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lixPartners consultant Lisa Donahue, the restructuring officer for the Puerto Rico Electric
Energy Authority (PREPA), will lead a delegation of government and private sector officials before
a U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources in hearings on the heavily
indebted utility in Washington, D.C. today.
The subcommittee hearing is expected to focus
on the possibility of replacing Puerto Rico’s primarily
oil-based electricity generation with natural gas, according to the Bond Buyer, a New York-based publication.
Donahue, managing director and head of the consulting firm’s turnaround and restructuring practice,
who was named in September 2014 at the insistence of
PREPA creditors, has led the negotiations of PREPA’s
$8.2 billion debt resulting in a restructuring agreement
reached with the authority’s creditors, which include
bond insurers and hedge funds.
The Puerto Rico Legislature must approve the
agreement by Jan. 22 for it to take effect.
La Fortaleza spokesman José Manuel Ortiz said
the island government hopes the hearing will lead the
U.S. Congress to take meaningful action to help ease
Puerto Rico’s debt problem.
“Our hope is that this matter is attended to with
urgency,” Ortiz said. “We’ve been emphatic. We have
carried the message for months of the importance of establishing a mechanism to be able to restructure Puerto
Rico’s debt in an organized manner.”
Puerto Rico’s debt exceeds $70 billion and last
week two Wall Street insurance firms sued the commonwealth in U.S. District Court in San Juan, challenging the practice of “clawback” in which the government favored paying some bondholders over others.
Since the government has determined to pay off only
constitutionally mandated bonds, the commonwealth
has already defaulted on three payments and more defaults are expected.
Ortiz defended the hiring of AlixPartners to direct the PREPA restructuring effort after a reporter
asked if the firm has its priorities straight with regard
Lisa Donahue
to supplying electricity to public hospitals, three of
which are in arrears to PREPA.
“The work that Ms. Donahue is doing, the cost
of the contract, if we compare it with the savings that
it is giving the corporation and the agreement that has
been made with the insurers, is more than cost effective,” Ortiz said. “Without this work we don’t have the
possibility of restructuring [PREPA’s] debt, of giving
better service, and we don’t have the possibility of getting out of the situation that we are in.”
According to Bond Buyer, also testifying at today’s hearing will be Joen Rossi, president of the San
Juan-based Puerto Rico Institute of Competitiveness
and Sustainability and chairman of the board for Puerto Rico construction and building-maintenance provider AIREKO.
“Other witnesses include Jorge San Miguel, chair
of the environmental law, energy, and land use practice
for the San Juan-based law firm Ferraiuoli, as well as
Jaime Sanabria Hernández, co-president and general
manager for finance and administration at EcoEléctrica
natural gas-fired plant in Peñuelas,” said Bond Buyer.
“Ferraiuoli’s environmental law, energy and land use
practice provides counsel on regulatory compliance,
enforcement defense, disputes, and transactions associated with alternative renewable energy projects and
alternative fuel facilities, according to its website.”
Senate President Eduardo Bhatia is expected to
call for the U.S. Department of Energy to become involved in PREPA’s transformation during his scheduled
testimony before the Congressional subcommittee.
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PREPA Restructuring, Education Reform Top Legislative Agenda This Session
By MARIA MIRANDA SIERRA
mirandasanjuanstar@gmail.com
T
he seventh and last ordinary session of the Puerto Rico Legislature
for this four year-term kicked off
Monday and the main measures that
will be addressed in both the upper and
lower chambers are the restructuring of
the Puerto Rico Electric and Power Authority (PREPA) and Education Reform,
both of which were left pending from
the previous legislative session.
Both Senate President Eduardo
Bhatia and House Speaker Jaime Perelló
have said these two bills will have additional hearings and will be receiving
several amendments. However, the PREPA legislation is directly linked to measures that the U.S. Congress must pass
to address the island’s economic crisis.
“Obviously, the PREPA bill will be
one of the main ones that we have to address as soon as the session starts today
[Monday] due to what this means for the
Authority. This is tied in the same manner to what is achieved in Congress,”
said Perelló, who along with Bhatia will
be participating in today’s hearings in
Washington, D.C. before the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources of
the House Natural Resources Committee, entitled “Exploring Energy Challenges and Opportunities Facing Puerto
Rico.”
He said this discussion is one that
has not gone on recess.
“Those amendments to the legislation, many of them, have been discussed
with La Fortaleza,” Perelló said.”I hope
to be able to count on the votes to pass
this bill. It will have changes. We have
known that from day one. But I think we
will have the votes needed to pass it.”
The House speaker added that lawmakers are also waiting to see if Congress gives Puerto Rico access to Chapter 9 bankruptcy.
Meanwhile, Bhatia said the PREPA
legislation has some difficulties that
must be overcome, alluding to several
amendments that are already being
worked on.
Bhatia noted that the Energy Commission (Regulatory Board) can not be
weakened, and that among the aspects
covered by the legislation, moreover, is
seeing “how is the debt going to be guaranteed,” and “in exchange for what.”
“That is the evaluation we are making at this moment …” Bhatia said, adding that on Monday lawmakers would
agree when the bill will be seen again
and denied that greatest burden will fall
on consumers by way of significant rate
hikes.
Nevertheless, New Progressive Party (NPP) Senate Minority Speaker Larry
Seilhamer charged that the members of
his delegation have not been invited to
participate in the legislative processes
at hand. He also said the PDP majority
has not sent the NPP minority a draft of
the bill that was filed Dec. 15 for their
evaluation.
According to the Associated Press,
business, labor and consumer representatives alike called on lawmakers to reject the bill that would make changes to
Puerto Rico’s troubled electric utility that
creditors are requiring as part of an agreement to restructure its $9 billion debt.
They said the proposal would deal
a blow to consumers and the economy
by giving too much power to PREPA to
raise rates and establish other charges
while limiting the role of the newly created Puerto Rico Energy Commission
regulatory board. The bill also delays
implementation of renewable-energy
targets and would enable the financially
troubled government utility to continue
borrowing because a new direct charge
to clients would cover its debt payments.
Eduardo Bhatia
“The commission as an independent regulatory entity should have complete power over the evaluation and
approval of proposed hikes and is the
cornerstone of the change we should
initiate in our electricity system as a
main driver of economic development,”
Puerto Rico Manufacturers Association
President Carlos Rivera Vélez told AP.
“We all have a right to energy with
transparent costs that have been legitimately approved by an independent
entity. Approving this bill will limit the
participation of consumers,” said the
Rev. Felipe Lozada Montañez, a Lutheran bishop and coordinator of the Energy
Roundtable coalition.
The group spoke Sunday as lawmakers return to work this week after a
holiday recess. They face a Jan. 22 deadline to approve legislation acceptable to
creditors.
Other measures that will take up
some calendar space is Bhatia’s Education Reform, which is currently being
evaluated by the lower chamber.
House
Education
Committee
Chairman Brenda López already anticipated that the Education Reform will
convey “many public hearings.”
Meanwhile, Bhatia reiterated that
he is open to the democratic process and
in due time will take a look at the amendments made to the Education Reform.
“This is not about protecting or
weakening a system, this about strengthening the education of the children,”
Bhatia said.
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US High Court Will Question Its Power to Decide PR Case
By JOHN MCPHAUL
jpmcphaul@gmail.com
T
he U.S. Supreme Court will hear on Wednesday an important case on Puerto Rico’s constitutional status, according to SCOTUSblog.
“[The court] told lawyers involved on Friday
that they should come prepared to talk about the
Justices’ power to decide the case,” said the blog.
“The Court’s jurisdiction had been challenged in an
amicus brief filed in the case of Puerto Rico v. Sanchez Valle.”
Last month, Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli Jr. filed the amicus brief stating that Puerto Rico
could only exercise sovereignty if were a state or an
independent country.
“In taking the case to the Supreme Court,
lawyers for the Puerto Rican government relied on
a federal law that give the Justices the authority to
review ‘final judgments or decrees’ by Puerto Rico’s
Supreme Court, including in situations in which
that court has ruled on a question under the U.S.
Constitution,” said SCOTUSblog.
Puerto Rico is challenging the Fifth
Amendment’s ban on “double jeopardy” as it applies
in Puerto Rico criminal courts. Puerto Rico must be
treated as a sovereign state if it wants to prosecute crimes in its courts even though the same crimes
have been prosecuted in federal courts.
“The Court granted review of the case on Oct.
1, and no question was raised at that time about its
jurisdiction,” said SCOTUS. “However, an amicus
brief by the Virgin Islands Bar Association, which
opposes Puerto Rico’s position on the merits, on December 22 raised that issue.”
The Virgin Islands Bar Association said that
two men who had been prosecuted on multiple
counts saw only one of the counts struck down in
their favor, leaving the others pending. The bar association contends that since the ruling of the island’s
supreme court was not a final one, the U.S. Supreme
Court may not decide it.
“The record thus reflects that the constitutional
question in this case is limited to a single count in
each of the multi-count indictments. . . . Because
the [Puerto Rico] Supreme Court’s decision affected
some but not all of the counts against [the two men],
it was not a final judgment,” said the USVI Bar Association, adding that the U.S. Supreme Court should
dismiss the case.
Puerto Rico’s lawyers responded, saying the
challenge was “meritless.”
The double-jeopardy issue in the case was a federal issue, Puerto Rico said, that was “finally decided by the highest court in Puerto Rico,” according
to SCOTUSblog.
Puerto Rico quoted the U.S. Supreme
Court’s 1975 ruling in Cox Broadcasting v. Cohn -“will survive and require decision regardless of the
outcome of future state court proceedings.”
“The language governing appeals in that case,
from a state court, is the same regarding appeals
from Puerto Rico’s highest court, the bar association
said,” said SCOTUSblog. “One or more of the Justices or their clerks apparently concluded that these
exchanges did not settle the matter, so the Court’s
clerk told the lawyers on both sides to be ready to be
asked about it on Wednesday. “
The hearing is scheduled for 11 a.m.
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Cidre Seeks Equal Treatment for Independent Candidates
By MARIA MIRANDA SIERRA
mirandasanjuanstar@gmail.com
Manuel Cidre
I
ndependent gubernatorial candidate Manuel Cidre on
Monday called on the gubernatorial aspirants from the
three main political parties to use their “machinery”
at the State Elections Commission’s (SEC) to promote fair
treatment toward independent candidates.
Cidre sent letters to New Progressive Party (NPP)
pre-gubernatorial candidates Pedro Pierluisi and Ricardo
Rosselló, Popular Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial
candidate David Bernier and Puerto Rican Independence
Party (PIP) gubernatorial candidate María de Lourdes
Santiago, asking them to instruct their respective electoral
commissioners at the SEC to “to let the voters’ will flow”
during the process of validating the endorsements of independent candidates.
Cidre said it is outrageous that in the 21st century,
Puerto Rico, a country that claims to be democratic, still
has an archaic, bureaucratic and highly political electoral
model.
“This model is far from being one that promotes democracy and the people’s participation,” reads the letter
Cidre sent to the aforementioned gubernatorial hopefuls.
