Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Sunday, November 25, 2012

from TIME Magazine Online: Top Stories: Ex-Boxer 'Macho' Camacho Dies After Shooting

via The New York Times's Facebook Wall by The New York Times on 11/24/12
Hector "Macho" Camacho, a boxer known for his lightning-quick hands and flamboyant personality who emerged from a delinquent childhood in New York’s Spanish Harlem to become a world champion in three weight classes, died Saturday in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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Hector Camacho, 50, Boxer Who Lived Dangerously, Dies
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Mr. Camacho, the flamboyant boxer known as Macho, emerged from a delinquent childhood in New York City’s Spanish Harlem to become a world champion in three different weight classes.
 
 

Ex-Boxer 'Macho' Camacho Dies After Shootin from TIME Magazine Online: Top Stories

 
Ex-Boxer 'Macho' Camacho Dies After Shooting

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Hector ‘Macho’ Camacho dies, 50, dynamic but troubled boxing champ

Hector “Macho” Camacho, one of the most colorful and charismatic boxers of his generation, who won world championships in three weight divisions but was continually shadowed by drug problems and legal entanglements, died Nov. 24 at a hospital in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He was 50.
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Monday, November 19, 2012

11/19/2012 | Puerto Rico News - Selected Feeds | Should Puerto Rico Become the 51st State? | 7 Oct 2010 – In the biggest crackdown on police corruption in the FBI's 102-year history | Statehood Wins | "Crime in Puerto Rico" bundle created by Mike Nova: A former Police of Puerto Rico officer was sentenced today to 181 months in prison for her role in providing armed security for a drug transaction, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the ...

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Puerto Rico's governor asks Obama for statehood as secession petitions continue
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While petitions for states to be allowed to leave the Union have flooded the White House website, there is one territory which actually wants to join the party.

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Should Puerto Rico Become the 51st State? - Opposing Views
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Should Puerto Rico Become the 51st State?
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The United Nations has long described the U.S. control of Puerto Rico as a form of colonialism, and demanded that the island's inhabitants be allowed to exercise their rights to sovereignty and self-determination. (Americans tend to laugh off such ...
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7 Oct 2010 – In the biggest crackdown on police corruption in the FBI's 102-year history, authorities charged a total of 133 individuals in Puerto Rico ...
 
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 Monday, November 19th, 2012

 
 




Statehood Wins

On November 6th, the people of Puerto Rico voted to end their island’s status as a territory of the United States. The ballot consisted of two questions, and the results were as follows:
  • Do you agree that Puerto Rico should continue to have its present form of territorial status?
    • Yes: 46%
    • No: 54%
  • Irrespective of your answer to the first question, indicate which of the following non-territorial options you prefer.
This is an important issue for all Americans and there is still a long process ahead. This is an important issue for all Americans, and there is still a long process ahead. The Puerto Rico Report will provide news and analysis about Puerto Rico’s rejection of their status as a U.S. territory and the next steps in this historic change.

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Crime in Puerto Rico

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Crime Scene. Latino Times. Norberto Gonzalez-Claudio, a leader in the underground movement for Puerto Rican independence, faces a five-year prison sentence Wednesday for planning a notorious, $7 million armored car ...

via tourist crime in puerto rico - Google Blog Search by Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster, LAPD (ret.) on 11/16/12
WASHINGTON – A former Police of Puerto Rico officer was sentenced today to 181 months in prison for her role in providing armed security for a drug transaction, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the ...
 
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Congresistas buscan determinar cuánto costaría que Puerto Rico fuera el estado 51 Congressmen seek to determine what it would cost make Puerto Rico the 51st state

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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Does Puerto Rico really want to become the 51st US state? - The Christian Science Monitor - CSMonitor.com

Does Puerto Rico really want to become the 51st US state?

 
While more than half voted to change Puerto Rico's commonwealth status, the vote did not offer a clear sense of whether statehood or independence is the preferred next step, writes a guest blogger.


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Does Puerto Rico really want to become the 51st US state?

While more than half voted to change Puerto Rico's commonwealth status, the vote did not offer a clear sense of whether statehood or independence is the preferred next step, writes a guest blogger.

    People ride atop a vehicle waving a Puerto Rican flag during elections in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012.
    (Ricardo Arduengo/AP)



By James Bosworth, Guest blogger
posted November 8, 2012 at 10:21 am EST
• A version of this post ran on the author's blog, bloggingsbyboz.com. The views expressed are the author's own.
Once again, Puerto Rico held a referendum with convoluted questions that don't provide a clear answer as to what its citizens want.

On the first of two ballot questions yesterday, 54 percent voted to change its current status from a United States commonwealth. The problem is that those 54 percent are divided among statehood, independence, and a third option. Those who want statehood and those who want independence are on opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to Puerto Rico's sovereignty, yet both vote "yes" when asked to change the current status.

