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By Associated Press, Published: August 7
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Police in Puerto Rico have seized 1,000 kilograms (2,205 pounds) of cocaine aboard a boat that became disabled off the island’s south coast.
Authorities say they discovered the drugs after a private boat owner called police and said he was towing the disabled boat when someone aboard a speedboat tried to stop him.
A Tuesday statement from police says officers arrested two men aboard the 33-foot (10-meter) boat that had broken down. The statement says the cocaine was found in 32 gasoline storage tanks.
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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The ACLU has filed a lawsuit against Puerto Rico's police chief and justice secretary, saying the island's new penal code violates the constitutional right to freedom of expression. The lawsuit comes a week after Gov. Luis ...

CaribBusiness: Tropical Storm #Ernesto strengthened into a hurricane and headed toward landfall near Mexico's border with Belize... http://t.co/9iTpr1Dv
El Comité Nacional Republicano destacó que se centraría en el tema económico 

Fortuño participará en convención republicana

8 de agosto de 2012- Política, Puerto Rico-
Será orador en actividad que se llevará a cabo en Tampa

EL VOCERO / Archivo
El gobernador Luis Fortuño participará de la Convención Republicana en Tampa como uno de los oradores especiales, anunció el presidente del Comité Nacional Republicano (RNC), Reince Priebus.
Priebus indicó que Fortuño se ha ganado el reconocimiento y respeto dentro del Partido Republicano mediante su política económica y administración fiscal responsable.
Por su parte, Fortuño agradeció al Comité Nacional Republicano porFortu tomar en cuenta a Puerto Rico. “Para mi es un gran honor haber sido elegido y poder ser parte de tan importante evento. Estoy convencido que junto a Mitt Romney y todo el liderato republicano, continuaremos aunando esfuerzos para lograr más y mejores beneficios para todas las familias puertorriqueñas”, indicó el Gobernador.
Añadió a su vez que “Mitt Romney tiene la experiencia y un sólido plan que creará empleos y ayudará a los negocios a tener éxito en una economía reenergizada. Ofreceré ese mensaje a mi partido y al mundo en la convención nacional republicana de Tampa”, indicó Fortuño, quien cuenta con el sólido apoyo de los republicanos y de su candidato a la Presidencia.
Asimismo, Fortuño aprovechó la oportunidad para destacar la importancia de que todos salgamos a votar el 6 de noviembre en contra del estatus territorial. “Es hora de que una vez y por todas resolvamos el problema de desigualdad en relación al estatus que vive nuestra Isla y logremos el crecimiento y progreso que todos nos merecemos como ciudadanos americanos”.

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Tonight on FOX News, Reince Preibus announced five more names of speakers at the upcoming RNC: Gov. Scott Walker (WI); AG Pam Bondi (FL); AG Sam Olens (GA); Gov. Luis Fortuno (PR); Senate Nominee Ted Cruz (TX) ...


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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Police in Puerto Rico have seized 1000 kilograms (2205 pounds) of cocaine aboard a boat that became disabled off the island's south coast. Authorities say they discovered the drugs after a private boat owner called police and ...

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Read for free on ft.com: more people now access the web on mobile phones than PCs in China, home to the world’s largest population of internet users. North America and Europe are not far behind in making that digital switchover. This presents a big challenge to today’s internet leaders – Google and Facebook, as well as Yahoo and Microsoft – that emerged when most of their customers typically used the web while sitting in front of a large, static screen. http://on.ft.com/OQZgpH



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OPTIMISMO Y REtoS AL INICIO DE CLASES

OPTIMISMO Y REtoS AL INICIO DE CLASES

El nuevo curso escolar, que en el sistema público comienza hoy, se perfila lleno de retos y nuevas propuestas educativas que pondrán a prueba una vez más la voluntad y la capacidad operacional del Departamento de Educación y que precisan del compromiso entusiasta de padres y maestros.

Fianza, racismo y derechos fundamentales

VÍCTOR RIVERA HERNÁNDEZUno de mis cursos preferidos en los seminarios que imparto, es el de “Discrimen en el empleo”. La realidad objetiva es que este tipo de discrimen refleja otro de mayor alcance que

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Raúl J. Feliciano OrtizNo podemos decir categóricamente que Internet ha democratizado el mundo. Después de todo, el 67% de la población mundial no tiene acceso a esta tecnología. Sin embargo, no se pued

