San Juan – Caguas – Guaynabo metropolitan area http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/36302/all en Federal corrections officer slain in Puerto Rico http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130227/federal-corrections-officer-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, Feb 27 (EFE).- A federal corrections officer was fatally shot while driving on the Jose de Diego expressway, authorities in Puerto Rico said Wednesday.</p> <p>Lt. Osvaldo Alvaroti, an investigative officer at Metropolitan Detention Center Guaynabo in suburban San Juan, was killed shortly before midnight Tuesday, federal prosecutor Lorna Colon said.</p> <p>Because the victim was a federal officer, the FBI office in San Juan will investigate the murder, she said.</p> <p>Authorities have no information on who may have killed Alvaroti, Colon said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130227/federal-corrections-officer-slain-puerto-rico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Guaynabo, Puerto Rico Municipalities of Puerto Rico San Juan – Caguas – Guaynabo metropolitan area Technology Agencia EFE Wed, 27 Feb 2013 18:46:17 +0000 5768791 at http://www.globalpost.com Baseball-Injury keeps Vazquez off Puerto Rico WBC team-report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/baseball-injury-keeps-vazquez-puerto-rico-wbc-team-report <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>Feb 27 (Reuters) - Starter Javier Vazquez will not pitch for Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic due to discomfort in his knee and may miss another Major League Baseball (MLB) season.</p> <p>Vazquez, trying to come back from right knee surgery, told El Nuevo Dia newspaper in San Juan that discomfort in the knee will prevent him from participating in the WBC, according to a report on MLB's website on Wednesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/baseball-injury-keeps-vazquez-puerto-rico-wbc-team-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Baseball Javier Vazquez Municipalities of Puerto Rico San Juan – Caguas – Guaynabo metropolitan area Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 27 Feb 2013 21:30:18 +0000 5768937 at http://www.globalpost.com 3 Killed in drive-by shooting in Puerto Rico http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130303/3-killed-drive-shooting-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 1 (EFE).- Puerto Rican police were investigating Friday the second triple killing in less than two weeks after three young men were slain in a drive-by shooting in the eastern town of Juncos.</p> <p>Authorities identified the victims as Cristopher Velazquez Delgado, 25, Joshua Garcia Rivera, 18, and Louis Garcia Rivera, 23.</p> <p>The Homicide Division of Caguas, a city neighboring San Juan, is investigating the incident.</p> <p>The first triple murder of 2013 in Puerto Rico occurred on Feb. 21 in Canovanas, a district on the eastern end of the Caribbean island.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130303/3-killed-drive-shooting-puerto-rico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Canóvanas, Puerto Rico Municipalities of Puerto Rico San Juan – Caguas – Guaynabo metropolitan area Agencia EFE Mon, 04 Mar 2013 02:15:43 +0000 5772448 at http://www.globalpost.com Drugmaker Baxter to cut 400 jobs in Puerto Rico http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130308/drugmaker-baxter-cut-400-jobs-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 8 (EFE).- The Puerto Rico unit of Baxter International Inc. plans to eliminate 400 jobs at its pharmaceutical production facility in Aibonito, the town's mayor said Friday.</p> <p>Layoffs will begin in June with the loss of 100 positions as the company shifts some operations to the Dominican Republic and automates selected processes at the Aibonito plant, William Alicea said.</p> <p>The cuts represent a significant blow to the economy in Aibonito, where Baxter once employed 900 people and remains one of the town's largest employers, the mayor said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130308/drugmaker-baxter-cut-400-jobs-puerto-rico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aibonito, Puerto Rico Business Labor Law Municipalities of Puerto Rico San Juan – Caguas – Guaynabo metropolitan area Agencia EFE Fri, 08 Mar 2013 23:46:13 +0000 5777714 at http://www.globalpost.com Shootout in Puerto Rico leaves 4 dead http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130403/shootout-puerto-rico-leaves-4-dead <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, Apr 3 (EFE).- Four people were killed and another wounded in a running gunfight on the Jose de Diego highway, Puerto Rican police said Wednesday.</p> <p>More than 100 shell casings were recovered at the scene of the Tuesday night shootout, including some from an AK-47 assault rifle, according to the police report.</p> <p>The first multiple murder of 2013 in Puerto Rico took place on Feb. 21 in the eastern district of Canovanas, leaving three people ages 16 to 29 dead.</p> <p>Less than two weeks later, three young men were murdered in another incident.