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Volume 9, Number 26

A Misguided Vote

July 4, 1776: The Stroke Of A Pen, The Beginning Of An Experiment
NPP Legislators Approve $9.25B Budget…
NPP Legislators Approve $9.25B Budget… Prepa To Evaluate Comptroller’s Report…Isla Grande Conv Ctr Ready Soon… OSJ Pedestrian Plan Opposed…The Gregorian… NPP Leaders Challenge Referendum Law… Pridco Chief Confirmed, Another AAV Nominee Quits… PR, DR Sign Cooperation Pact
Hisp. Political Clout Lacking, Voter Surge Predicted…
Hispanic Political Clout Lacking, Voter Surge Predicted… Toledo To Continue Probe… 35 Busted In Puerto Nuevo… Mercado Gives Crime Prevention Tips… Yauco Employees Face Layoffs… Paxil CR Returned To Market… New Ponce Art Museum Curator… ‘Pivazos’ Legal Fees Called Abusive… FURA Ups Surveillance… Ferrer Courts Latinos
Rivera: Referendum A Waste Of Time…
Rivera: Referendum A 'Waste Of Time'… Senate Offers Own Budget… Perez: No Key Agency Budget Cuts… Latin Radio Gets Street Smart… Police Blast Funding Cut… Fortuño Announces $48M Prasa Grant… Interns For FL Hispanic Patients Sought… $500 Christmas Bonus Decried… AAV Readies Vetoes… House OKs $9.21B Budget, 'Political Favors' Inquiry… A Hands-On Commissioner

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  Puerto Rico Sports Beat
What's Left For Ivan Calderon?

IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America

The Fourth Of July: What Should We Celebrate?
By Carlos Romero Barcelo

A Decade of Reed

  Island Politics
AAV Vows To Veto Budget… Puerto Ricans Expected To Lose Key Link To Home
  Business • Economics • Finance

Pay A Lot, Receive Very Little: State Insurance Fund Known For High Operating Costs And Inefficient Services

El Fondo: A Legacy Of High Costs vs. Inefficient Services

House, Senate Conference Committee To Finalize The Budget

Threat Of More Than 60 Companies Closing After Sections 936/ 30A Phaseout Takes Secretary Silva To Washington, D.C.

Securities Firm Samuel A. Ramírez Defines Its Expansion Strategies

FDIC Launches Hispanic Media Campaign Promoting Financial Education Throughout U.S.

Latin's New Voices

  The Local Scene
Building Controversy

Fate Is Cruel To Statue Of Christopher Columbus


Boxer Lost Fight With Demons

  Culture • Heritage • Language

As Goes The Left Coast . . . With Villaraigosa's L.A. Win, So Goes The Nation

Latin Music May Be Evolving, But It Can Never Grow Old

Hidden Facts In New Census Hispanic Data


Trailblazing In Puerto Rico; Service Trip Takes Travelers Off Beaten Path

  Sports & Entertainment

Third Molina Catching On Fast

Athletes Bat, Box And Learn At Games

Three Latinos Merge Talent; Film To Resemble 'Kings Of Comedy'

Man Dusts Off CPR Skills To Revive Baby
Puerto Rico Is Truly The Fountain Of Youth
  Puerto Rico Profiles

Boxer Battles Guilt Stemming From Opponent's Death


It's All About Extremes In This Part Of The World

  Congress and the President

Poll: Hispanics In U.S. Remain Faithful To Democratic Party

Hispanic Groups Blast Bush's Social Security Plan


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