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Why Puerto Rico Won't Become the 51st State
By Samantha Leal | 11/09/2012 - 20:56

Puerto Rico recently voted on its commonwealth status, which reportedly found many Puerto Ricans in favor of statehood. This has led many to start asking: Will Puerto Rico become the 51st state? Not likely, says the Huffington Post.

As the U.S. colonized Puerto Rico in 1898, Puerto Ricans have voted several times on whether to become a state or not, but the idea has never taken hold with the majority.


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Adviser to Puerto Rican Lawmaker Asked to Resign After Anti-Obama Tweet
By Samantha Leal | 08/02/2012 - 09:49

To add to the not-so-smart things that people do, we've got another one: an adviser to Puerto Rico's most powerful female lawmaker sent an antagonistic, anti-Obama tweet that has set into motion calls for her resignation, according to the Huffington Post


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English to Replace Spanish in Puerto Rican Schools
By Samantha Leal | 06/12/2012 - 15:53

English is set to replace Spanish as the language used to teach in Puerto Rico’s public schools, according to the Latin American Herald Tribune. The plan will start under a 10-year umbrella this summer, said Education Secretary Edward Moreno Alonso.


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Election 2012: Mitt Romney Wins Puerto Rico's GOP Primary
By Sugey Palomares | 03/19/2012 - 15:11

Mitt Romney managed to make a clean sweep during the presidential primary in Puerto Rico. Romney garnered a total of 98,000 votes – or about 83% of the total GOP vote, according to CNN. Rick Santorum collected 8% of votes, while Newt Gingrich obtained 2% of votes in the island.


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Is Rick Santorum's 'English For Puerto Rico' Comment Racist?
By Sugey Palomares | 03/16/2012 - 15:37

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum is under immense scrutiny after publicly insisting that Puerto Rico should only earn statehood if they made English their main language. Santorum expressed to the San Juan publication El Vocero this week, “As in any other state, you have to comply with this and any federal law.


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Selena Gomez & Justin Bieber’s Romantic Dinner in Puerto Rico
By Jill Pankow | 01/26/2012 - 12:55

In spite of the fact that lovely Mexican-American Selena Gomez is currently in the midst of her We Own the Night tour in Latin America, she and beau Justin Bieber still managed to get together for an enchanting evening in Puerto Rico.

Bieber flew over 6,000 miles to support the actress and singer during her show in Puerto Rico before the two escaped to the upscale restaurant, Pikayo, located within the Conrad Condado Plaza Hotel and Casino.


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EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PEEK: Tito El Bambino on MTV Tr3s 'Rock Dinner'
EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PEEK: Tito El Bambino on MTV Tr3s 'Rock Dinner'
By Amaris Castillo | 12/07/2011 - 12:46

On tonight’s episode of MTV Tr3sRock Dinner, Boricua recording artist Tito El Bambino will chow down with Marjorie (one of his biggest fans) and her two tight-knit girlfriends. During dinner, the 30-year-old singer gave his hosts big props for the way they decorated the table, which he described as “romantic.”


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Ricky Martin Rallies Against New Hate Crime Laws
By Amaris Castillo | 12/07/2011 - 10:15

Ricky Martin is none too happy with Puerto Rico’s Senate right now.

Fox News Latino is reporting that the Boricua superstar has expressed disapproval over a move by the body to amend a hate-crime law. Why is the 39-year-old so upset, exactly? Because the change in the law would reportedly remove the protection for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people of Puerto Rico.


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EXCLUSIVE: Peek Inside the World of the Victoria's Secret Angels
By Verky Arcos | 11/29/2011 - 14:15

The madness was in full swing backstage before the Victoria’s Secret fashion show (airing tonight on CBS at 10PM), but we were able to sneak in a few questions for a few of our favorite Latina Angels to answer. Here’s a peek inside their world:

What is the one thing that makes you feel the most sexy?


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Joan Smalls on Being the Only Puerto Rican Victoria's Secret Angel & Loving Mofongo
By Verky Arcos | 11/29/2011 - 10:00

Every few years, a fresh-faced model takes the fashion industry by storm! 2011 has been the year of Joan Smalls; her face has launched campaigns for Gucci and Roberto Cavalli and she's been spotted strutting down the catwalk of the season’s hottest couture fashion shows like Christian Dior and Givenchy. But, even with all these bragging rights and a skyrocketing career, Smalls manages to stay humble and connected to her roots. 

Here's what she had to say to us when we caught up with her at the Victoria's Secret fashion show recently.


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