El LUNES DI vueltas con Tommy, corrí con Wesley, tiré puños con Verdejo, volví a correr y a saltar con Culson, y lloré con Félix. Ya bajé revoluciones y estoy súper contenta con el logro de todos los atletas, en especial con los nuestros.
Pero, -sí, hay un pero- a pesar de la alegría también siento decepción. Todo ese orgullo de ser boricua se transformó en vergüenza ajena al ver y escuchar cómo en cuestión de segundos se bajó al ídolo del pedestal. Se humilló y criticó. Se habló de lo que perdió, no de todo lo que ganó. Si eso es con un atleta, no quiero imaginar cómo será el ambiente familiar de esas personas en momentos de crisis.
Tantas veces escuché: “Dios ayuda a Culson para que gane esa medalla de oro que tanto necesita Puerto Rico”. No, Puerto Rico no necesita “esa medalla” para salir a flote. Es cierto que por un ratito la euforia nos hace olvidar la realidad en la que vivimos, pero y luego, ¿qué?
Se necesitan personas que sigan el ejemplo de Culson; que den el máximo. Personas responsables, disciplinadas, comprometidas, esperanzadas, positivas, trabajadoras, honradas, solidarias, con valores y unidas en comunidad para que nuestro orgullo como pueblo se haga notar.
Que el peso de ganar una medalla no caiga solamente sobre los hombros de estas estupendas personas que sacan la cara por el país, sino que cada uno de nosotros haga lo que nos corresponde para ganar medallas todos los días.
Representar a un país es un orgullo. Hacerlo con responsabilidad, esmero, amor y sacrificio tiene mucho más valor.
Ana Carolina Reyes
Cada vez que se habla de la doble vara en el sistema de justicia a mí se me hierve la sangre. No tengo dudas que personas con dinero tendrán una mejor defensa. De eso no hay duda. It’s all about money!
Lo que no dicen es que las personas que usan asistencia legal, en su mayoría, no trabajan, cogen cupones, no pagan casa, tienen subsidio de luz, agua, internet y hasta celular gratis.
El que trabaja y paga impuestos no tiene derecho a eso. En este país el 40% mantiene al otro 60%.
¿Dónde está la doble vara? Por favor, si van a opinar de una doble vara que sea en todos los aspectos. Es muy fácil tener una opinión de esa manera.
En este país las personas opinan de todo sin tener la pericia necesaria y algunos, hasta creen que saben más que el que estudió de esa materia.
Que se haga justicia. Si usted tiene libertad, dele las gracias a un soldado.
Alfonso Serrano, MD
Gurabo
El lunes vi el programa “Juntos y revueltos”, que transmite a las 9:00 p.m., América CV Network (canal 24). En el programa participan Jorge Castro, Frankie Jay y Haydeé Rosario junto al joven Marcos Brenes, quien es hijo del periodista Ramón “Papo” Brenes y estará a cargo de la producción y presentación de historias con un ángulo investigativo sin ser amarillista.
Felicito a este excelente programa que tuvo la capacidad de informar, hacer comedia sin caer en lo chabacano ni ser sensacionalista. Jorge Castro nos ha demostrado, una vez más, lo talentoso que es y ahora en esta nueva faceta de presentador se nota que vienes de la Academia La Providencia, en Cupey, cuna de campeones.
Le deseamos éxitos en esta producción puertorriqueña no enlatada.
Félix Daniel Torres Quiles
San Juan
El boricua ponceño ganó. Ganó al llegar a una competencia de tan alto nivel; al poder correr venciendo obstáculos. Al mantener serenidad en los ‘heats’ anteriores.
Su triunfo está en el Pueblo que lo supo admirar, respetar y seguir su trayectoria. En el terreno de juego ante millones de espectadores lució su capacidad para saltar los obstáculos. Ganó.
Se comenta que rozó o tumbó la séptima valla, eso conlleva atraso en tiempo que pudo hacer la diferencia. Independientemente, de que no haya ganado la medalla de oro -creo que se exageró la nota en afirmar que estaba segura- ganó la admiración y respeto de todo un pueblo, Puerto Rico.
Al hermano quisqueyano, mis respetos. Eres del Caribe, eres latino.
Prof. José A. Giovannetti Román
Yauco
Ad hoc significa ‘apropiado especialmente para un fin’.
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¿Crees que existe doble vara en la la administración de la justicia?

Sí, porque las personas de alto nivel económico tienen influencias para lograr trato favorable
No, porque la justicia está mal administrada y perjudica a todos por igual.
Sí, porque las personas de clase alta pueden gastar más dinero en abogados y recursos legales
No, porque el Departamento de Justicia y sus fiscales son profesionales que tratan a todos del mismo modo

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Puerto Rico police arrest 2 after finding 1,000 kilograms of cocaine in tanks on disabled boat
 By Associated Press, Published: August 7
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Police in Puerto Rico have seized 1,000 kilograms (2,205 pounds) of cocaine aboard a boat that became disabled off the island’s south coast.
Authorities say they discovered the drugs after a private boat owner called police and said he was towing the disabled boat when someone aboard a speedboat tried to stop him.
A Tuesday statement from police says officers arrested two men aboard the 33-foot (10-meter) boat that had broken down. The statement says the cocaine was found in 32 gasoline storage tanks.







Puerto Rico police find cocaine on disabled boat
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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Police in Puerto Rico have seized 1000 kilograms (2205 pounds) of cocaine aboard a boat that became disabled off the island's south coast. Authorities say they discovered the drugs after a private boat owner called police and ...

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Sometimes you just need to take a ride. Even if circumstances aren't optimal and those around you react with, “You want to do what?” That's how I found myself on Puerto Rico Route 191.










Puerto Rico police find cocaine on disabled boat
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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Police in Puerto Rico have seized 1000 kilograms (2205 pounds) of cocaine aboard a boat that became disabled off the island's south coast. Authorities say they discovered the drugs after a private boat owner called police and ...










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Puerto Rico police find cocaine on disabled boat
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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Police in Puerto Rico have seized 1000 kilograms (2205 pounds) of cocaine aboard a boat that became disabled off the island's south coast. Authorities say they discovered the drugs after a private boat owner called police and ...










ACLU lawsuit targets new Puerto Rico penal code
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One of China's biggest murder trials in years starts Thursday but local residents have no idea that a courtroom in this grimy industrial city is about to become the center of China's political universe.More. One of China's most politically charged ...

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3 Puerto Rico reggaeton singers under DEA scrutiny
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Silicon Valley Community Newspapers: Campbell Reporter · Cupertino Courier · Fremont Bulletin · Los Gatos Weekly Times · Milpitas Post · Pacifica Tribune ... SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—Three Puerto Rican reggaeton stars have come under U.S. scrutiny after ...
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“I expect the people of Puerto Rico will decide like [Governor Luis Fortuno] feels, to become a state, and I can tell you that I will work with him that if that vote comes out in the favor of statehood we will go through the process in Washington to ...










