); U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPIS); the U.S. State Department’s Diplomatic Security Service (DSS); and Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI). continue reading »

Ricky Martin Pens Children’s Book “Santiago, The Dreamer in the Land Among the Stars”

Ricky Martin Pens Children’s Book “Santiago, The Dreamer in the Land Among the Stars”

Multifaceted Puerto Rican artist Ricky Martin announced Monday that he will soon release his first book for children, the plot of which he crafted from his experiences as the father of twins Matteo and Valentino. continue reading »