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Puerto Rico Crime

Fugitive Wanted In Shooting Of Mother And Daughter Captured

AP | Posted 04.25.2014 | Crime

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Police in Puerto Rico have captured a fugitive who was wanted in connection with a quadruple homicide. The U.S. Justic...

Why Puerto Rico May Let Older Prisoners Out Of Jail

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 03.31.2014 | Latino Voices

Puerto Rico plans to release prisoners over 60 years of age in order to save money. Gov. Alejandro García Padilla says he’ll sign legislation a...

Woman Found Guilty Of Ripping Off Man's Lip

AP | Posted 11.18.2013 | Weird News

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A Puerto Rico woman accused of biting and ripping off her boyfriend's lower lip has been found guilty of domestic violen...

'Sickout' Draws Thousands

AP | Posted 06.23.2013 | Latino Voices

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Police officers in Puerto Rico are slowly returning to work after staging a sickout at a rate of nearly 2,000 officers a...

Why Puerto Rico's Policemen Suddenly Became So Sick

The Huffington Post | Zuania Ramos | Posted 04.22.2013 | Latino Voices

In an island where crime rates soar higher each year, the police department of Puerto Rico is currently facing a surge in absenteeism due to a sudden ...

Mother Transforms Puerto Rico’s Violence Into Hope

The Huffington Post | Zuania Ramos | Posted 01.13.2013 | Latino Voices

When Zorimar Betancourt received a call from her son, Stefano Steenbakkers-Betancourt on June 24 to tell her that thugs were following him and ramming...

Puerto Rico Governor Activates The National Guard

VOXXI | Rosio Gonzalez | Posted 01.11.2013 | Latino Voices

In a move that should surprise few, recently inaugurated Puerto Rico Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla has activated the National Guard to help fight drug...

Puerto Rican’s Social Media Boycott Against 'La Comay' Scores A Victory

Voxxi | Posted 12.08.2012 | Latino Voices

Puerto Rico’s social media population scored a big win this week. Following the shocking gruesome murder of Jose Enrique Gomez, Puerto Ricans began ...

Puerto Rican Jails Find A New Use For Twitter

AP | Posted 12.06.2012 | Latino Voices

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Puerto Rico has turned to Twitter in an experimental effort to help reduce the number of violent crimes. The Department of C...

'Macho' Camacho's Death Highlights Rising Violence In Puerto Rico

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 11.27.2012 | Latino Voices

The death of boxing legend Hector "Macho" Camacho didn't just cast a shadow over the sports world. The shooting that left Camacho on life support f...

Puerto Rican Mom Accused Of Prostituting 14-year-old Daughter

AP | Posted 10.05.2012 | Crime

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Federal agents have arrested a woman suspected of prostituting her 14-year-old daughter in Puerto Rico. Authorities filed a ...

Puerto Rico Tries Tougher Sentences In Crime Fight

AP | BEN FOX | Posted 07.30.2012 | Latino Voices

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- An updated penal code signed into law Monday by the Puerto Rican governor increases prison sentences for homicide, assault an...

Breaking Homicide Records?

AP | DANICA COTO | Posted 01.16.2012 | World

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Rico is having its deadliest year on record as authorities struggle to control a rampant drug war on the U.S. Car...

Man Guilty Of Setting Family On Fire

AP | DANICA COTO | Posted 11.08.2011 | Crime

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A Puerto Rico man was convicted Thursday of killing six people, including a Seattle couple, by dousing them in gasoline ...

Shocking: Man Accused Of Attacking His Family With A Blowtorch

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A Puerto Rico man accused of attacking his family with gasoline and a blowtorch has been charged with murder after two o...