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Volume 9, Number 24

The Budget Showdown

Baseball Goes Latin
Lockwood: Sila Left GDB Without Money…
Lockwood: Sila Left GDB Without Money… Bush, Fortuno Pray Together… Prolific Writer Laguerre, 99, Dies, Politicians Lament His Passing… Puffer Machines For LMM… Complaint Filed vs. FBI Agents… Capt. Of The Sleepers… Curfew Bill Rejected… Ciudad Red Project Initiated… Huge Drug Cartel Smashed, 81 Indicted
Aponte Defends Self-Determination Rights…
Aponte Defends Self-Determination Rights… Murder Cases Difficult To Prosecute… De Castro Calls AAV A Liar… McClintock Denies Claims Of Massive Lay Offs… Fas, Rossello Debate Over Conspiracy… Cotto A-Weights Next Big Fight… Lay Offs Would Be Inevitable… Amnesty Protests Navy Ship's Visit… Viequenses To Attend UN Decolonization Hearings
Nationalists Mark Birth Of Flag…
Nationalists Mark Birth Of Flag… Cotto Remains Undefeated… The Jewish Caribbean… What's In A Name?… Nat’l Guard To Mobilize More Soldiers… Bond Issue Justified… Guaynabo To Impose City Tax… De Castro Appeals… Fortuño Supports Bicameral Legislature… PIP Pleased With Elimination Of Constitutional Assembly… Major Step For Tego… S&P: PREPA Outlook Negative

 Also in this edition...

  Puerto Rico Sports Beat
Is De la Hoya In Cotto's Future?
  Sights, Sounds And Tastes Of Puerto Rico
A Mid Summer Night’s Splash: What The Noche de San Juan Is All About
   Washington Update

Bhatia Falsely Says Governors Back Medicaid Equality For Puerto Rico… Bhatia Plans Aid To Communities In States… Serrano Wins Census Funds For Puerto Rico -- To Bhatia’s Surprise… Senate Committee Rejects Water System Aid For Puerto Rico… Gutierrez Top Late Filer Of Interest Group Travel Reports… $130 Million To Be Spent On Cleaning Vieques Range

  Island Politics

Can The Governor Act Without A New Budget?
By Carlos Romero Barcelo

Special Committee Calls On U.S. To Expedite Puerto Rico Self-Determination Process
  The Local Scene

Don't Judge Island's Kids On Just SATs

Growing Number Of Cubans Arriving In Puerto Rico

  Business • Economics • Finance
Commonwealth’s Finances In Dire Shape: Official Financial Statements Show Accumulated Deficit Of Almost $13B

It Is Time To Bite The Bullet

Legislature To Cut $500M From Governor’s Proposed Budget

Doral Financial’s Expansion Plans Move Forward

Universal Group Readies Manifold Move

The People vs. The Commonwealth Of Puerto Rico

Manuel Mejía Aims For The Top

Bondholders Not Concerned By Recent Puerto Rico Downgrades

Home Depot Forms Hiring Partnership With 4 Nat’l Hispanic Organizations

   Culture • Heritage • Language

We Must Define Ourselves Individually

Racism Alleged By Fired Lilburn Cop

If You Don't Like The Music, Change Stations


There's No Fear Of Frying In Puerto Rico

   Sports & Entertainment

Univisión Faces Protests

Figueroa Proves Worth

Hispanics In The Baltimore Region Sing The Praises Of The New Spanish-Language FM Station


Pelosi & House Democrats Honor Puerto Ricans' Contributions To The Nation…NYC Celebrates Puerto Rican Day With Style… A Sign Of The Times

Disabled Duo Giving Peers Freedom

Schools' Timid Leadership Fails Hispanic Kids
   Puerto Rico Profiles
Another Iraqi Mission

Residents Take Navy Bombs In Stride

  Congress and the President

GOP Put Its Best Foot Forward


Riled Readers Sound Off About Music, Racism… Today's Blend: Tasty Mofongo And Magic Talk


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