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US Agents Break Up Drug Smuggling Ring Inside Puerto Rico Airport

Posted June 6th, 2012 at 5:00 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. federal drug agents swept through Puerto Rico’s main airport Wednesday and arrested more than 30 people suspected of smuggling millions of dollars of cocaine into the United States aboard commercial passenger airline flights. Three other people were arrested at the Miami and Dallas airports. Suspects include baggage handlers and employees with American Airlines, which […]

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Obama Authorizes Federal Help for Puerto Rico Storm Victims

Posted October 18th, 2011 at 9:25 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama says Puerto Rico is dealing with a “major disaster” after Tropical Storm Maria caused floods and landslides last month. The president Tuesday authorized federal funding to help Puerto Rico recover from damage caused by the storm. His statement says the money will be used to help individuals and business owners who […]

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US Probe Finds Puerto Rican Police Department ‘Broken’

Posted September 8th, 2011 at 1:20 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. Justice Department investigation is criticizing the Puerto Rico Police Department for using violence, violating people’s rights and ignoring some crimes. The findings, published Thursday on the agency’s website, cited a pattern of behavior that it said violated both the U.S. Constitution and federal law. Investigators reported numerous instances in which police used excessive […]

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Obama Makes Rare Presidential Visit to Puerto Rico

Posted June 14th, 2011 at 4:00 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has reiterated his support for a referendum to allow Puerto Ricans to decide whether to remain a part of the United States. On a rare presidential visit to the semi-autonomous U.S. Commonwealth Tuesday, Mr. Obama pledged to “stand by” the people of Puerto Rico, as soon as they make a “clear […]

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Obama Makes Rare Presidential Visit to Puerto Rico

Posted June 14th, 2011 at 1:45 pm (UTC-5)
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President Barack Obama is in the U.S. commonwealth of Puerto Rico, where he has expressed his commitment to helping residents of the Caribbean island. After landing in San Juan Tuesday, President Obama told an enthusiastic crowd that the aspirations and struggles of Puerto Ricans mirror those across the United States. He highlighted efforts to address […]

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Obama Making Rare Presidential Visit to Puerto Rico

Posted June 14th, 2011 at 12:05 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has arrived in the commonwealth of Puerto Rico, greeting an enthusiastic crowd with the Spanish greeting, “buenas tardes,” or “good afternoon.” Upon landing in San Juan Tuesday, President Obama told Puerto Ricans gathered at the welcome event that he was grateful for the “unbelievable reception” and expressed his commitment to families […]

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Obama Making Rare Presidential Visit to Puerto Rico

Posted June 14th, 2011 at 8:55 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama is visiting the commonwealth of Puerto Rico Tuesday, becoming the first sitting American president to make an official trip to the island in 50 years. The White House says President Obama will speak briefly at a welcome event when he arrives in San Juan. He then will meet with the island’s […]

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Obama Makes Rare Presidential Visit to Puerto Rico

Posted June 13th, 2011 at 7:15 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama travels to the Caribbean Island of Puerto Rico Tuesday, becoming the first American leader in 50 years to visit the U.S. territory. The president is expected to draw attention to the $7 billion in stimulus money provided Puerto Rico when he confers with the island’s governor, Luis Fortuno. Governor Fortuno says […]

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