All About Puerto Rico

CARIBBEAN / 22 MAY 2012

Puerto Rico has become a key transit point for cocaine bound for the United States thanks to increased pressure on the Mexico/US border, according to American drug officials.

CARIBBEAN / 5 APR 2012

The ritual sacrifice of three people to Mexican drug cult figure Santa Muerte, and reports of Puerto Rican traffickers using a Caribbean faith to guide their shipments, call attention to…

CARIBBEAN / 29 MAR 2012

Puerto Rico's police chief has resigned after less than a year on the job, leaving office in the middle of a record murder wave and reports of widespread corruption within…

CARIBBEAN / 17 FEB 2012

A new UN report paints an alarming picture of the crime surge in the Caribbean, a trend that may escalate if drug trafficking groups come under increasing pressure in Mexico…

CARIBBEAN / 14 DEC 2011

With over 1,000 murders in Puerto Rico this year, some commentators have warned that the US territory is on the verge of becoming a "narco-state" that has been infiltrated by…

CARIBBEAN / 12 DEC 2011

Dominican authorities have announced the arrest of Miguel Rivera Diaz, alias "Bolo," one of Puerto Rico's most wanted drug traffickers.

CARIBBEAN / 15 NOV 2011

Carlos Morales Davila, said to be Puerto Rico's most dangerous drug trafficker, was detained by police on a boat off the coast of the U.S. territory.

CARIBBEAN / 18 OCT 2011

Puerto Rico has registered 901 homicides in 2011, putting it on track to surpass 1994’s record for the highest murder rate in recent history.

CARIBBEAN / 13 OCT 2011

Puerto Rican officials have dismissed a U.S. report alleging systemic corruption in their police force, in a discouraging sign for the prospects of police reform in the U.S. territory.

CARIBBEAN / 2 SEP 2011

The trial of nine suspected Puerto Rican hitmen, accused of at least five gangland murders, has begun in the Dominican Republic.

CARIBBEAN / 5 JUL 2011

Puerto Rico's top police official has resigned, at a time when the U.S. territory faces rapidly rising crime rates and allegations of police brutality and corruption.

CARIBBEAN / 1 JUL 2011

A police raid on a notorious slum in Puerto Rico has drawn attention to the increased drug violence in the U.S. territory.

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