Puerto Rico

Mayor Bill de Blasio and other city officials call on the federal government to help Puerto Rico with its debt crisis. (Credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

NYC Officials Implore Washington To Help Puerto Rico Through Debt Crisis

Puerto Rico’s governor said last month that the island’s $72 billion public debt is unpayable given the current level of economic growth.

07/28/2015

FILE -- The Puerto Rican flag flies near the Capitol building in San Juan as the island's residents deal with the government's $72 billion debt. (Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

De Blasio: Federal Government Should Come To Puerto Rico’s Rescue

The U.S. Caribbean territory owes $72 billion in debts it governor has said publicly it cannot pay.

07/14/2015

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Proposed Bill In Puerto Rico Could Fine Parents Of Obese Children

More than 28 percent of Puerto Rico’s children are considered clinically obese, compared with about 18 percent in the U.S. mainland.

02/16/2015

A Powerball lottery ticket is printed for a customer at a 7-Eleven store on February 11, 2015 (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

North Carolina, Puerto Rico, Texas Tickets Win $564 Million Powerball

Tickets in North Carolina, Puerto Rico and Texas have matched all six numbers to split a $564.1 million Powerball jackpot, lottery officials said Thursday.

02/12/2015

Festivalgoers at the Abrazo Fraternal Festival as part of weekend festivities ahead of the Puerto Rican Day parade. (Credit: Gary Baumgarten/1010 WINS)

New Yorkers Celebrate Puerto Rican Pride At Heritage Festival

Puerto Rican pride is being celebrated this weekend. The popular 116th Street festival kicked off the celebrations on Saturday.

06/07/2014

A recent report alleges that the Churchill School billed the state for unnecessary expenses. (Credit: CBS 2)

East Side School Accused Of Billing The State For Improper, Outrageous Expenses

Allegations have been made against a private school that teaches children with special needs.

05/28/2014

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The 25 Best Beaches In The World

After months of polar vortexes it’s finally almost time to lay out in the sun and sand. To help get the ball rolling, we rounded up the 25 best beaches in the world.

04/23/2014

Cocaine seized from Fun World Childcare in the Bronx. (Credit Handout)

Officials: Leader Of Puerto Rico-New York City Drug Ring Arrested

Juan Valdez is accused of smuggling large quantities of cocaine and oxycodone from Puerto Rico to New York using the U.S. Postal Service.

04/10/2014

Mayor Bloomberg marches in the 56th Annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade.
June 9, 2013
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Millions Line Fifth Avenue To Take In National Puerto Rican Day Parade

The nation’s largest Puerto Rican celebration drew an estimated 1 million spectators on Fifth Avenue Sunday.

06/09/2013

This controversial Coors Light can, commemorating the Puerto Rican Day Parade, has recently come under fire by Puerto Ricans, themselves. (Photo: Mike Montone/CBSNewYork)

Promotional Beer Can Sparks Brew-Haha Ahead Of Puerto Rican Day Parade

On Thursday a group of Puerto Rican organizations, elected officials, activists, and community groups rallied outside of the Manhattan Beer Distributors’ building in the Bronx.

05/30/2013

Hector 'Macho' Camacho's Casket

Last Respects For Boxer Hector ‘Macho’ Camacho

Pugilist Hector “Macho” Camacho lived his life fast and furious in and out of the ring, and on Saturday morning, a large crowd was expected to fill the streets of East Harlem to remember him.

12/01/2012

Casket carrying body of boxing legend Hector "Macho" Camacho is taken to Saint Cecilia's Church. (credit: CBS 2 | Inset: Getty Images)

Boxing Champ Hector ‘Macho’ Camacho Gets Hero’s Farewell In East Harlem

Camacho was left unconscious and brain-dead after being shot in the face the Tuesday before Thanksgiving while sitting in a car in Puerto Rico.

11/30/2012

Hector 'Macho' Camacho

Boxer Hector ‘Macho’ Camacho Dies 3 Days After Shooting

Boxer Hector “Macho” Camacho, who grew up in East Harlem, has died after being taken off life support in Puerto Rico.

11/24/2012

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Mother: Camacho To Be Taken Off Life Support

Hector “Macho” Camacho will be taken off life support, his mother said Friday night, indicating she would have doctors do that Saturday. It was a decision the former championship boxer’s eldest son opposed.

11/23/2012

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Doctors Say Puerto Rican Boxer Hector ‘Macho’ Camacho Is Brain Dead

Doctors say famed Puerto Rican boxer Hector ‘Macho’ Camacho is clinically “brain dead” after being shot in the face.

11/22/2012

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