Puerto Rico

ICYMI: Take a tour with Mr Despacito

Luis Fonsi becomes a tourist guide in Puerto Rico and some other stories you may have missed this week.

Luis Fonsi

No, Pope Francis did not beatify Roberto Clemente

San Juan, Puerto Rico, Aug 18, 2017 / 03:14 pm (CNA).- Sports fans in the U.S. and beyond may be disappointed to learn that reports of baseball …

Christianity

Rays believe Rivera can be special behind the plate

Tampa Bay's new 31-year-old catcher hopes to show he belongs as a starter<p>PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- Boldness was never a problem for the Tampa Bay Rays …

Baseball

How Puerto Rico became an American Colony?

Puerto Rico became a United States colony by an act of war. Spain yielded the sovereignty of Puerto Rico to the United States by means of the Treaty of Paris of December 10, 1898, as a result of its defeat in the Hispano-American War. From that moment to this day, the United States is the owner of …

Caribbean

7 Fall Trips That Will Cost You Less Than $300

Summer may be almost over, but that doesn't mean all the fun needs to come to a screeching halt on September 1.<p>If you didn’t get your fix of balmy …

Travel

We've Sentenced Puerto Rico to a Greece-Like Economic Catastrophe

Chances are you haven't thought much lately about the economic tragedy that's unfolding in Puerto Rico. Not with nukes in North Korea and neo-Nazis …

Latin America

How “Despacito” became the biggest song of 2017

An anatomy of what made “Despacito” the most popular song of the year.<p>On the way home from the beach last weekend, as we got into the car and turned on the radio, I immediately heard the familiar plucks of the cuatro, a steel-strung Puerto Rican guitar, on Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, and Justin …

Music

A Guide to Vieques and Culebra: Puerto Rico's Most Popular Islands

W Retreat & Spa - Vieques Island/OysterPuerto Rico is one of the most dynamic islands in the Caribbean. The culture fuses Spanish, African, and …

Beaches

Strangling Puerto Rico in Order to Save It

WASHINGTON — The United States invaded Puerto Rico in 1898 and took it from Spain. Although the residents became United States citizens in 1917, the island’s colonial status has been a locus of political debate and struggle for most of its subsequent history.<p>Just a few months after gaining …

Caribbean

White Nationalist Says He's Not Racist Because He's 'Spanish' and From Puerto Rico

Alex Michael Ramos, of Georgia, is yet another white nationalist gaining attention after the Unite The Right rally in Charlottesville, Va., but …

African-American News

Powerball jackpot climbs to $510 million, 8th largest

The Powerball jackpot has climbed to an estimated $510 million, making it one of the largest in U.S. history.<p>No one matched all six numbers in …

United States

Wholistic is your new favorite aromatherapy brand, inspired by Puerto Rico and alchemy

Everything cosmic and witchy is having a renaissance, and that certainly includes everything aromatherapy. Scents and oils are a potent way for us to …

Latin America

Aurelius hedge fund seeks to toss Puerto Rico's bankruptcy filing

WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) - Puerto Rico's bankruptcy, aimed at restructuring $72 billion of debt, violates the U.S. Constitution and should be …

Caribbean

Hyderabad based Startup CloudBoost is Representing India at MassChallenge and Parallel18

CloudBoost.io, a Hyderabad based startup has been invited to participate in MassChallenge and Parallel18, representing India on the global platform …

Startups

Wovenware Named to Inc. Magazine's Inc. 5000 Annual Ranking of Fastest Growing Private U.S. Companies for the Third Year

Aug 17, 2017 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- Inclusion Attributed to 60 Percent Year-Over-Year Growth for the Nearshore Custom Software Engineering Services Provider<p>SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO--(Marketwired - August 17, 2017) - Wovenware, a nearshore provider of smart software solutions, today announced that …

Machine Learning

Can Puerto Rico Cash In on the Success of ‘Despacito’?

Since the song <i>Despacito</i>, by the Puerto Rican artists Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, came out last January, its YouTube video has been viewed more than …

Business

National Rum Day: 10 things we never knew about rum

<b>Today is all about celebrating the wonderful things about rum, and in case you needed more reasons we’ve got a few to surprise you with.</b><p>The moment I …

Liquor

After Puerto Rico, debt problems loom over US Virgin Islands

After Puerto Rico, credit rating agencies are increasingly sounding the alarm over debts issued by the United States Virgin Islands – another US …

Caribbean

WWE: Paige Provides Update for In-Ring Return

WWE.com<p>WWE Superstar Paige has been missing from our screens for just over a year, and fans have been questioning her return date. However, during a …

WWE

‘Despacito’ singer Luis Fonsi named Puerto Rico’s tourism ambassador

The song recently became the most streamed track and most viewed video on Youtube ever<p>‘Despacito‘ singer Luis Fonsi has been named Puerto Rico’s …

Music

Luis Fonsi Named Puerto Rico's Tourism Ambassador After 'Despacito' Video's Global Smash Success

The new initiative will encourage tourists to explore the island where the hit visual was filmed.<p>On Tuesday (Aug. 15), Puerto Rico’s governor Ricardo …

Luis Fonsi

Family Encounter with an Alien in Puerto Rico

The following account of the sighting of alien beings came to me directly by eyewitness testimony. The lady who related her story swears that the …

UFOs

JetBlue is having a 48-hour flash sale with fares starting at $49 one-way

<b>The INSIDER Summary:</b><p><b>JetBlue just announced a flash sale.</b>• <b><br>The sale includes travel within the US, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and other destinations in the Caribbean.</b>• <b><br>The lowest fares come in at $49 one-way.</b>• <b><br>The sale ends at 11:59 p.m. on August 16.</b><p>JetBlue is having a flash sale with one-way …

Air Travel

Puerto Rico swears in congressional delegation

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló (D) swore in the seven members of its Puerto Rico Statehood Commission, the delegation that will go to Washington …

Caribbean

Puerto Rico Creditors Assail Board's Discovery Opposition

Senior bondholders with secured interests in Puerto Rico sales tax revenues said Friday that the commonwealth and a federally appointed board …

Caribbean

How 'Despacito' is putting the travel spotlight on Puerto RIco

How much does a hit song impact a destination, or does it?<p>It appears that the monster pop smash "Despacito," featuring Puerto Rican recording artists …

Luis Fonsi

The Snopes Fight Is Even Way More Complicated Than We Originally Explained

If you read our post a few weeks ago about the very messy legal fight between Snopes and Proper Media, you may recall that we spent many, many words …

Latin America

Lipscomb Baseball Wraps Up 2017 Recruiting Class With Six More Additions

<b>NASHVILLE, Tenn. –</b> Lipscomb baseball skipper Jeff Forehand announced Friday the signing of six student-athletes to National Letters of Intent to …

College & University

Puerto Rico, A Legal And Political Fiasco - Creditors Try Constitutional Challenges

What will happen in the event the newest challenges are successful?<p>Special revenue secured bonds have the potential to upset the apple cart.<p>The …

Business

Nigerian bishop arrives in Ireland as Vatican’s new envoy

Archbishop Jude Okolo is a member of the Igbo community at the centre of Biafra conflict

News (Ireland)