Puerto Rico News
CHRISTIANSTED — One Puerto Rican woman and one St. Croix woman were arrested by the VIPD’s Economic Crimes Unit after they allegedly assumed other identities to cash checks worth at least $14,000, authorities said. Sandra L. Madrigal, 42, of Vieques and Michelle M. Mateo, 25, of St. Croix were arrested
SAN JUAN — A television producer for ABC Puerto Rico drowned over the weekend, authorities said. Sara Arroyo Rodríguez, 48, was identified by police as the woman who drowned. Police said she was in the ocean with her sister in the popular tourist beach of Isla Verde on Sunday. The
SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico police have arrested the stepdaughter of a woman killed last month in a drive-by shooting while in her car with her two biological daughters, authorities said. Police said Wednesday that 29-year-old Keishla Pérez was charged with first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder. William
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two men, a Dominican and a Venezuelan, were charged in federal court with trying to bring 11 pounds of cocaine into the region, authorities said. Pedro Ramos-Guerra and Carlos Alberto Cuevas-Almonte were charged in a Bill of Indictment returned by a Grand Jury on November 21 with
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Small Business Administration approved 439 loans for $78.2 million to small businesses in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands during fiscal year 2019, a 35 and 28 percent increase, respectively, from the previous year. Of the total loans approved, 189 for $39 million were
SAN JUAN — A critically endangered Puerto Rican toad was for the first time born via in vitro fertilization as U.S. scientists attempt to save it from extinction, officials announced on Friday. Olaf – named in honor of the frozen semen he came from — is the first of more
WASHINGTON — Interior Assistant Secretary for Insular and International Affairs Doug Domenech and Office of Insular Affairs (OIA) Director Nik Pula will be in the U.S. Virgin Islands next week from November 12 – 14, the U.S. Interior Department said. Domenech and Pula will be on St. Croix and St.
SAN JUAN — The 1953 painting by Rafael Tufiño Figueroa features his mother with a red scarf on her head, a determined look on her face and heavy expression lines, a depiction of a working-class woman that broke from conventional portraits of the time that focused largely on wealthy men.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana — CVS officials say they are investigating a claim by a Purdue University engineering student who said he was denied the purchase of an over-the-counter cold medicine because employees at the chain store looked at his Puerto Rican driver’s license and told him he needed a valid
SAN JUAN — The question of statehood for Puerto Rico would be put to voters of the U.S. commonwealth for a third time since 2012 under legislation introduced in Congress on Tuesday. Proponents of the bill said it would provide the island with the same path to statehood taken by