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Puerto Rico Announces Major Project

AP | Posted 03.27.2014 | Latino Voices

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor says private investors will help build a $350 million housing and commercial complex near the ca...

Puerto Rico Probes Church Sex Abuse Allegations

AP | DANICA COTO | Posted 02.21.2014 | Religion

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's justice secretary said Thursday that he has ordered an investigation into alleged sex abuse allegations i...

Puerto Rico Denies It's On The Verge Of Bankruptcy

AP | DANICA COTO | Posted 10.16.2013 | Latino Voices

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The government of Puerto Rico denied Tuesday that it is near bankruptcy or might need U.S. fed...

Puerto Rico's Financial Woes

AP | DANICA COTO | Posted 09.14.2013 | Latino Voices

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Puerto Rico is crafting a new financing plan as it seeks to reassure investors that it will not default on its obligations af...

The Worst Unemployment Rate In The United States

Reuters | Posted 11.11.2013 | Latino Voices

* Caribbean island's population dropped 1.5 percent in a year * Exodus stings housing, schools and businesses * Jobs sc...

Puerto Rico Marina Awaits $450M Renovation

AP | Posted 10.17.2013 | Latino Voices

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Caribbean's largest marina is getting a $450 million makeover. A Connecticut-based hedge fund is improving infrastr...

Red Cross Has Bad News For Puerto Rico

VOXXI | Rocio Gonzalez | Posted 06.25.2013 | Latino Voices

The American Red Cross has announced it plans to stop collecting blood in Puerto Rico, beginning in October. The organization said the decision cam...

Puerto Rico's Statehood Party Takes Aim At Congress

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.30.2013 | Latino Voices

The leadership of Puerto Rico’s New Progressive Party voted unanimously on Monday to submit legislation to the U.S. Congress aimed at making the isl...

Puerto Rico's Unprecedented Marijuana Debate

AP | DANICA COTO | Posted 04.21.2013 | Latino Voices

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Dozens of people marched Saturday through Puerto Rico's capital amid growing support for a recent bill filed by a former poli...

Puerto Rican Gov. Responds To White House Move On Island's Status

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.15.2013 | Latino Voices

Puerto Rico isn’t holding a Constitutional Assembly to decide whether the island’s residents want to become the 51st state. Yet. Puerto Ri...

Puerto Rican Authorities Seize Millions Worth Of Marijuana

AP | Posted 12.21.2012 | Latino Voices

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Authorities in Puerto Rico say they have seized 3,500 pounds (1,588 kilograms) of marijuana worth $3 million. The U.S. Coast...