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MAPP: “I got mines paid up front. What about you? I don’t need no stinkin’ GERS!” 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. Virgin Islands

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DEAD: HUBERT CHIM (LEFT) 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 he died

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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 and obesity

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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 to distribute

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NO PAIN, NO STRAIN, ALL’S YOU DO IS LET IT DRAIN: The government of Puerto Rico is trying to keep its best and its brightest on the beautiful Emerald Isle. SAN JUAN — In an attempt to prevent more doctors from leaving, and perhaps even pull back the hundreds gone

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HYBRID UBER WEED: American Superman Hunter S. Thompson might soon have his own strain of marijuana, among other things … ASPEN — For years, marijuana growers have approached Anita Thompson, the widow of Gonzo American journalist Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, to put her late husband’s name on their weed. “I

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 A HUNGRY BAT IS AN ANGRY BAT! STONY BROOK, N.Y.  — Researchers at Stony Brook University have developed a model to estimate how long evolutionary forces would take to restore natural balance among mammalian communities plagued by extinction. For the Caribbean’s New World leaf-nosed bats, the most varied and diverse

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HAPPENING PLACE: The Macy’s store at Plaza Las Americas in San Juan. The stores in Puerto Rico will not be affected by layoffs happening nationwide.  SAN JUAN — Employees at the Macy’s store in Puerto Rico were able to breathe a sigh of relief after the departmentchain announced closure of

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MIAMI — In a recent study, researchers from Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that the rates of death from cervical, breast, prostate and colon cancers are two to nine times higher in the Caribbean compared to the United

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STAR POWER: Puerto Rico’s Delegate to Congress Jenniffer Gonzalez (R-PR) is demanding that the House of Representatives and Senate give her beautiful island-state parity with U.S. mainland states. SAN JUAN — For the first time in its history, a woman will be Puerto Rico’s representative in the U.S. Congress. Jenniffer

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