“This model has sequestered our island’s democracy, the
control is established by a political system, unlike many
countries in which the electoral system is a legal one.”
Cidre added that it is time to establish a fair and impartial electoral system, outside of partisan political lines, and
contribute to getting the island out of the “abyss it is in.”
The founder of Los Cidrines bakery also sent let-
ters to independent gubernatorial candidate Alexandra
Lúgaro and Peoples Working Party (PPT by its Spanish
acronym) President Rafael Bernabe encouraging them to
join him in his claim. Lúgaro has also openly objected in
recent days to the SEC’s process for evaluating collected
endorsements.
Cidre adds in his letter that he will turn to the Citizens Participation Office at the island House of Representatives to submit legislation to amend the Electoral Law.
Specifically he will propose changes to extend the
period of extending the endorsement collection period for
independent candidates until May 1 of the year the general elections will be held. Currently these candidates have
until Feb. 15 to collect and file all endorsements. Then SEC
officials (and the three electoral commissioners) evaluate
them and decide if the endorsements are viable. Sometimes endorsements are not accepted, such as when the
person is deceased or moved off the island, among other
reasons.
Cidre will also promote amendments so that those
“independent gubernatorial candidates who opt out of the
special fund also are required to file the same number of
endorsements as the candidates from the political parties
holding primaries …”
The current law establishes that candidates in primary elections for governor and resident commissioner
must submit a maximum of 8,000 endorsements. For independent candidates, the law establishes that “3 percent
of the valid votes obtained per elected candidate in the
preceding general elections for the public post for which
they are running” will be used as a basis to calculate the
number of endorsements required.
In other words, Cidre and Lúgaro each have to turn
in 26,882 endorsements while Bernier, Rosselló, Pierluisi,
and Santiago only need to turn in 8,000.
Cidre will also submit legislation to amend the Electoral Law so the determination to reject an endorsement
will be made by the absolute majority and not just left to
the discretion of one of the three electoral commissioners
at the SEC.
“These amendments must apply retroactively and
apply to every independent candidate who filed their candidacies at the SEC before the filing period ended on Dec.
30,” he added in the letter.
González Turns in Endorsements, Meets Primary Filing Requirement
By MARIA MIRANDA SIERRA
mirandasanjuanstar@gmail.com
N
ew Progressive Party (NPP) resident commissioner
hopeful Jenniffer González announced Monday
that she has become the first candidate for the Washington, D.C. post from any political party to surpass the
number of endorsements required by the State Elections
Commission (SEC) to participate in primary elections this
summer.
“I am grateful to each one of the more than 8,000 people
who took the time and didn’t hesitate to [record] their signature reaffirming their support to for me to become the next
resident commissioner in Washington, D.C.” González said
in a written statement. “I also want to thank everyone else
who has continued showing their support. This overwhelming support that I feel from the people serves as an incentive to continue walking together toward equality.”
González turned in a total of 8,352 endorsements, thereby complying with SEC regulations.
González had already turned in some 6,820 endorsements, and on Monday morning turned in an additional
1,533 endorsements at SEC headquarters in the Hato Rey
sector of San Juan.
The former House speaker said the endorsements filed
and the support received this past weekend from a number
of political leaders “has demonstrated the continued support from my followers to become the first women resident
commissioner.”
Because González is a member and currently elected
official of a political party, she only needed to turn in 8,000
endorsements to run for resident commissioner in the primaries.
But independent candidates Manuel Cidre and
Alexandra Lúgaro, both aspiring to run for the governor’s
post have complained about the great many more endorsements they must turn in because they are not running under a political party (see related story this page).
Meanwhile, NPP gubernatorial candidate Ricardo
Rosselló weeks ago turned in some 9,235 endorsements, or
1,235 more than required under the Electoral Law.
As of Dec. 22, Pedro Pierluisi of the NPP had turned in
2,253 endorsements, Cidre had turned in 2,197 and Lúgaro
1,183.
Jenniffer González
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161 Held in Record Weapons Crackdown
By JOHN MCPHAUL
jpmcphaul@gmail.com
T
he Puerto Rico police announced Monday
a record weapons seizure in which 161 suspected arms dealers were arrested and 132
firearms seized, which Gov. Alejandro García
Padilla celebrated as another feather in the cap
of local police who have been able reduce Puerto
Rico’s out-of-control crime problem.
The arms seizure, dubbed “Operation 100
x 35,” was carried out by the Police Department’s
Drug, Narcotics and Illegal Arms Bureau in various areas of the island, Police Superintendent
José Caldero said.
The police are still waiting to arrest another 59 suspected traffickers from the total of 44
organizations dismantled, Caldero said.
The arms bust, which eclipses last year’s
record, comes at a time of plunging crime statistics for the island. Last year set a record-low homicide rate in recent years with 584 for the year.
Previous years had seen the homicide rate climb
to more than 1,000 slayings.
Caldero said all of the transactions that
were carried out in the operations, with an investigative budget of $250,000, were recorded
using advanced technology, establishing guilt
beyond a reasonable doubt.
García Padilla, who was on hand for the
press conference announcing the bust, said all
those convicted of illegal weapons violations
José Caldero
will go to prison for two years thanks to an arms
law he signed into law in December 2013 and attributed the historic drop in criminal activity to
the new gun law.
“Before we had to prove that the arm was
going to be used for a crime to be a felony, if not
it was a misdemeanor. The police and the district
attorney had to go to the judge and prove that it
was going to be used in a criminal act. That was
practically impossible,” García Padilla said. “We
changed the law and now the mere fact of having, or selling or trafficking an illegal arm, it’s
[a minimum jail sentence] of two years.”
“It’s part of the success we are having in
lowering the crime rate to record levels. We are
now taking the criminals out of circulation,” the
governor said. “Only God knows if we didn’t
take the weapon out of circulation if it would
have ended someone’s life in the future.”
García Padilla said the police department
is the only public corporation that has not seen
a cut in its budget amid the current economic
crisis.
The governor said the operation’s video
surveillance captured one of the suspects selling
a weapon while holding a baby.
He said that unlike other operations,
which have involved federal law enforcement
officials, Operation 100 X 35 was carried out 100
percent by local law enforcement.
“The drop in the crime rate should not be
a motive for resting by anyone, but rather should
be a motive for enthusiasm for the effort because
we are having success in our anti-crime policy,”
the governor said.
Drug, Narcotics and Illegal Arms Bureau
director Juan García said that in some cases those arrested were relatives of police.
In Arecibo, a teacher at a private institution was among those arrested, he said.
Also in Arecibo, a group that called itself
“the company” and did business over the internet was dismantled and its members all arrested
on Monday, García said.
In Ponce, a trafficker made a sale while
holding a three-year-old girl and municipal employees in Carolina and Trujillo Alto were also
among those arrested.
Some of the arms are thought to have been
involved in crimes including homicides that are
being investigated by the island Forensic Institute.
Gasoline Retailers Slam DACO
for Failing to Publish Prices
By JOHN MCPHAUL
jpmcphaul@gmail.com
T
he president of the Gasoline Retailers
Association, Luis Sepúlveda, accused
the Department of Consumer Affairs
(DACO) of abandoning the practice of publishing the price of gasoline imposed by wholesalers.
Sepúlveda said that faced with this
situation the retailers decided to take a poll
among themselves to publish their own gasoline price, according to Internews Service.
“I imagine that they received a lot of
pressure from the wholesalers,” Sepúlveda
said in a radio interview.
DACO has not published the gas price
since last June.
“At this time the [price of a] liter had
gone up one cent and as soon as we organized
ourselves and published the price, it dropped
by one cent,” Sepúlveda said.
DACO Secretary Nery Adames denied
that it was the wholesalers but rather the advisers of the Office of Monopolistic Affairs
that objected to the practice.
“They told us that it was not good practice to be showing the prices of the competing
wholesalers,” Adames said.
He said that “because of this advice,
orientation and council of the Office of Monopolistic Affairs, DACO took this information
off the page.”
Adames said Sepúlveda knows this information and accused him of acting in a very
sensational manner.
“Be honorable in your statements,” said
Adames of Sepúlveda.
Adames said the consumer is not interested in knowing this information about
prices among wholesalers, but rather “he is
interested in how much the retailers are going
to charge.”
She said DACO offers the wholesale prices on its Internet page, where any consumer
can access them.
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Staying Put Amid Puerto Rico’s Economic Crisis
By David Gonzalez
A
s Puerto Rico’s debt has grown, its population has shrunk. In numbers that
rival the last great exodus from the
island during the 1950s, young professionals
with families are leaving to start over in Florida, resulting in Puerto Rico losing roughly 10
percent of its population over the last decade.
But what about those who can’t leave?
For them — often older residents with fixed
incomes who rely on government-funded pensions or health care — the future is unsettling.
Unable to declare bankruptcy without Congressional approval, the island, a United States
territory, is obligated to pay its creditors before
almost any other bills, even if that means cutting essential services.
So, while others were leaving the island,
Joseph Rodriguez decided it was time to make
some return visits. In recent years he has gone
to Puerto Rico to document the effects of the
economic crisis, something that is etched in the
faces of the people he has encountered who, for
one reason or another, are staying.
“Most of them are older,” said Mr. Rodriguez, a veteran photojournalist who first made
his mark in 1990 with a National Geographic
cover story on East Harlem. “There is constant
buzz about the hedge fund managers coming
in and making things worse as they demand
Puerto Rico pay off its debts to them first.
Meanwhile, these older people have their own
People at La Fondita de Jesus, a
nonprofit organization that offers,
among other services, alternative
housing aimed at helping people with
alcohol and other drug addictions.
debts and basic needs: paying for electricity,
food and medicine.”
His recent work — done with a grant
from the Economic Hardship Reporting Project — complements an earlier piece he did on
the island’s beleaguered middle class. This time
around, he traveled to several different cities
but focused on Maricao, which according to a
2014 government report was among the poorest
of the island’s municipalities, with an unemployment rate of 21 percent.
Among those he encountered was a 94year-old man who still worked for the town’s
mayor and whose after-dinner routine was to
play a slot machine in hopes of easing his financial situation. Another woman — she said
she was 101 — told him the crisis had just left
her stressed.
Similar jitters are evident in other parts
of the island. At Gloria’s, a bodega in Santurce, people gathered each night to drink and
relax while playing dominoes. One of their big
worries was crime. Mr. Rodriguez — who has
documented young offenders and gang life in
California — also noticed the presence of homeless addicts.
“During the day time you’d see old
people going to Gloria’s to relax,” he said. “But
at night they would not venture out because
the junkies took over the street.”
Elsewhere, shuttered commercial strips
were ghost towns, he said. If anything, the
prevailing mood was pessimism. “The question that comes up is whether or not the island should be independent,” he said. “That is
the conversation that goes on in every place.
The other one is why can’t Puerto Rico claim
bankruptcy.”
