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Corruption · San Juan

Ex-Puerto Rico police officer sentenced in corruption case

67% Left coverage: 15 sources
Carlos Boyrie-Laboy is one of three ex-policemen charged in the case. He was convicted in December of all six charges he faced following a one-week jury trial. The former police sergeant, Miguel Conde-Vell�n, and fellow ex-officer pleaded guilty last April.See the Story
Europe · San Juan

Court finds France negligent in Caribbean pesticide case

58% Left coverage: 12 sources
Chlordecone is a pesticide known as Kepone that the U.S. banned in 1976. The Stockholm Convention has banned its production and commercialization since 2004. A judge in France temporarily set aside the lawsuit to allow for three months of research. The first lawsuit, filed in 2006, is still pending before the courts.See the Story
Corruption · San Juan

9th mayor in Puerto Rico this year accused of corruption

50% Left coverage: 12 sources
Jos� Luis Cruz is accused of participating in a bribery conspiracy. Cruz resigned late last week after serving as mayor of Trujillo Alto for more than a decade. He is the ninth Puerto Rican mayor to face federal corruption charges in recent months. He could face up to five years in prison.See the Story
Protest · San Juan

Builders hurt protected areas in climate-weary Puerto Rico

62% Center coverage: 8 sources
Lax oversight, dwindling budgets, and permits illegally issued by the government have led to an increase in construction in protected areas and regions. The ongoing probe into homes built illegally in Puerto Rico's second largest estuary has led to public hearings. Environmentalists warn these cases are leaving the U.S. territory even more vulnerable to climate change.See the Story
Marijuana Legalization · San Juan

Puerto Rico police uncover island's biggest pot greenhouse

67% Left coverage: 9 sources
Puerto Rico police say they raided the island's largest hydroponic marijuana greenhouse. Nearly 2,000 plants were being grown in a former addiction treatment center. The plants were nearly six feet (two meters) tall, and that additional marijuana had been packed and was ready for distribution.See the Story
Corruption · San Juan

Ex-interim mayor in Puerto Rico pleads guilty to corruption

82% Left coverage: 11 sources
Former interim mayor in Puerto Rico pleads guilty to participating in a bribery conspiracy. Ram�n Conde Mel�ndez received cash in exchange for certifying the completion of asphalt projects. Authorities said the kickback scheme operated for eight years. In late April, former Guayama Mayor Eduardo Cintr�n pleaded guilty.See the Story
US & Canada · San Juan

U.S. Coast Guard ends search for survivors of 'illegal voyage' near Puerto Rico

45% Center coverage: 9 sources
Coast Guard suspends search for potential survivors of capsized boat near Puerto Rico. Crews searched waters north of uninhabited Desecheo Island for four days. All 11 victims were Haitian women and 36 of the 38 survivors were Haitians. Authorities have reported a big increase in recent months in the number of Haitian migrants fleeing their country.See the Story
US & Canada · San Juan

5 shot to death at public housing complex in Puerto Rico

50% Left coverage: 8 sources
At least five people shot to death Sunday night at a public housing complex in Puerto Rico. Police spokesman Axel Valencia said the group was shot outside the Villa Esperanza housing complex. No one had been arrested. At least 235 people have been reported killed in the island of 3.2 million so far this year.See the Story

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