For months, the island had buzzed with the rumor. Last week it became official.
“We never want to go over the heads of the people,” says Jesus Perez, pastor of Puerto Rico's largest Pentecostal Church. “We want to go directly to their hearts.” Never swerving from this philosophy, the Pentecostals have won converts almost faster than they can be totally immersed.
This immigration had been different.
A blaze at a Puerto Rico oil storage facility continued to rage out of control early Sunday, sending thick black smoke into the air and forcing at least 1,500 people out of their homes.
Thousands of Puerto Rican workers and supporters gathered Thursday for an islandwide strike over government budget cuts that have led to the elimination of nearly 17,000 jobs. Strikers congregated at five points in San Juan, Puerto Rico’s capital, for a noon march to the Plaza las Americas mall.
Strikers congregated at five points in San Juan, Puerto Rico’s capital, for a noon march to the Plaza las Americas mall. Organizers said they expected at least 100,000 people to march and thousands more to stay home from work
Labor unions called for a “people’s strike” to be held on Thursday in Puerto Rico to protest widespread government cutbacks announced last March in the wake of the economic downturn.
Sonia Sotomayor spent her first week at Princeton University obsessing over the sound of a cricket. Growing up in New York City, her only notion of this insect was Jiminy from "Pinocchio." She tore her dorm room apart looking for the critter every night. PRINCETON, New Jersey (CNN) — Sonia Sotomayor spent her first week at Princeton University obsessing over the sound of a cricket.
As many as 12,000 Puerto Rican schoolchildren, teachers and school administrators are believed to be victims of an identity-theft ring that sold stolen personal documents to illegal immigrants in the mainland United States, according to the FBI.
Beyond the golden beaches and beneath the blue waters of the Puerto Rican island of Vieques is a site that resembles more of a munitions graveyard than a Caribbean paradise. Hundreds of corroding and unexploded bombs litter the sea floor, leaking toxins and taking a toll on nearby marine life. The munitions were left by the U.S