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SAN JUAN — The FBI said its raid of a Puerto Rico bank on Wednesday is part of a larger money laundering investigation that includes the U.S. Virgin Islands. “The United States is waging a war against money laundering,” FBI spokesman Luis Rivera-Santana said. “Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin

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SAN JUAN — FBI agents have raided a bank in Puerto Rico amid allegations over violations of U.S. sanctions imposed on those who do business with Venezuela’s government. FBI spokesman Luis Rivera-Santana said that agents today had a search warrant to identify funds that might be linked to entities or

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SAN JUAN — The U.S. Coast Guard returned 22 people back to the Dominican Republic who were caught at sea trying to enter Puerto Rico illegally. Since October, the Coast Guard and Puerto Rican law enforcement have stopped more than 400 people in the Caribbean trying to make their way

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SAN JUAN — A magnitude 5.3 earthquake struck off the southeast coast of the Dominican Republic this morning, rattling nearby Puerto Rico but with no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake hit at 9:33 a.m. today and was centered 19 miles south-southeast of

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SAN JUAN — The U.S. Coast Guard and Puerto Rican police stopped a speed boat Tuesday night smuggling 200 pounds of cocaine authorities say is worth about $3 million. The speed boat was first seen by the crew of a Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry plane based in Miami. It

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SAN JUAN — Three people from St. Thomas joined in a lively discussion about the future of today’s youths that was moderated by former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in Puerto Rico this week. My Brother’s Workshop trainee and Charlotte Amalie High School senior Adajah Benjamin joined disaster risk

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SAN JUAN – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $28.8 million in additional funds to Puerto Rico to cover costs related to Hurricane María. These awards bring the amount of funds obligated under FEMA’s Public Assistance program to $5.3 billion, the agency said today. The latest grants approved

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SAN JUAN — Attorneys representing bondholders hit by a recent request to dismiss more than $6 billion of Puerto Rico’s debt demanded more time to fight the proposal during a federal debt restructuring hearing today. The attorneys said all bondholders need to be alerted and that they worry some will

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SAN JUAN — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Border Patrol and Puerto Rico Police Department (PRPD) Joint Forces for Rapid Action (FURA) agents seized 884 pounds (401 kilos) of cocaine found inside an abandoned vessel on the coast of the town of Loiza on Monday.  The estimated value of

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SAN JUAN – Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. will join President Bill Clinton and Clinton Foundation Vice-Chair Chelsea Clinton for the third meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Action Network on Post-Disaster Recovery in Puerto Rico tomorrow.  The Action Network brings together leaders in government, business, and civil society to

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