The images he made have an intimate
feel, partly because of his decision to eschew
35 mm in favor of a square-format camera that
forced him to take his time and engage his subjects. But he also has a personal connection to
the island: His father, whom he never knew,
was from Ponce. His curiosity was piqued
when he was a young photographer and discovered the work of Jack Delano, the Farm Security Administration photographer who settled
on the island and produced a rich archive of
its life.
“I’m looking at Jack’s work and thinking
‘Oh, this is how my people look. This is where
my father was from,’” Mr. Rodriguez recalled.
“I used photography to go out and learn about
my own roots.”
His search is far from over. His plans
for the future are ambitious, with a nod to the
medium’s past, too.
“The way August Sander photographed
the German people would be my dream to photograph Puerto Rico that way,” he said. “His
work was portrait-driven, and that’s the reason I
went to the Rolleiflex — to slow it down, to look
at the face. I feel the eyes always tell the story.
They carry the history, the pain, the love.”
A man selling lottery tickets at the
Paseo de Diego shopping center.
Toys Aren’t Enough; We Want More
A Few More Requests for Puerto Ricans
By PEGGY ANN BLISS
Special to The STAR
sjstarbliss@gmail.com
D
ear Three Kings, please don’t
leave yet. The children have some
of the toys they asked for, so now
it’s time to make a few requests for the
rest of us. Puerto Rico has been through
a bad year and have worried a lot, about
loss of jobs, no water, increased taxes,
and a hike in the cost of utilities. Now,
as much of a fantasy as it may seem, it
is time for the adults to get some of the
booty we deserve.
As we approach elections this year,
we pray for a president and a governor
with the maturity and breadth to lead
our governments out of the dark.
In addition we ask specifically for Puerto
Rico:
A windfall to pay off debts
Better mass transportation system
Pothole-free roads
Fewer murders
Less violence against women and children
Less animal abuse
Uncluttered sidewalks
No-wait medical appointments
More efficient emergency rooms
Lower electricity costs
Cleaner beaches
Better local television
An English-language radio station
Another English-language theater company
Elimination of sound trucks, especially at
election time
More libraries
Better schools
English-speaking English teachers
More jobs for all
Better salaries
Yet, while we often see the cup as half
empty, many blessings make us realize it
is in reality half full. We must acknowledge that thanks are due for:
WIPR Classics, albeit a 1 a.m. to 5 a.m.
Univision specials
Law 154 and increased awareness of ani-
mal welfare
Grocery specials, $1 juice and $2 cheese
The Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra
and the opera community
The eclectic theater movement
Institute of Culture events like Campechada
Experimental music
Health and drug insurance
Good doctors
Aguadilla sunsets, full moons on Condado Beach
Leatherback turtles and their protectors
Ricardo Alegría, Tom Marvel, Nechodema, and all urban defenders
Puerto Rican aguinaldos
Three Kings traditions.
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Obama’s Last State of the Union Address
Aims to Set Tone for ’16 Campaign
By PETER BAKER
F
or the final time, President Obama will mount the rostrum in the House chamber today to deliver a State of
the Union address. But this time, aides said, he will not
bring with him a long list of proposals that will languish in
Congress — after all these years, a victory of experience over
hope.
Instead, Mr. Obama plans a thematic message that effectively will be as much a campaign agenda as a governing
document. While not on the ballot himself, Mr. Obama hopes to use what may be the largest television audience left in
his presidency to frame the debate about who should replace
him and where the country should go from here.
This is a decisive moment for the two-term president,
the pivot point where he goes from priority setter to celebrity
spectator in the contest for the future. His speech and the
days that follow offer a last chance to bolster his lagging poll
ratings, define his legacy, rebut negative narratives emerging
from the campaign trail and challenge his would-be successors to address the issues he deems most vital.
Aides say Mr. Obama wants to present an upbeat, optimistic view of America after seven years that will contrast
with the gloomy portrayals offered by Republican candidates, a task aided by strong job creation numbers but complicated by continuing turmoil in the Middle East and elsewhere.
At the same time, while Mr. Obama will introduce a few
policy proposals, more broadly he hopes to generate support
for his approach to issues like climate change, gun control,
immigration and income inequality that can boost Hillary
Clinton, the front-runner for the Democratic nomination,
even if it does not result in further action during his tenure.
“Last year, he spoke to Congress,” said Jennifer Psaki,
the White House communications director. “This year, he’ll
be speaking more to the American public.”
But it is a public that does not share his sunny assessment
of the state of the union. In a survey conducted by The New
York Times and CBS News in December, 68 percent of Americans said the country was on the wrong track, the highest
such figure in more than two years. Many in the poll were
unimpressed with the president’s performance on critical issues like the fight against the Islamic State, also known as
ISIS or ISIL.
That sour public mood has challenged Mr. Obama
throughout his presidency. Since he took office, the proportion of Americans who consider the country heading in the
right direction in Times-CBS polls has never outnumbered
those who think it is on the wrong track. That was true for
most of his predecessor’s tenure, too.
Republican presidential candidates have tapped that
sentiment. “The state of our union is a mess,” Donald J.
President Obama in the House chamber to deliver last
year’s State of the Union address.
Trump said Sunday on “Meet the Press” on NBC News. “We
can’t beat ISIS. Our military is falling back. It’s not being properly taken care of. Our vets aren’t being properly taken care
of. Obamacare, as you know, is going to fail very soon and
probably in ’17, our health care — we don’t have borders. We
don’t have anything.”
Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican majority leader, said “the whole Middle East is in terrible shape” under
Mr. Obama. “So I’d like to see the president step up here in
his last year and lay out a plan for the defeat of ISIL,” he said
on “This Week” on ABC. “It’s a good starting place.”
That sort of talk has gotten under Mr. Obama’s skin and
he wants to use the nation’s biggest platform to push back.
As a preview, he sent his White House chief of staff, Denis
McDonough, to most of the Sunday talk shows to counter the
Republicans, citing the 292,000 new jobs created in December and the 2.65 million in all of 2015.
The Republicans are “seeming to run down America,”
Mr. McDonough said on NBC. “I don’t really get it. What I
see is an America that’s surging.”
“We feel very optimistic about the future,” he added.
“That’s a big difference between us and what’s going on
in this public debate right now and that’s what you’ll hear
about on Tuesday night.”
The speech comes less than three weeks before the Iowa
caucuses kick off the voting for his successor, and one unspoken goal for Mr. Obama is to set the table for Mrs. Clinton.
Aides said they did not directly coordinate the president’s
speech with her campaign, but did not need to because they
knew her positions on the issues.
His focus on gun control last week is one area where
they are in sync, and Mr. Obama said he would be a oneissue voter this year, refusing to support candidates who
oppose “common sense” measures.
But Mr. McDonough insisted Sunday that the president
would not endorse in the Democratic primary regardless of
Senator Bernie Sanders’s past support for immunity from liability for gun manufacturers and dealers, legislation he now
supports revising.
Jeff Shesol, a White House speechwriter for President
Bill Clinton, said a president in his eighth year no longer has
the same commanding voice he once did. “He doesn’t get to
pick the terms of the debate precisely; he gets to influence
them broadly.”
“That was something that was on our minds at this stage in the Clinton White House,” Mr. Shesol said. “We didn’t
get to dictate the terms. But we did actually” help shape the
debate.
The decision to not focus on a string of sweeping new
proposals reflects the recognition that Mr. Obama has little
chance of securing major legislation from a Republican Congress. Two areas both sides see as likeliest for agreement are
an overhaul of the criminal justice system and approval of
Mr. Obama’s Asian-Pacific free trade agreement.
It may also reflect the normal exhaustion of new ideas in
the eighth year of an eventful presidency. The White House
went through the usual policy development process in preparation for a more conventional State of the Union address,
but after Mr. Obama saw the ideas laid out, none was so compelling that he wanted to make it the centerpiece of his last
annual speech.
Among the ideas being discussed was a new “moon
shot” to cure cancer, sought by Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., whose son Beau died of brain cancer last year. Mr.
Biden at one point hoped to include a major new initiative in
the State of the Union, but it has taken time to sort through
the options and create a plan, so while it will be referred to
in the speech, the vice president will wait to make a major
rollout in the next few weeks.
White House officials said other ideas generated by the
process would still be presented over the course of the year.
But they said Mr. Obama decided to talk more broadly about
the progress the country has made and the steps needed not
just this year but for the next five to 10 years. Aides said he
would talk about democracy and the importance of everyone
participating.
He will follow up with a two-day trip to Nebraska and
Louisiana, two Republican states where he will urge governors to expand Medicaid coverage as part of his health care
program.
“Regardless of what’s happening on the campaign trail,
the president still has an impactful bully pulpit,” Ms. Psaki
said. “What people have noticed over the last year despite
their skepticism is that he’s been willing to raise issues that
haven’t been in the public domain and they’ve made their
way onto the campaign trail.”
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Senate Democrats Rammed Through Judges, Now GOP Calls Shots
A
fter more than 400 days, Luis Felipe
Restropo is finally getting a confirmation vote in the Senate that would
make him the first Hispanic federal judge
on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit.
With Monday’s vote on the federal judge
from Philadelphia, the Senate was to have
cleared its to-do list of nominees to the powerful appeals courts. Nine vacancies will remain, but President Barack Obama has yet
to nominate people for those posts. Among
federal trial judges, 26 of Obama’s nominees
— out of 59 current vacancies — await votes.
The Judiciary Committee has approved 13 of
them, all by routine voice votes.
The vacancy rate for the federal judiciary
rivals recent lows, and the number of current
vacancies is almost exactly the same as it was
when Obama took office seven years ago.
But don’t give credit to Republicans who
now control the Senate. Chalk it up to a burst
of confirmations in 2014 after majority Democrats rewrote filibuster rules and rammed
through 89 judges, almost double the number of the previous year and the most since
Bill Clinton’s second year in office. When
2015 opened, there were just 40 vacancies
out of 852 authorized federal appeals and
trial judges.
Last year, the GOP-led chamber confirmed just 11 federal judges, the least in
recent memory. That has Democrats crying
foul, suggesting the pace is dictated by electoral politics.
“It’s glacial,” says New York Sen. Chuck
Schumer, one of the Democrats’ point men
on judges. “It’s for the partisan purpose of
hoping for a Republican president.”
The top Judiciary Committee Democrat,
Patrick Leahy of Vermont, criticized Republicans in a Senate speech last month for having “the dubious distinction of matching
the record for confirming the fewest annual
number of judicial nominees in more than
half a century.”
Leahy added: “Too many Americans who
have sought justice in our federal courts this
year have instead found delays and empty
courtrooms because of Senate Republicans’
obstruction on judicial nominees.”
It is true that the number of vacancies
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Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in
Washington. With Monday’s vote for the federal judge from Philadelphia, the Senate will
have cleared its to-do list of nominees to the powerful appeals courts.
has risen, but it is still slightly below the 59
vacancies Obama inherited in 2009 when he
succeeded Republican President George W.
Bush. Vacancies spiked after that as more
judges stepped down and as the Obama
White House moved slowly on nominating
replacements.
