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.
By Mariela Rosario | 03/30/2011 - 16:41
We caught up with Carmelo Anthony at the recent launch of his new endorsement deal with Boost Mobile and the unveiling of his huge billboard outside of Madison Square Garden yesterday. The half-Boricua NY Knick is arguably one of the biggest stars in the NBA and definitely represents for the Latino community (he even has a tattoo of the Puerto Rican flag on his hand).
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 03/16/2011 - 15:30
Puerto Ricans should be the only ones who have a say in whether the island remains a part of the United States or becomes independent and the President and Congress should act on the results quickly, says a new report by the President’s Task Force on Puerto Rico released today.
The 114-page report is the product of two years work by the Task Force that included public meetings in the island nation. It lays out scores of recommendations on some of the island’s biggest challenges: economic development, healthcare and the future of Vieques.
By Latina Staff | 03/08/2011 - 12:25
We've been covering American Idol with heightened anticipation this year. From Jennifer Lopez's fierce fashion sense behind the judges table to the overwhelming amount of Latino contestants who made it to Hollywood, it's been an exciting season for us!
By Johanna Ferreira | 03/07/2011 - 15:22
Power couple Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony were in Puerto Rico last Friday participating in a local conference regarding film incentives. Governor Luis G. Fortuño recently approved new legislation that revamps its program, offering the U.S. tax rebates along with a 20 % rebate for nonresidents including the pre-existing 40% rebate for residents.
By Fox News Latino | 02/18/2011 - 11:52
The Week in Latino news starts off with how University of Puerto Rico students armed with Facebook, Twitter and Youtube.fight back against injustice.
By Fox News Latino | 02/16/2011 - 12:52
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By Fox News Latino | 02/02/2011 - 12:08
The tourism sector in Puerto Rico fears that the image of the Caribbean island as a vacation spot may deteriorate after 110 murders were registered in January.
The violence has hurt the worldwide perception of the U.S. commonwealth, which each year welcomes some 4 million visitors, most of them from the continental United States, the president of the Hotels and Tourism Association of Puerto Rico, Clarisa Jiménez, told Efe on Tuesday.
By Mariela Rosario | 01/06/2011 - 15:30
The House of Representative ruled yesterday to revoke the voting rights of delegates, which means that lawmakers representing Puerto Rico, Washington DC, American Guam, Samoa and the Northern Mariana Islands no longer have any power in congress.
For Puerto Rico, the revocation of voting rights basically strips the approximately four million residents of the commonwealth of their only voice in United States government. For perspective, one legislator in the House represents, on average, 700 thousand constituents.
By Mariela Rosario | 12/01/2010 - 15:30
Chayanne's younger brother, Emanoel Figueroa, has officially announced his plans to run for mayor of San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico—the hometown of the entire Figueroa family.
The pop singer's brother says that Chayenne has been very supportive. "He supports me completely, in every aspect from politics to moral," the youngest Figueroa told Esmas.com. "The most important thing is knowing that your family supports you in decisions like this. I have a genuine desire to help," concluded Emanoel.