Puerto Rico http://www.kunc.org en Puerto Rico Rolling Out The Welcome Mat For Millionaires http://www.kunc.org/post/puerto-rico-rolling-out-welcome-mat-millionaires A few weeks ago, Alberto Baco Bague arrived in New York for a roadshow of sorts. In just 48 hours, Baco, Puerto Rico's secretary of economic development and commerce, met with more than 30 hedge fund managers, investors and others who could be classified as very well-off.<p>His mission might seem quixotic at best: trying to convince these well-heeled New Yorkers to uproot themselves from Manhattan and relocate to Puerto Rico. But he says they are starting to come.<p>For Baco and the Puerto Rican government, the benefits of injecting more rich people into the island are clear. Fri, 28 Jun 2013 21:06:00 +0000 46438 at http://www.kunc.org Puerto Rico Rolling Out The Welcome Mat For Millionaires Puerto Rican Flags Wave To New York's Parade-Goers http://www.kunc.org/post/puerto-rican-flag-sellers-prep-another-parade-nyc Marching bands, beauty queens and Chita Rivera are set to make their way down New York City's Fifth Avenue on Sunday for the annual Puerto Rican Day Parade.<p>With 80,000 marchers and 2 million onlookers, the event is one of the country's biggest ethnic celebrations.<p>In the run-up to the parade, rows of street vendors have lined up north of the parade route, in New York's East Harlem neighborhood — also known as Spanish Harlem for the wave of Puerto Ricans that settled here after World War II.<p>These days, this neighborhood is where Gerardo Cruz can help you gear up before the parade.<p>"I Sat, 08 Jun 2013 11:46:04 +0000 Hansi Lo Wang 45505 at http://www.kunc.org Puerto Rican Flags Wave To New York's Parade-Goers World Baseball Classic's All-Caribbean Showdown Is A Winner Either Way http://www.kunc.org/post/world-baseball-classics-all-caribbean-showdown-winner-either-way <em>NPR's <a href="http://www.npr.org/people/2100552/tom-goldman" target="_blank">Tom Goldman</a> is covering the <a href="http://web.worldbaseballclassic.com/index.jsp" target="_blank">World Baseball Classi</a>c tournament and sends along this report:</em><p>Tonight's championship game of the World Baseball Classic is certain to produce a dramatic image after the last out. Tue, 19 Mar 2013 11:57:00 +0000 Tom Goldman 41721 at http://www.kunc.org World Baseball Classic's All-Caribbean Showdown Is A Winner Either Way World Baseball Classic Heads For Dramatic Finish http://www.kunc.org/post/world-baseball-classic-heads-dramatic-finish <em>NPR's <a href="http://www.npr.org/people/2100552/tom-goldman" target="_blank">Tom Goldman</a> is covering the <a href="http://web.worldbaseballclassic.com/index.jsp" target="_blank">World Baseball Classi</a>c tournament and sends along this report:</em><p>It's spring and the game of baseball still is stretching after a long winter sleep. But the national team from Puerto Rico already is playing like it's had several pots of coffee and is raring to go. Mon, 18 Mar 2013 12:17:00 +0000 Tom Goldman 41673 at http://www.kunc.org World Baseball Classic Heads For Dramatic Finish Gastro-Nomics: Hunting for A Good Meal In Puerto Rico http://www.kunc.org/post/gastro-nomics-hunting-good-meal-puerto-rico To be clear, the trip I took a couple of weeks ago to Puerto Rico with an NPR team was not about food. We headed down to the island to <a href="http://www.npr.org/series/171208056/puerto-rico-a-disenchanted-island">report</a> on the economic and crime troubles that are driving people off the island and to Florida in record numbers. And though we did tons of advance research about census figures and crime statistics, none of us really looked up good places to eat.<p>In a tropical, Latin land, we assumed we'd be practically stumbling over savory local meals and exotic fruits.<p>The reality? Mon, 11 Feb 2013 14:05:00 +0000 40025 at http://www.kunc.org Gastro-Nomics: Hunting for A Good Meal In Puerto Rico