By Mariela Rosario | 06/13/2011 - 12:45
In honor of President Obama's pending visit to Puerto Rico (the first by a sitting president in 50 years!) and the National Puerto Rican Day parade that just rocked New York City, we wanted to share five cool facts you may not know about the small, but influential, Caribbean nation:
By Grace Bastidas | 06/08/2011 - 16:00
You know the consequences—blazing headache, nausea, dry mouth, upset stomach, red eyes, muscle pain—and still, you decide to do one more kamikaze shot. And while you may not end up in Bangkok like the boys from The Hangover Part II, you will most likely end up hovering over your toilet. Thankfully we have the best Latin American cures for even the most persistent of hangovers.
Menudo in Mexico
By Irasema Romero | 05/26/2011 - 16:52
Bruno Mars returned to his roots during a recent first-time visit to Puerto Rico, where he had a photo shoot for a Vogue magazine fashion spread with a fellow boricua, model Joan Smalls.
By Stacey Rivera | 05/25/2011 - 12:23
Our partners at FoxNewsLatino.com are reporting that the Governor of Puerto Rico,Luis Fortuño, has confirmed that President Barack Obama will visit the island on June 14th, fulfilling his campaign promise to return to Puerto Rico as President.
By Amaris Castillo | 04/11/2011 - 15:00
Luis Aponte Martínez, Archbishop Emeritus of San Juan de Puerto Rico, has officially asked Ricky Martin to not promote homosexuality. “I beg him, for the love of his children (for whom I imagine he wants the best), that he [Ricky Martin] try to set an example of the great values we all share to our youth – especially in regards to sex,” said the Cardinal.
By Smriti Mundhra | 04/07/2011 - 18:23
Drama is an essential ingredient when it comes to reality TV competitions, but Puerto Rico's 787 Crew got more than they bargained for last week. The night before their first performance on hit MTV show America’s Best Dance Crew, Emmanuel Pagan [aka PeRy]—one of the seven-member crew—broke his leg.
By Mariela Rosario | 04/05/2011 - 17:00
2010 census results are in and there was one incredibly interesting new trend in Puerto Rico. For the first time ever, the number of Puerto Ricans identifying themselves solely as black or American Indian jumped about 50 percent in the last decade. This is a marked shift from previous census results.
“It truly breaks with a historic pattern,” Jorge Duany, an anthropology professor at the University of Puerto Rico told the Associated Press.
By Irasema Romero | 04/01/2011 - 15:00
Ricky Martin kicked off his Music, Soul and Sex tour last Friday in Puerto Rico, but the set of four sold-out concerts didn’t please everyone. Wanda Rolon, a pastor of the First Christian Church in Northern Puerto Rico, took it upon herself to attack Ricky Martin for being gay.
By Mariela Rosario | 03/31/2011 - 08:56
Ricky Martin just kicked off his latest world tour, MAS (Musica+Alma+Sexo) in his home country of Puerto Rico and we have some exclusive concert video, courtesy of Rondene PR. Rocking a new mohawk, a black leather moto jacket and some tight pants, our fave former Menudo star definitely still knows how to shake his bon bon!
Check out the video below and tell us:
By Mariela Rosario | 03/30/2011 - 19:51
From 2000 to 2010, more than twice as many Puerto Ricans left “La Isla del Encanto” than returned, according to the immigrant-focused Web site, Feet in 2 Worlds. In 2010, there were 3,725,789 people on the island, 82,821 fewer than in 2000. This decrease in population has been attributed to the island’s economic crisis.