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EXTRA-JUDICIAL MOSQUITO DEATH SQUADS: Puerto Rico is trying to kill mosquitoes the old-fashioned way — without chemicals. [ad name=”HTML-68″] CAGUAS — On this hard-hit tropical island, even the dead are getting pulled into the fight against Zika. On a recent weekday, Roberto Barrera led a team of disease investigators into a

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GOV. RICARDO “SLICK RICKY” ROSSELLO “We’ll pay you when we can. What are you going to do? Bounce us out of the United States?” [ad name=”HTML-68″] SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico’s government announced today another multimillion-dollar default as the crisis-wracked U.S. commonwealth seeks to restructure nearly $70 billion in public

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CBP Border Patrol Marine unit. [ad name=”HTML-68″] SAN JUAN — The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency says law enforcement authorities have intercepted 126 undocumented migrants from the Dominican Republic, Cuba and Haiti in four separate events since January 20. The CBP said working under the Caribbean Border Interagency

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TERROR TOURISM: Welcoming American visitors to the “Emerald Isle” hasn’t always been a priority for Puerto Ricans, who still take pride today in having blown up a bomb on the floor of the U.S. Congress in the 1950’s. [ad name=”HTML-68″] VIEQUES, Puerto Rico –  A small island long known as

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MAPP: “I got mines paid up front. What about you? I don’t need no stinkin’ GERS!” [ad name=”HTML-68″] NEW YORK — In a scathing report in its “Debtwire” column, Forbes Magazine said on Monday that the territory risks “capsizing” under its current debt load. The only difference between the U.S.

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DEAD: HUBERT CHIM (LEFT) [ad name=”HTML-68″] SAN JUAN —  Authorities in Puerto Rico say a 31-year-old tourist from California has drowned along the island’s north coast. Police on Monday said Hubert Chim was taking pictures of himself on top of a rock when a wave swept him away. They said

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] PHILLIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Two employees of the Dutch immigration service were arrested suspected of human smuggling, bribery and abuse of their post this week. A person with the initials “K.L.M.B.” (34) and a person with the initials “A.A.D.” (33) were arrested around 6:20 am. on Tuesday. The arrests

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] SANTIAGO, Chile – A new joint report by two United Nations agencies says  overweight and obesity is on the rise throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, affecting every country, except Haiti. The report by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) says overweight

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BILLABLE HOURS? DPNR Commisioner Dawn Henry is coming up with new and inventive ways to spend your tax dollars under Gov. Kenneth Mapp. As an attorney, Henry has this down to a “t’.”  [ad name=”HTML-68″] CHRISTIANSTED — Commissioner Dawn L. Henry, Esq., of the Department of Planning and Natural Resources

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 39-year-old Dominican national was sentenced to 16.8 years in prison after being convicted on cocaine distribution charges, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Alexandro Geraldine-Aracena was given 202 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Curtis Gomez for conspiracy and possession with intent

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