Puerto Rico Governor Luis Fortuño Calls in National Guard to Counter Crime
By Mariela Rosario | 02/04/2010 - 10:16

The governor of Puerto Rico announced this week that he was activating the National Guard in the small island commonwealth. The measure was intended to be a temporary move to help curb rising crime rates while new police forces are recruited and trained.

"Nobody, especially me, can be happy with the number of killings last year. We have to do much more to stop this," Gov. Luis Fortuño declared during his State of the Commonwealth speech.

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Protests Rock San Juan, Puerto Rico
By Mariela Rosario | 10/16/2009 - 14:16

Thousands of protesters took to the streets of San Juan, the capital city of Puerto Rico, to demonstrate against massive layoffs demanded by Republican Governor Luis Fortuño.

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Johnny Depp to Shoot New Movie, "The Rum Diary," in Puerto Rico
By Monica Herrera | 01/30/2009 - 13:53

Johnny Depp is headed for la isla del encanto! The smoldering star will begin shooting his next film project, The Rum Diary—based on the book by deceased novelist Hunter S. Thompson—in Puerto Rico later this year, confirms Puerto Rico governor Luis Fortuño.

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Obama Promises to Address Status of Puerto Rico
By Mariela Rosario | 01/15/2009 - 08:51

Barack Obama has pledged to allow Puerto Rico to once and for all tackle the issue of its political status in his first term as president of the United States.

The controversial subject of Puerto Rico's status has been dividing the population of the small island territory for years, with some residents favoring state-hood, others favoring independence and some favoring the current commonwealth status.

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