On the second question about what alternative should be chosen, 61 percent chose statehood, 33 percent chose "sovereign free association" and 6 percent chose independence. However, one third of the voters who answered the first question didn't bother answering the second question, meaning none of the options reached a majority.
I have no opinion on the subject other than I support whatever a significant majority of Puerto Ricans want. If they want statehood, welcome No. 51. If they want independence, they have a right to it. If they want to remain a commonwealth, that's fine too. However, there doesn't appear to be an active majority in Puerto Rico for any of those options and holding multi-part, multi-choice referendums confuses the issue further.
– James Bosworth is a freelance writer and consultant who runs Bloggings by Boz.

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via A List's Facebook Wall by A List on 11/8/12

A 51st state? Congress takes up Puerto Rico statehood
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A bill in the House of Representatives would give Puerto Rico's 4 million residents a vote on whether they want to transition to statehood or independence.
 
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via PUERTO RICO NEWS by Mike Nova on 11/8/12

Does Puerto Rico really want to become the 51st US state?

While more than half voted to change Puerto Rico's commonwealth status, the vote did not offer a clear sense of whether statehood or independence is the preferred next step, writes a guest blogger.


The Christian Science Monitor - CSMonitor.com
Latin America Blog

Does Puerto Rico really want to become the 51st US state?

While more than half voted to change Puerto Rico's commonwealth status, the vote did not offer a clear sense of whether statehood or independence is the preferred next step, writes a guest blogger.

    People ride atop a vehicle waving a Puerto Rican flag during elections in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012.
    (Ricardo Arduengo/AP)

By James Bosworth, Guest blogger
posted November 8, 2012 at 10:21 am EST
• A version of this post ran on the author's blog, bloggingsbyboz.com. The views expressed are the author's own.
Once again, Puerto Rico held a referendum with convoluted questions that don't provide a clear answer as to what its citizens want.

On the first of two ballot questions yesterday, 54 percent voted to change its current status from a United States commonwealth. The problem is that those 54 percent are divided among statehood, independence, and a third option. Those who want statehood and those who want independence are on opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to Puerto Rico's sovereignty, yet both vote "yes" when asked to change the current status.

On the second question about what alternative should be chosen, 61 percent chose statehood, 33 percent chose "sovereign free association" and 6 percent chose independence. However, one third of the voters who answered the first question didn't bother answering the second question, meaning none of the options reached a majority.
I have no opinion on the subject other than I support whatever a significant majority of Puerto Ricans want. If they want statehood, welcome No. 51. If they want independence, they have a right to it. If they want to remain a commonwealth, that's fine too. However, there doesn't appear to be an active majority in Puerto Rico for any of those options and holding multi-part, multi-choice referendums confuses the issue further.
– James Bosworth is a freelance writer and consultant who runs Bloggings by Boz.

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via Puerto Rico News on 11/8/12
On a warm day late last month a crowd filed into a white tent outside the royal palaces in Amman to hear a much-anticipated speech by King Abdullah II on the country's political future.


Christian Science Monitor

Does Puerto Rico really want to become the 51st US state?
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Those who want statehood and those who want independence are on opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to Puerto Rico's sovereignty, yet both vote "yes" when asked to change the current status. On the second question about what alternative ...


ABC News

Puerto Ricans Send Strong Message They Favor Statehood in Tight Elections
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Puerto Rican voters on Tuesday favored a ballot measure endorsing U.S. statehood but also unseated pro-statehood Republican Gov. Luis Fortuño. On Wednesday, Fortuño, a member of the New Progressive Party that supports statehood, conceded to his ...


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Puerto Rico eyes US statehood
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Puerto Ricans voted for the first time in favour of their island becoming a US state in a non-binding referendum, election officials said on Wednesday. The Caribbean island is now a self-governing US territory. The referendum was held on Tuesday along ...

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via puerto rico - Google Blog Search by U.S. Geological Survey on 11/7/12
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via puerto rico - Google Blog Search by U.S. Geological Survey on 11/7/12
131 km (81 miles) N (359°) from Breñas, PR; 131 km (82 miles) N (350°) from SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico; 132 km (82 miles) N (356°) from Dorado, PR. Location Uncertainty, horizontal +/- 8.5 km (5.3 miles); depth +/- 9.9 km (6.2 ...