ACLU lawsuit targets new Puerto Rico penal code
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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The ACLU has filed a lawsuit against Puerto Rico's police chief and justice secretary, saying the island's new penal code violates the constitutional right to freedom of expression. The lawsuit comes a week after Gov. Luis ...

CLEVELAND - Chanting "O-BA-MA, O-BA-MA," a feisty contingent of the recently formed Latinos for Obama marched in the front of the annual Puerto Rican Parade here Sunday, right behind Congresswoman Marcia Fudge ...

... looking at the Illegal vote or the Black vote? Ryan or Rubio under any other situ would be great but we are trying to get rid of BHO who is a “Faux Bro” and the black community hasn't been convinced as yet. ... US has a. “Terra firma” policy towards Cubans. If Cubans reach US soil, they are automatically granted asylum Refugee status,due to Communist Cuba. Cubans and Puerto Ricans cannot be illegal. Its all about MEXICO. Marco Rubio (Cuban American) and ...

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Jorge Bonilla, who edits the “El Tercer Riel” blog about Hispanic politics and has his pulse on politics in Central Florida, told Breitbart News that the prospect of a Puerto Rican-American Republican as an opponent scares ...










Puerto Rico comes back, earns Colt World Series final berth
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That knack will set up a second consecutive CWS championship game between Los Gatos, Calif., and Puerto Rico after the Caribbean Zone champions rallied late Tuesday night for a 12-8 victory against North Zone champion Ottawa, Ill., in front of 1309 fans.
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Puerto Rico comes back, earns Colt World Series final berth
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That knack will set up a second consecutive CWS championship game between Los Gatos, Calif., and Puerto Rico after the Caribbean Zone champions rallied late Tuesday night for a 12-8 victory against North Zone champion Ottawa, Ill., in front of 1309 fans.
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MLB to host amateur tourney in Dominican Republic
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Major League Baseball announced on Tuesday that it will host a four-day tournament that will feature amateur teams from the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and USA Baseball in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, starting Sunday. The eight-game ...

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MAYAGUEZ, Puerto Rico & SAN DIEGO, Aug 07, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Heritage Global Partners ("HGP"), a global leader in asset advisory and auction services and a wholly owned subsidiary of Counsel RB Capital (otcqb:CRBN), today announced that ...
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Puerto Rico comes back, earns Colt World Series final berth
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That knack will set up a second consecutive CWS championship game between Los Gatos, Calif., and Puerto Rico after the Caribbean Zone champions rallied late Tuesday night for a 12-8 victory against North Zone champion Ottawa, Ill., in front of 1309 fans.
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MLB to host amateur tourney in Dominican Republic
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Fla. Puerto Ricans could play a key election role
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"The days where a presidential candidate could afford to ignore the Puerto Rican community are long gone - respect and attention are the new normal," said Andres W. Lopez, an attorney from the island and an Obama campaign adviser. Both candidates have ...

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Police in Puerto Rico have seized 1000 kilograms (2205 pounds) of cocaine aboard a boat that became disabled off the island's south coast.

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Some pictures that show the beauty of Puerto Rico and why tourists don't have to be afraid to travel here. Marc Anthony singing "Preciosa (beautiful)"
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Marvin Hamlisch wrote the music for "A Chorus Line," "The Sting," "The Way We Were," "Sophie's Choice" and many other classics. Today we got word he passed away, at 68. http://on.wsj.com/Rx1TS5

Share your memories of the stories he brought to life, and his legacy.

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Grandma's new problem may be student debt. The U.S. is increasingly shrinking Social Security checks for retirees who fall behind on student loans:
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This year, the government reduced the size of about 115,000 retirees' S.S. checks on those grounds. Many of the retirees are in debt because of their children or grandchildren's tuition payments.



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Playing a musical instrument could make you smarter and improve your memory: http://sm.wsj.com/MhIF0S

Adults ages 59 to 80 who played an instrument when they were younger performed better on memory tests and cognitive ability. Music appeared to enhance reasoning skills and counteract the effects of aging.

Have you ever played a musical instrument? Do you think it affected your brain?

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New telemedicine websites link people to a licensed doctor via phone or video chat: http://on.wsj.com/OX1Oog

The “visits” cost between $10 and $40. Some services offer free follow-ups and referrals as part of a more comprehensive treatment.

Have you ever used one of these sites? Would you?

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The pay-TV industry lost about 400,000 subscribers in the second quarter, the latest sign that cord-cutting, or dropping pay-TV in favor of online options, may be under way. http://on.wsj.com/NhRd5E

Shalini Ramachandran (left) has details on The News Hub.

Have you considerd cutting the cord on pay-TV? Tell us why or why not.


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More than 1 in 10 adults globally are affected by migraines, which can be incapacitating, according to the World Health Organization. The hunt is intensifying for new treatments: http://on.wsj.com/MuQKkc

Illustration by Bernard Maisner


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In the 38 years since the Hungarian architecture professor Erno Rubik invented his cube, it has alternately been regarded as an object of fun, art, mathematics, nostalgia and frustration.
What other child’s toy could so befuddle an M.I.T. grad student?


Rubik’s Cube Twists Back Into Limelight
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In a world increasingly run by engineers and algorithms, the familiar Rubik’s Cube has found a new relevance, engaging a new generation of puzzlers, many born decades after its initial heyday.

