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Puerto Rico Police Chief Steps Down Amid Record Violence

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...
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UN: Violence, Gang Activity on the Rise in Caribbean

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...
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Is Puerto Rico Becoming a Narco-State?

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...
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Puerto Rican Drug Lord Captured in Dominican Republic

Dominican authorities have announced the arrest of Miguel Rivera Diaz, alias "Bolo," one of Puerto Rico's most wanted drug...
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Puerto Rico Arrests Territory’s ‘Most Dangerous’ Drug Trafficker

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....
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Puerto Rico on Course for Record-Breaking Murder Rate in 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...
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Puerto Rico Sends Mixed Signals on Police Reform

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...
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Puerto Ricans Accused of Hired Killings in Dominican Republic

The trial of nine suspected Puerto Rican hitmen, accused of at least five gangland murders, has begun in the Dominican...
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Puerto Rico Police Chief Resigns Amid Crime Wave

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...
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Puerto Rico Slum Raid Points to Rising Drug Violence

A police raid on a notorious slum in Puerto Rico has drawn attention to the increased drug violence in the U.S....
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Cocaine Seizure, Murder Surge in US Caribbean

Authorities seized more than half a ton of cocaine from a house on the U.S. Virgin Island of St. Thomas, while Puerto Rico authorities reported a surge in murders...
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Puerto Rican Kingpin Sees Ex Make Plea Bargain

The ex-wife of Puerto Rican drug kingpin Jose Figueroa Agosto has made a plea bargain with prosecutors in the Dominican Republic, admitting that she laundered money...