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Tourists seeking 'Despacito' discover Puerto Rico's La Perla

San Juan - Something unusual is happening in La Perla, a poor barrio clinging to a steep hillside between Old San Juan and the sea where the video for the pop hit "Despacito" was filmed."The gringos are coming!

'Despacito' singers slam Venezuela's Maduro for 'illegal' use of song

San Juan - The Puerto Rican duo behind the worldwide sexy smash Latin pop hit "Despacito" on Monday slammed Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro for "illegally" using their song to promote a controversial vote he is organizing.

Puerto Rico votes overwhelmingly for statehood but turnout dismal

San Juan - In a vote with historically low participation almost all those Puerto Ricans who voted today voted in favor of statehood. The other choices were independence or the present commonwealth status.

Puerto Ricans back full US statehood but vote marred by abstentions

San Juan - Puerto Rico's referendum on statehood delivered a lackluster turnout Sunday, with almost four fifths of voters deciding not to cast a ballot, though those who did unanimously backed the territory becoming a US state.

Op-Ed: Why Miguel Cotto-Antonio Margarito trilogy would still sell

Puerto Rican ring star Miguel Cotto was unbeaten in 32 professional fights when he lost to Antonio Margarito in 2008 by way TKO. Cotto accepted his loss as Margarito was ahead on judges' scorecards even before the eleventh round knockout.

Puerto Rico, a US cousin, mulls its status and identity

San Juan - "How pretty is the flag, is the flag of Puerto Rico!

Puerto Rico crisis hits public education -- a way out for the poor

San Juan - Beraliz Germocen still can't believe she won a scholarship to the University of Puerto Rico, but her dream school has been closed by weeks of student strikes, threatening her ticket out of poverty.

Puerto Rico's bankruptcy leaves US island facing hard times

San Juan - In San Juan, chants of "the debt is illegal" and "colonial dictatorship" fill the morning air, as students from the University of Puerto Rico block a palm-lined avenue.

U.S. agents seize thousands of fake condoms in Puerto Rico

San Juan - U.S. federal agents in Puerto Rico seized 40,000 counterfeit condoms. The fake condoms were seized in San Juan, according to officials.

Obama commutes sentence of political prisoner Oscar López Rivera

Washington - Amid a final flurry of reprieves before leaving office, President Barack Obama on Tuesday commuted the sentence of Puerto Rican independence activist Oscar López Rivera, one of the world's longest-jailed political prisoners.

James Kirkland getting in the way of Cotto-Alvarez rematch

James Kirland is out to spoil Miguel Cotto's planned rematch against Canelo Alvarez as the two brawlers start training for their February 25 showdown at the Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas.

Ancajas regains 4th world title for Phl after Nietes gave up belt

Filipino junior bantamweight challenger Jerwin Ancajas has dethroned IBF junior bantamweight champion McJoe Arroyo Saturday night at the Jurado Hall of the Philippine Marine Corps in Taguig City Philippines.

Jerwin Ancajas takes purse dive for chance to win world title

Filipino junior bantamweight challenger Jerwin Ancajas isn't bothered by the negligible prize he will receive for challenging reigning IBF junior bantamweight champion McJoe Arroyo on Saturday at the Jurado Hall of the Phl Marine Corps in Taguig City.

Jerwin Ancajas gears up for first world title fight

Filipino junior bantamweight challenger Jerwin Ancajas is gunning for his first world title fight against IBF junior bantamweight champion McJoe Arroyo Saturday at the Jurado Hall of the Phl Marine Corp, Barangay Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City, Metro Manila

Juan Manuel Marquez rejects Cotto fight on weight issues

Mexican boxing star Juan Manuel Marquez has finally rejected the proposed fight against Miguel Cotto of Puerto Rico due to disagreement by the parties on weight issues after Marquez set the limit for the fight at 147 pounds.

Weight issues could scuttle Cotto-Marquez proposed fight

Miguel Cotto could be a huge comeback foe for Juan Manuel Marquez when the famous Mexican counter-puncher returns to the ring this fall after more than two years of inactivity due to his knee injury.

Bill to rescue Puerto Rico from debt crisis passes in U.S. Senate

Washington - Puerto Rico owes a whopping $70 billion dollars. On Friday, July 1, about $2 billion in principal and interest payments are due to be paid.

Puerto Rico to default on $422 mn debt payment: Governor

San Juan - Puerto Rico's financial crisis deepened Sunday as Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla announced the US commonwealth would default on $422 million in debt.

Coast Guard rescues man running in bubble on the ocean — Again

Pompano Beach - An ultra-marathoner who likes to "run" in an enormous, inflatable bubble on the ocean may want to contemplate the cliche "No means no." That's because he was rescued by the Coast Guard for the second time, while trying to run from Florida to Bermuda.

Roman Gonzalez scores unanimous decision win over Arroyo

The Ring's pound-for-pound king Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez scored a unanimous decision win over McWilliams Arroyo Saturday night at the StubHub Center in Carson, California to retain his multiple flyweight titles.
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