Puerto Rico http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/35787/all en Dominicans in P.R. hail move to issue licenses to undocumented http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/35779/130226/dominicans-pr-hail-move-issue-licenses-undocumented <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>San Juan, Feb 19 (EFE).- Groups representing Dominicans living in Puerto Rico on Tuesday welcomed a proposal by the island's government to issue driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants.</p> <p>The president of the Integracion Dominicana group, Rolando Acosta, told Efe Tuesday that around half of the estimated 200,000 Dominicans in Puerto Rico will be able to obtain a license if the island's legislature approves the plan.</p> <p>Acosta emphasized that the measure will be a very important qualitative leap for Dominicans in the U.S. commonwealth.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/35779/130226/dominicans-pr-hail-move-issue-licenses-undocumented" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Island countries Puerto Rico Spanish-speaking countries Agencia EFE Tue, 26 Feb 2013 15:16:22 +0000 Agencia EFE 5767060 at http://www.globalpost.com Puerto Rico lawmakers vote to cut their pay http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/35779/130226/puerto-rico-lawmakers-vote-cut-their-pay <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>San Juan, Feb 20 (EFE).- The Puerto Rican House of Representatives approved a bill to put an end to the per diems lawmakers receive during sessions in addition to their annual salaries of $73,775.</p> <p>A similar measure was passed in the island's Senate last week.</p> <p>The legislator with the governing PPD who presented the measure, Jose Varela, said Wednesday in remarks to the media that the bill is an historic step and will lead to a reduction of more than 40 percent in compensation to lawmakers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/35779/130226/puerto-rico-lawmakers-vote-cut-their-pay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political geography Puerto Rico Agencia EFE Tue, 26 Feb 2013 15:21:04 +0000 Agencia EFE 5767174 at http://www.globalpost.com Puerto Ricans protest deal with Mexican firm to run airport http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/35779/130226/puerto-ricans-protest-deal-mexican-firm-run-airport <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>San Juan, Feb 21 (EFE).- Dozens of people protested Thursday in Puerto Rico's capital against a deal that gives a private firm a 40-year concession to operate San Juan's Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport.</p> <p>During the demonstration, organized by the group People United in Defense of the Airport, opponents of the lease deal gathered outside the headquarters of the Puerto Rico Ports Authority and called for the dismissal of that agency's director, Victor Suarez.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/35779/130226/puerto-ricans-protest-deal-mexican-firm-run-airport" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Politics Politics of Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Ports Authority Agencia EFE Tue, 26 Feb 2013 15:26:10 +0000 Agencia EFE 5767272 at http://www.globalpost.com Puerto Rican boxer arrested after altercation with ex-wife http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130226/puerto-rican-boxer-arrested-after-altercation-ex-wife <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>San Juan, Feb 26 (EFE).- Puerto Rican boxer Enrique "Kikin" Collazo is behind bars after he allegedly pushed his pregnant ex-wife during an argument, media outlets said Tuesday.</p> <p>Collazo, a member of the Puerto Rican team at the 2012 London Olympic Games, was arrested at the home of his ex-wife, Jocelyn Gonzalez, with whom he has two other children.</p> <p>Authorities say Collazo attacked Gonzalez, charging that she never answered the phone when he called to see when he could come see the kids, so he went to her house where they argued and started hitting each other.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130226/puerto-rican-boxer-arrested-after-altercation-ex-wife" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Collazo Puerto Rico Territories of the United States Agencia EFE Tue, 26 Feb 2013 18:46:17 +0000 Agencia EFE 5767602 at http://www.globalpost.com FAA approves controversial airport deal in Puerto Rico http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130226/faa-approves-controversial-airport-deal-puerto-rico <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>San Juan, Feb 26 (EFE).- The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration approved a contract that gives a private firm a 40-year concession to operate San Juan's Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport, the Puerto Rico Ports Authority said Tuesday.</p> <p>Aerostar Airport Holdings is capable of operating the terminal in accord with all relevant regulations, the FAA concluded.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130226/faa-approves-controversial-airport-deal-puerto-rico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government of Puerto Rico Politics Politics of Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Agencia EFE Tue, 26 Feb 2013 20:46:09 +0000 Agencia EFE 5767720 at http://www.globalpost.com Puerto Rican boxer Hector Sanchez murdered http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130303/puerto-rican-boxer-hector-sanchez-murdered <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>San Juan, Mar 3 (EFE).- Puerto Rican boxer Hector "El Flaco" Sanchez was shot multiple times and killed Sunday in San Juan in an incident in which three other men died, the third such massacre so far this year on the Caribbean island.</p> <p>Sanchez's mother, Carmen Garcia, confirmed her son's death to the daily El Nuevo Dia when she came out of the Centro Medico, the island's main hospital, where the athlete was being treated.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130303/puerto-rican-boxer-hector-sanchez-murdered" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hector "El Flaco" Sanchez Political geography Puerto Rico Sánchez Sports Agencia EFE Mon, 04 Mar 2013 02:17:38 +0000 Agencia EFE 5772483 at http://www.globalpost.com 12 Slain in Puerto Rico http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130304/12-slain-puerto-rico <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>San Juan, Mar 4 (EFE).