Confirmations to lifetime appointments
to the federal courts have long been a flashpoint in an increasingly polarized Washington. The current situation pales in comparison with the 2014 struggle that divided
the Senate over new rules to accelerate the
process. Almost a decade prior, after a spate
of Democratic filibusters of President George
W. Bush’s judicial nominees, GOP leaders
explored the same “nuclear option” to get
nominees confirmed, but the fight was diffused by a bipartisan compromise.
When Democrats controlled the Senate,
Republicans were less likely to filibuster outright, though they were often stingy in permitting votes. In December 2014, Texas Sen.
Ted Cruz, now a Republican presidential
contender, created an opening that Democrats exploited, allowing 11 new judges to
be confirmed in an end-of-session burst just
before Republicans retook control of the Senate.
Overall, Obama has named 25 nominees for 67 pending vacancies, according to
the U.S. Judicial Conference. The Senate Judiciary Committee under Republican Sen.
Charles Grassley of Iowa has processed 19.
“Senator Grassley’s Judiciary Committee moved at the same pace in 2015 that it
did under Democrat control in 2007 during
the last two years of President Bush’s presidency,” said Grassley spokeswoman Beth
Levine. “The 2015 average vacancy rate for
the federal judiciary is among the lowest in
25 years.” She said: “Just by looking at the
numbers, President Obama’s nominees are
being treated just as fairly as President Bush’s
nominees were.”
Democrats note that they confirmed
many more judges — 40 — in the seventh
year of Bush’s presidency in 2007 than Republicans confirmed last year.
“The analogy is the last two years of the
Bush administration,” Schumer said. “And
we confirmed many more.”
Grassley is not the bad guy in the view
of some Democrats. They blame top Republicans like Majority Leader Mitch McConnell
of Kentucky for the slow pace.
There’s little doubt that the hardball tactics employed by Democrats in 2014 are part
of the reason confirmations dropped last
year. The process typically requires the Senate to agree unanimously to schedule a vote
if a confirmation is to occur, and the chamber is stocked with Republicans opposed to
Obama.
In the final year of Obama’s presidency,
Senate leaders have agreed that four more
judges will be confirmed over the next few
weeks. Since more than two-thirds of the vacancies are in states with at least one GOP
senator, it’s likely that at least a few more
nominees will get a vote before the process
virtually shuts down in an election year.
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High Court Seems Ready to Scrap Mandatory Public Union Fees
T
he Supreme Court on Monday appeared ready to deal a major blow
to the power and clout of organized
labor as it considers the free speech rights
of government workers who say they
shouldn’t be forced to pay fees to publicsector unions.
The high court’s conservative justices
seemed inclined during 80 minutes of oral
argument to overrule a four-decade old
precedent that allows public-sector unions
to collect mandatory fees from non-members to cover collective bargaining costs.
A group of California public school
teachers claims these “fair share” fees violate the First Amendment rights of workers
who disagree with the union’s positions.
Labor officials fear that union members
will leave in droves if they realize they can
get all the benefits of representation without paying for it.
But Justice Anthony Kennedy rejected
arguments made by lawyers for the state
of California and the California Teachers
Association that the current fee system is
needed to prevent non-members from be-
coming “free riders” — workers who get
all the benefits of union bargaining and
grievance procedures without paying for
it.
“The union basically is making these
teachers ‘compelled riders’ for issues on
which they strongly disagree,” Kennedy
said, noting the political nature of bargaining issues like teacher salaries, merit promotions and class size.
Arguing in support of the union, California Solicitor General Edward Dumont
said the state needs a reliable bargaining
partner that is funded by all the workers
it represents. He said the fees for collective
bargaining typically apply to non-political
issues such as mileage reimbursement,
working hours and other mundane issues.
Chief Justice John Roberts dismissed
that reasoning, saying even routine matters can become politically charged if they
involve how the state spends money.
“That’s always a public policy issue,”
Roberts said.
Even Justice Antonin Scalia, who in the
past has expressed some sympathy for the
free rider argument, said all the items negotiated in a collective bargaining agreement “are necessarily political questions.”
The California teachers want the high
court to overturn a 1977 case that allows
public unions to collect money from members and non-members alike, as long as the
money doesn’t pay for political action. The
court in that case, Abood v. Detroit Board
of Education, said the arrangement was
justified to prevent non-members from becoming free riders.
But the teachers argue that unions have
become more political over time. They say
even a push for higher salaries and pension
benefits raises political questions about the
best use of tax dollars for cash-strapped
localities.
A federal district court ruled against
the teachers, saying the outcome was clear
under Abood. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of
Appeals affirmed that ruling.
Half the states already have right-towork laws banning mandatory fees, but
most members of public-employee unions
are concentrated in states that don’t, in-
With No Weekend Winner, Powerball
Jackpot Swells to $1.3 Billion
D
isappointed you didn’t win the Powerball jackpot this weekend? Don’t be.
Lottery officials say the prize has
swelled to an estimated $1.3 billion — the
world’s largest. Ever.
“Biggest jackpot in the history of the world.
Absolutely confirmed,” Texas Lottery executive director Gary Grief said.
The jackpot is so big that billboards in Texas and around the country have to advertise
the price as $999 million because they’re not
built to show billions. The lottery computers
will handle the decimal point without a problem.
No one matched all six Powerball numbers
Saturday night, leading to the astronomical
prize. And that is all but certain to grow before the next drawing Wednesday, according
to lottery officials.
“We’ve never been at these levels,” said
Grief, whose state lottery is part of the MultiState Lottery Association that runs Powerball.
The odds to win are one in 292.2 million.
Seventy-five percent of all the possible combinations were purchased before Saturday’s
drawing, Grief said, and he expects that
enough tickets will be sold to cover about 80
percent by Wednesday. About 95 percent of
Powerball tickets have computer-generated
numbers.
“I’ve been in the industry over 20 years,
and I’ve seen jackpots hit when we hardly have
any of the potential numbers covered — like 5
percent of the possible combinations covered.
And I’ve seen other jackpots when we’ve had
95 percent of the combinations covered and it
rolls,” Grief said.
The jackpot has ballooned since its Nov. 4
starting point of $40 million and spurred huge
ticket sales.
In Omaha, Les Wheeler said he probably
overdid it by buying $30 worth of tickets for
Saturday’s drawing with a few friends, but
they plan to do the same for this next jackpot.
“I didn’t expect to win, but I had big
dreams,” said Wheeler, 53. He said a new
home in another state away from Omaha’s
16-degree temperatures were at the top of his
wish list.
Saturday’s winning numbers — 16-19-3234-57 and Powerball number of 13 — did gain
some people a little wealth: 25 tickets won $1
million by matching five numbers, and three
other tickets won $2 million because they paid
extra to multiply smaller prizes.
Darryl Collins, of Phoenix, and his husband each won $24 from the 70 Powerball tickets they bought. They plan to use that money
toward buying more tickets for the new, higher jackpot. Collins said it was a shock that nobody won.
“It was like only 500 people who missed
it by one number,” Collins said. “It shows you
how hard it is to win.”
cluding California, New York and Illinois.
Union advocates say the lawsuit is
part of a conservative agenda to weaken
powerful labor unions, known for reliably
supporting Democratic candidates and
policies. The teachers are backed by the
conservative Center for Individual Rights.
Arguing for the teachers, Michael
Carvin said mandatory fees serve to “inflate the union’s war chest by people who
really have not made a voluntary decision
to do so.”
Justice Elena Kagan warned that the
challengers “come here with a heavy burden” to overturn a nearly 40-year-old case
on which thousands of contracts and millions of employees rely.
Justice Stephen Breyer said overturning
Abood would require the court to overrule
several related cases in which the high
court has approved mandatory payments
by lawyers to bar associations and mandatory student fees at public universities.
“That’s quite a big deal,” Breyer said.
Carvin said Abood’s rationale is inconsistent with other free speech cases.
The 55-year-old real estate agent said he
and his husband would definitely share the
wealth.
“I would give a lot of it to family and
friends,” Collins said. “Who needs that much
money?”
Michael Montecelo, a security guard in
San Francisco’s financial district, said he
spent $20 on Powerball tickets and hasn’t yet
checked if he won anything. He said he will
buy another $20 worth of tickets even if thinking about winning more than a billion dollars
scares him a bit.
“I think I would go into a state of anxiety,
but it would be a good anxiety,” he said, smiling.
Montecelo, 50, said he would retire and
donate some of that money and work on administering the rest.
“I would have to open an office and get
a team of experts. I think my job would be
to keep tabs on that money,” he said. “That
would be a full-time job.”
The record jackpot lured an unprecedented frenzy of purchases. Between Jan. 6 and
Saturday’s drawings, more than $900 million
in Powerball tickets were sold.
Officials expect similar sales before the
next drawing, but Grief said it’s hard to predict how excitement about the record jackpot
will boost sales.
“It’s exponentially greater than any sales
that any of the states involved have ever seen,”
he said.
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Rubio Shifts Immigration Focus to National Security Concerns
Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Marco Rubio,
R-Fla. speaks during a town hall campaign stop, Friday
in Concord, N.H.
M
arco Rubio is increasingly portraying immigration
as a national security issue rather than a question
of what to do with millions of people in the country
illegally, a sign of his evolving stance on a topic that remains
one of his liabilities with conservative voters.
“The issue is not the same one we had a few years ago,”
Rubio told voters recently in New Hampshire. “This issue’s
different now; we have radical jihadist groups that are using
our immigration system against us.”
As he seeks to emerge as a top contender in the GOP’s
crowded presidential field, Rubio still finds himself explaining his past support for an immigration overhaul bill that
included a path to citizenship.
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, one of his chief rivals, tries to use
the bill to brand Rubio as too soft on the issue. And on the
campaign trail, Rubio is often asked about immigration, either by skeptical voters or those simply seeking an explanation of where he stands.
“He still hasn’t made up with me yet regarding the Gang
of Eight,” said David Merritt, a Massachusetts voter who
came to see Rubio in Atkinson, New Hampshire. Merritt’s
comments refer to the immigration bill Rubio co-authored.
“I’m not 100 percent sure that I trust him,” Merritt said.
The overhaul bill passed the Senate, with Rubio’s help,
but he later backed off the proposal as it began to draw fire
from the conservative right. Asked to explain, he says he
now favors a one-piece-at-a-time approach.
He says the federal government needs to boost border
security and modernize the legal immigration system before it deals with the 11 million people here illegally. He says
the government must do better at tracking the millions who
overstay visas and must make mandatory the e-verify system, an Internet-based program that allows employers to
check the eligibility of prospective employees through federal databases.
But in recent weeks, Rubio also has shifted the conversation, starting the immigration segment of his stump speech
Talk of ‘Takedown’ Effort on
Ted Cruz, Donald Trump Fades
By Steve Peoples
T
hree weeks before Iowa kicks off the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz
are generating overwhelming enthusiasm among
Republican voters in the state.
They also are generating concern, though not panic,
among the party professionals who believe both are unelectable in November against the Democratic nominee.
