By Johanna Ferreira | 03/07/2011 - 15:22
Power couple Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony were in Puerto Rico last Friday participating in a local conference regarding film incentives. Governor Luis G. Fortuño recently approved new legislation that revamps its program, offering the U.S. tax rebates along with a 20 % rebate for nonresidents including the pre-existing 40% rebate for residents.
By Fox News Latino | 02/18/2011 - 11:52
The Week in Latino news starts off with how University of Puerto Rico students armed with Facebook, Twitter and Youtube.fight back against injustice.
By Fox News Latino | 02/16/2011 - 12:52
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By Fox News Latino | 02/02/2011 - 12:08
The tourism sector in Puerto Rico fears that the image of the Caribbean island as a vacation spot may deteriorate after 110 murders were registered in January.
The violence has hurt the worldwide perception of the U.S. commonwealth, which each year welcomes some 4 million visitors, most of them from the continental United States, the president of the Hotels and Tourism Association of Puerto Rico, Clarisa Jiménez, told Efe on Tuesday.
By Mariela Rosario | 01/06/2011 - 15:30
The House of Representative ruled yesterday to revoke the voting rights of delegates, which means that lawmakers representing Puerto Rico, Washington DC, American Guam, Samoa and the Northern Mariana Islands no longer have any power in congress.
For Puerto Rico, the revocation of voting rights basically strips the approximately four million residents of the commonwealth of their only voice in United States government. For perspective, one legislator in the House represents, on average, 700 thousand constituents.
By Mariela Rosario | 12/01/2010 - 15:30
Chayanne's younger brother, Emanoel Figueroa, has officially announced his plans to run for mayor of San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico—the hometown of the entire Figueroa family.
The pop singer's brother says that Chayenne has been very supportive. "He supports me completely, in every aspect from politics to moral," the youngest Figueroa told Esmas.com. "The most important thing is knowing that your family supports you in decisions like this. I have a genuine desire to help," concluded Emanoel.
By Fox News Latino | 11/23/2010 - 10:00
Baghdad war zones. Brazilian slums. Even cookie-cutter American suburbs. They’ve all been recreated in Puerto Rico, which increasingly is becoming a backdrop in American and European cinema. Rarely does the island play itself on the silver screen. But in recent years, the territory has provided dramatic land- and seascapes for productions starring some of Hollywood's biggest names, including George Clooney and Johnny Depp.
By Mariela Rosario | 09/30/2010 - 11:00
Benicio del Toro has been named the face of the 2011 Campari calendar. The Italian liquor company announced their pick yesterday. Del Toro, 43, is the first man to grace the Campari calendar, which has been deemed "The Red Affair."
By Nicola Paracchini | 08/11/2010 - 10:00
La Isla del Encanto has way more to offer than just white sand beaches in touristy San Juan. Here are some more off-the-beaten-track gems in and around the Island (and a special discount offer just for Latina readers!).
By Janel Martinez | 08/02/2010 - 16:00
Lolita Lebron, the Puerto Rican independence activist best known for her role in an attack on the U.S. Capitol, died of complications from respiratory disease in a hospital in San Juan this Sunday. She was 90.
“Lolita was the mother of the independence movement," Maria Lourdes Santiago, a member of the U.S. commonwealth’s Senate from the Puerto Rican Independence Party told the Associated Press. "This is an insurmountable loss."