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Sally Pearson, a 25-year-old from Australia, celebrating after winning the women's 100-meter hurdles with a time of 12.35 seconds. Read more: http://nyti.ms/OXDToL (Photo: Jed Jacobsohn for The New York Times)


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“That was the best routine I’ve ever done,” said U.S. gymnast Aly Raisman after winning the gold medal in the floor exercise. “To have that come the day of the Olympic final, that’s what you work for your whole life.”

Read more: http://nyti.ms/NimLbl (Photo credit: Josh Haner/The New York Times)


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No pain, no games: China's Liu Xiang sits up after falling while competing in the men's 110m hurdles heats

Photograph: Olivier Morin/AFP/Getty Images

As these pictures show it's not always plain sailing and gold medals for Olympians.

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From Comment is free: "I must have missed the declaration of war on pubic hair.

"It must have happened sometime in the last decade because the amount of time, energy, money and emotion both genders spend on abolishing every hair from their genitals is astronomical. The genital hair removal industry, including medical professionals who advertise their speciality services to those seeking the "clean and bare" look, is booming."


Pubic hair has a job to do – stop shaving and leave it alone
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Emily Gibson: Shaving pubic hair only removes a cushion against friction, leaves microscopic open wounds and exposes you to infections


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Remembering the 2011 riots one year on - some of our readers share their experience of the unrest that affected cities in England


The 2011 riots: readers remember
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A year after unrest spread through cities in England, readers recall how they first heard about the riots in August 2011 and how they saw and reacted to the disorder, from organising the riot clean-up to witnessing looting

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On July 25, Univision mistakenly aired an advertisement wishing Puerto Rico a happy independence day. The company apologized for its mistake the next day by posting an announcement on Twitter.
Puerto Rico is a territory of the United States. It is not independent. The Island has local autonomy, which was granted by Congress and began on July 25, 1952. But it is still a territory.
Univision is not alone in its mistake. Confusion over Puerto Rico’s political status has plagued the Island ever since Congress approved the 1952 Puerto Rican constitution entitled, “The Constitution of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.” Upon enactment, people in Puerto Rico and throughout the broader U.S. began to refer to Puerto Rico as a “Commonwealth.”
While the “Commonwealth” label is technically correct, it is also meaningless. Puerto Rico is a territory. Congress was explicit when it enacted legislation in the 1950’s that Puerto Rico’s new power was limited to internal self-government. The U.S. House of Representatives and Senate were both clear that the new constitution “would not change Puerto Rico’s fundamental political, social, and economic relationship to the United States.” Upon signing the 1952 legislation, President Truman stated that “local self-government will be vested in the people of Puerto Rico,” not expanded national powers.
Unfortunately, the “Commonwealth” label has taken on a second meaning that is as incorrect as Univision’s independence day mistake. Under this second meaning, Puerto Rico has power beyond anything granted in the U.S. Constitution. In fact, a Puerto Rican “Commonwealth” has more power than any State.
This enhanced “Commonwealth” status has been declared unconstitutional and impossible to implement by authorities throughout the U.S. government, over successive presidencies and Congresses. Yet it is this “Commonwealth” definition – and not a territorial “Commonwealth” – that has been placed on the ballot of Puerto Rico’s past referenda (leading to inconclusive results) and is even found in the “Commonwealth”/PDP platform today. (This platform explicitly calls for “sovereignty of the people of Puerto Rico, to which is not nor should be subject to the plenary powers of the United States Congress.”)
Univision’s mistake was just the latest and most obvious in a series of mischaracterizations about Puerto Rico’s “Commonwealth” political status that has plagued the Island for six decades. If this incident can advance public education and clarify confusion over the “Commonwealth” option it will have served a valuable purpose, particularly as we approach the referendum in November.

via Puerto Rico Report by KG on 8/1/12
Puerto Rico is proud of Tommy Ramos, a Bayamon-born gymnast who has qualified for the Olympic men’s gymnastics rings final to be held on August 6th in London.
As a native-born Puerto Rican, Tommy Ramos is a U.S. citizen. He could have participated in the Olympics as a member of the U.S. team. Had he done so, he would have been the top qualifier in the rings trial for the United States, just as he was for Puerto Rico.
There are many reasons why Ramos may have chosen to compete on behalf of Puerto Rico instead of the U.S. team. The support back home is certainly passionate. Not every Olympic athlete has the option of playing on two teams; certainly Ramos’s choice was one that most residents of the fifty states simply don’t have.
Yet the question must be asked: Is there a downside to Puerto Rico having its own Olympic team? More broadly, are there drawbacks for Puerto Rico, as a territory, being treated differently from the fifty states? After all, the federal U.S. government has never stopped Puerto Rico or its other territories from competing in the Olympics or even in a beauty pageant – historic sources of pride for the idyllic Island.
But the U.S. federal government could end Puerto Rico’s Olympic participation because it is a territory. This power is explicit under the Territory Clause of the U.S. Constitution, which states, “The Congress shall have Power to dispose of and make all needful Rules and Regulations respecting the Territory or other Property belonging to the United States.” Even though Congress has statutorily provided Puerto Rico with local independence and autonomy, Congress could pass another law or otherwise claim its Constitutional power to govern Puerto Rico.
This power may seem hard to believe in 2012, but it is well established. In fact, Secretary of State Colin Powell relied on the Constitution’s Territory Clause in 2003 when members of Puerto Rico’s ruling Commonwealth Party (also known as the Popular Democratic Party or PDP) contacted numerous Caribbean countries in an attempt to conduct international diplomacy. In a memorandum to the Belize Embassy, Secretary Powell forcefully explained:
The Department is aware that Puerto Rican government officials have approached a number of countries . . . seeking treatment normally only accorded to a sovereign state. . . . The department reiterates that the U.S. federal government is responsible for Puerto Rico’s foreign affairs.
Puerto Rico is an unincorporated territory of the United States with commonwealth status. The U.S. federal government has full responsibility for the conduct of foreign relations of all areas subject to United States jurisdiction, including all U.S. states, territories, and possessions. Accordingly, the Department reviews any proposed participation by a U.S. territory or possession in international bodies, or signing of documents (including agreements) with other nations [.]

