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Volume 9, Number 12

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AAV Tax Plan Promises More Pain Than Gain

The Death Penalty: What Is Your Opinion Of It?
PIP Could Still Lose Electoral Franchise…
PIP Could Still Lose Electoral Franchise… McClintock: Senate Moving Ahead On Cabinet Nominees… PRT Customers Face Higher Bills… MBA Income Drops 12%… AAV Wishes Pope Well… Navy Will Run RR Auction… Soldier Dies In Iraq… New Industrial Park Will Create 4,600 Jobs
Jury Convicts 2 Who Could Face Death Penalty...
Jury Convicts 2 Men Who Could Face Death Penalty, Groups Hope Otherwise… Bhatia Lobbies For New Military Cemetery… Gov’t Offers Plan To Avoid Ft Buchanan Closure… Popular Mets’ Official Bank… SJ Safest In LA… NPP Delegate Assembly Called "Unfair, Unjust"… Rosario Dismissal Explained… Employment Figure Rises
Fortuño Calls AAV’s Budget Cuts "Unrealistic"…
Fortuño Calls AAV’s Budget Cuts "Unrealistic"… UT Should Soon Operate Every Day… PDP Wants Constitutional Assembly In Senate Bill… 180 Soldiers Leaving For Iraq Duty… $70m Approved For PLA…AAA Doesn’t Rule Out Rate Hike… Glaxo Slides On FDA Factory Probe Fears… AAV Warns On Budget, If Cuts Aren’t OK’d, Others Must Be Found… House Passes Substitute Status Bill

 Also in this edition...

  Puerto Rico Sports Beat
Baseball’s Greatest Second Baseman Retires
  Sights, Sounds And Tastes Of Puerto Rico
Something Sweet Like Mango In The Air: A Primer On Mayagüez
   Washington Update

The Myth That Washington Does Not Act On Puerto Rico’s Status Issue

  Island Politics

The Governor’s Hypocrisy
By Carlos Romero Barcelo

Why I Left Puerto Rico

Is There Gold In Them That Hills?

  The Local Scene

A Caribbean Tale Of Two Piña Coladas

Anyone But A Hispanic? Road Blocks Will Tumble Some Day
   Culture • Heritage • Language
Secret Deal Sparks Fear Of Racial Discord

TV News On Latinos Less Rare


Nuevo Latino Heats Up; A Big World South Of The Border Is Now Being Rediscovered

   Sports & Entertainment

These Guys Know Squat

El Gran Combo Still Swings With Authority


A Bilingual America? The Trend Among Hispanics Suggests Not

Report Warns Influx Of Hispanics In South Creates School Crisis
   Puerto Rico Profiles
Day Care Distress: For The Love Of Kids For One Provider, It's A Busy 10-Hour Day To Provide Meals, Projects And Activities For Tots In Her Care, With Little Monetary Reward

National Priorities List For Uncontrolled Hazardous Waste Sites

  Congress and the President

U.S. May Still Charge 'Enemy Combatant,' Gonzales Says

A Formidable Bloc To Chip; GOP Touts Gains Among Hispanic Voters While Some Democrats Fret

  Business • Economics • Finance

Are Extreme Environmentalists Controlling Our Economy?: Opposition To Hotel Development Threatens Tourism’s Future Growth

Tourism Is Good For Puerto Rico & Needs Support

Governor Presents A Stringent Plan To Reduce The $1.7b Structural Deficit Next Year

New Concerns For The Banking Industry

Manufacturers Association CEO Summit Highlights P.R.’S Strengths & Weaknesses

Ports Authority Gets $92.3m Syndicated Financing

Southcom Commander Concerned About China

Medtronic: Leading The Pack In Medical Device Manufacturing

Leo Burnett Presents ‘Miss Understood’ In Puerto Rico

Island Hi-Speed Ferry Begins Service To Vieques, Culebra From Old San Juan

Behind Banking's Chase For Hispanics: Building Trust


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