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Puerto Rico’s new budget

By Cate Long April 29, 2013 Puer­to Rico Gov. Ale­jan­dro Gar­cía Padil­la unveiled a $9.83 bil­lion oper­at­ing bud­get Thurs­day night dur­ing a state of the com­mon­wealth address in which he pledged to reduce crime, cre­ate jobs, boost school atten­dance and expand the U.S.…

Gun Control: Why Latinos Should Care About the Second Amendment

Gun Control: Why Latinos Should Care About the Second Amendment

By Raúl Mas Canosa | Pub­lished Jan­u­ary 15, 2013 | Fox News Lati­no All of us griev­ed last Decem­ber when a deranged mad­man shot and killed his moth­er, stole her weapons and then killed dozens of inno­cent chil­dren and adults at Sandy Hook Ele­men­tary. Such evil is…

Puerto Rico Statehood Vote UPDATE

Puerto Rico Statehood Vote UPDATE

Puer­to Rico ref­er­en­dum his­toric, but com­plex: 809,000 vote for state­hood, only 73,000 for inde­pen­dence, and 441,000 for sov­er­eign free asso­ci­a­tion Elec­tions in Puer­to Rico are always more com­pli­cat­ed than they seem. The ref­er­en­dum on the island’s future was, in fact,…

Easier as a Latino? Actually

Easier as a Latino? Actually

Pol­i­tics Rosie Perez mocks Mitt Romney’s ‘it would be help­ful to be Lati­no’ com­ment in new video… Rosie Perez mocks Mitt Rom­ney in new video. Mitt Rom­ney says it “would be help­ful to be Lati­no” to gain the White House. “Actu­al­ly,” actress Rosie Perez says, it would…

ISS Crew Makes Safe Landing

ISS Crew Makes Safe Land­ing A Russ­ian Soyuz cap­sule has returned to Earth with its three-man crew after they spent 123 days at the Inter­na­tion­al Space Sta­tion. Launch of  Manned Soyuz  TMA-04M with Expe­di­tion 31 crew Alter­nate views from Rus­sia of the Soyuz TMA-04M…

International Space Station

International Space Station

Expe­di­tion 31 begins with the Soyuz TMA-22 undock­ing in April 2012. Three new crew mem­bers will arrive short­ly there­after on Soyuz TMA-04M. Soyuz TMA-04M Crew: Joe Aca­ba, Gen­nady Padal­ka, Sergei Revin. Launch: May 14, 2012    

Mission Update from Joe Acaba

Mission Update from Joe Acaba

The ini­tial goal of approx­i­mate­ly 2.5 years of train­ing is final­ly com­ing to fruition. I am cur­rent­ly in Baikonur, Kaza­khstan per­form­ing final prepa­ra­tions for my May 15 Soyuz launch to the Inter­na­tion­al Space Sta­tion (ISS) where I will be spend­ing 4 months liv­ing and…

World’s Smallest Chihuahua Puppy

World’s Smallest Chihuahua Puppy

“Stand­ing at less than “3” inch­es tall and weigh­ing no more than the aver­age mobile phone, this chi­huahua pup­py could soon qual­i­fy as the world’s small­est dog. Three-month-old Mil­ly has bare­ly grown since her birth and can perch in the palm of a hand. Now her own­ers…

Rick Santorum to Puerto Rico: No English, No Statehood

Rick Santorum to Puerto Rico: No English, No Statehood

Rick San­to­rum isn’t about to allow some Span­ish-speak­ing ter­ri­to­ry to become Amer­i­ca’s 51st state. San­to­rum mean­while has expressed reser­va­tions, telling reporters that a sim­ple major­i­ty in the fall ref­er­en­dum would­n’t nec­es­sar­i­ly con­vince him that its res­i­dents want…

Strong earthquakes strike Puerto Rico

Strong earthquakes strike Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puer­to Rico  – Two strong earth­quakes have struck Puer­to Rico with­in min­utes of each oth­er. The quakes, with mag­ni­tudes of 5.1 and 5.3 respec­tive­ly, occurred three min­utes apart just after 2 a.m. local time Sat­ur­day in the Mona Pas­sage, just to the west of…

The Jones–Shafroth Act

The Jones–Shafroth Act

The Jones–Shafroth Act (1917) was a 1917 Act of the Unit­ed States Con­gress by which,  Puer­to  Ricans  were col­lec­tive­ly made U.S. cit­i­zens, the peo­ple of Puer­to Rico were empow­ered to have a pop­u­lar­ly-elect­ed Sen­ate, estab­lished a bill of rights, and autho­rized the…

Foraker Act

Foraker Act

The Forak­er Act, offi­cial­ly known as the Organ­ic act of 1900 was signed into law on April 2, 1900 by U.S. Pres­i­dent McKin­ley.   This law was called the Forak­er Act because of the bills’ spon­sor (Joseph Ben­son Forak­er) a states­man from Ohio. This new law estab­lished…

Hurricane Irene Slams Puerto Rico

Hurricane Irene Slams Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puer­to Rico — Hur­ri­cane Irene cut pow­er to more than a mil­lion peo­ple in Puer­to Rico, down­ing trees and flood­ing streets on Mon­day, and fore­cast­ers warned it could be a major storm as it threat­ens Flori­da and South Car­oli­na by the end of the week. There were…

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