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130403/shootout-puerto-rico-leaves-4-dead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geography of Puerto Rico Municipalities of Puerto Rico Puerto Rico San Juan – Caguas – Guaynabo metropolitan area Agencia EFE Wed, 03 Apr 2013 18:00:37 +0000 5800893 at http://www.globalpost.com British Virgin Islands national dies after being stabbed while in custody http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130411/british-virgin-islands-national-dies-after-being-stabbed-while-custody <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> A British Virgin Islands (BVI) national, who has been in the custody of the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency, has died after allegedly being stabbed by other inmates.</p><P>ICE said that Glaston Smith, 51, of Tortola, died over the last weekend at the Puerto Rico Medical Center.</p><P>It said he was allegedly stabbed by other inmates while in custody at the Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, a US Federal Bureau of Prisons facility.</p><P>The immigration agency said that, on April 6, Smith informed an MDC unit officer that he had been stabbed m</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130411/british-virgin-islands-national-dies-after-being-stabbed-while-custody" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British Virgin Islands Guaynabo, Puerto Rico San Juan – Caguas – Guaynabo metropolitan area Asianet Thu, 11 Apr 2013 21:19:29 +0000 Asianet 5812551 at http://www.globalpost.com Aerostar pledges to make Puerto Rico airport world-class http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130426/aerostar-pledges-make-puerto-rico-airport-world-class <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, Apr 26 (EFE).- The top executive of Aerostar Airport Holdings, a joint venture of U.S. infrastructure fund Highstar Capital and Mexico's Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste that will operate San Juan's international airport for 40 years, pledged to make that facility world-class.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130426/aerostar-pledges-make-puerto-rico-airport-world-class" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Carolina, Puerto Rico Municipalities of Puerto Rico San Juan – Caguas – Guaynabo metropolitan area Agencia EFE Fri, 26 Apr 2013 15:46:22 +0000 5826112 at http://www.globalpost.com Chinese company to build solar research center in Puerto Rico http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130503/chinese-company-build-solar-research-center-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, May 3 (EFE).- Chinese company Jiangsu Sainty will build a research center in Puerto Rico that will study new ways to use the sun's rays to generate electricity.</p> <p>Sen. Cirilo Tirado, of the governing Popular Democratic Party of Puerto Rico, said in a press release that the first phase of the project will carry an investment cost of $500,000.</p> <p>The center will be built in Manati, a city on the Caribbean island's northern coast, and will be led by a group of young Puerto Rican engineers and researchers.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130503/chinese-company-build-solar-research-center-puerto-rico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Cirilo Tirado Rivera Labor Law Municipalities of Puerto Rico San Juan – Caguas – Guaynabo metropolitan area Technology Agencia EFE Fri, 03 May 2013 15:45:31 +0000 5830478 at http://www.globalpost.com Quadruple-murder rekindles problem of crime in Puerto Rico http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130506/quadruple-murder-rekindles-problem-crime-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, May 6 (EFE).- A quadruple-murder over the weekend raised to 296 the number of violent deaths in Puerto Rico so far this year.</p> <p>Three of the fatalities of Friday night's attack in the interior town of Aguas Buenas had no connection to the apparent target, 32-year-old reputed drug dealer Luis Gonzalez, a suspect in a number of murders.</p> <p>Six other bystanders were wounded.</p> <p>Aguas Buenas Mayor Luis Arroyo called on drug dealers and their associates on Monday to avoid public areas.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130506/quadruple-murder-rekindles-problem-crime-puerto-rico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico Municipalities of Puerto Rico Puerto Rico San Juan – Caguas – Guaynabo metropolitan area Agencia EFE Mon, 06 May 2013 20:00:04 +0000 5832049 at http://www.globalpost.com Puerto Rico governor's mansion has $30,000 unpaid water bill http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130516/puerto-rico-governors-mansion-has-30000-unpaid-water-bill <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, May 16 (EFE).- The $265 million Puerto Rico's heavily indebted state-owned water and sewer authority is trying to collect from customers includes $30,000 due from La Fortaleza, the official residence of the island's governor.</p> <p>La Fortaleza ran up an unpaid bill of $60,000, but the figure was cut in half as part of a broader collection plan initiated in January, AAA chief executive Alberto Lazaro told WKAQ radio Thursday.</p> <p>AAA expects the governor's mansion to settle the bill in July, he said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130516/puerto-rico-governors-mansion-has-30000-unpaid-water-bill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government of Puerto Rico Municipalities of Puerto Rico Politics San Juan – Caguas – Guaynabo metropolitan area Technology Agencia EFE Thu, 16 May 2013 19:01:48 +0000 5839629 at http://www.globalpost.com Puerto Rico teacher, prison guard busted for kiddie porn http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130521/puerto-rico-teacher-prison-guard-busted-kiddie-porn <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, May 21 (EFE).