Topics :: Puerto Rico
By Danica Coto | Friday Jun 10, 2011
Activists are demanding that a series of killings of gays, lesbians and transgenders in Puerto Rico be treated as possible hate crimes, saying there is an alarming rate of violence against these groups on the U.S. island.
By Michael K. Lavers | Friday Jun 10, 2011
EDGE has learned that Puerto Rican officials will meet with prosecutors and activists in San Juan on Wednesday, June 15, to discuss anti-LGBT hate crimes on the island.
By Michael K. Lavers | Thursday Jun 9, 2011
In response to the deaths of three LGBT Puerto Ricans over the span of three days, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and the Human Rights Campaign have urged local and federal authorities to address anti-LGBT violence on the island.
By Michael K. Lavers | Monday Jun 6, 2011
Karlota Gómez Sánchez, 19, was found shot to death in an intersection in the Santurce district of San Juan. She is the 17th LGBT Puerto Rican who has been murdered over the last year and a half.
By Michael K. Lavers | Tuesday Apr 26, 2011
Puerto Rican police on Monday, April 26, arrested a man they suspect brutally attacked Francheska González at a local gas station last week.
By Michael K. Lavers | Monday Feb 7, 2011
A judge on Monday, Feb. 7, sentenced Emanuel Adorno Ayala to 111 years in prison for Ashley Santiago’s April 2010 murder.
By Michael K. Lavers | Monday Nov 22, 2010
A Puerto Rican psychologist told a court on Monday, Nov. 22, Emmanuel Adorno Ayala, 22, can stand trial for Ashley Santiago’s murder.
By MERCEDES M. CARDONA | Wednesday Nov 3, 2010
The restaurant, in the new W Retreat and Spa that opened in April, is part of Vieques’ evolution as a destination on its own. Vieques has always been a day trip and weekend destination for Puerto Ricans and intrepid tourists willing to rough it.
By DANICA COTO | Monday Oct 4, 2010
Officials unveiled details of a $3 billion, two-part development plan for the capital’s historic quarter Tuesday that aims to ease traffic jams, attract more tourists and create thousands of jobs as Puerto Rico enters its fourth year of recession.
By Michael K. Lavers | Monday Sep 13, 2010
Puerto Rican authorizes discovered two transgender women shot to death on a highway in Juana Díaz on Monday, Sept. 13.