TOURIST HELD ON SEX TRAFFICKING CHARGE
From The San Juan Daily Star:
"A male tourist from Wisconsin was arrested by federal authorities for
sex trafficking after U.S. Magistrate Judge Marcos López authorized a
criminal complaint charging him with one count of Attempted Sex Tra-
fficking of Children, U.S. Attorney for the District of Puerto Rico Rosa
Emilia Rodríguez-Vélez announced Monday..."
SEARCH FOR ANSWERS IN EL FARO SINKING
From Caribbean Business:
"The 41-year-old El Faro was scheduled to be retired from Caribbean
duty and retrofitted in the coming months for service between the West Co-
ast and Alaska, said Phil Greene, another Tote executive. The El Faro and
its equally aged sister vessel were being replaced on the Jacksonville-to-Pu-
erto Rico run by two brand-new ships capable of carrying much more cargo
and emitting less pollution..."
PR BANKRUPTCY BILL ADDS CO-SPONSORS
"A bill to allow Puerto Rico's distressed public agencies to access
Chapter 9 bankruptcy laws has drawn several Democratic co-sponsors but
is not a partisan move, the U.S. commonwealth's representative in Congress
said on Tuesday. Puerto Rico, with $72 billion debt..."
PUERTO RICO ENDURES RECORD HEAT
From Yahoo! News:
"Puerto Rico is facing a record-breaking heat wave this month amid an
ongoing drought. The National Weather Service said the first five days
of October are the warmest in the history of the U.S. territory for the
month since record-keeping began..."