- A teacher and a prison guard were arrested by federal authorities in Puerto Rico in separate cases of child pornography, the U.S. attorney in San Juan, Rosa Emilia Rodriguez, announced Tuesday.</p> <p>She said in a statement that educator Rigel Colon Cruzado was arrested on Monday after investigators discovered that he had been having sexually-oriented conversations with a 12-year-old girl.</p> <p>Rodriguez said that the investigation revealed that the girl was one of the seventh-grade students of Colon Cruzado, a physical education instructor.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130521/puerto-rico-teacher-prison-guard-busted-kiddie-porn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education Guaynabo, Puerto Rico Municipalities of Puerto Rico San Juan – Caguas – Guaynabo metropolitan area Technology Agencia EFE Tue, 21 May 2013 20:16:04 +0000 5843140 at http://www.globalpost.com Attempted robbery at private residence of Puerto Rico governor http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130605/attempted-robbery-at-private-residence-puerto-rico-governor <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, Jun 3 (EFE).- The crime wave lashing Puerto Rico does not even respect Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla, whose private residence was the target of an attempted robbery over the weekend.</p> <p>Police reported Monday that one or several individuals tried to break into the Garcia Padilla residence at the inland town of Caguas before dawn Sunday.</p> <p>The chief of detectives in the Caguas region, Elexis Torres, said that one or several individuals forced a window open at the residence belonging to the chief executive, which set off the alarm system.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130605/attempted-robbery-at-private-residence-puerto-rico-governor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geography of Puerto Rico Municipalities of Puerto Rico San Juan – Caguas – Guaynabo metropolitan area Technology Agencia EFE Wed, 05 Jun 2013 20:37:42 +0000 5851697 at http://www.globalpost.com Puerto Rico becomes Caribbean's kiteboarding center http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130610/puerto-rico-becomes-caribbeans-kiteboarding-center <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, Jun 10 (EFE).- Puerto Rico has become the kiteboarding center for the entire Caribbean thanks to a regular windy season and the proliferation of top quality schools.</p> <p>Fans of the spectacular sport, also known as kitesurfing, flock to the beaches of the Caribbean island, whose constant winds during much of the year make Puerto Rico the regional epicenter of this increasingly popular sport.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130610/puerto-rico-becomes-caribbeans-kiteboarding-center" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Kitesurfing Municipalities of Puerto Rico San Juan – Caguas – Guaynabo metropolitan area Agencia EFE Tue, 11 Jun 2013 01:35:36 +0000 5854840 at http://www.globalpost.com Puerto Rican toddler found wandering alone http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130611/puerto-rican-toddler-found-wandering-alone <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, Jun 11 (EFE).- A 2-year-old boy was found before dawn Tuesday wandering alone near a gas station in the San Juan suburb of Bayamon, the Puerto Rico Police Department said.</p> <p>The child apparently used the remote control for the garage-door opener to leave his home without his parents' knowledge.</p> <p>An area resident who was on the street awaiting a ride to work spotted the youngster at around 4:30 a.m. and called police, who picked up the boy and took him to Puerto Rico Children's Hospital in San Juan.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130611/puerto-rican-toddler-found-wandering-alone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bermuda Triangle San Juan – Caguas – Guaynabo metropolitan area San Juan, Puerto Rico Agencia EFE Tue, 11 Jun 2013 20:37:11 +0000 5855661 at http://www.globalpost.com Puerto Rico mayor blasted for giving himself big raise http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130703/puerto-rico-mayor-blasted-giving-himself-big-raise <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, Jul 3 (EFE).- People in recession-battered Puerto Rico were fuming Wednesday over the news that the mayor of a town of 40,000 near San Juan increased his monthly salary from $6,500 to $8,000.</p> <p>By comparison, the mayor of San Juan - a city of around 400,000 people - receives $10,000 a month.</p> <p>The pay hike for Mayor Isabelo "Chabelo" Molina's pay hike was approved by the city council in Vega Alta, controlled by the main opposition PNP party, media outlets said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130703/puerto-rico-mayor-blasted-giving-himself-big-raise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Labor Law Municipalities of Puerto Rico San Juan – Caguas – Guaynabo metropolitan area Vega Alta, Puerto Rico Agencia EFE Wed, 03 Jul 2013 19:33:11 +0000 5874946 at http://www.globalpost.com