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How Many Mayors Can Puerto Rico Afford? Tradition and Budgets Collide

As the island struggles under debt and a federal control board prepares to take charge of its finances, some see its 78 municipalities as ripe for consolidation.

‘Teen Mom 2’ Kailyn Lowry May Sell The Home She Once Shared With Husband Javi Marroquin?

Is Teen Mom 2 star Kailyn Lowry preparing to sell her home? According to a new tweet, Lowry has enjoyed her recent travels to Puerto Rico so much that she’s actually considering selling the home she once shared with her husband, Javi Marroquin. Show More Summary

Naomi Broady beats Monica Puig to advance to second round of Rogers Cup

Naomi Broady booked her place in the second round of the Rogers Cup with a three-set victory over Puerto Rico's Monica Puig in Montreal. She faces Garbine Muguruza in the next round.

Victim Blaming: When We Do It and When We Don’t

By Peter Kaufman Consider the following stories that were in the news recently: Story 1: A female college student at Worchester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) was studying abroad in Puerto Rico. After a night out at a bar, she went to....

Lunch Links: Corporate Tax Rates by Company; Louisiana Considers Gas Tax Increase; Debating the Muni Bond Exemption

Today is July 25, Puerto Rico Constitution Day. A territory of the United States, Puerto Rico has been in the news lately due to its debt crisis: the government owes $72 billion it doesn’t have, and onerous and unstable tax policy has helped cause a demographic and economic nexus that makes recovery challenging. Show More Summary

As Zika Spreads in Puerto Rico, These 10 U.S. Cities Could Be Next

Sexually transmittable and growing, Zika may be a bigger risk than experts previously thought. But where will it be next?

This Day In Naval History: July 25

1898 - During the Spanish-American War, a landing party from the armed yacht, USS Gloucester, single-handedly captures Guanica, Puerto Rico. 1943 - The first

FDA warning letters: Cockroaches, seafood HACCP problems

The most recently posted warning letters from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration went to a seafood importer in Miami and a food manufacturing facility in Puerto Rico. The letters were sent in February and June but just recently made public. FDA’s Florida District Office told Pescatlantic Inc. in a June 14 warning letter that a... Continue Reading

The Feds Almost Used A Pesticide That's Harmful To Pregnant Women To Combat Zika In Puerto Rico

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON ? In an effort to combat the spreading Zika virus, the federal government came close to spraying a pesticide across Puerto Rico that is highly toxic and presents the most danger to pregnant women. The U.S. Centers for Disease...Show More Summary

NYC hot sauce made with Bronx peppers to be sold in Puerto Rico

3 days agoNews : NY Daily News

A New York City hot sauce company that uses serrano peppers grown in the Bronx will be sold in stores across Puerto Rico.

Lin-Manuel Miranda To Receive Star On Puerto Rico's Walk Of Fame

4 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Lin-Manuel Miranda will be honored in Puerto Rico with his very own star in the island’s Walk of Fame. The Hamilton creator and award-winning artist is set to reveal his star on Wednesday, July 27 in the iconic Ashford Avenue. “For us, it is great news that Lin-Manuel Miranda will join us during this ceremony. Show More Summary

A Day Late, A Dollar Short: What The U.S. (And The World) Still Aren't Getting About Zika

While Zika cases in Puerto Rico, and now the continental United States, have risen into the thousands, and Zika-related miscarriages and birth defects continue to climb, Congress is still treating Zika like an opportunity to score political points rather than a full-blown medical emergency. Show More Summary

Chupacabra: From Puerto Rico to Florida?

Back in the mid-1990s, when reports of the infamous Chupacabra surfaced on Puerto Rico, the creature was largely described as bipedal, with red eyes, claws, fangs, and in a number of cases, bat-like wings. I know that, as I have been to Puerto Rico on 9 occasions,...

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Dimon, Buffett, other CEOs meet in secret; Hedge funds sue Puerto Rico's governor; Platinum Partners to liquidate main funds; Woman stabs husband during doughnut dispute; and more.

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Cave Drawings Suggest Early Harmonious Contact Between Islanders And Europeans: Archaeologists

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Archaeologists exploring a remote Caribbean island near Puerto Rico have returned with photos capturing never-before-seen cave drawings ? ones said to reveal a previously untold relationship between the indigenous people and European...Show More Summary

Hedge Funds Sue Puerto Rico’s Governor, Claiming Money Grab

In a lawsuit, a group of funds that hold the island’s bonds said Gov. Alejandro García Padilla was taking advantage of a legal lag to spend public money.

Huge Legal Victory for Puerto Rican Cop Who Was Demoted for Refusing to Join Mandatory Prayer

In 2012, Puerto Rico police officer Alvin Marrero-Méndez was told to join his commander in a Christian prayer. He was demoted soon after refusing to participate. It's taken a few years, but an Appellate court just ruled in the atheist's favor.

Luis “Orlandito” Del Valle to fight on August 27

6 days agoSports / Boxing : BoxingNews24

Bayamon, Puerto Rico (July 20, 2016) – As a teenager, Luis “Orlandito” Del Valle left his native Puerto Rico for Newburgh, NY where he resided for seven years. During his time in the Empire State [...] The post Luis “Orlandito” Del Valle to fight on August 27 appeared first on Boxing News 24.

Puerto Rican Police Officials Find Out They Can’t Force Officers to Pray or Demote Them When They Refuse

It’s really simple: Government officials cannot punish subordinates for refusing to pray. How does a 13-year veteran of the Puerto Rico Police Department go from being a patrol officer to washing police cars? In the case of Officer Alvin Marrero-Méndez, all it took was refusing to participate in his boss’s official Christian prayers. Show More Summary

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