Despite such fears, talk of a ‘‘takedown’’ effort aimed at either Trump or Cruz appears to have faded as
the Feb. 1 caucuses in Iowa near.
For now, there is nervous acceptance that two of the
Republican Party’s most divisive figures may stay at the
top of the presidential pack in the polls leading up to the
first month of voting.
‘‘Cruz would not only cost us the general, he would
cost the GOP the future. Trump is not a Republican and
he is not a conservative,’’ said Republican strategist Alex
Castellanos, who is not affiliated with a 2016 campaign.
‘‘The geometry is conflicting: If you limit one, you aid
the other.
‘‘At the end,’’ Castellanos said, ‘‘Republicans may
face the devil’s bargain and have to settle for the lesser
of two antiestablishment evils.’’
That feeling is echoed by party officials across the
country, who acknowledged they have few tools to stop
Cruz or Trump.
Instead, there is hope that voters ultimately settle
on what they consider a more viable alternative from a
group of candidates that includes Florida Senator Marco Rubio, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, former
Florida Governor Jeb Bush, and Ohio Governor John Kasich.
‘‘Let’s see how the votes go before we panic,’’ said
Washington-based Republican operative John Feehery,
who has been critical of Cruz and Trump.
Over the weekend, Trump again taunted Cruz over
his eligibility to be president.
‘‘You can’t have a person running for office — even
though Ted is very glib and he goes out and he says, ‘Oh,
well, I’m a natural born citizen.’ The point is, you’re not,’’
Trump said during a rally in Clear Lake, Iowa.
‘‘I mean, you’ve got to get a declaratory judgment,’’
he said. “You have to have the courts come up with a ruling or you have a candidate who just cannot run, because the other side will immediately bring suit and you’ve
got that cloud on your head.’’
by painting gaps in the U.S.-Mexico border and the existing
legal immigration system as a national security threat. And
he’s taken to telling voters that the Islamic State group is actively recruiting fighters to send to the United States posing
as doctors, students and investors.
“Radical jihadist groups, the same people who carried
out the attacks in Paris, who inspired the attacks in California, are trying to use our immigration system against
us,” Rubio said Thursday to a crowd packed into a Bedford
home.
“They’ve already gotten someone into this country as
a fiancee,” he said, referring to Tashfeen Malif, the wife accused in the California shootings. A Pakistani citizen, she
was allowed into the country in 2014 to marry a U.S. citizen.
The FBI said after the shooting that Malif and her husband
had been radicalized for some time, but the FBI also said recently there’s no evidence of outside actors in coordinating
the shooting.
Rubio says if the government doesn’t know “100 percent”
who someone is or why they are coming into the United States, they won’t be allowed in under his administration.
“This has become a national security issue, and when an
issue changes, so must your policies,” he said.
But Rubio’s stance on immigration was fluid long before
the Islamic State was a concern.
As Florida’s House speaker in 2008, Rubio came under
fire from GOP colleagues for not bringing several bills aimed at discouraging illegal immigration to the House floor
for a vote, including bills to increase employer verification
requirements and require police to report those suspected of
being in the country illegally.
He began to shift rightward when he ran for the Senate
in 2010 as a tea party favorite, pledging to oppose any legislation that would grant amnesty to the millions here illegally.
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Consumers Can Have Their Credit Data Frozen Under New Law
By MARIA MIRANDA SIERRA
mirandasanjuanstar@gmail.com
P
opular Democratic Party (PDP) Sen. Ramón Luis
Nieves on Monday celebrated the enactment of Law
236 of 2015, also known as the Freezing of Credit
for Security Reasons Act, which gives Puerto Rican consumers a new tool to protect themselves from fraud and
identity theft.
The bill, authored by Nieves, allows consumers to
request that credit bureaus suspend the delivery of their
credit information to third parties.
“Identity theft and fraud are very common offenses
in Puerto Rico. Law 236 gives people the tools to protect
their credit information,” Nieves said. “As chairman of
the Senate Banking Committee, and due to my previous
professional experience in that industry, I am convinced
that this law will help protect thousands of consumers.”
The new law allows consumers to notify the credit
report agency to order them to freeze their credit information. A security freeze remains in force until the consumer
requests to have it removed. The credit report agency will
remove the security freeze within three days after receiving the request from the consumer to do so.
The federal Fair Credit Reporting Act addresses
what is relevant to credit reports. Nevertheless, jurisdictions in the mainland U.S., such as California, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, New York and Washington, and now
Puerto Rico with the passage of Law 236, have legislated
so that citizens who suspect that other people are using
their credit improperly can call credit agencies and order
that the issuance of their information be suspended.
According to the explanatory statement of the new
law, each year some 700,000 people are victims of identity
theft in the U.S., while in Puerto Rico it has been reported
that there are about 60 to 70 monthly cases.
Ramón Luis Nieves
Law 236 indicates that credit report agencies can
charge the consumers an amount no greater than $10
for freezing the security of their credit report. There are
exemptions to the fee, including for consumers over 65
years old.
Shire and Baxalta Agree to a $31 Billion Deal
By LESLIE PICKER and CHAD BRAY
A
fter a courtship of more than six months, Shire
won over the fellow drug maker Baxalta on Monday in a deal valued at about $31 billion. The
combination would create a giant in the treatment of rare
diseases.
Baxalta, which was spun off from Baxter International, generates a large portion of its sales from Advate,
a drug for hemophilia. It also has a portfolio of plasma
therapies and treatments for immune diseases.
The company initially rebuffed Shire’s offer last summer, saying that it “significantly undervalued” the company. Shire’s first proposal was an all-stock deal, worth
$30 billion when the companies disclosed their talks in
August.
Under the terms of the deal announced on Monday,
Shire would pay $45.57 in cash and stock for each Baxalta
share, or a total of $31 billion. That price represents a 37.5
percent premium to Baxalta’s share price before Shire
first announced in August that it had made a takeover
approach.
Based on the 30-trading-day volume-weighted average of Shire’s stock price, however, the deal is valued at
$47.50 a share, or about $32 billion.
Part of Shire’s ability to pay such a premium for Baxalta is tax synergies.
Because Shire is based in Dublin, while Baxalta is
based in Bannockburn, Ill., the combined company would
be able to achieve a lower tax rate than Baxalta can as a
stand-alone. The combined company would have an estimated tax rate of 16 to 17 percent by next year, compared
with Baxalta’s current rate of 23 to 24 percent, Shire said.
Shire said that it expected to realize more than $500
million in annual cost savings within the first three years
after the deal closes.
Baxalta has only been a stand-alone company for six
months. The drug maker was spun off from Baxter in
July to streamline its operations with a focus on specialty
drugs. Baxter, a medical supplies giant, still owns more
than 19 percent and remains the largest shareholder, so
the deal with Shire is incumbent upon its support.
“Baxter fully supports the proposed combination of
Shire and Baxalta, which will create a major biotechnology company and global leader in rare diseases,” said José
E. Almeida, the Baxter chairman and chief executive.
The Baxalta spinoff was structured in a way to avoid
creating a tax burden for Baxter shareholders who received shares in the new company.
Preserving the “tax-free status” of the Baxalta spinoff
was a key component of the takeover discussions, Shire’s
chief executive, Flemming Ornskov, told reporters during a conference call on Monday. He said he was “confident” the current structure of the transaction would accomplish that.
Tax considerations had helped drive a proposed $54
billion sale of Shire to the American drug maker AbbVie
last year. After the Treasury Department announced new
rules aimed at curbing inversions — when an American
company acquires a foreign one to reincorporate overseas to lower its tax bill — AbbVie and Shire terminated
their deal.
Shares of Baxalta were down more than 2 percent, at
$39.06 in midday trading. Shire shares closed down more
than 8 percent in London trading.
“This proposed combination allows us to realize our
vision of building the leading biotechnology company
focused on rare diseases,” Mr. Ornskov said in a news
release. “Together, we will have leadership positions in
multiple, high-value franchises and become the clear
partner of choice in rare diseases.”
The combined company could generate more than
$20 billion in sales by 2020, with rare disease treatments accounting for 65 percent of its annual revenue,
Shire said in a news release. The companies currently
have about $13 billion in combined sales, according to
Shire.
Shire is best known for its drugs to treat attention
deficit hyperactivity disorder, or A.D.H.D, which represent about one-third of its sales. To build up its diverse
portfolio, Shire has engaged in a series of acquisitions,
more recently focusing on rare diseases, which now make
up 40 percent of revenue, according to Morningstar.
In November, Shire agreed to acquire Dyax Corporation, which develops treatments for hereditary angioedema, or HAE, a rare genetic condition. A year ago, Shire
agreed to acquire NPS Pharmaceuticals for about $5.2
billion.
The Baxalta transaction is expected to close by the
middle of this year and is subject to shareholder and regulatory approval.
Baxalta shareholders would own about 34 percent of
the combined company.
Wayne T. Hockmeyer, Baxalta’s chairman, will become deputy chairman of the combined company and
two additional directors from Baxalta are expected to join
the combined company’s board of directors.
Evercore, Morgan Stanley, Barlcays and Deutsche
Bank advised Shire, as well as the law firms Ropes &
Gray; Cravath, Swaine & Moore; and Slaughter & May.
Goldman Sachs and Citigroup as well as Kirkland & Ellis
and Jones Day are providing advice to Baxalta.
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Tuesday, January 12, 2016
17
Ratings Agencies Still Coming Up Short, Years After Crisis
By GRETCHEN MORGENSON
T
he mistakes that led to the 2008
mortgage crisis can’t happen
again, right?
Not so fast, particularly if you’re
talking about credit ratings agencies
like Moody’s Investors Service and
Standard & Poor’s. Eight years after
these companies were found to have
put profits ahead of principle when
they assigned high grades to low-quality debt securities, some of the same
dubious practices continue to infect
their operations. That’s the message in
the most recent regulatory report on
the companies from the Securities and
Exchange Commission.
The credit ratings agencies played an enormous role in generating
billions of dollars in losses during the
debacle. Internal emails that emerged
in congressional investigations were
especially revealing of the problems at
these companies. “We rate every deal,”
one Standard & Poor’s employee famously wrote. “It could be structured
by cows and we would rate it.”
There’s an entertaining — and
illuminating — scene in the movie
“The Big Short” that perfectly captures the pathology. As a Standard &
Poor’s employee played by Melissa Leo
replies when asked why the ratings
agency didn’t insist on higher standards: “They’ll just go to Moody’s.”
But like many of those responsible for the mess, credit raters largely
escaped accountability. They were
allowed to maintain their conflicted
business models, in which issuers pay
the agencies to rate their securities.
And their ratings remain deeply embedded in our financial system: bank
capital requirements are still based in
part on the grades assigned to securities these entities hold.
Ten credit ratings agencies are
currently registered and operating in
the United States. As their overseer,
the S.E.C. must conduct examinations
of them every year and issue an annual report of its findings.
The most recent such report
came out on Dec. 28, easily missed in
the holiday crush. But its contents are
a potent reminder that absent strong
enforcement of the rules, questionable
behavior is not likely to change.
