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Puerto Rico: Intercontinental Hotel Robbed

elnuevodia.com reported on November 23, 2016, two assailants robbed the Intercontinental Hotel in Isla verde, Carolina Puerto Rico. The thugs intercepted an employee walking back to the office. He was hit by one of the robbers with a gun. They then stole $450.00 from the employee and $13,000 from the petty cash for the hotel. Read Article

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Puerto Rico: Pension Plan Changes causes feeling of insecurity

ipsnews.net reported a feeling of insecurity has overtaken broad sectors of Puerto Rican society as the economy worsens, public sector debt spirals out of control, and the island’s creditworthiness is put in doubt. To tackle this economic crisis, the administration of governor Alejandro Garcia-Padilla has adopted a number of measures that have been extremely unpopular […]

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Tourist from Minnesota dies while snorkeling in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico police say a 30-year-old tourist from Minnesota has died while snorkeling off the island’s north coast. Police identified the victim as Matt Elmore and said he was snorkeling with several other people who were rescued. Authorities said the group had been snorkeling about a mile off Cerro Gordo beach in Vega Alta. Read […]

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Countries in Caribbean examine decriminalization and legalization of marijuana

The small economies of the Caribbean are beginning to examine the legalization, or at least the decriminalization, of the consumption and possession of marijuana, with Puerto Rico leading the pack now that next week the Senate will begin studying the issue. A heated debate has arisen in Puerto Rico in recent weeks about the possible […]

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Arrest made in Bomb Threat for Jetblue Plane in Puerto Rico

flyertalk.com reported tonight FBI Agents arrested a man accused of phoning in a bomb threat on to a Jetblue Plane at Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in Isla Verde, Carolina. According to FBI Spokesperson Moisés Quiñones, a middle aged man was detained in the San Juan metropolitan area. He remains under custody and will appear […]

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Ponce, Puerto Rico: Authorities Detain Two Dominicans, One Venezuelan, Seize 682 Kilos of Cocaine

From lainformacion.com on August 14, 2013- U.S. authorities arrested two Dominicans and one Venezuelan for carrying 681 kilos of cocaine on a ship 296 kilometers south of Ponce. The operation started when a U.S. Border Patrol plane spotted a suspicious boat and called in the Coast Guard to investigate. Since September 2012, the U.S. Coast […]

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Baní, Dominican Republic: Police Arrest Suspected Human Trafficker

On July 9, 2013 Listin Diario Noticias reported the arrest of a Dominican man suspected of being part of a trafficking network. The suspect allegedly organized and provided illegal boat trips to Puerto Rico. The suspect was identified as Cristóbal Cedeño Jiménez, also known as “Elpidio.” The arrest took place in the town of Baní, […]

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Puerto Rico: Three Dominicans Detained with 688 Kilos of Cocaine

From lainformacion.com on June 18, 2013- Three Dominican citizens were arrested by the U.S. Coast Guard after trying to smuggle 688 kilos of cocaine to the United States via Puerto Rico. The arrests occurred 195 miles south of the city of Ponce, Puerto Rico. The value of the seized drugs was estimated at $24 million. […]

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Tourist drowns at Puerto Rico beach

Aguadilla (CyberNews) – A tourist drowned at 3:41 Crash Boat Beach in Aguadilla, police said. The tourist has been identified as David A. Seaman is reported having drowned during a picnic. An investigation is continuing. Read Article

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Puerto Rico option for medical tourism

nbclatino.com reported that a growing number of Americans are looking farther south than Mexico, and a bit further east, for their “medical tourism” needs. Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory in the Caribbean, has become a top destination of choice for those attempting to bypass the high costs of healthcare in the United States. According to […]

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Puerto Rico: over 600 kilos of cocaine seized on boat near Salinas

Federal authorities on Monday occupied 660 kilograms of cocaine on a boat 50 nautical miles south of Salinas, announced at a press conference yesterday.The wholesale value of the drugs employed is estimated at $ 16.5 million, while cut and ready for sale on the street up to $ 66 million, authorities said. Read Article

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Puerto Rico, 241 suspected cases dengue

The Department of Health revealed today, Monday, the latest report on the impact of dengue on the island of the first week of September, which reflected some 241 suspected cases. Under Secretary of Health, Concepción Quiñones de Longo acknowledged that although the number of suspected cases is high, we are below the epidemic level. When […]

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Puerto Rico: Tourist died at La Mina waterfall in El Yunque National Forest

A tourist was found dead August 26, in El Yunque National Forest according to telemundopr.com. According to the preliminary report, the female was identified as Kenah Huggins, 35, who was allegedly dragged by a blow from the falls at La Mina waterfall. She was from Bronx, New York, and had been reported missing at about […]

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U.S. postal worker arrested, distributing cocaine sent from Puerto Rico

Orlandosentinel.com reported a postal worker in the state of New Jersey received and distributed cocaine packets with false addresses during its route and established drug trafficking organization in Puerto Rico would send the drug regularly, U.S. authorities said Tuesday. Christina Nunez admitted intercepting shipments from Puerto Rico and delivering cocaine to accomplices in the city […]