- A man gunned down inside a San Juan restaurant was among 12 people murdered over the weekend in Puerto Rico, authorities said Monday.</p> <p>The latest killings raise to 163 the number of violent deaths so far this year, 12 less than at the same time last year.</p> <p>The deaths of four individuals, including boxer Hector "El Flaco" Sanchez, in the wee hours of Sunday in San Juan became the third multiple killing to date this year as drug dealers continue to battle over territory.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130304/12-slain-puerto-rico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geography of North America Municipalities of Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Agencia EFE Mon, 04 Mar 2013 21:00:54 +0000 Agencia EFE 5773229 at http://www.globalpost.com More than 200 federal agents search Puerto Rico jail http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130308/more-200-federal-agents-search-puerto-rico-jail <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>San Juan, Mar 8 (EFE).- More than 200 federal agents from different departments carried out a search operation Friday in the Metropolitan Detention Center Guaynabo in suburban San Juan, the FBI office in Puerto Rico said.</p> <p>The agents examined the entire prison, FBI spokesman Moises Quiñones told the media, though no reason was given for the operation.</p> <p>The massive search came after the Feb. 26 murder of Lt. Osvaldo Alvaroti, an investigative officer at MDC Guaynabo, who was shot while driving home from work.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130308/more-200-federal-agents-search-puerto-rico-jail" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Guaynabo, Puerto Rico Metropolitan Detention Center, Guaynabo Puerto Rico Technology Agencia EFE Fri, 08 Mar 2013 20:45:50 +0000 Agencia EFE 5777570 at http://www.globalpost.com Baseball: World Baseball Classic result http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130308/baseball-world-baseball-classic-result-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Result on Friday from the World Baseball Classic:</p> <p>Puerto Rico 3 Spain 0</p> <p>afp</p> Puerto Rico AFP Sat, 09 Mar 2013 02:00:44 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5777793 at http://www.globalpost.com Baseball: World Baseball Classic result - collated http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130310/baseball-world-baseball-classic-result-collated <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Results on Saturday from the World Baseball Classic:</p> <p>Pool C</p> <p>Dominican Republic 6 Spain 3</p> <p>Puerto Rico 6 Venezuela 3</p> <p>Pool D</p> <p>Canada 10 Mexico 3</p> <p>United States 6 Italy 2</p> <p>afp</p> Puerto Rico AFP Sun, 10 Mar 2013 06:15:17 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5778620 at http://www.globalpost.com Baseball-World Baseball Classic result http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130311/baseball-world-baseball-classic-result <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>March 11 (Reuters) - Result from the World Baseball Classic on Monday: Second round, Pool 1 (Tokyo) Cuba 6 Netherlands 7 Sunday results Second round, Pool 1 (Tokyo) Netherlands 4 Japan 16 First round, Pool C (Puerto Rico) Spain 6 Venezuela 11 Dominican Republic 4 Puerto Rico 2 First round, Pool D (Phoenix) United States 9 Canada 4 (Editing by Toby Davis)</p> Puerto Rico Thomson Reuters Mon, 11 Mar 2013 16:00:24 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5779831 at http://www.globalpost.com Baseball: USA hitting their stride ahead of round two http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130312/baseball-usa-hitting-their-stride-ahead-round-two <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The USA heads into the second round of the World Baseball Classic feeling fortunate to have survived early jitters and a scare from Canada but also confident they are peaking at the right time.</p> <p>The Americans narrowly advanced out of the first round. Trailing Canada and just six outs away from a last place finish in Pool D, they needed an eighth-inning rally to book their berth in the second round.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130312/baseball-usa-hitting-their-stride-ahead-round-two" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Labor Political geography Puerto Rico World Baseball Classic AFP Tue, 12 Mar 2013 06:31:11 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5780381 at http://www.globalpost.com Old San Juan designated as U.S. landmark http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130312/old-san-juan-designated-us-landmark <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>San Juan, Mar 12 (EFE).- Old San Juan has been designated a National Historic Landmark by the U.S. Department of the Interior, an acknowledgement that is expected to raise the international visibility of this city's colonial quarter.</p> <p>The interim director of the Puerto Rico State Historic Preservation Office, Berenice Sueiro, told Efe on Tuesday that Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced 13 additions to the NHL list, among which is the Old San Juan Historic District/Distrito Historico del Viejo San Juan.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130312/old-san-juan-designated-us-landmark" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Old San Juan, Puerto Rico Puerto Rico San Juan, Puerto Rico Agencia EFE Tue, 12 Mar 2013 19:45:55 +0000 Agencia EFE 5781369 at http://www.globalpost.com Baseball-World Baseball Classic results http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130312/baseball-world-baseball-classic-results <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>March 12 (Reuters) - Results from the World Baseball Classic on Tuesday: Second round, Pool 1 (Tokyo) Netherlands 6 Japan 10 Second round, Pool 2 (Miami) Italy 4 Dominican Republic 5 Puerto Rico v United States (Editing by Mark Meadows)</p> Puerto Rico Thomson Reuters Tue, 12 Mar 2013 23:46:39 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5781797 at http://www.globalpost.com Baseball: World Baseball Classic result http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130313/baseball-world-baseball-classic-result <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>World Baseball Classic result on Tuesday from the double-elimination second round:</p> <p>United States 7 Puerto Rico 1</p> <p>afp</p> Puerto Rico AFP Wed, 13 Mar 2013 04:00:03 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5781924 at http://www.globalpost.com