via YouTube Videos matching query: puerto rico news by NMAWorldEdition on 11/8/12
SUBSCRIBE to Next Media Animation: www.youtube.com Puerto Rico statehood: is the US territory closer to statehood? On Tuesday, Puerto Rican voters voiced support for statehood in a non-binding referendum. Voters were asked whether they were happy with the island's status quo and more than 900000 voters, or 54 percent, responded "no". But does Puerto Rico really want statehood? Only 800000 voters voters said they supported statehood. About 437000 backed sovereign free association and 72560 chose independence. Nearly 500000 didn't choose any of the above options. Facebook: www.facebook.com Webpage: www.nma.tv Twitter @nmatv: twitter.com Tumblr: nmatv.tumblr.com Complicating matters: voters tossed out pro-statehood governor Luis Fortuno, who was perceived as being ineffective in dealing with crime and unemployment. Congress and the president would need to approve statehood for Puerto Rico. Should the island be admitted, it would get five seats in the House of Representatives. If Congress doesn't approve of an enlarged House, those seats could come at a cost to states such as California and Texas.
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via YouTube Videos matching query: puerto rico news tv by AlJazeeraEnglish on 11/4/12
Tito Vega, a preacher at the Church of the Renewal in Kissimme, Florida, tells Al Jazeera's Andy Gallacher that the economy is still the foremost issue for Latino voters in the sunshine state. Vega says people who are losing their houses "are concerned if they will be able to get their houses back" or if they will once again have the kind of gainful employment to allow them to pay down their mortgages. Though as residents of a US territory Puerto Ricans do not face the same immigration challenges as other Latino populations, Vega says it is still an important issue for the entire Latino electorate.
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via YouTube Videos matching query: puerto rico news tv by NMAWorldEdition on 11/8/12
SUBSCRIBE to Next Media Animation: www.youtube.com Puerto Rico statehood: is the US territory closer to statehood? On Tuesday, Puerto Rican voters voiced support for statehood in a non-binding referendum. Voters were asked whether they were happy with the island's status quo and more than 900000 voters, or 54 percent, responded "no". But does Puerto Rico really want statehood? Only 800000 voters voters said they supported statehood. About 437000 backed sovereign free association and 72560 chose independence. Nearly 500000 didn't choose any of the above options. Facebook: www.facebook.com Webpage: www.nma.tv Twitter @nmatv: twitter.com Tumblr: nmatv.tumblr.com Complicating matters: voters tossed out pro-statehood governor Luis Fortuno, who was perceived as being ineffective in dealing with crime and unemployment. Congress and the president would need to approve statehood for Puerto Rico. Should the island be admitted, it would get five seats in the House of Representatives. If Congress doesn't approve of an enlarged House, those seats could come at a cost to states such as California and Texas.
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The Guardian

Puerto Ricans favour statehood, poll shows
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Puerto Ricans have supported US statehood in a vote that jubilant members of the pro-statehood party say is the strongest sign yet that the Caribbean island territory is on the road to losing its second-class status. But Tuesday's vote comes with a ...
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San Francisco Chronicle

Puerto Rico governor concedes in close race
San Francisco Chronicle
Puerto Rico governor concedes in close race. Updated 8:50 a.m., Wednesday, November 7, 2012. View: Larger | Hide. People ride atop a vehicle waving a Puerto Rican flag during elections in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. Puerto Ricans are ...


Puerto Rico changes course, elects Garcia Padilla as governor
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Delays by the State Elections Commission of Puerto Rico in announcing the results of the voting meant that Garcia Padilla did not celebrate his victory until the wee hours of Wednesday, while Gov. Luis Fortuño of the pro-statehood New Progressive Party ...


Plain Dealer

Puerto Rico votes for statehood, but Cleveland-area Puerto Ricans don't see it ...
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CLEVELAND, Ohio — Despite a first-time election victory in Puerto Rico on Tuesday for those pushing U.S. statehood, members of the local Puerto Rican community interviewed Wednesday predict the effort will go nowhere. The referendum that solidly ...


Puerto Rico Statehood Vote Wins Largest Share And Governor Luis Fortuno ...
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SAN JUAN, Puerto RicoPuerto Ricans have supported U.S. statehood in a vote that jubilant members of the pro-statehood party say is the strongest sign yet that the Caribbean island territory is on the road to losing its second-class status. But ...

via Puerto Rico News on 11/8/12
By Susan De Matteo Catholic News Service Pope Benedict XVI has appointed Msgr. Joseph E. Strickland, the 53-year-old vicar general of the Diocese of Tyler, to serve as its bishop.

via YouTube Videos matching query: puerto rico news by NewsVideoNetwork on 11/5/12
www.youtube.com News Video Network Plz Subscrib for Latest World News Tito Vega, a preacher at the Church of the Renewal in Kissimme, Florida, tells Al Jazeera's Andy Gallacher that the economy is still the foremost issue for Latino voters in the sunshine state. Vega says people who are losing their houses "are concerned if they will be able to get their houses back" or if they will once again have the kind of gainful employment to allow them to pay down their mortgages. Though as residents of a US territory Puerto Ricans do not face the same immigration challenges as other Latino populations, Vega says it is still an important issue for the entire Latino electorate.
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via Gov. Louis Fortuño - Google Blog Search by The Associated Press on 11/7/12
Incumbent Gov. Luis Fortuno conceded defeat to Garcia Padilla in a close election with a margin less than 1 percent. (AP Photo/Dennis M. Rivera Pichardo). (San Juan) (AP) – A majority of Puerto Ricans have opted for the ...

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