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Puerto Rico: disagreement over accuracy of crime reporting by officials

During the last few months has broken out between the Puerto Rico Police and the Forensic Science Institute of the true number of murders that have occurred in Puerto Rico during the year that has passed. The police provide a figure and the Institute of Forensic Sciences provides another figure significantly exceeds that provides the […]

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Man in Dominican Republic attempts to board ferry to Puerto Rico with cocaine

Félix Antonio Corcino Mercedes, a citizen of the Dominican Republic, was arrested after attempting to board a ferry from Santo Domingo to Puerto Rico. He was carrying close to three kilos of cocaine or possible heroin, according to a Vocero report. Officials stated he was displaying suspicious behavior, warranting the seizure of his car. A […]

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Drugs from Arizona make their way to airport in Puerto Rico

Anti-narcotics officials in the Luis Muñoz Marín airport in Carolina, Puerto Rico discovered two pounds of marijuana. The discovery was made in a private corridor in the airport, according to a Vocero report. The drugs were wrapped in plastic and are believed to have come from the state of Arizona. The intended destination of the […]

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Colombia: Semi-submersible and drug workshop discovered; Linked to FARC and Urabueños

A homemade semi-submersible was found and destroyed by members of the Colombian Army in a rural area near the Gulf of Urabá. According to El Universal, it was discovered inside a secluded drug workshop large enough to contain 25 individuals. The semi-submersible had been packed with 6 tons of cocaine. When officials arrived at the […]

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Brothers arrested; Attempted to travel from Dominican Republic to Puerto Rico with drugs

The National Drug Control in the Dominican Republic arrested two brothers that were attempting to traffick drugs to Puerto Rico. Yamell López Hernández and his unidentified younger brother were detained as they attempted to board a ferry. They were concealing several packages of cocaine in the transmission and mechanical areas of a black Ford vehicle, […]

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Costa Rican authorities seize shipment of drugs en route to Europe

National drug enforcement police in Moin, Costa Rica discovered and seized a shipment of drugs that arrived in the city’s port. According to Infosur Hoy, the drugs arrived from Colombia and were to be shipped to Europe after stops in Costa Rica and Puerto Rico. The exact final destination in Europe is unknown. The shipment […]

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Three reggaeton artists investigated by US DEA; attended narco-trafficker’s wedding

Reggaeton singer Arcángel and the Jowell and Randy duet are under investigation in the United States after officials discovered the three artists attended the wedding celebration of arrested narco-trafficker Camilio Torres, alias “El Fritango.” The singers were hired as entertainment at the party, El Universal reports. The party was to last several days at the […]

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Senior citizen arrested in Puerto Rico hiding drugs in genitals; attempted to enter prison

Carmen Valle Feliciano (66) was arrested after officials found her attempting to bring drugs into the Las Cucharas correctional facility in Ponce, Puerto Rico. She had hidden the drugs in her genitals, Noticiero PR reports. 17 Xanax pills, 45.5 grams of marijuana, two cell phones, and a charger, were seized from Valle Feliciano. She had […]

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Drug route from Puerto Rico to the United States intercepted in Dominican Republic

Sigfrido Altagracia Guerrero Arias was arrested in the Americas International Airport in the Dominican Republic, where he was intending to board a JetBlue plane to New York with cocaine capsules in his stomach. The suspect had been linked to a Puerto Rican drug network that would transport to the United States, Diario Libre reports. The […]

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DEA arrests 33 people in San Juan, breaks up drug route from Puerto Rico to U.S.A.

Federal U.S. agents launched a surprise anti-narcotics operation on June 6, 2012 in the San Juan Luis Muñoz Marín airport in Puerto Rico. 33 suspects were taken into custody, including airport workers, airline employees, and other suspicious individuals who were attempting to smuggle millions of dollars of cocaine onto commercial flights for at least a […]

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Increased Crackdown on Mexican Border Forces Colombian Drug Routes Through Caribbean

Increased Crackdown on Mexican Border Forces Colombian Drug Routes Through Caribbean Due to increased security presence and attention to drug trafficking operations along the Mexican border with the United States, traffickers have had to find alternative routes to serve the illicit U.S. market, reports Listin Diario. These new routes transport drugs from Colombia, through Caribbean […]

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Drug traffickers use new route near Puerto Rico, 180 kilos cocaine seized

A cache of about 180 kilos of cocaine was seized within 27 kilometers of the coast of El Dorado, Northern District of Puerto Rico, in an operation against drug trafficking in which they were arrested six Dominicans. The head of the federal prosecutor in San Juan, Rosa Emilia Rodriguez announced at a press conference yesterday […]

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CDC to assess outbreak of tuberculosis in Puerto Rico

The authorities of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) U.S. sent a team to Puerto Rico to assess an outbreak of tuberculosis. The spokeswoman for the Department of Health of Puerto Rico, Margarita Casalduc said Saturday in a note to the U.S. CDC has received an order to analyze how local authorities handled […]

