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Volume 9, Number 11

Oprima aquí para español.


Job Cuts, Tax Hikes And An End To Subsidies

Island Flight: A Growing Threat?
AAV Vows To Eliminate 23k Jobs, Slash Spending...
AAV Vows To Eliminate 23k Jobs, Slash Spending, Legislature Won’t Approve His Budget… Rights Groups Call For Protest Against Death Penalty Trial… Calderon Referred To DOJ Over Vieques… Gas Use Largely Unaffected By UT… FEMA OK’s $14.6m For PREPA… House Status Bill Uses PIP Language… Ed. Dept. Has $330m Deficit
New High-Speed Ferry Connects SJ With Islands…
New High-Speed Ferry Connects SJ With Islands… DEA RaidS La Perla Seeking Stolen Guns… D.R. Considers Deporting P.R. Prisoners… Lottery Gets New Operator… Dairy Farmers Say Milk Industry Faces Bankruptcy… McClintock Sees Vote On Status By Summer… Massive Pattern Of Tax Evasion Found… Urban Development Threatens El Yunque
Fortuño Favors Tripartite Status Proposal…
Fortuño Favors Tripartite Status Proposal… Suit Filed In Failure To Rehire Guard… AAV Won’t Rescind Cabinet Nominations… Cities Can Impose Trash Pick-Up Sales Tax… AAV Wants 25 Nominees With No Objections Confirmed, McClintock Says That 5 Others Will Be Rejected… Want To Drive? Stay In School… 5,100 Public Employees Will Be Laid Off

 Also in this edition...

  Puerto Rico Sports Beat
Puerto Ricans Headline Two Separate Fight Cards April 30
  Sights, Sounds And Tastes Of Puerto Rico
Easter Hoppin’ Fun In The Sun: Popular Holy Week Destinations On The Island
   Washington Update

White House Welcomes Status Bill Compromise…Acevedo Offers To Be A Democrat For Bush Initiatives…San Juan Mayor Helps Block Community Development Grant Cut


Status Bills Before The Legislature
By Rafael Hernandez Colon

  Island Politics
Status Battle Drowns Out Bigger Issues
  The Local Scene

Carolina Begins Urban Train Feeder Transport Studies

UPR; HIV Status Disclosure Improves Therapy Adherence In Adolescents… Physically Active HIV-Infected Persons Have Higher Life Satisfaction

   Culture • Heritage • Language
Exhibit Surveys Puerto Ricans In New York

Latino Designers Make Inroads Into U.S. Urban Street Wear Market

A Place Of Refuge


Beach Break Chases Away Winter Blues

Marinated Steak Adds Island Flair

   Sports & Entertainment

It's Reggae, It's Rap, & It's Muy Caliente; This Puerto Rican Sound Is Called Reggaeton, And It's Catching Fire In The U.S.

All That Latin Jazz; . . . While Legendary Pianist Revisits His Roots


Fitting The Need; Salvation Army Extends Reach To Growing Group

Do We No Longer Care About Capital Punishment?
   Puerto Rico Profiles
Painter Immerses Himself In 1st Love

Governor, General Air Case To Keep Bases

  Congress and the President

The Incredible Shrinking Dems

  Business • Economics • Finance

2004 Record Year For Auto Sales: Decision Needed On Whether To Eliminate The Excise Tax Of 2002

Don’t Repeal Excise Tax On Autos

Telefónica de España In Negotiations To Acquire PRT

EJE Awaiting Suzuki’s Ad Agency Selection For Worldwide Account

Local Producer Bets On George Romero For World Success

American Eagle Awaiting Federal Approval Of Ports Security Plan To Start S.J. To Vieques

D.R. Expanding Business Ties With Puerto Rico

PRMA CEO Summit To Assess Global Competitiveness Of Local Industry

Forest Service Report Says El Yunque Endangered By Peripheral Development

I'm A Rum University Grad

Structure Helps Mom Get Back On Her Feet

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