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For Many, Puerto Rico Retirement Far From Idyllic

(SAN GERMAN, Puerto Rico) — Maxi Fajardo smiles as she recalls moving to New York City from Puerto Rico in her late teens, falling in love, finding a job at the...

Preterm births which include babies born before 37 weeks have been dropping for five years but the rate is still higher than the March of Dimes' goal of 96% Only...

Iguana: In Puerto Rico, It’s What’s for Dinner

One man’s pest can sometimes be another’s delicacy. And when that happens, there’s opportunity — both to rid the pest and make some money in the process. Puerto...

The Bachelor Watch: Ben Gets Naked in Puerto Rico

Welcome to Vieques, Puerto Rico, a beautiful island that upped its gross imports by allowing The Bachelor to film on its picturesque  shores. Last week in Park...

Puerto Rico's Food Revival

In the 113 years since it became a U.S. territory, Puerto Rico has gone from an agrarian society, ripe with coffee and bananas, to one that imports over 80% of...

The Caribbean Drug Kingpin Turned Porn Star

Street vendors in Santo Domingo usually eke out a living selling pirated DVDs of Hollywood blockbusters to motorists caught in the notorious traffic jams of this...

Toxic Chemicals at Vieques: Is U.S. Accountable?

When Hermogenes Marrero was in Marine boot camp, he recalls being the only recruit who didn't panic during simulated-chemical-warfare drills. "I'd sit there...

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