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Volume 9, Number 20

And The Fight For The Senate Goes On

Once upon a time there was a king who ruled an island paradise and his advisors were worried.
Fortuño Wins Approval To Amend Head Start Bill…
Fortuño Wins Approval To Amend Head Start Bill… Rosselló Replaced… Senate Confirms ASUME, DACO Chiefs… Rum Diary Stars Depp… World’s Longest Stogie… Top Honors… Latin American Graphics… Faith-Based Office Created… FIU Nets Galindo… Software Piracy Tops 40%… New RR Jobs 1 Yr Off… Arroyo Provides Spark… Bloomberg’s Ads en Español
Rosselló Says McClintock’s Out For Revenge…
Rosselló Says McClintock’s Out For Revenge, He Seeks Caucus To Clear Up Senate Dispute, Burgos Isn’t Backing Him… AAVs Veto Overturned… Carolina To Invest $238M In Public Works… Tsunami Emergency Response Simulated… UNs Indigenous Exhibition… El Museo del Barrio Gala… Milán Suárez, A PIP Founder, Dies… Trinidad Retires: 'Not Continuing' Without Dad
McClintock: 60% Of NPP Delegates Absent...
McClintock: 60% Of NPP Delegates Absent, Party Assembly Picks Rossello For Senate President… Ramon Cabral Jailed… Hundreds Show Support For Rossello… It's All Wright… Parga: NPP Crisis Could Lead To A New Party… 'El Barrio: Puerto Rican New York’… Antonetti OKd As AG… Braulio Agosto Charged With Environmental Law Violations… Fortuño: USA Will Reorganize Ft Buchanan

 Also in this edition...

  Puerto Rico Sports Beat
Trinidad Calls It Quits Following Loss To Wright
  Sights, Sounds And Tastes Of Puerto Rico
Ode To A Fading Song Breed: Notes On The Danza Puertorriqueña
   Washington Update

Puerto Rico Water Projects Approved… Committee Approves Fortuno Head Start English Program… Army Fort To Continue As Reserve Facility… Joint Senate-House Committee To Resolve Transportation Issues… Department Asked If New Veterans Hospital Should Be Built… Coast Guard Asked To Consider Increasing Resources In Puerto Rico… House Committee Approves El Yunque Wilderness Bill


Puerto Rico Needs Voting Rights Too

Demanding Death Across the Board

  The Local Scene
Pentagon Recommends Closing 2 Facilities But Ft Buchanan Remains… Proposed Military Base Closings

After The Storm

  Island Politics

Acevedo Vila Sees Tax Reform A 2-Year Process

Prisons Need Help, But Fail To Make Headlines

  Business • Economics • Finance
Puerto Rico’s Tax Dilemma: The Case For Flat Taxes & The Consumption Tax

Tax Relief And Fairness

Fort Buchanan Minimally Impacted By BRAC Military Closings

P.R. Pharmaceutical Industry Must Win Products In Pipeline To Survive

The Normandie Begins A New Era As A Boutique Hotel, With A New Affiliation

Puerto Rico Snares Caribbean Marketplace Again

Acrecent Financial Completes Private Issuance Of Additional Equity By Local Investors

Hospital Metropolitano Investing $28M On Three New Buildings & Remodeling

AARP Determined To Protect Social Security

A Feel For The Neighborhood

   Culture • Heritage • Language

American Spanish? U.S. Network Coaches Performers From Latin America To Speak With "Neutral" Accents

Hispanic Income Rising, Expected To Grow

Latin Protestants Gather In Miami For Expolit


It Is Easy To Find Adventure In Puerto Rico

   Sports & Entertainment

Beltran Is The Face Of The 'Other' Franchise

Lafuente Comes Up Tall For Edison

Rios A Hit Everywhere But With The Long Ball


Army Expanding Community-Based Health Care

Caribbean Component Is Often Overlooked
   Puerto Rico Profiles
Fast Learner: Lessons From A Top Name, Bit Of Luck Kickstart Young Designer's Own Company

Embracing Climate, Warm Or Cold: Structures Designed To Withstand Hurricanes & Earthquakes Can Nevertheless Look Good

  Congress and the President

Hispanic Solons: End Filibuster

Republicans Accuse Democrat Of 'Scaring' Hispanic Seniors


Food Stamp Usage On The Rise In Allentown, Pa., Area


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