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News on Puerto Rico continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.

2 hrs ago | Fiji Village

4 registered political parties seek changes to ballot paper

The four registered political parties in the country are calling on the Electoral Commission to seek changes to the ballot paper to be used for the September 17th general elections.

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6 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Cheo Feliciano dies at 78; Grammy-winning salsa singer also performed romantic boleros

Cheo Feliciano, a Grammy-winning salsa singer whose career spanned six decades and encompassed romantic boleros and masterful work as a sonero, a vocalist who improvises rhymes and melodies over thunderous rhythms, died April 17 in a car accident in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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Related Topix: Salsa, Cheo Feliciano, World News, Latin, Fania All Stars, Music, Entertainment

14 hrs ago | QST

HAARP-Like Ionospheric Research Project Underway at Arecibo Observatory

Work is underway to complete the construction of an ionospheric research facility at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico that bears some similarities to the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program far to the north in Alaska, but on a different scale and with different research goals.

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Related Topix: World News, Life, Hobbies, Ham Radio, Cornell University

Tue Apr 22, 2014

MarketWatch

Puerto Rico woos rich with hefty tax breaks

John Paulson is expected to expand his investment in Puerto Rico to $1 billion by the end of next year, as the hedge fund titan leads a growing brigade of wealthy U.S. business owners who are taking advantage of the languishing island's efforts to transform itself into a tax haven.

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Mon Apr 21, 2014

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Is Puerto Rican my Race?

We are a race that was born from a mix of native Indians from the island known as the " Tainos ", the conquerors from Spain, and the African slaves.

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Business Journal

Consumers looking for longer, more expensive trips this summer

Consumers are searching for more extensive and expensive vacations during the summer 2014, according to online travel booking site Expedia .

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CNN

Country singer Kevin Sharp dies

Country singer Kevin Sharp died from "complications due to cancer" on April 19, his mother told CNN.

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Sun Apr 20, 2014

Boxing Scene

Gamalier Rodriguez Decisions Orlando Cruz For Upset Win

Either Gamalier Rodriguez is finally enjoying a long overdue career revival, or Orlando Cruz is at the end of the road.

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Sat Apr 19, 2014

Denton Record-Chronicle

Jim Stodola: For next vacation, go deep south to Puerto Rico

Unless you are a snow skier or enjoy pushing your car out of a 3-foot snow bank, I suggest that you take your next near term vacation way south.

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Related Topix: Travel, Puerto Rico Travel, Caribbean Travel, San Juan, Puerto Rico Travel, World News, Ponce, Puerto Rico Travel

Examiner.com

FDA orders Puerto Rican bakery to come clean or stay out of business

Los Genuinos, Inc ., a Bayamon, Puerto Rico, food manufacturer, has agreed under terms of a court order not to process or distribute food after FDA investigators found that the owner, Nicolas Rivera Berrios "failed to "take effective measures to protect food against contamination from pests, adequately clean and sanitize equipment and utensils and ... (more)

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Courthouse News Service

Reversal Heeded in Gambling Seizure Case

Reversed by the Supreme Court, the 9th Circuit finally conceded Friday that Las Vegas is the wrong venue for professional gamblers to sue the Georgia police officer who seized their money.

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Caribbean News Now!

Seaborne Airlines launches San Juan-Santo Domingo route

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Seaborne Airlines, the fastest growing airline in the Caribbean, launched its non-stop daily service from Luis Munoz Marin International Airport in San Juan to Las Americas International Airport in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic on April 15, 2014.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

Market Wire

San Juan Resort Hosts Selfie Sweepstakes With Special Overnight Package

With social media, self, discovery and self-discovery have taken on new meanings, and La Concha Renaissance San Juan Resort is inviting guests to explore them all with its creative Take a Selfie Adventure package at its hotel in Old San Juan .

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GPB.org

Salsa Legend Cheo Feliciano Dies

Three days of mourning have been declared in Puerto Rico following the death of salsa great Cheo Feliciano in a car accident there early Thursday.

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Related Topix: Rico, CO, Salsa, Cheo Feliciano, Train Disaster, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Nydia Velazquez, US Politics, World News

GantDaily.com

Men's gymnastics trio earns All-America honors

A trio of Penn State gymnasts featuring junior Craig Hernandez , sophomore Trevor Howard and Alexis Torres recorded three top eight finishes in the individual finals to All-America honors in the 2014 NCAA National Championships Saturday evening at Crisler Arena.

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Business Journal

Expedia report: Consumers looking for longer, more expensive trips this summer

Consumers are searching for more extensive and expensive vacations during the summer 2014, according to online travel booking site Expedia .

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Art Daily

P rez Art Museum opens unprecedented exploration of the cultural history of the Caribbean

Caribbean: Crossroads of the World, opening April 18, 2014 at Perez Art Museum Miami , explores the diverse cultural history of the Caribbean and its diaspora, highlighting over two centuries of rarely seen works dating from after the Haitian Revolution to the present.

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Related Topix: World News, Haiti, Central America, New York, NY, Queens, NY, Hampshire County, England, United Kingdom, Colombia, Jamaica, NY

Thu Apr 17, 2014

CNET News.com

How a sunset might look on Earth's new cousin Kepler-186f

NASA confirms the discovery of an Earth-sized planet that may have potential for life, but its sun is dimmer than ours.

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Greenwich Citizen

Salsa great Cheo Feliciano dies in car crash at 78

Cheo Feliciano receives the 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award from The Latin Recording Academy presented at the Hobby Center for Performing Arts on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008, in Houston.

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WMGI-FM Terre Haute

Salsa music legend Jose "Cheo" Feliciano, 78, dies...

Puerto Rican salsa music singer Jose Luis "Cheo" Feliciano was killed in a car crash in Puerto Rico early Thursday morning, according to local media reports.

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