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Puerto Rico: 64 suicides to date 2012

Suicides continue With an alarming rate of suicides, the island experienced one of its worst years as far 64 people have made the fateful decision from January until yesterday. In hours of Saturday morning was found hanging from a rope tied to his neck Manuel Peña Silk 77. He was deprived of life in the […]

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U.S. Army employee drowns Puerto Rico

San Juan-A tourist drowned in a beach area Surfer Beach located in the neighborhood Weed Martinique industry in the town of Aguadilla. The victim was identified as Cory Mildenstain, 49, who was swept away last night by the stream and whose body found floating later. Police said Mildenstain, who resided Iowa, United States, enjoyed on […]

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Puerto Rico: Tourist from Maryland U.S. sexually assaulted released from hospital

Within hours of the morning today was discharged from University Hospital of adults, the tourist who was beaten and sexually abused in Vieques, on March 24, Coco sector. The young student was operated on April because it had an epidural hematoma, ie an open wound on the right side of the head. Due to their […]

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At least 15 people perish in attempt to reach Puerto Rico for better life

The relief teams from the Dominican Republic on Sunday continued the search for possible survivors of a boat that sank while transporting some 70 illegal immigrants to Puerto Rico, of which at least 15 died and only 11 have been rescued alive. “In my life I do it again,” he told the AP Sobeida Maria […]

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INSTITUTO GLOBAL de ESTUDIOS ROMANCES (IGER – STUDY IN PUERTO RICO CENTER FOR STUDY ABROAD

INSTITUTO GLOBAL de ESTUDIOS ROMANCES (IGER – STUDY IN PUERTO RICO CENTER FOR STUDY ABROAD ASSOCIATED WITH THE CENTRO DE ESTUDIOS AVANZADOS DE PUERTO RICO Y EL CARIBE (ACCREDITED BY MIDDLE STATES COMMISSION ON HIGHER EDUCATION) Calle Honduras, 265, Apt. 3A San Juan, Puerto Rico 00917 USA Phone: +1-917-854-1486 Please visit our web site by […]

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Bomb threat at building Triple S in San Juan Puerto Rico

A bomb threat was reported at about 2:00 pm, in the building of Triple S that lies on Roosevelt Avenue, in front of Borinquen Towers in San Juan. An employee of the insurer who was on the street after being evicted from the building indicated that a subject allegedly put a suspected explosive device in […]

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Yellow-shouldered Blackbird (Agelaius xanthomus) numbers increasing in Puerto Rico

Recovery Project Blackbird of Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources (DNER) announced it has successfully increased the population of this endemic bird. The agency said the Blackbird(Agelaius xanthomus) is in danger of extinction, but have managed to increase the population of an estimated 300 birds in 1982 to 850 individuals in southwestern Puerto […]

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Monsanto increases activities in Puerto Rico

The US-based Monsanto company, the world’s biggest seed company and undisputed world leader in agricultural biotechnology, announced in June 2011 that it would increase its activities in Puerto Rico. Specifically, the corporation is investing $4.3 million in the construction of a 20,000-square foot laboratory for corn and cotton seed development in the southern municipality of […]

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Puerto Rico, corruption in Department of Education uncovered

Another case of corruption involving the award of contracts in exchange for bribes was uncovered yesterday by the arrest of several employees of the Department of Education, including two former senior officials who handled the purchasing department, but this time, entrepreneurs were provided for the “little game” also fell into the federal raid. Read Article

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Puerto Rico, 70,000 divorces in five years

In just five years, at least 140 000 people have formalized their divorce in the courts of Puerto Rico, statistical reports show this branch of government, resided between 2005 and 2010. Read Article

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Peru, plans against drug trafficking presented

At the beginning of his presentation, argued that there Soberón inconsistencies and double standards in its position regarding the fight against drug trafficking. “If we continue with the current policy on drugs, we have in 2016 about 70 thousand hectares of coca and 330 metric tons of cocaine hydrochloride,” he said.Read Article

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Puerto Rico Police serious problems with corruption, abuse of power

“The degree of corruption and criminal conduct by police in Puerto Rico is high and contributes to the crisis in public safety and civil rights. More PPR agents are involved in criminal activity than any other law enforcement agency in the nation” says the report. The Puerto Rico Police consistently violates the constitutional rights of […]

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22 Members of International Money Laundering Operation Caught by U.S. and Colombian Authorities

•The Colombian National Police and the DEA of the U.S. worked together in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Spain, and Colombia to capture 22 members of “los Paisas” and the “Oficina de Envigado” as reported in rcnradio.com. •Within Colombia, 12 members of captured along with $480 million USD. •Currently in Boston, César Augusto Pinzón, Antinarcotics director […]

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Arkansas tourist dies in Puerto Rico cliff fall

olice in Puerto Rico say a 22-year-old American tourist has died after apparently falling from a seaside cliff. Police spokesman Jonathan Matias in the western city of Mayaguez said Casey Rich Gingerich likely got too close to the edge of a 200-foot (61-meter) cliff and fell. Strong winds may have caused the fall but Matias […]

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