The S.E.C. report doesn’t identify
which agencies ran afoul of what rules. That’s unfortunate. But it does separate the companies into two groups
based on size. So when the regulator describes a problem at one of the
“larger” credit ratings agencies, you
know it means one of the big three —
Fitch Ratings, Moody’s or Standard &
Poor’s.
Some of the problems uncovered
by the S.E.C. are frighteningly basic.
For example, two of the larger companies “failed to adhere to their ratings
policies and procedures, methodologies, or criteria, or to properly apply
quantitative models.” These failures
occurred on numerous occasions, the
report noted.
Errors seem common. Because of
a coding mistake, a structured finance
deal made by one larger ratings agency didn’t reflect its actual terms. It took
some time for this error to be detected
and when it was, the transaction’s rating took a substantial hit.
In another example, a larger ratings agency employee noticed an
error in the calculations used to determine certain ongoing ratings, but in
subsequent publications, the company
disclosed neither the mistake nor its
implications. This ratings agency also
inaccurately described the methodology it used to determine some of its
official grades, the S.E.C. said.
Then there were the analysts at
one larger ratings agency who learned
of flaws in outside models used to de-
termine ratings. But no one at the company assessed the impact of the errors
or told others about them as required
under its procedures. The S.E.C. also
identified instances where substantive
statements made by this agency in its
rating publications directly contradicted its internal rating records.
Even more alarming, policies and
procedures at one larger credit ratings
agency did not prevent “prohibited
unfair, coercive or abusive practices,”
the report found. As a result, the agency gave an unsolicited rating to an
issuer that was “motivated at least in
part by market-share considerations.”
Such a practice would allow an agency
to gain an issuer’s business by offering
a better rating than a competitor.
At the same agency, two grades
assigned by ratings committees were
changed at the urging of “senior ratings personnel,” the S.E.C. found.
This not only violated the unnamed
firm’s policies and procedures, but
also resulted in a misapplication of the
company’s ratings criteria, the report
said.
“These failures are eerily familiar, right?” said Micah Hauptman, financial services counsel to the Consumer Federation of America. “Sales and
marketing concerns influencing the
production of ratings. Credit ratings
agencies that didn’t have policies and
procedures in place to manage issuerpay conflicts.”
“These are the exact same deficiencies that caused the 2008 financial
crisis,” he added, “and that the Dodd-
Frank Act was supposed to address.”
Ratings agency rules from 2007
and 2010 were intended to diminish
potential conflicts of interest at these companies, improve their internal
controls and create new standards of
training, experience and competence.
But rules work only if companies
that violate them are punished for
doing so.
The S.E.C.’s report comes from
its Office of Credit Ratings; officials
in this unit conduct exams and collect
data on how the agencies are adhering
to the rules.
The task of cracking down on violators falls to members of the S.E.C.’s
enforcement staff. And it seems from
this report that they have their work
cut out for them.
“The S.E.C. is going to have to be
extraordinarily tough if they want to
change the internal practices of the
credit ratings agencies,” Mr. Hauptman said. “There are legitimate concerns about the S.E.C.’s willingness to
go that route.”
The first case brought by the
S.E.C. against a major credit ratings
agency came a year ago when it accused Standard & Poor’s of fraud.
The ratings agency “elevated its own
financial interests above investors by
loosening its rating criteria to obtain
business and then obscuring these
changes from investors,” the agency
said. Standard & Poor’s settled the
case, paying $58 million to the agency and $19 million more to two state
attorneys general.
In October, the S.E.C. also took
action against DBRS, a smaller ratings agency, for misrepresenting its
ratings methodology on certain securities; the firm paid $6 million to
settle the case. But these cases stem
from activities several years ago. And
the numbers in those matters aren’t
much when set against the profits ratings agencies generate. For example,
Moody’s earned almost $1 billion in
2014, the most recent annual figure
available.
“We’ve always been optimistic
about the potential that the new rules
had,” Mr. Hauptman said. “Now we
have to wait and see how vigorously
the S.E.C. enforces them.”
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Stocks
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Wall St. Mostly Higher After a Drop in China’s Markets
U
.S. stocks struggled to end mostly higher, but oil and gas
companies were hit by another plunge in the price of
crude.
Chevron lost 2 percent and Exxon Mobil fell 1 percent Mon-
MOST ASSERTIVE STOCKS
PUERTO RICO STOCKS
day.
Benchmark U.S. oil sank another 5 percent and ended just
above $31 a barrel, its lowest close since December 2003.
Huge global supplies of oil and worries about weak demand
from China have helped send energy prices sharply lower.
Mining companies also fell along with metals prices. Freeport-McMoRan slumped 29 percent.
The Dow Jones industrial average gained 52 points, or 0.3
percent, to 16,383. The Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index edged
up a point, or 0.1 percent, to 1,923. The Nasdaq composite slipped
five points, or 0.1 percent, to 4,637.
THE QUOTE “Investors have one eye on China, and all that’s
going on there, and the other eye on oil,” said Erik Davidson,
chief investment officer at Wells Fargo Private Bank. “Those two
things are keeping investors on pins and needles right now.”
ENERGY Benchmark United States crude shed $1.83 to
$31.36 a barrel in New York. Brent crude, a benchmark for international oils, fell $2.06 to $31.87 a barrel in London.
OIL DRAG Shares of several energy and mining companies
slumped as crude oil and other commodity prices fell. FreeportMcMoRan stock sank 18 percent, making it the biggest decliner
in the S.&P. 500. Consol Energy shares also slumped 11.3 percent
and Marathon Oil stock was down 7.8 percent.
DONE DEAL The Irish drug maker Shire announced its longrumored agreement to buy a rival, Baxalta, for about $31 billion
in cash and stock. The boards of both companies have agreed to
the deal, and they expect it to close in the middle of the year. Shire
stock slid 8.2 percent and shares of Baxalta fell 2 percent.
HEALTHY OUTLOOK Shares of HCA Holdings jumped 6.9
percent after the hospital operator raised its profit forecast. Tenet
Healthcare shares also rose, climbing 2.9 percent. Both companies
were among the biggest gainers in the S.&P. 500.
SECTOR VIEW Six of the 10 sectors in the S.&P. 500 moved
lower, with materials stocks falling the most. Utilities stocks led
the gainers.
ROUGH WEEK Stocks are coming off their worst-ever opening week of a year and the biggest weekly slide since September
2011. The slump came as a weakening of China’s currency and
steep drops in its stock market stoked worries over the outlook
for the world’s second-largest economy.
EUROPEAN MARKETS In Germany, the DAX slipped 0.2
percent and in France, the CAC 40 lost 0.5 percent. The FTSE 100
was down 0.7 percent in Britain.
ASIA’S DAY Chinese stocks sank again after a rebound Friday that analysts suggested was because of buying from a group
of state entities nicknamed the “National Team.” The Shanghai
composite index dropped 5.3 percent and in Hong Kong, the
Hang Seng sank 2.8 percent. The Kospi fell 1.2 percent in South
Korea. In Australia, the S.&P./ASX 200 lost 1.2 percent. The markets in Japan were closed for a holiday.
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19
Theatrics Surrounding El Chapo’s Capture
Distract From Mexico’s Real Woes
By AZAM AHMED
P
inning down the meaning of Joaquín Guzmán Loera
— the deadly and celebrated Mexican drug trafficker
known as El Chapo — is a constant battle between tragedy and farce.
Just as the government managed to recapture the fugitive
crime boss, whose brutality and corruption of public officials
kept him free for years, here came the circus: the revelation
that he granted an interview to the actor Sean Penn and planned a movie about himself while still a fugitive.
All of that has been fodder for front pages across the country. And the complex mixture of mirth, disbelief and disappointment it has generated here is a reflection of divisions among
Mexicans themselves.
Many, though, seemed to take it as further justification for
an abiding cynicism toward the government and its ability to
combat drug traffickers who all too often seem not only above
the law, but also stranger than fiction.
Despair found its outlet in humor. Social media buzzed
with jokes about the capture and the interview, including a derogatory hashtag using Mr. Penn’s name in Spanish.
But widespread support for Mr. Guzmán’s extradition to
the United States, after years of governmental resistance to the
move, was an acknowledgment of continued concern about government corruption and weakness.
“It draws the frivolous interest of many people, the story
by Sean Penn,” said Enrique Krauze, a prominent historian in
Mexico. “But the main point is that we have an immense pro-
blem with drugs and crime in Mexico, with impunity and with
the lack of the rule of law in the criminal system.”
“The underlying thing is — here is El Chapo, but what
about the other protagonists of Mexican impunity and violence, the politicians and police forces that for decades have been
their allies and partners?” he added.
The government so far has struggled to assert itself through
the wave of celebrity fascination and chaos that came after the
news of Mr. Guzmán’s arrest. The accounts by officials left
many details unclear. Conflicting reports, about who knew
what and when, and what intelligence led to the raid that took
down Mr. Guzmán, have emerged.
With Mr. Guzmán placed back in the same prison he escaped from last July, the government did release a statement
assuring the public that he would be well guarded this time.
Some news reports claimed that Mr. Penn and Kate del Castillo, the actress who helped orchestrate the interview, were under investigation, without specifying anything further.
Mr. Penn’s turn as a journalist prompted hard feelings
among those who recalled all too well how many Mexican reporters have died covering the drug war. To some, Mr. Penn’s
account felt less like journalism than mythmaking, an extension of the Hollywood machine that Mr. Guzmán seemed eager to leverage.
Both the capture and the publication of the interview have
fed the persistent international image of Mexico as a nation
hopelessly trapped in the vicious tides of a drug war. The kingpins, with their resources, egos and catchy nicknames, never
fail to capture the imagination of the world.
On the run, Joaquín Guzmán Loera hoped to make a movie,
but his plan led to his capture, officials said.
That all comes as bad news to people who have been remaking Mexico as something different: a country in the midst of
reforms with a more responsive government and a growing
center of culture and tourism.
The theatrics also distracted from the nation’s real and persistent problems. Analysts asked why, if the government could
hunt down El Chapo, it could not locate 43 students who disappeared from a teachers college in the state of Guerrero. Or
why it could not halt the peso’s slide against the dollar, down
nearly 20 percent in the past year.
“Instead of focusing on one person and placing all this attention and effort on one guy, they should focus on more relevant issues like education,” said Jose Fuentes López, 22, who
waits tables at a coffee shop in Monterrey.
But he, too, saw the theater in it all.
“When you see this criminal being interviewed by a worldclass actor you know something is not right, because everything
is like a show,” he added. “He is a criminal, nothing else.”
As much as many here would like to turn their back on El
Chapo and what he represents, they cannot. Too many others
still find him compelling.
El Chapo Faces Array of Drug Charges in United States
By ERIC LICHTBLAU
I
n 1995, a federal grand jury in San Diego charged a littleknown Mexican drug trafficker named Joaquín Guzmán
Loera and 22 underlings with creating a cocaine ring that
stretched from Southern California to New Jersey.
