PONCE COP DIES AFTER SHOOTING
"A Puerto Rico police officer succumbed Wednesday of injuries he sustained in a shooting Sunday. Agent Benjamín De los Santos-Barbosa and three other officers attempted to stop a vehicle with an illegal window tint when the driver led them on a pursuit, according to The Officer Down Memorial Page. The driver -- who was on parole for narcotics charges -- led the officers on a pursuit until he encountered a broken down vehicle. The suspect then backed into the patrol car and opened fire as he exited his vehicle, hitting De los Santos-Barbosa in the head. Other officers returned fire, striking the suspect. The man was taken into custody and charged with 15 counts including murder, narcotics violations and weapons violations..."
GROUP TO FORGE AHEAD WITH DEBT AUDIT
"The Frente Ciudadano por la Auditoría de la Deuda, a group that is pushing for Puerto Rico’s debt to be audited, announced Friday that it will join a University of Puerto Rico (UPR) student protest to demand that the public debt be investigated and to defend public education. The “family-oriented, artistic” and educational event will take place Sunday, April 23..."
PR GROUPS VISIT CUBA FOR BAY OF PIGS CELEBRATION
"A delegation of 40 members from the Juan Rius Rivera Brigade representing several social organizations in Puerto Rico celebrated the 56th anniversary of the Bay of Pigs victory last week in Cuba, showing their commitment to the elimination of foreign military bases in the world including the illegally occupied U.S. base at Cuba's Guantanamo Bay.At the site of the failed military invasion of Cuba by the CIA-sponsored paramilitary forces, Puerto Rican activists showed solidarity with Cuba and the ideals of the Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro. The brigade seeks to highlight the solidarity between to the two island nations by organizing delegations to Cuba every year..."