Category: Puerto Rico

More Drugs Passing Through Puerto Rico, Officials Say

Top Story — Puerto Rican officials reported that 70 percent of the 1,136 murders on the island last year could be attributed to drug violence, prompting Puerto Rican governor Luis […] Read More >

Puerto Rico Governor: Students Should Speak Fluent English by 2022

Top Story — Puerto Rican Governor Luis Fortuño has proposed an ambitious plan to make Puerto Ricans bilingual in English and Spanish by the year 2022, an effort that he hopes will […] Read More >

Puerto Rico Police Use Excessive Force, Justice Dept. Report Says

An investigation conducted by the U.S. Justice Department found evidence that the Puerto Rico Police Department (PRPD) violated the Constitution and federal law by using excess and unreasonable force, making unconstitutional […] Read More >

Hurricane Irene Strengthens To Cat 2; Rips Through Puerto Rico

Today in Latin America Top Story— Almost a million homes are without power in Puerto Rico as Hurricane Irene ripped through the U.S. territory Monday before picking up strength as […] Read More >

Obama Visits Puerto Rico; Hopes To Gain Latino Votes For 2012 Election

Today in Latin America Top Story — Barack Obama became the first sitting U.S. president since since John F. Kennedy to visit Puerto Rico on Tuesday, fulfilling a promise he […] Read More >

Obama To Visit Puerto Rico In June; First Official Presidential Visit To Island Since Kennedy

Puerto Rico’s governor announced Wednesday that U.S. President Barack Obama will visit the island next month, becoming the first president since John F. Kennedy to make an official visit to […] Read More >

Puerto Rico Launches Tourism Campaign In New York

NEW YORK—The Puerto Rican Government and tourism bureau have launched simultaneous campaigns intended to overcome economic challenges by sparking tourism and private investment. “Discover why Puerto Rico does it better,” […] Read More >

Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands: Lobbyists Help Smooth the Way for a Tax Break for Foreign Rum Maker

A transfer of billions of dollars in federal aid from public projects in Puerto Rico to one of the world’s largest liquor conglomerates over the next 30 years continues to […] Read More >