Fortunately for Puerto Rican Olympic enthusiasts, Congress is unlikely to end the territory’s Olympic participation any time soon. So why can’t Puerto Rico have its own special Olympic team and celebrate its uniqueness? What would be the harm?
Puerto Rico’s Olympic team exists because of its status as a territory, and no one wants Puerto Rico to be a territory. People may wish for Puerto Rico to be an “enhanced” territory, often referred to as a ”Commonwealth,” but past plebiscites have demonstrated that voters do not want to live in a territory with second class U.S. citizenship. For every Olympic athlete, there are many more Puerto Ricans who fight to promote democracy abroad as members of the U.S. military while lacking the right to vote for their Commander-in-Chief. Puerto Rico does not have full representation in Washington, and this lack of representation has consequences. The territory is inadvertently left out of legislation and purposefully excluded from federal laws that directly impact it. Returning veterans to Puerto Rico are denied access to the same level of health care given to their fellow soldiers in the fifty states. There are national laws and policies that could help Puerto Rico’s economy and security, but as a territory Puerto Rico has no access to them. It’s sole, non-voting Resident Commissioner cannot do the work of the six Members of Congress and two Senators Puerto Rico would have as a state.
Penn State is also proud of Tommy Ramos, who is an alumnus of the school. A six-time All-American, Ramos is credited with helping Penn State achieve its NCAA-record setting 12th national championship in 2007 and Big Ten title in 2008.
The word “Commonwealth” has caused a great deal of confusion. The state where Ramos went to college – Pennsylvania – is often called a Commonwealth. But its legal status is that of a state. It will have 20 electoral votes in the upcoming Presidential election and all the national attention that flows from this influence. Puerto Rico is also referred to as a Commonwealth, but its legal status is that of a territory. It has no electoral votes.
As a Pennsylvanian, Ramos could not participate in a Pennsylvanian Olympic team. As a Puerto Rican, he can participate in a Puerto Rican team. But he is not a full participant in his country’s proud democratic tradition, which is now on display for the world to see.




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Puerto Rico has fielded a team at the Olympics since 1948 but has never won a gold medal. The U.S. territory has won silver and bronze medals, but only in boxing, not in any other sport.
This year all that may change.
Javier Culson was the top qualifier in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 48.33 seconds, just ahead of the United States’ Kerron Clement (48.48 seconds). The Puerto Rican Athlete of the Year in 2010, Culson also competed in the 2008 Olympics. The final 400 meter hurdles Olympic competition will be held on Monday, August 6th.
With 25 athletes in the games, Puerto Rico may have more headliners before the end of the London Games. Puerto Rican Olympic athlete Tommy Ramos came in 6th in the qualifying rounds for men’s gymnastics on the rings, with a score of 15.50. His teammate Melissa Mojica beat the first-ever female Saudi Olympic competitor in judo in just 82 seconds, leaving with no medal but with a certain place in history.
Puerto Rican athletes can compete for the United States as well as for the Puerto Rican team. In fact, the only Puerto Rican athlete to take home a gold medal from the Olympics is Gigi Fernandez, who won the women’s tennis doubles competition in both 1992 and 1996 with partner Mary Joe Fernandez.
The presence of Puerto Rico in the Olympic games is stirring up controversy — in comments if not in the news reports. Puerto Rico at the Olympics 2012 author “Casals” started it in the comments on his/her own articles, responding to a remark about the “entities” in the Olympics with, “You are saying my country is not a country? Wow! Puerto Rico has the right to exist! We are a country even if you do not like it! 515 years of history and counting!”
A spirited discussion followed. Puerto Rico, which is is sometimes referred to as a commonwealth, is in fact a territory of the United States.

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Miércoles 08.08.2012 Entra a segunda fase campaña a favor del “sí”El evento de recaudación será en Nueva York el próximo 22 de agosto Puerto Rico se queda sin medalla en boxeo Jeyvier Cintrón se convierte en el último eliminado de la escuadra de cinco púgiles que estuvieron activos en Londres Abandona a sus hijos para tener sexo con el vecino El hombre fue acusado por tres varones, quienes habían caído en un profundo sueño, y cuando despertaron tenían al hombre practicando la felación. Municipio de San Juan celebra con la comunidad Sobre 125 líderes comunitarios participaron logrando movilizar a miles de ... 25 59 Puerto Rico acepta el reto El 'Huracán Azul' comienza su preparación para el amistoso con el campeó... 2 22 This post has been generated by Page2RSS