Over the next two decades, as Mr. Guzmán’s infamy
grew and he became known simply by his nickname — El
Chapo, or Shorty — the American authorities would charge
him seven more times in courtrooms in Brooklyn,Chicago,
Miami and other cities where his sprawling drug network
had wreaked havoc.
Prosecutors argued that his network moved hundreds of
thousands of pounds of cocaine — worth billions of dollars
— onto American streets.
Despite multiple requests by the United States for Mexico
to extradite him, the elusive kingpin has never set foot in an
American courtroom.
But that soon might change. On Sunday night, two days
after his capture in Mexico, the Mexican authorities began
formal extradition proceedings to send him to the United
States to face drug charges. His escape from prison last summer humiliated the Mexican authorities and raised questions
about whether his incarceration there could be guaranteed.
Assuming that Mr. Guzmán either does not challenge
extradition or challenges it and loses, Mexico’s move sets up
the prospect of one of the biggest federal trials in the United States in recent years. Mr. Guzmán would join a rogue’s
gallery of drug and mob figures who have stood trial in an
American courtroom. Among them, Al Capone, convicted
of tax evasion in Chicago in 1931; Gen. Manuel Antonio Noriega, the former dictator of Panama, convicted on drug and
racketeering charges in Miami in 1992; andJames Bulger,
known as Whitey, convicted of murder and racketeering in
Boston in 2013.
For Mexico to agree to extradite Mr. Guzmán, the United
States would most likely have to agree not to prosecute him
on capital charges that could subject him to the death penalty. Mexico does not have a death penalty and, as a matter
of policy, does not extradite defendants who could face it in
another country.
With charges brought in numerous jurisdictions in the
United States, another key question is where Mr. Guzmán
would be tried. One possibility, officials said, would be to try
him in the Eastern District of New York in Brooklyn — not
only because he was indicted there, but also because Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch was the United States attorney
in Brooklyn when the charges were brought.
And she would be the one to ultimately decide where he
would be tried.
The Mexican attorney general’s office said in a statement
on Sunday night that Mr. Guzmán was told that two arrest
warrants from the United States were being processed. That
notification formally begins extradition proceedings, and
marks a sharp change in posture.
In the past, Mexican officials have been openly dismissive of the idea, and just one year ago, before Mr. Guzmán’s
escape, officials suggested that he would never serve time in
the United States.
“El Chapo must stay here to complete his sentence, and
then I will extradite him,” Jesús Murillo Karam, then the
attorney general, said in January 2015. “So about 300 or 400
years later — it will be a while.”
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Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Starving Syrians in Madaya Are Denied
Aid Amid Political Jockeying
By ANNE BARNARD, HWAIDA SAAD
and SOMINI SENGUPTA
I
n the hills near the Lebanese border, an
hour’s drive from downtown Damascus,
much of a Syrian town is starving, according to residents and international humanitarian workers.
The town, Madaya, is controlled by rebels
and encircled by pro-government forces with
barbed wire, land mines and snipers. People
there make soups of grass, spices and olive
leaves. They eat donkeys and cats. They arrive, collapsing, at a clinic that offers little but
rehydration salts. Neighbors fail to recognize
neighbors in the streets because their faces are
so sunken.
Syria, once classified as a middle-income
country, now reports periodic malnutrition
deaths. At least 28 people, including six babies,
have died from hunger-related causes at a clinic in Madaya aided by Doctors Without Borders, medics there say. And the 42,000 people
that the United Nationscounts as trapped in
Madaya are about a tenth of those stranded in
besieged or hard-to-reach areas as conditions
grow steadily worse.
Their plight represents a stark failure of
international powers that has worsened even
as they intensify military and diplomatic activities, all in the name of resolving the conflict.
This is happening as the United Nations
plans a new round of peace talks for Jan. 25.
It is happening amid escalating military interventions by Russia and the United States. And
in some ways, according to diplomats and hu-
manitarian workers, it is happening not just
despite those efforts, but also because of them,
as the warring parties flout international law
while being courted for negotiations.
Yet in Madaya and neighboring Zabadani, once popular mountain resorts,
thoughts of political change have receded in
the face of hunger. Hamoudi, 27, a businessschool graduate who took up arms after the
government’s crackdown on protests in 2011,
said many people would surrender in order
to eat, even though they expected arrests and
retribution to follow.
“In the revolution I was dreaming of democracy, freedom,” Hamoudi said slowly in
an interview via Skype, exhaustion evident
in his voice. “Today all my dreams are food.
I want to eat. I don’t want to die from starvation.”
Five more people, a 9-year-old boy and
four men older than 45, died on Sunday of suspected malnutrition, according to the medics
working withDoctors Without Borders, who
said that 10 more people needed immediate
hospitalization to survive, and that 200 more
could reach that state in a week. “Madaya is
now effectively an open-air prison,” the medical charity’s operations director, Brice de le
Vingne, said in a statement.
About 400,000 Syrians are trapped behind
front lines, denied access to food and medicine. That United Nations count has risen from
240,000 since 2014, when the United Nations
Security Council unanimously adopted a binding resolution ordering the warring parties
to allow aid delivery.
Both Russia, the Syrian government’s most
Lebanese protesters at the border with Syria held a sign reading “We swear we are hungry”
with images of starving children from Madaya, a town under siege in Syria.
powerful ally, and the United States have been
carrying out airstrikes that they say are aimed
at Islamic State militants. But the airstrikes
have complicated the relief efforts. Since last
fall, when Russia joined the fray, at least 16
health centers have been hit, and six aid groups
have pulled out of Idlib Province, where the
Islamic State has little presence but Syrian and
Russian forces regularly bomb other groups
that oppose President Bashar al-Assad.
As they seek to maximize gains before the
talks, all sides are inflicting new pain on civilians.
Even now, as the Syrian government promises to allow United Nations aid into Madaya as soon as Monday — as international
outrage over reports of starvation mounts —
government forces are tightening a new siege
on another rebel-held town, Moadhamiyeh, a
suburb of Damascus.
“Surrender or you will be annihilated,”
was the message residents say Mr. Assad’s negotiators delivered to Moadhamiyeh — which
endured a chemical weapons attack in 2013
and a two-year siege that ended with a deal
favoring the government.
Using hunger as a weapon flies in the face
of international law. Yet global and regional
powers — like Russia, Iran, the United States
and Saudi Arabia — are unable or unwilling
to pressure their battlefield allies. The United
Nations says that just 10 percent of its requests
last year to deliver aid to besieged and hard to
reach areas in Syria were approved.
The Security Council resolutions have
made “little difference to the Syrian civilians,”
said Andy Baker, of the aid group Oxfam.
That puts the United Nations in an
awkward position: helping to carry out local
cease-fires that may permit aid for a time but
also reward commanders’ siege tactics.
The United Nations has repeatedly found
itself in the middle of deals that made bargaining chips of access to food and medicine
that should be unconditional. Some deals have
required civilians to leave their homes for aid
and protection, going against basic principles
of humanitarian relief.
While the United Nations emphasizes that
it is not a party to the agreements, its officials
are intimately involved in carrying them out
— aid delivery and evacuations cannot take
place without them. In several cases, they have
helped facilitate the talks as go-betweens.
And with the United Nations special envoy, Staffan de Mistura, pressing for a national
cease-fire, the local truces are often perceived
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and portrayed as United Nations-approved
and as steps toward a broader accord.
Many diplomats and aid workers — who
requested anonymity in order to continue
working on or in Syria — say that Mr. Assad
has played on the divide between the United
Nations’ political and humanitarian branches.
Political officials can deplore terms of starveor-surrender, but once a deal like that is struck,
humanitarian agencies can hardly refuse to
deliver aid, especially if the alternative is zero
relief for trapped civilians.
Critics say the United Nations, eager to
keep the Syrian government on board for peace talks with opposition groups, is either selling out or getting played.
“The regime will continue to use its submit
or starve policy because it’s working,” Bissan
Fakih of the Syria Campaign, a group pushing
for a no-fly zone over Syria, declared on Facebook, “with a big happy stamp of approval by
the United Nations” and global powers.
Officials like Mr. de Mistura, who visited
Damascus over the weekend, should be pressing loudly and publicly for unconditional
aid access, said Bassam Barabandi, a former
Syrian diplomat. Instead, he said, they privately tell opposition groups that they do not
want Syrian officials “to be upset and spoil the
political process.”
(Mr. de Mistura, visiting Iran, said in a statement issued Sunday that Saudi Arabia and
Iran had pledged to participate in the Geneva talks despite their entanglement in a tense
standoff after Saudi Arabia executed a Shiite
cleric this month.)
Sieges are nothing new in Syria. Nearly
half of the 400,000 Syrians the United Nations
counts as besieged are surrounded by government forces, who have used the tactic systematically around Damascus and Homs. The
largest group is encircled by the Islamic State,
which is blockading 200,000 people in Deir
al-Zour, in the east. Other insurgents, mainly
the Islamist group Ahrar al-Sham, have also
encircled more than 12,000 people in isolated
pro-government towns in northern Syria, like
Foua and Kfarya.
But things were supposed to change in
Madaya. It was part of a pact thatwas hailed
last month as the most complex local cease-fire
yet, involving Foua and Kfarya on one hand,
and Madaya and neighboring Zabadani on
the other.
Wounded fighters and their families were
evacuated simultaneously on both sides, and
plans were made for more aid and evacuations. But those plans have stalled as people
continue to become sick and die in Madaya
— subject to one of the tightest sieges of the
war, including what the United Nations calls
“credible reports” of people being shot as they
try to escape.
Civilians also suffer in rebel-encircled northern towns, though government helicopters
make occasional airdrops.
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21
Pope Calls for Bold, Creative
Response to Global Migration
P
Pope Francis waves to faithful gathered in St. Peter’s Square on the occasion of the Angelus noon
prayer, at the Vatican, Sunday.
ope Francis called Monday for a bold and
creative strategy to deal with global migration, insisting that Europe has the means and
“moral responsibility” to welcome refugees without
sacrificing its security or culture.
In a speech to the Holy See’s diplomatic corps,
Francis lamented the distinction made between refugees fleeing persecution and migrants fleeing poverty, saying both deserve international protection.
Human history has been marked by great waves
of migration, and that humanity today must not let
security fears replace the principles of respecting
the dignity of others, he said.
“Europe has the means to defend the centrality
of the human person and to find the right balance
between its twofold moral responsibility to protect
the rights of its citizens and to ensure assistance and
acceptance to migrants,” he said.
He called for a frank and respectful dialogue to
begin among countries of migrants’ origin, transit
and reception “so that with greater boldness and
creativity, new and sustainable solutions can be
sought.”
Francis has made migration the top priority of
his pontificate: His first trip outside Rome as pope
was to the Italian island of Lampedusa, where he
celebrated Mass in honor of the thousands of people
who have died crossing the Mediterranean and denounced the “globalization of indifference” that the
world had shown to people fleeing their homes for
better lives abroad.
