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Puerto Rico Opens First Center for Developing Generic Drugs

Puerto Rico Opens First Center for Developing Generic Drugs

Puerto Rican Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla inaugurated the Center for the Development and Innovation of Pharmaceutical Products, or Cediprof, the first center for research, experimentation and development of generic pharmaceutical products on the Caribbean island. continue reading »

Doctors to Perform Second Round of Tests on Draco Rosa on Monday

Doctors to Perform Second Round of Tests on Draco Rosa on Monday

Puerto Rican singer-songwriter Draco Rosa will undergo Monday a second test to enable a group of doctors to certify for the second time that he is free of cancer after being treated for the disease. continue reading »

Puerto Rico National Guard To Cleanup Vieques

Puerto Rico National Guard To Cleanup Vieques

A group of 30 experienced Puerto Rico National Guard engineers has launched a cleanup effort focused on areas of ecological and tourist interest on the island of Vieques, which the U.S. Navy used as a bombing range for more than 40 years. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Can Manufacturing Company Receives $60 Million Investment

Puerto Rican Can Manufacturing Company Receives $60 Million Investment

Some $60 million was invested in an aluminum can plant in Cidra, Puerto Rico, that will export its products to the United States, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic and other countries in the region, investors said. continue reading »

Congress Approves Funds for Referendum on Puerto Rico’s Status

Congress Approves Funds for Referendum on Puerto Rico’s Status

The U.S. House of Representatives' approval of a budgetary line item to provide funding for a referendum supervised by Washington on Puerto Rico's status is considered historic by pro-statehood parties here. continue reading »

Calle 13’s Residente Joins Teachers Protestin in Puerto Rico

Calle 13’s Residente Joins Teachers Protestin in Puerto Rico

Residente, the singing half of the rap duo Calle 13, on Tuesday joined the protests thousands of Puerto Rican teachers are staging against an overhaul of their retirement pensions. continue reading »

Puerto Rico Names New Attorney General to Replace Scandal-Ridden Predecessor

Puerto Rico Names New Attorney General to Replace Scandal-Ridden Predecessor

Cesar Miranda on Monday was named Puerto Rico's new attorney general, replacing Luis Sanchez Betances, who had resigned last month after becoming involved in a scandal stemming from his intervention in the drunk-driving arrest of a former law partner. continue reading »

Homicides Down 12 Percent Last Year in Puerto Rico

Homicides Down 12 Percent Last Year in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico closed 2013 with 883 homicides, 12.1 percent fewer than in 2012 and the second straight annual decrease since 2011, when the Caribbean island experienced its bloodiest year in recent history. continue reading »

Puerto Rico Teachers Set to Strike Over Pension Benefit Cuts

Puerto Rico Teachers Set to Strike Over Pension Benefit Cuts

Puerto Rico public school teachers have called a 48-hour strike starting Jan. 14, when classes resume, to protest the overhaul of their pension system. continue reading »

Puerto Rico Rings in New Year with 13 Murders in 5 Days

Puerto Rico Rings in New Year with 13 Murders in 5 Days

Puerto Rico had a total of 13 murders in the first five days of 2014, four of them during a single night, police said. continue reading »

No Casualties Reported in Puerto Rico’s Celebratory Gunfire

No Casualties Reported in Puerto Rico’s Celebratory Gunfire

Puerto Rico managed to exit 2013 without a single reported casualty resulting from the New Year's Eve custom of firing guns into the air, police said Wednesday. continue reading »

10 Native Parrots Released in Puerto Rico Forest

10 Native Parrots Released in Puerto Rico Forest

Puerto Rico's Natural and Environmental Resources Department, or DRNA, released 10 specimens of the Puerto Rican parrot into the wilds of Rio Abajo State Forest in an attempt to establish a colony of the species in the wooded limestone terrain on the northern side of the island. continue reading »

Martin, Calle 13, Draco Among Puerto Rican Celebs in News This Year

Martin, Calle 13, Draco Among Puerto Rican Celebs in News This Year

The publication of pop star Ricky Martin's first children's book, Draco Rosa's cancer relapse and hip-hop duo Calle 13's collaboration with Julian Assange were among the top stories from Puerto Rico's entertainment world in 2013. continue reading »

Member of Puerto Rico’s Calle 13 Wants to Give Up U.S. Citizenship

Member of Puerto Rico’s Calle 13 Wants to Give Up U.S. Citizenship

Puerto Rican singer Rene Perez, who is a member of Calle 13, said he would like to give up his U.S. citizenship but won't do it because of the complex legal situation it would land him in. continue reading »

Puerto Rico Teachers Considering Strike After Pension Overhaul

Puerto Rico Teachers Considering Strike After Pension Overhaul

Puerto Rican teachers are deciding whether to go on strike when classes resume next month to protest a pension overhaul signed into law on Tuesday by Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla. continue reading »