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Puerto Rico Crime

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...

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 ...

'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...