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CHRISTIANSTED — A federal judge today gave a Puerto Rico man 11.25 years in prison for trying to bring 661.387 pounds of cocaine to the region, authorities said. Anibal Vega-Arizmendi, 29, of Culebra, was sentenced to 135 months in prison for conspiracy to possess cocaine with intent to distribute and

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SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico braced early today for what many people expected to be one of the biggest protests ever seen as irate islanders pledged to drive Gov. Ricardo Rosselló from office. Hundreds of thousands of people were expected to take over one of the island’s busiest highways this

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PHILIPSBURG — Four men have been arrested in Sint Maarten by the Netherlands Coastguard in a drug bust netting 992 pounds of cocaine, authorities said. The men from the British Virgin Islands, St. Kitts & Nevis and Trinidad and Tobago are now in Dutch official custody for allegedly smuggling 450

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CHRISTIANSTED — In the span of 14 days in September 2017, two major hurricanes — Irma and Maria — struck Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Puerto Rico estimated repairs will cost $132 billion. The USVI estimated $10.7 billion. The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) testified about the Federal

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SAN JUAN — Should Puerto Rico explore following Crimea into the Russian Federation? Puerto Rico’s biggest problem in dealing with Washington is of the same nature as that increasingly shared by too many Americans.  Puerto Rican citizens much too often find themselves in the position of supplicants to Washington rather

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MIAMI — The U.S. Coast Guard interdicted 14 Haitian migrants a Dominican migrant and a suspected smuggler Wednesday 12 miles east of Boynton Beach. Coast Guard 7th District watchstanders received a report from the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office of a Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations aircraft detecting

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SAN JUAN — Delta Air Lines flight attendants restrained a passenger on a flight from Puerto Rico to New York after he shouted “I am God!” and claimed he would save the world, forcing the plane to return to the airport in San Juan, Puerto Rican police and the airline

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Three South Americans and one Central American were charged in federal court today with drug smuggling in Caribbean waters patrolled by the United States, authorities said. Freddy Montano Paz, 29, Calixto Tumbaco, 41, Mariano Abregon, 42, and Hector Hernandez Saucedo, 48, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth

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ATLANTA — A federal lawsuit filed today says Georgia is discriminating against Puerto Rican driver’s license applicants by treating them differently than other U.S. citizen applicants — forcing them to take tests, seizing their documents for fraud reviews and quizzing them on details about the island. The suit was filed

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SAN JUAN — The GOES-16 weather satellite is designed to detect flashes of lightning. On Saturday, it saw an asteroid. Meteorologists noticed an unusually bright flash signature over the waters 170 miles south of Puerto Rico about 4:25 p.m. on Saturday. Its light was visible in an area as large as Rhode

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