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.
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.