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Volume 9, Number 13

Tough Times Demand Straight Talk

A Quarter For Your Thoughts
Senate OKs Status Bill With Constitutional Assembly…
Senate OKs Status Bill With Constitutional Assembly… Island Could Lose $58.6m In Federal Funds… Feds Sign Off On RR Reuse Plan… Puerto Rico Libre… OMB Needs $2.8m For Unicameral Vote… Cruz Goes Home… Rossello Will Lead Health-Care Comm… Pont Sees Int’l Role For P.R.… Cataño Drug Ring Broken Up… Fraud Alleged At Veterans Affairs
AAV Wants Execution Exemption...
AAV Wants Execution Exemption, Praises House’s Unanimous Opposition To Death Penalty… Santini Offers Ambitious Plan For SJ Rebuild… Gov Seeks Consensus On Status Bill, Needs Funds For Unicameral Vote… Drought Endangers Island Agriculture… Cruise Passenger Visits On Rise… Treatment For Vieques’ Heavy Metals Exposure Demanded
PDP Downplays Status Issue…
PDP Downplays Status Issue… PIP Will Try To Improve Performance In ‘08… Program To Snare Tax Evaders Begins… Latin Star's Oz Debut… Orlando To Aguadilia… The World's Happiest… D'Wildcat Speed Coasts… 59 Dominicans Intercepted At Sea… Death Penalty Protesters Hold Candlelight Vigil… Ruiz To Defend Crown… 'American Idol' Latino-Style… Feliz Pascua!

 Also in this edition...

  Puerto Rico Sports Beat
Santurce Cangrejeros To Play 2005 Season In P.R. Coliseum
  Sights, Sounds And Tastes Of Puerto Rico
Something Sweet Like Mango In The Air: A Primer On Mayagüez
   Washington Update

U.S. Likely To Make Expression Sought In New Puerto Rico Status Bill… Bhatia To Hire Lobbyists To Fight Proposal Already Rejected In Congress… Rumsfeld Cuts Base Closing Target; Navy Secretary To Become Deputy


We Want Our Own 25-Cent Coins
BY Kenneth D. McClintock

The Imperial U.S.: The 'Splendid Little War' That Prompted Americans To See Themselves As A World Power

  Island Politics
Status Bills Before The Legislature II
By Rafael Hernandez Colon
  The Local Scene

Natural & Man-Made Disasters Threaten Stability Of Small Islands

  Culture • Heritage • Language
Meteoric Star Of ’80s Scene - Brooklyn Museum Hosts Basquiat Show

More Hispanic Buyers Look For First Homes In York, Pa., Area

A Mitzvah For Adults

San Juan’s A Charmer
  Sports & Entertainment

J.Lo Learns To Go Slow

The New Gentleman Boxer

And The Salsa Beat Goes On ... Genre's Alleged Death Greatly Exaggerated


Hispanic Outreach


Deployment Complete For Sailors, Marines

Climbing Toward Middle Class
   Puerto Rico Profiles
A Councilman Wins Clout, Criticism; Israel Nieves Has Risen From Welfare To Leadership…Drops Bid For Reelection

An Angel Stands Watch

  Congress and the President

Latino Poll: Many Say Bring GIs Home Now

The Census Bureau & The Birth Of A 'Latino Race'

  Business • Economics • Finance

Fort Buchanan: A Combined Strategic Master Plan Needed To Stop Possible Closing; Impact Of Last Remaining U.S. Military Installation Goes Beyond Economics

Puerto Rico Loses Its Strategic Military Importance

José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum Puts International Spotlight On Puerto Rico

Popular Securities Launches New Fund

Sabiamed To Expand To Venezuela & Chile; Revenue Could Increase 25%

Caribbean Sun Flying To St. Vincent

Caribbean Countries Discuss German Region Tourism In Berlin Forum

Enterprise Zone Bears Fruit… Boosting Osceola


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