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Former Miss Puerto Rico is terminally ill


September 20th, 2012 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
San Juan, Sep 20 (IANS/EFE) Miss Puerto Rico 1985, Iris Matias, is suffering from terminal pulmonary hypertension which has left her bedridden and dependent on a machine connected to her ... Read more...

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Actress Roselyn Sanchez brings joy to kids with cancer


August 31st, 2012 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
San Juan, Aug 31 (IANS/EFE) Puerto Rican actress Roselyn Sanchez Thursday visited a group of children suffering from cancer at the San Jorge Hospital in San Juan and symbolically gave ... Read more...

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Ivy Queen thrives in male-dominated reggaeton


August 29th, 2012 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
San Juan, Aug 29 (IANS/EFE) Puerto Rican reggaeton pioneer Ivy Queen is presenting her new album "La musa" that will keep her in the forefront of a musical genre dominated ... Read more...

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Puerto Ricans reject constitutional changes


August 21st, 2012 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
San Juan, Aug 21 (IANS/EFE) Puerto Ricans surprised pollsters and political observers by voting against amending their constitution to limit the right of bail in certain homicide cases and also ... Read more...

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Puerto Rican held for killing two in US


August 17th, 2012 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
San Juan, Aug 17 (IANS/EFE) A Puerto Rican man wanted for the murders of his girlfriend and her mother 32 years ago in Pennsylvania was arrested in Puerto Rico, police ... Read more...

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Shakira in Puerto Rico to be with boyfriend


August 14th, 2012 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
San Juan, Aug 14 (IANS/EFE) Colombian singer Shakira is in Puerto Rico to be with boyfriend Gerard Pique, who came to the Caribbean island with the Spanish national soccer ... Read more...

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Monkeys menace in Puerto Rican capital


August 7th, 2012 - 11:00 am ICT by IANS
San Juan, Aug 7 (IANS/EFE) Several monkeys descended from those that were brought to Puerto Rico decades ago to be used in scientific research and which now live in the ... Read more...

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Puerto Rico Mayor camps out to prove that the streets are safe


August 3rd, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Puerto Rico, Aug 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Jorge Santini, the mayor of Puerto Rico said on Thursday that he and his family are going to be spending several nights on a bus in ... Read more...

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Syko to compose song for Enrique Iglesias disc


July 7th, 2012 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
San Juan, July 7 (IANS/EFE) Rapper Syko, who records for Don Omar's Orfanato Music Group label, was brimming with satisfaction Friday at being given the chance to write a song ... Read more...

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Ruben Blades, Cheo Feliciano release salsa CD


May 31st, 2012 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
San Juan, May 31 (IANS/EFE) Panama's Ruben Blades and Puerto Rican Cheo Feliciano this week released their salsa album "Eba Say Aja" after seven years of work in different recording ... Read more...

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Puerto Rican inmates sew `HeelCondoms’


May 23rd, 2012 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
San Juan, May 23 (IANS/EFE) Inmates at Vega Alta women's prison in Puerto Rico are reducing their sentences thanks to their daily work of sewing "HeelCondoms", colourful and varied accessories ... Read more...

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Radio programme in Puerto Rico will only report good news


April 26th, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
San Juan, April 26 (IANS/EFE) A radio programme in Puerto Rico will report only good news starting May 1.The host of "Noticias OK", Yalitza Navedo Roman, said Wednesday in a ... Read more...

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Puerto Rican band taps Oscar winner to direct video


April 17th, 2012 - 11:04 am ICT by IANS
San Juan, April 17 (IANS/EFE) Puerto Rico's Calle 13 roped in Oscar-winning Argentine director Juan Jose Campanella for their latest music video, "La vuelta al mundo".Lead singer Rene "Residente" ... Read more...

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Driver convicted in deaths of eight Puerto Rican inmates


April 3rd, 2012 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
San Juan, April 3 (IANS/EFE) A jury in Puerto Rico found a driver guilty of the deaths of eight prisoners who drowned when the vehicle he was transporting them in ... Read more...

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Ricky Martin dedicates prize to victim of homophobic violence


March 27th, 2012 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
San Juan, March 27 (IANS/EFE) Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin dedicated a prize he received from the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation to a Chilean gay man who is ... Read more...

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Toddler left on slain father’s body


March 20th, 2012 - 11:25 am ICT by IANS
San Juan, March 20 (IANS/EFE) An 18-month-old boy was left on the body of his father after hired killers gunned down the man Monday in a Puerto Rican town, the ... Read more...

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Two die as plane crashes into lagoon


March 16th, 2012 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
San Juan, March 16 (IANS/EFE) Two people died Thursday when their cargo plane crashed into Torrecillo Lagoon in Carolina, Puerto Rico.Authorities identified the crew as pilot and owner of the ... Read more...