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Dinosaurios AGP denuncia inacción contra Wys En una entrevista con este rotativo, la presidenta cameral Jenniffer González reiteró que las expresiones de Wys fueron hechas en su “carácter personal” y dijo que le “exigió” una disculpa Nueva pugna por la Educación Especial Se extiende vista de causa contra ex de Yexeira Buscan versión de hija mayor Para efectos de la investigación Paredes Cintrón estaba sin automóvil a su disposición en su hogar en la urbanización Tierra Alta. Ondea sola la monoestrellada (Opinión) El ‘Huracán Azul’ comienza su preparación para el amistoso con el campeón España Desarrollan su lado filantrópico Cordialidad entre las guapas Katiria Soto ya tiene una oficina para ejercer su nueva faceta de abogada Se impone el turismo local A remover barco encallado Se espera que la próxima semana la Guardia Costanera remueva la embarcación cerca de la Isla de Mona Se impone el turismo local Circo Toys abre primera tienda fija La empresa puertorriqueña planifica establecer otros locales alrededor de la Isla Apoyo con límites Aunque alegó que se trata de un asunto no ideológico, Acevedo Vilá dejó... 0 Firma ley de Tus Valores Cuentan El programa inició en el 2010 e impactó a cerca de 500 escuelas y sobre 1... 0 Víctima de una ‘setiadora’ Relación de mujer con comerciante asesinado pudo ser un ‘pescaíto’ pa... 0 Todo listo para los cuartos de final Estados Unidos sale como favorito, con Brasil vs. Argentina como plato prin... 0 Desarrollan su lado filantrópico El 9 de septiembre se llevará a cabo el Telemaratón Sentimientos 2012 en ... 0 This post has been generated by Page2RSS

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Associated Press) — Puerto Rico's governor has signed another package of tax breaks aimed at luring more Hollywood film crews to the Caribbean island. Gov. Luis Fortuño says the additional ...

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Whom will Gov. Romney select as his running mate? Chris Cillizza gives his top five most likely options. 5. Chris Christie: Oddly enough, the incredibly high profile New Jersey governor may not be getting the respect he is due in the veepstakes. We have it on ... I love Louis Fortuno and he is Mitt's latin counterpart – a govern of a left leaning state (territory) who used his success in business and leadership skills to save Puerto Rico from ever rising debt and corruption.

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Fault Lines - Puerto Rico: The fiscal experiment Dozens of university students are arrested for demonstrating against a tuition hike. But Puerto Rico Gov. Luis Fortuno remains steadfast in charging students more to help close a ...

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The Internet and its social networks have a peculiar way of introducing new distractions to our timelines. Reading the constant stream of status updates and tweets generated by friends, strangers, and peers can be similar to the experience of channel surfing. Too much information, not much of it particularly useful or striking.
Then something catches your eye and opens up new worlds to explore. Such was the case when I spotted a couple of Twitter users talking about Reyerta TV [es] (Brawl TV), a short story collection written by Puerto Rican writer and blogger Juanluis Ramos. I had met Juanluis thanks to our passion for music (we both run our own music blogs, his is “El Cassette Grabao” [es] or “The Mixtape”) and had even collaborated on some blog posts, as well as appeared in local radio as part of a music panel together. But I didn't know about his book before that tweet, and it was just a few days after it caught my eye that I sat down and read it.


 

