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Puerto Rico militant to face trial in Connecticut

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A judge has ordered a 65-year-old Puerto Rican man sent to Connecticut to face charges in the theft of $7 million from an armored car depot in 1983. Judge Bruce McGiverin ordered Norberto Gonzalez Claudio … Continue reading

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Fugitive in $7 mn heist caught after 25 years

SAN JUAN — A fugitive from one of the biggest robberies in US history was arrested in Puerto Rico on Tuesday 25 years after a warrant was issued for his arrest. Norberto Gonzalez Claudio, 65, was accused of taking part … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico: The State Counterattacks

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, April 18, 2011 (NCM) -With the strategic support of The White House, the government of Puerto Rico has unleashed a counteroffensive with multiple fronts that – if successful – would sweep away student resistance, environmental protests, … Continue reading

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Nine Puerto Rican Cops Hurt in Incident at Housing Project

SAN JUAN – Nine Puerto Rican police were injured while making an arrest at a public housing project in the northern town of Arecibo, the department said Friday. Residents of the Ramon Marin Sola project reacted angrily when the officers … Continue reading

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Puerto Rican police investigating violent protest

Authorities are investigating a violent protest that injured the chancellor of Puerto Rico’s main university. Police are interviewing witnesses and reviewing video of the outbreak, which disrupted a meeting Monday where Chancellor Ana Guadalupe and administrators discussed opposition to a … Continue reading

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Massive Turnout Against Police Occupation of University of Puerto Rico

Student protests at University of Puerto Rico have mobilized a diversified public against the police occupation of the campus. On Saturday, some 15,000 marched along the main thoroughfares around the urban campus shouting in chorus “¡Fuera Policía, Fuera!” (Police, Get … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico university professors announce strike

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Puerto Rican Association of University Professors is staging a 24-hour strike in support of students who have clashed with police during protests over a new fee. Association president Maria Gisela Rosado says the walkout … Continue reading

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More Violence in Puerto Rico as University Student Fee is Imposed

The imposition of student fees appears imminent at University of Puerto Rico despite violent clashes of striking students with riot police last week. The final date to pay the fee is this Wednesday. The student movement is now regrouping into … Continue reading

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Examiner: No parole for Puerto Rican nationalist

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – A hearing examiner said Wednesday he doesn’t believe a Puerto Rican nationalist who once turned down a clemency offer from President Clinton should be paroled after nearly 30 years in prison, the inmate’s lawyer said. … Continue reading

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Police Attack Striking Students in Puerto Rico

Dec. 20, 2010, San Juan, Puerto Rico — Day 6 of student strikes at University of Puerto Rico turns violent after police occupied main Río Piedras campus last week, in this U.S. Territory of four million U.S. citizens. At least … Continue reading

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