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Puerto Rico

Graveyard body thefts mystify officials in Puerto Rico

Graveyard body thefts mystify officials in Puerto Rico

The remains of at least 40 people are missing from a cemetery in the mountain town of Gurabo, where officials are trying to solve a mystery that has frightened neighbours and left families distraught.

Thursday, 4 July, 2013, 4:13am

Talking points

International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde

Leaders gather for Boao Forum

6 Apr 2013 - 4:01am

Dominicans erase past pain to win baseball's World Classic title

The Dominican Republic's Miguel Tejada dives to catch a foul ball hit by Puerto Rico's Jesus Feliciano in the seventh inning of their World Baseball Classic final. Photo: AP

The Dominican Republic ended a string of disappointing international results by capping an amazing undefeated run to beat Puerto Rico and win the World Baseball Classic title.

21 Mar 2013 - 4:44am

Agenda - Water

Wow factor

7 May 2010 - 12:00am

Slice of Life

From the South China Morning Post this week in: 1954

London, March 2

The Minister of Works Sir David Eccles disclosed that Britain is preparing to launch a 'powerful and dramatic' atomic reaction project designed to get more power to the ounce out of uranium.

4 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Judge it on form, not on ratings

The old conundrum of the relative importance of rating versus form is about to get another airing, with the in-form Flying Tamari trying to force his way into the final field of 14 for the HK$14 million Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby on March 18.

28 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Seoul match for China

China have been drawn with Puerto Rico, Bulgaria and South Korea in round two of the women's world volleyball championships being held in Germany. China play Bulgaria in Stuttgart late tonight (Hong Kong time).

6 Sep 2002 - 12:00am

Dependency

I refer to the letter from Gerald Heng (South China Morning Post, March 13), which expressed opposition to Puerto Rico becoming the 51st US state.

Your correspondent seems to be unaware that Puerto Rico is already a US dependency (commonwealth). It would be impossible for it to 'stay independent'.

19 Mar 1998 - 12:00am

Not welcome

If Puerto Rico becomes the 51st state of the US, the disadvantages to the US will outweigh the advantages.

Puerto Rico's first language is Spanish and it may not want English as its lingua franca all the time. Why doesn't it join one of the Spanish states like Brazil or stay independent? Look at the problems Canada has had with Quebec.

13 Mar 1998 - 12:00am

Puerto Rico split over union with US

America spent much of the 19th century expanding southwards and westwards from the original 13 East Coast colonies, picking up new states at a furious pace. Not all the new members of the Union entered the fold by orthodox or peaceful methods; Louisiana had to be bought from the French, while Texas fought for its independence from Mexico before joining the United States.

12 Mar 1998 - 12:00am

Watchdog goes a-wandering

Portugal, Puerto Rico and Pakistan are just three of the 13 countries Hong Kong's first local ombudsman and his top staff visited last year.

Mr So revealed that the 14 trips, one of which involved nine staff, cost $500,000, or about two per cent of his organisation's budget.

11 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

Language bill

SAN JUAN: Puerto Rico's pro-United States statehood lawmakers pushed through a controversial bill that will make English the territory's second official language, along with Spanish.

28 Jan 1993 - 12:00am

Drugs seized

MIAMI: Customs agents started the New Year by seizing 612 kilograms of cocaine and 5,440 kg of marijuana in separate operations off the southern coast of Puerto Rico.

4 Jan 1993 - 12:00am