A wonderful collection of grainy, technicolored, pop-culture inspired windows into fully realized worlds that revel in television's classic tropes. Juanluis imbues his stories with the heavy heart of a child that has taken everything in without having the chance to sort it all out: a town's sanity rests on the secret identity of its butcher, the most hated wrestler known to the sport; a woman with no cooking skills lives out the plot of a telenovela, trying to win a man's heart with a single meal; a retired detective becomes his nemesis's closest ally as his world view unravels. CLICK-CLICK-CLICK. Each story a satisfying slice of literary fiction bent on reworking our memories from sitting in front of the TV.
Intrigued with what I had just experienced, I sent Juanluis a few questions about Reyerta TV and his experience publishing the book.
GV: I just finished Reyerta TV a few days ago. So… How do I subscribe to this? Is it like Cable TV or more like Netflix? Tell us a bit about what it is and how it works.
Juanluis Ramos: Sometimes you'd wake up on a Saturday morning, there was only one television set in the house, so you couldn't turn on the Nintendo. On top of that, it was pouring outside, so you couldn't go out and ride your bike either. The only option was to sit down in front of the television and watch whatever your dad was watching.
He was nice and would let you watch Ninja Turtles, and would even watch them with you, but once that show was over and a soap opera would begin (I don't know why local channels always have to broadcast soap operas) - then it was your mother who sat down to watch. Once that was over, it was the wresting superstars that everyone in the family sat down to watch. And afterwards a movie with karate or guns - and you would get really pumped because you loved to see some kicking and shooting. Then the news, and you'd watch even if you didn't know much about what was going on. Your mother would call you for dinner and after you'd eaten, then you could turn on the Nintendo.
That's more or less Reyerta TV. But in the end, it is just a book.
GV: The collection was published first in 2010 and now enjoys a second edition. It is not only surprising that it exists, but that its design shows great care in what must have clearly been a labor of love. When did you decide to publish Reyerta TV and how many people did the process involve?
JR: The idea to publish the book came after an earlier version of it came in second place in a literary competition sponsored by the University of Puerto Rico. Several publishers expressed interest in publishing the book, but nothing came out of it. Until a new publisher Libros AC [es] (AC Books) was born, offering Reyerta TV as one of its first two titles.
And yes, it is a labor of love. It is so because it was made between friends. It was designed by Samuel Medina with artwork by Cristian Guzmán Cardona.
GV: You also received the National Story Award handed out by Puerto Rico's PEN Club. What's been the general reaction to Reyerta TV?
JR: Overall it has been good. I was reviewed in a couple of local newspapers, various blogs, a few radio shows with a focus on culture, and it even showed up in Venezuela's national television just the other day. Also, several University of Puerto Rico professors have assigned the book to their students, and tell me that they enjoy it, plus they send me essays they've made in school about my book. Sometimes these teachers invite me to class so I can talk with their students and their reaction has always been positive - they have shown much interest.
GV: Which one's your favorite story within Reyerta TV?
JR: I'm not really sure, but the one I have most affection for is the chronicle that ends the book, “Ficción Aparte: Boletín de Última Hora” (Fiction Aside: Breaking News). Why? Because everything in that text happened to me. It's really intense, to have been robbed in front of your house, for someone to hold a gun to your head and steal your computer - with the book's manuscript in it. They stole the book weeks before I took it to the press. Then, I had to do it all again.
GV: Since we both met through our music blogs, and could very well be considered music geeks, I wanted to ask you: What's the soundtrack to Reyerta TV?
JR: A difficult question! It's something I've thought about since the book came out and I've never been able to come close to a satisfying answer - but let's see…
Black Flag - TV Party
The Minutemen - This Ain’t No Picnic
Mima - Como en un anuncio [es] (Like in an advertisement)
Alexander Ebert - Truth
Pedro Piedra - Vacaciones en el más allá [es] (Far Away Vacations)
What do you think? Which songs would you add?
GV: Excellent. I would add “De mí enamórate” [es] (Fall in love with me), written by Juan Gabriel and sung by Daniela Romo, and “Watching the Detectives” by Elvis Costello & The Attractions. I think we just might have made one of the greatest literary mixtapes ever.
Reyerta TV is available through the Libros AC Online Store[es]. You can follow Juanluis Ramos through his Twitter account: @jey_elle.
This interview is edited for length and context. The full interview was published (in Spanish) in PuertoRicoIndie.com and can be read here.
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This post is part of our special coverage London 2012 Olympics.
The Olympic athlete Javier Culson (@JavierCulson) has made history by winning the bronze medal in the 400 metre hurdle event in the London 2012 Olympic Games. This is the first Olympic medal ever to be won by an athlete from Puerto Rico in an event other than boxing. With Culson's medal, Puerto Rico now has a total of seven Olympic medals: six bronze and one silver. This is also the first medal won by an athlete from Puerto Rico since the 1996 Olympics. The Caribbean region was jubilant as the Dominican Félix Sánchez “Super Félix” won the gold medal in the same event.
Culson was one of the favorites to win the gold medal in the 400 metre hurdle event. In second place, and winning the silver medal, came Michael Tinsley from the United States of America.
Javier Culson won the bronze medal in the 400m hurdles in London (archive photo). Photo by Quique Aparicio, courtesy of the Olympic Committee of Puerto Rico.
The bronze medal was something of a bitter-sweet victory for Puerto Ricans. Although their athlete was unable to win the much coveted gold medal for the country, they were far from disappointed and expressed their joy at Culson's medal via Twitter:
@hiramart:¿Falló Culson? Yo lo ví en el podio y tenía una medalla, que hasta donde sé, es la única de Puerto Rico.
@hiramart: A failure for Culson? I saw him on the podium and he was wearing a medal, which as far as I know is the only one for Puerto Rico.
@Flamencole: @JavierCulson como quiera que sea hiciste historia!
@Flamencole: @JavierCulson however you did it, you have made history! #PuertoRicoEstaContigo (Puerto Rico is with you)
@adriibabiix3: Estoy mas q.orgullosa qk @JavierCulson puso a PR en.alto. Lograste unir nuestra.isla por algo positivo de pura sepa
@adriibabiix3: I am more than proud that @JavierCulson has put Puerto Rico on the map. You have united our nation through something positive, a true Puerto Rican.
@hilda920: Gracias Culson! “@csantarrosa: ¡Orgulloso de nuestro @JavierCulson, pa’ lante caballo!! Gracias por poner el nombre de Puerto Rico en alto!”
@hilda920Thank you Culson! “@csantarrosa: Proud of our @JavierCulson, keep going strong!! Thank you for putting Puerto Rico on the map!”
@exorKshii58_PR: @JavierCulson orgulloso de tu logro y de poner nuestra islita en lo mas alto…para nosotros si t ganastes la de #ORO caballete exito :)
@exorKshii58_PR: @JavierCulson proud of your achievement and of showing off our little island…for us it's as if you won the #ORO (gold) well done! :)
The Puerto Rican basketball player José Juan Barea also showed his support for Culson:
@jjbareapr: @JavierCulson felicidades tremendo trabajo voy a ti siempre …coqui
@jjbareapr: @JavierCulson congratulations tremendous work supporting you always …coqui
Another historic event for Puerto Rico
The gymnast Tommy Ramos (@TommyRamos_pur) became the first Puerto Rican to compete in the rings event, finishing with a score of 15.6. Although he did not win a medal (he finished in sixth place), never before has a Puerto Rican progressed so far in a gymnastics event.

This post is part of our special coverage London 2012 Olympics.
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¿Crees que existe doble vara en la la administración de la justicia?

