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Volume 9, Number 10

Oprima aquí para español.


The State Of The Commonwealth

Puerto Rico’s Bloated Public Sector: Can It Be Fixed?
Rossello: Nothing New IN AAV’s Speech…
Nothing New IN AAV’s Speech, Rossello Says… Computers To Find Tax Evaders… Status Bill Could Be Passed Soon… Soldier Killed In Iraq Is Buried With Military Honors... Police Arrest 41 People In Anti-Drug Operation... AA Overweight Bag Charges… AAV Calls For Better Economy, Education, Security
RHC Offers New Status Proposal…
RHC Offers New Status Proposal… Plantain Imports Halted… FEMA Allots $8m For Hwy Repairs… UT Extension Could Begin In ’08… Women’s Caucus Created… 2nd Security Guard Testifies In Death Penalty Trial… 2 New Natural Reserve Areas Named… ASA Cuts Millions… H-P Laying Off 600 At Aguadilla Plant… Rossello Still Seeks Senate Presidency
NPP Caucus Backs McClintock…
NPP Caucus Backs McClintock… Federal Death Penalty Trial Starts… 2 Puerto Ricans Die In D.R. Jail Fire… Military Device Found Off Culebra… Gov’t Payroll Under Scrutiny… McClintock Leaves Pro-Rossello U.S. Citizenship Rally… No Wooing Delgado… Aguadilla Airport Upgrading… Tañon Back In The Game… GDB Frees Up $17m For PLA… Santini Discussing Senate Presidency

 Also in this edition...

  Puerto Rico Sports Beat
Serrano’s Condition Improving After Shootout Near Caguas Boxing Gym
  Sights, Sounds And Tastes Of Puerto Rico
Easter Hoppin’ Fun In The Sun: Popular Holy Week Destinations On The Island
   Washington Update

Did Acevedo’s DC Aide Lie in Saying Fortuno "lies"?… Key Senator Cautious About "Constitutional Assembly" Proposal … Congressman Who Defeated Cifuentes Faces Ethics Problem

  Island Politics

State of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Address
Honorable Aníbal Acevedo-Vilá
Before the Fifteenth Legislative Assembly
March 9th, 2005

No Budget Deficit???
By Carlos Romero Barcelo

Luis Fortuño Is A Proven Leader For Statehood

'America' Still Resonates; Immigrants Relate To Song Written A Half-Century Ago

  The Local Scene

Plant Problems Could Lead To Drug Shortage

No One Seems To Care About Drunken Driving

   Culture • Heritage • Language
'Puertoricanization' Of Central Florida

Developing Talent An Art At Taller Puertorriqueno

Hospitals Turning To Medical Interpreters To Avoid 'Charades'


Caribbean Golf Has Found Its Place In The Sun

   Sports & Entertainment

Rivera Provides Leadership To Golden Panthers

Pride & Problems; Ethnic Parades Marked By Financial Woes & Feuding


Why I Serve: Military Family Leads Hispanic Woman to AF Academy

Mayor Got 1st Look At Startling Details… Wichita Police Arrest Suspected `BTK' Killer… A Glimpse Of Victims
   Puerto Rico Profiles
Doctor Changes Career To Community Activism; Maritza Alvarado Gives Up Medical Profession To Run Spanish Action League

Rep. Serrano Recognized As Environmental Champion

  Congress and the President

Bush Is Making Hispanic Inroads But Does A Dead End Lie Ahead?

  Business • Economics • Finance

Puerto Rico Continues Falling Behind In Hotel Development: Shortage Of Hotel Rooms Limits Growth Of Tourism

We Need More Rooms

S&P: Impressed But Still Concerned

P.R. Education Department To Spend $5.6m To Reduce Asbestos In Schools

Badillo Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi Garners Top Laurels

Oil Prices Hovered Around $55 A Barrel, Sending Up Gas Prices

Samsung Plans Aggressive Puerto Rico Market Penetration

A Celebrity Economy: House Bill That Would Appeal To Celebs Would Make Puerto Rico’s Economy More Appealing Too

Orlando Business Group Holds 1st Hispanic "Summit"

Go Latino At 5th & Lehigh -- Find Gifts, Food & Festivities

Center For Latino Arts Struggles To Realize Cultural Goals

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