Is Puerto Rico Going Bankrupt?
Is Puerto Rico Going Bankrupt?
By Latina Staff | 10/17/2013 - 11:21

Despite its shaky economy, Puerto Rico's government is denying claims that it is headed for bankruptcy.

"There seems to be a lot of misinformation out there," said Jose Coleman, executive vice president of the Government Development Bank. "Bankruptcy is completely out of the question concerning Puerto Rico."

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U.S. Accused of Human Rights Violations in Puerto Rico
U.S. Accused of Human Rights Violation in Puerto Rico
By Latina Staff | 09/26/2013 - 11:23

Puerto Rico has brought on a human rights violation case against the United States.

According to The Huffington Post, the National Lawyers Guild along with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights have filed a petition against the U.S. government in a case involving the Puerto Rican island of Vieques.

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Ricky Martin at Premios Juventud
Ricky Martin Asks Fans to Compose Brazil's World Cup Anthem
By Cristina Arreola | 09/13/2013 - 09:55

Ever dreamed of hearing a superstar belt out your lyrics? Well, now’s your chance! 

Puerto Rican superstar Ricky Martin has teamed up with Sony to ask fans from across the world to compose the official song of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. The winning submission will be sung by Martin at the sporting event. 

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Puerto Rico Shaky Economy Causes Mass Exodus
Puerto Rico's Shaky Economy Causes Mass Exodus
By Cristina Arreola | 09/12/2013 - 10:30

Sad news from Puerto Rico.

According to the Huffington Post, the Caribbean island’s sinking economy has Puerto Ricans leaving the country in vast numbers. In 2011 alone, nearly 54,000 people, or 1.5 percent of the population, opted to leave the territory. 

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Joyce Giraud
NBC 'Siberia' Star Talks Scripted Reality & FedExing Latin Food
By Jesus Trivino | 08/19/2013 - 13:11

Joyce Giraud, a former pageant queen, talks about her NBC show, Siberia, her favorite Puerto Rican things and more.

Tell us about Siberia.

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Eddie Perez El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico
Legendary Puerto Rican Salsa Star Dies
By Irina Gonzalez | 08/10/2013 - 10:04

In a tragic turn of events on Friday night, legendary salsa star Eddie Perez has passed away. 

He was a co-founded of the famed Puerto Rican salsa band, El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico. The band had recently celebrated 50 years of playing music and are largery considered Puerto Rico's most successful musical group. 

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Puerto Rico DRAFT
Puerto Rico Granting Temporary Licenses to Undocumented Immigrants
By Amaris Castillo | 08/09/2013 - 11:14

In time, undocumented immigrants in Puerto Rico will be able to obtain temporary driver’s licenses.

According to NBC Latino, Alejandro Javier García Padilla signed into law a bill that would allow undocumented immigrants to apply for a license in about a year. Both undocumented immigrants and migrant workers will be able to apply for 6-year drivers licenses.

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Homeless Population Surges in Puerto Rico
Puerto Rican Homeless Population Surges
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 07/11/2013 - 15:38

It's sad to say that images such as the one above are largely increasing on the beautfiul island of Puerto Rico.

According to Fox News Latino, La Isla del Encanto's homeless population has risen immensely in only two years due to an ongoing economic crisis which includes an unemployment rate of 14 percent. This rate is currently higher than any U.S. state.

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Puerto Rico's Commonwealth Status is "Root" of Problems
Pedro Perluisi Says Puerto Rico's Commonwealth Status is "Root" of Problems
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 06/18/2013 - 11:46

Puerto Rico's current commonwealth status has been a hot topic of debate for quite some time. Now Puerto Rico pro-statehood leader Pedro Pierluisi is saying that La Isla del Encanto's commonwealth status is “the root cause of the economic and social problems that impair quality of life on the island."

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Angel Reyes at the 2013 Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York City
An Inside Look at NYC's Puerto Rican Day Parade!
By Amaris Castillo | 06/10/2013 - 14:19

It seemed as though everyone was Puerto Rican on Sunday along New York City’s Fifth Avenue. That’s because the annual Puerto Rican Day Parade made its presence known, roaring its way down the streets with cheerful shouts of "Boricua!" and a sea of red, white, and blue.

We swung by to observe the proud madness firsthand. Below are some interesting people we met along the parade route:

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