Sí, porque las personas de alto nivel económico tienen influencias para lograr trato favorable
No, porque la justicia está mal administrada y perjudica a todos por igual.
Sí, porque las personas de clase alta pueden gastar más dinero en abogados y recursos legales
No, porque el Departamento de Justicia y sus fiscales son profesionales que tratan a todos del mismo modo

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ABANDERADO DE LA INMORTALIDAD

Con un sentimiento jamás experimentado, de este a oeste y de norte a sur, por 48:10 segundos los puertorriqueños se agarraron de las manos para ser testigos de un evento histórico que debe ser tomado como una señal de todo lo que podemos hacer si decidimos unirnos como pueblo y hacerle frente a la adversidad

El insularismo en nuestra juventud

GABRIELA GOITÍA VÁZQUEZ“Puerto Rico es una isla rodeada de espejos” (Maurice Ferré)Hace siglos Puerto Rico se encuentra en un vaivén en su intento de definir la identidad puertorriqueña. Aunque la identi

Los republicanos y la estadidad

JOSÉ ALFREDO HERNÁNDEZ MAYORALLos republicanos en Estados Unidos siempre han sido los principales opositores de la estadidad para Puerto Rico. Aunque cada cuatro años tratan de ocultar ese desprecio declarando

Maratón

Rosa MercadoVictoria fue, según el mito, la única palabra del guerrero Filípides que corrió de Maratón a Atenas y murió de fatiga tras anunciar el triunfo de Grecia sobre el ejército pers

LA ENMIENDA NO SIRVE DE NADA

María Isabelle Pagán Altieri (Periodista y abogada)Somos un pueblo al que se le está incitando a quitarse sus propios derechos a través de una ola de violencia manipulada para engañarnos. Se resalta la actitud despreocupada de los

Hoy es el mejor día para cambiar la campaña de “tus valores cuentas” por la de “mis valores cuentan”. Mis valores cuentan debe estar incluida en la plataforma política de todos los partidos inscritos, principalmente los que tienen mayores oportunidades de salir victoriosos.
Hoy es el mejor día para definir qué código de valores vamos a implementar en el gobierno, en las agencias públicas y cuasi públicas, la legislatura, la judicatura, las alcaldías, las escuelas, las redes de comunicación y todo el componente de nuestra sociedad.
Hoy es el mejor día para comenzar a dar el ejemplo de lo que podemos lograr como pueblo. Es un magnífico día para comenzar a sembrar semillas de valores, cuidarlas y ver si podemos tener una mejor cosecha en el mañana.
Hoy es un gran día para implementar mis valores cuentan como consigna para un Puerto Rico mejor. Mis valores cuentan porque yo voy a dar el ejemplo y espero contagiarte para que tú hagas lo mismo.
Víctor Santiago
Cataño
¿En qué asesora Heydi Wys a la presidenta de la Cámara, Jenniffer González? ¿En prejuicio, racismo y ceguera fanática republicana?
Da vergüenza que sus expresiones racistas en contra del presidente Barack Obama hayan recorrido el mundo y que la asesorada, que ha pagado por dichas asesorías $600 mil en tres años no la ha despedido. Además la justifica diciendo que esas expresiones fueran hechas en su carácter personal.
El único trabajo que puede estar realizando la señora Wys es uno de politiquería partidista y no debe ser pagada con dinero del pueblo, y menos con esta exorbitante cantidad.
Por favor, investiguen estos contratos, encuentren la ilegalidad; la inmoralidad ya está establecida.
Rose Andreu
Guaynabo
Ya basta del abuso de los sueldos de los asesores de los legisladores. Es absurdo que mientras un pueblo carece de empleo, oportunidades de salir adelante, los asesores continúen la saga de desangrar los fondos públicos.
A continuación algunas interrogantes.
¿Existe un departamento legal de asesores en el Capitolio? ¿Lo usan?
¿Los asesores también reciben dietas? ¿Cuántos asesores tiene cada legislador? ¿Cuál es el ingreso?
¿Devengan un sueldo los asesores o cobran por cada asesoría? ¿Justifica la experiencia de trabajo y preparación esos ingresos que, obviamente, en la empresa privada jamás tendrían?
¿Son los asesores personas no electas en el 2008 o fueron donantes políticos?
Le sugiero a El Nuevo Día que realice un reportaje investigativo sobre los asesores. Me parece que en el 2008 publicaron algo sobre las asesorías y el desangre de las arcas gubernamentales.
El asunto de Heidi Wys es un llamado de alerta al pueblo en cómo se distribuyen los fondos públicos y cómo muchos se hacen ricos.
Monsy Ramírez
Toa Alta
ADN es la sigla de ácido desoxirribonucleico.
Claro que me hubiera gustado que Javier Culson ganara la medalla de oro. De eso no hay duda. Y quien diga lo contrario, miente.
No ganó el primer lugar, pero sí un honroso y destacado tercer lugar. El nuestro, Javier Culson, subió al podio en compañía de un hermano caribeño, el dominicano Félix Sánchez, quien se alzó con el oro. Establecido queda el poderío del Caribe en el atletismo olímpico.
No olvidemos, boricuas, que el deporte es unión, hermandad. En lugar de renegar y de hablar lo que no es y de minimizar el triunfo de Sánchez, es momento de regocijo.
Culson no alcanzó la medalla de oro, pero sí logró unir a un pueblo que hasta hace unos días se lamentaba por la alta incidencia criminal.
Le inyectó a los puertorriqueños ese afán de ver la monoestrellada danzar en el aire.
Hace unas semanas, leí, precisamente en esta sección, la carta de un puertorriqueño que escribió lo siguiente: “Hermanos boricuas, con la canción “Soy boricua” de fondo gritaré hasta más no poder por el mío. Pero, si mi gallito no gana medalla, eso no lo hará menos. Seguirá siendo el gran Culson”.
Coincido con él. La esperada presea dorada no es sinónimo del tesón y entrega del nuestro. Esa medalla de bronce, la primera de Puerto Rico en estos Juegos Olímpicos para mí es tan valiosa como el oro.
Porque el mío, Javier Culson, seguirá siendo el mejor. Boricuas, hay Javier Culson para rato.
¡Qué viva Puerto Rico! ¡Qué viva Culson!
Julio Ortiz
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¿Qué sensación te dejó la medalla de bronce de Javier Culson?

Frustración
Entusiasmo
Indiferencia
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