Category: GENERAL

Puerto Rico Voting On Constitutional Amendments To Reduce Government Size By 30 Percent And Limit Right To Bail

SAN JUAN, Puer­to Rico — Puer­to Rico is hold­ing a two-part ref­er­en­dum on Sun­day that could see the island amend its con­sti­tu­tion for the first time in near­ly half a cen­tu­ry.  The ref­er­en­dum would reduce the size of the U.S. territory’s gov­ern­ment by almost 30 per­cent as a cost-cut­ting mea­sure, and would give judges the right to deny bail in cer­tain mur­der cas­es. By DANICA COTO   AP Read full...

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El Yunque Amer­ica the Beau­ti­ful Quarter

The first coin in 2012 to appear as part of the Unit­ed States Mint Amer­ica the Beau­ti­ful Quar­ters™ Pro­gram will be the 2012 El Yunque Amer­ica the Beau­ti­ful Quar­ter fea­tur­ing El Yunque Nation­al For­est in Puer­to Rico. The pro­gram itself start­ed in 2010 and fea­tures five new quar­ters a year, mak­ing this strike the eleventh in the...

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Earthquake In Puerto Rico: Update on damage, tsunami news

While the Earth­quakes in Puer­to Rico are 1230 miles from Tam­pa, Flori­da, res­i­dents in the Sun­shine State are talk­ing. Two mod­er­ate tremors struck areas all around San Juan and coastal waters. There are no reports of tsunamis, severe dam­age, or casu­al­ties.   “Every­thing is OK. Some peo­ple went out of their rooms, but every­thing is back to nor­mal.” ~Mar­riott hotel employ­ee on the two quakes.   Accord­ing to a news report from the Eco­nom­ic Times, the first quake of 5.3 mag­ni­tude was record­ed at about 2 a.m. AST in the Mona Pas­sage. A short time lat­er, a weak­er tremor struck the coastal waters and areas around San Juan, accord­ing to the U.S. Geo­log­i­cal Sur­vey. Ear­li­er reports hint­ed at a tsuna­mi from the earth­quakes in Puer­to Rico. How­ev­er, there was nev­er an alert issued. Fur­ther­more, there are no reports of siz­able dam­age, injuries, or deaths at this time.   Puer­to Rico Res­i­dents about Earth­quakes Impact   Aguadil­la: I was read­ing on the couch, and the couch and my entire house had light to maybe mod­er­ate shak­ing   Mayaguez: about the earth­quakes: I was fright­en for the first time in my life by an earth­quake. The first episode woke me up, the sec­ond I could like feel the waves, and hear my neigh­bors scream and shout out their fears. But luck­i­ly it was noth­ing to com­pare with Haiti’s and oth­er earth­quakes. Car­oli­na on...

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COTTO WINS BY TKO

Miguel Cot­to has avenged his loss to Anto­nio Mar­gar­i­to with a dom­i­nat­ing per­for­mance, win­ning by tech­ni­cal knock­out in the ninth round of their World Box­ing Assn. junior-mid­dleweight fight at Madi­son Square Gar­den .    Anoth­er Arti­cle Addi­tion­al...

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NUYORICANS SE MUDAN

Los puer­tor­riqueños de primera y segun­da gen­eración, que están mejor edu­ca­dos y ganan más dinero, se están mudan­do de los vecin­dar­ios de Nue­va York en donde sus pardres un dia se establecieron.  Los sub­ur­bios de Nas­sau, Sof­folk y Westch­ester, asi como New Jer­sey y Con­necti­cut son algunos de los des­ti­nos pri­mar­ios para estas gen­era­ciones, de acuer­do a un nue­vo estu­dio que del Cen­tro Pol­i­cy Brief.  La majo­ria de los que emi­gran den­tro de Esta­dos Unidos, sonde edad media, queno nacieron en Puer­to Rico, con una alta edu­cación y sóli­dos ingre­sos, hablan inglés flu­i­do, son casa­dos y pro­fe­sion­ales. Eng­lish...

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