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Puerto Rico busts septuagenarian for selling drugs


March 7th, 2012 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
San Juan, March 7 (IANS/EFE) A bedridden woman in her 70s accused of selling illegal drugs was arrested Tuesday in the town of Orocovis, Puerto Rican authorities.Blanca Ortiz was taken ... Read more...

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Grammy-winning band to release new album


February 28th, 2012 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
San Juan, Feb 28 (IANS/EFE) Black:Guayaba, the first Puerto Rican rock band to win a Grammy, announced Monday the launching of its third album, "La conexion".Lead singer Gustavo Gonzalez told ... Read more...

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Puerto Rican rapper Ivy Queen makes acting debut


January 18th, 2012 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
San Juan, Jan 18 (IANS/EFE) Reggaeton artist Ivy Queen will make her acting debut Feb 26 in a Spanish-language production of the play "The Vagina Monologues," her representatives said Tuesday.The ... Read more...

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Feliciano’s new CD dedicated to Elvis Presley


January 12th, 2012 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
San Juan, Jan 12 (IANS/EFE) Puerto Rican singer-songwriter Jose Feliciano will soon come out with a new album dedicated to Elvis Presley.Feliciano said Wednesday in an interview with EFE ... Read more...

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Roselyn Sanchez gives birth to daughter


January 6th, 2012 - 7:38 am ICT by IANS
Miami, Jan 6 (IANS/EFE) Actress-singer Roselyn Sanchez and her husband, actor Eric Winter, have become the parents of a baby girl."Welcome to the world beautiful Sebella Rose Winter! Mami ... Read more...

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Ricky Martin to marry boyfriend Jan 28


January 3rd, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
San Juan, Jan 3 (IANS/EFE) Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin and his boyfriend Carlos Gonzalez will marry Jan 28 in New York.New York had in June last year approved marriage ... Read more...

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Franco the Gorilla launches new disc


November 19th, 2011 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
San Juan, Nov 19 (IANS/EFE) Puerto Rican rapper Franco the Gorilla is launching his second album, "La Verdadera Maquina" (The Real Machine), in which he works with artists he describes ... Read more...

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Romeo Santos happy with success of first solo album


November 17th, 2011 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
San Juan, Nov 17 (IANS/EFE) Dominican singer Romeo Santos said he is "happy and very proud" to have sold more than 60,000 copies of his first solo album, "Formula Vol. ... Read more...

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Ricky Martin wraps up world tour


November 14th, 2011 - 11:22 am ICT by IANS
San Juan, Nov 14 (IANS/EFE) Pop star Ricky Martin wrapped up his world tour in Puerto Rico after eight long months on the road and around 100 performances in Latin ... Read more...

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Puerto Rican rapper releases new album


November 2nd, 2011 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
San Juan, Nov 2 (IANS/EFE) Puerto Rican rapper Vico C Tuesday released his latest album in which he presents his hits of the past decade.Luis Armando Lozada, "Vico C", told ... Read more...

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Depp’s ‘The Rum Diary’ to release Nov 4


October 27th, 2011 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) Hollywood actor Johnny Depp-starrer "The Rum Diary" will hit the screens in India Nov 4.Directed by Bruce Robinson, it is based on the novel ... Read more...

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Kids show gets 5 Emmy nominations


October 19th, 2011 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
San Juan, Oct 19 (IANS/EFE) The Puerto Rican children's show "Atencion Atencion" has been nominated by the Suncoast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for five ... Read more...

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School principal suspended for cross-dressing


October 1st, 2011 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
San Juan, Oct 1 (IANS/EFE) The principal of a primary school in the western Puerto Rican town of Aguada was suspended for cross-dressing as the late Spanish singer Rocio Jurado ... Read more...

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Rapper Redimi2 to debut as writer


September 8th, 2011 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
San Juan, Sep 8 (IANS/EFE) Rapper Redimi2, who is promoting his latest album "Exterminador Operacion PR", will make his debut as a writer with a book in which he motivates ... Read more...

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Venezuelan rockers are back with new album


August 30th, 2011 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
San Juan, Aug 30 (IANS/EFE) Venezuela's Caramelos de Cianuro are back with a new, self-titled album showing that after more than 20 years, their work still competes with the more ... Read more...

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Puerto Rico senator resigns over nude photos


August 30th, 2011 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
San Juan, Aug 30 (IANS/EFE) The leader of the governing PNP in the Puerto Rican Senate, Roberto Arango, resigned amid a scandal over nude photos that appeared on an iPhone ... Read more...

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Actress Roselyn Sanchez is pregnant


August 13th, 2011 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
San Juan, Aug 13 (IANS/EFE) Actress and singer Roselyn Sanchez announced Friday on Twitter that she and husband Eric Winter are expecting their first child."I have great news! Eric and ... Read more...

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Reggaeton duo bring out their first album


August 4th, 2011 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
San Juan, Aug 4 (IANS/EFE) Puerto Rican reggaeton duo Nova y Jory, who until now have distributed their music via Internet, have now come out with their first album.Fernando "Nova" ... Read more...

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