Puerto Rico Murder Count Reaches 1,130

Fox News Latino, December 30, 2011

The seven people murdered in Puerto Rico on Thursday raised to 1,130 the tally of violent deaths on the island two days before the close of the year, a figure that has broken crime records.

The death toll for 2011 indicates that Puerto Rico during the course of the year has experienced almost three violent deaths per day.

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The island’s assistant police director, Leovigildo Vázquez, announced that the murders of the three men in the capital were linked to drug trafficking, which is the cause of about 50 percent of all violent deaths in the U.S. commonwealth.

The magnitude of the problem—starting in October—has led to defendants in violent crimes committed with firearms being tried in U.S. federal court.

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  • What a pity. That is one of the most beautiful places in the world

  • The Wall Street Journal is pushing Puerto Rico Governor Luis Fortuno as the Republican Vice-President for 2012.

  • Anonymous

    Back in the 90s Newt Gingrich actaully favored making Puerto Rico a state! If anything, this island should be given its independence, but small chance of that happening anytime soon. Why on earth do we hang onto this impoverished Spanish speaking island? About its only export is impoverished Spanish speaking people, nothing more.  

  • Whats real crazy about PR is that well over 70% of the population identifies themselves as “white”. None of the Puerto Ricons in the U.S. I’ve encountered thought very highly of white people. I guess that’s part of becoming “Americanized”…becoming racist towards white Americans.

    • Oil Can Harry

      Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony and Rosie Perez are about as ‘white” as Obama.

  • Anonymous

    With the endless bitter protests about our using an all but uninhabited rocky islet, Vieques, as naval target practice having resulted in the Navy being hamstrung, even the national security arguments in favor of keeping PR and thus having an island possession in the Caribbean are now moot.  Kick PR out of the US.

  • Taurus689

    Borinquen, bella Borinquen. ¡ Qué pena!

  • Southern Man

    Perhaps the regular patrol of the streets by the army national guard will give meaning to the situation, this is just another banna republic and their main export is humans sent to our country directly to the welfare roles.
    http://www.washingtontimes.com/multimedia/collection/national-guard-soldiers-patrol-in-puerto-rico/

  • Guest

     If anything, this island should be given its independence, but small chance of that happening anytime soon. Why on earth do we hang onto this impoverished Spanish speaking island? ”

    So the politicians can bring them to the mainland when they need votes to destroy Whites.
    That is why so many were brought to New York, to dilute the conservative, Republican Italian voters.  It worked.  Puerto Rican and black crime sent all the sensible White voters running to the suburbs.

    So the White lefties were able to take over our largest city.