On subsequent trips, Francis has visited refugee camps, while closer to home he has opened the
Vatican’s doors to two refugee families and called
on parishes around the world to do the same.
Francis devoted nearly his entire speech Monday to the issue, showing the importance it has in
the Holy See’s foreign policy under the first Latin
American pope, who ministered to Paraguayan migrants in the slums of Buenos Aires before his election.
In his speech, Francis acknowledged fears about
security in the wake of extremist attacks in Europe,
Asia and elsewhere. But he said those fears should
not result in Europe losing its values of solidarity
and humanity.
“Human history is made up of countless migrations, sometimes out of an awareness of the right
to choose freely, and often dictated by external circumstances,” he said. Citing Biblical accounts, Francis said today’s migrants are “possessed of the same
determination which Moses had to reach a land
flowing with milk and honey.”
Spain’s Socialist Leader Says
Won’t Back Mariano Rajoy as PM
S
pain’s Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez reiterated on Monday he would not back the reelection of acting Prime Minister Mariano
Rajoy, who has called for a “grand coalition” with
his People’s Party after an inconclusive election
last month.
Catalonia’s parliament swore in a new separatist leader on Sunday, putting the region’s bid for
independence from the rest of the country back
on track and raising pressure on national politicians to reach a deal on a new government..
Sanchez has said he would not join forces with
any party which supports the region’s move to
separate from Spain, dismissing a left-wing coalition with Podemos which says Catalonia should
be given the right to a referendum.
Spanish Socialist party leader Pedro Sanchez
attends a news conference after a meeting with
Portugal’s Prime Minister Antonio Costa in Lisbon, Portugal on Thursday.
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Catalonia’s New Leader Vows
to Continue Secessionist Drive
By RAPHAEL MINDER
T
he new leader of the regional government of Catalonia told lawmakers on
Sunday that he would carry out a plan
to separate the region from the rest of Spain.
Hours before being formally confirmed
as leader, Carles Puigdemont told the regional Parliament, “I am fully aware that we are
starting a process that is far from easy and far
from comfortable, but we will put into it value
and courage.” He added: “This isn’t a time for
cowards, nor for rashness, nor for renunciations.”
Mr. Puigdemont is unexpectedly taking
center stage after an 11th-hour agreement between Catalan separatist parties on Saturday
to replace Artur Mas as the region’s leader.
The agreement was confirmed in a parliamentary vote later on Sunday, ending over three
months of feuding among the parties.
“A few hours ago, I was mayor of Girona
and I had not thought that I could be here today in the situation in which I find myself,”
Mr. Puigdemont said. “Sometimes Mr. Mas
stepped aside after failing to persuade the farleft party Popular Unity Candidacy — known
by its Catalan acronym, CUP — to allow him
to stay in office after regional elections on Sept.
27. A separatist coalition won the elections but
without enough parliamentary seats to form a
Carles Puigdemont, the new leader of the
regional government in Catalonia, Spain.
new government without the support of CUP
lawmakers.
The CUP, however, insisted that it would
not agree to another Catalan government led
by Mr. Mas, whom it faults for imposing austerity cuts, as well as for failing to acknowledge
corruption within his party, Convergence. Mr.
Mas would have been forced to call new elections if no government deal had been struck
by Sunday.
Despite their leadership disagreements,
the separatist parties had already approved a
resolution in November that calls for Catalonia
to become an independent republic, a goal that
separatists aim to achieve within 18 months.
Most controversially, the resolution included
a defiant claim that Catalan’s march toward
nationhood need not be subject to approval
by the national government of Prime Minister
Mariano Rajoy and other Spanish institutions,
even the Constitutional Court.
Mr. Mas converted himself into the leader
of the Catalan secessionist drive in 2012 after a
fallout with Mr. Rajoy over whether Catalonia
should be granted more tax benefits, as part of
a Spanish fiscal system that redistributes tax
income from richer regions like Catalonia to
poorer ones.
Even if the territorial dispute had appeared
to have turned into a personal fight between
Mr. Rajoy and Mr. Mas, who are both conservative politicians, the removal of Mr. Mas is
unlikely to help resolve what has become the
biggest political headache for the government
in Madrid.
In fact, while Catalonia is now putting an
end to months of government deadlock, the
deal there comes as Spanish politics enters a
period of major uncertainty over who will lead
the next government. Mr. Rajoy faces a struggle of his own to stay in office, after inconclusive national elections in December in which
his Popular Party won the most votes but lost
its parliamentary majority. Spain’s new Parlia-
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ment is set to convene on Wednesday.
Mr. Puigdemont, 53, made no reference
in his speech on Sunday to the turmoil in national politics. He is a former journalist who
became mayor of Girona in 2011 and has also
been at the helm of an association of Catalan
municipal leaders who favor independence.
Mr. Rajoy responded on Sunday evening
by issuing a warning to the new Catalan government, saying that his administration
will not allow “any action that would contravene the unity and sovereignty and that
goes against the law and the decisions of the
courts.” He added during a news conference
that “we have more instruments than ever to
defend our unity.”
Mr. Mas said he had made a painful decision but insisted that he would remain in
politics, even if no longer in a government leadership role. In his parliamentary speech on
Sunday, Mr. Puigdemont thanked Mr. Mas for
leading Catalonia toward independence and
for making the “exemplary” decision to step
aside in order to break the government deadlock. He also asked citizens for forgiveness
for the three months of haggling over the future role of Mr. Mas.
Still, Catalan parties that oppose secession
and the appointment of Mr. Puigdemont criticized the leadership agreement. In Sunday’s
parliamentary vote, Mr. Puigdemont was elected by 70 votes against 63, with two abstentions.
Inés Arrimadas, a leading lawmaker from
the Citizens party, described the deal among
separatist parties as “a democratic fraud.” She
also told lawmakers on Sunday that Mr. Puigdemont was not “a person sufficiently moderate and respectful to represent all Catalans.”
ISIS Attack on Baghdad Mall Kills 17
By TIM ARANGO
I
slamic State militants attacked a shopping
mall in eastern Baghdad on Monday evening, killing at least 17 people and turning
the neighborhood into an urban war zone at
rush hour, with helicopters hovering overhead and snipers taking positions on nearby
rooftops.
Amid a gun battle that raged for nearly two
hours, officials initially feared a hostage crisis
was in the works. But when the battle was over,
they said most of the deaths had been caused
by a car bomb that initiated the attack and by
two suicide bombers who struck at the entrance to the mall, which houses mostly women’s
clothing stores known for discount prices.
An Iraqi security official said that the
attackers killed at least 17 people, including
five members of the security forces, and that
nearly 40 were wounded.
The Islamic State, the terrorist group also
known as ISIS or ISIL that controls large
parts of Iraq and Syria, claimed responsibility for the complex attack. In a social media
post, the group said that four militants had
been involved and claimed that they had killed or wounded nearly 90 people, according
to a translation distributed by SITE Intelligence Group, which tracks jihadist communications.
“What is coming is worse and more bitter,
God permitting,” the group said.
Iraqi forces with American support recently pushed Islamic State fighters out of
Ramadi, the capital of Iraq’s Anbar Province
in the west. That was the biggest population
center yet that the Islamic State had lost, but
it is still firmly in control of its two most important cities — Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest
city, and Raqqa, the group’s de facto capital
in Syria.
The attack in Baghdad on Monday, in
the Shiite-majority neighborhood of Baghdad Jadida, or New Baghdad, indicated the
group’s continued ability to carry out guerrilla attacks and disrupt life even in the heavily
secured capital.
For Baghdad residents, the attack was a
fearsome reminder of the days when their
city faced near-daily mass casualty attacks
from car bombs and suicide attackers. But lately, as the Islamic State, whose predecessor
was Al Qaeda in Iraq, has focused on holding
the territory it controls, Baghdad has been relatively safer.
The attack also underscored what many
fear will happen as the Islamic State loses territory in places like Ramadi: that the group
will return to its days as a guerrilla force
trying to instill terror by carrying out attacks
en masse.
“The scene was terrible, and I will never
forget it because of the child,” said Haitham
Ali, 48, who was near the attack and carried
away the body of a child killed by one of the
suicide bombers.
Another man, Mustafa Mohammed, 32,
said that amid the chaos he heard one of the
militants yelling that he had run out of ammunition, just before he detonated his explosives vest.
Many of the initial reports suggested a
hostage crisis was underway. But officials
said that only two militants had entered the
mall and that the attackers were quickly killed after counterterrorism forces stormed
the building.
“The enemy is diversifying its tactics by
attacking civilians like this, especially after
the recent victories by our security forces
against ISIS in Ramadi,” said Lt. Gen. Abdul
Amir al-Shimari, the head of the Baghdad
Operations Command.
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New York Times Editorial
America and Its Fellow Executioners
By THE EDITORIAL BOARD
A
side from the barbarism and injustice of Saudi Arabia’s execution of 47 men on Jan. 2, the
state-sponsored killings — some by beheading
— bucked a strong trend against capital punishment
in most of the world. According to the annual report of
Amnesty International, executions were carried out in
22 countries in 2014, the year covered; there were 25 in
2004. The total number of people known to have been
executed also fell. To its disgrace, the United States was
still among the five countries that most often used capital punishment — alongside China, Saudi Arabia, Iran
and Iraq — but the number of executions in America
continued to decline.
Amnesty’s report said an “alarming number” of
countries that carried out the death penalty in 2014
were responding to perceived threats to state security,
the major factor in most of the Saudi executions. Pakistan resumed the execution of civilians after an attack by
the Taliban on a Peshawar school, and China — which
is thought to have the most executions of any country
but keeps the number secret — used the death penalty
in response to ethnic violence in the Xinjiang region. In
Sunni-ruled Saudi Arabia and in Shiite-ruled Iran, death sentences often derive from a stern interpretation of
Islamic law.
But there is no compelling evidence that the death penalty deters crime, whether murder or terrorism.
And absent deterrence, what remains is just vengeance.
In the United States, that is rendered all the more
absurd by efforts to make death seem humane through
lethal injections. There is considerable evidence in America, moreover, that racism, unscrupulous prosecutors
and shoddy public defenders account for a large num-
ber of dubious or blatantly unjust impositions of capital punishment. More than 150 wrongfully convicted
people have been freed since 1973. As the case against
capital punishment builds, the numbers of executions
and death sentences have steadily declined, reaching
their lowest level in at least two decades in 2015, according to the Death Penalty Information Center, with 93
percent of the executions carried out in only four states
— Texas, Missouri, Georgia and Florida.
What that suggests, as does the Amnesty report, is
that in the end, it may not be the debates about whether capital punishment is legal, effective, just, moral
or, in the case of the United States, constitutional, that
determine how long it persists. It is the fact that the
people of the world, including Americans, are increasingly coming to recognize the death penalty for what
it is: morally unacceptable, inhuman, barbaric, unjust
and useless.
Iran’s Other Scary Weapons Program
By THE EDITORIAL BOARD
T
he United States should lift sanctions on Iran;
no, it should impose new sanctions on Iran. The
short answer is that the Obama administration
should do both.
The sanctions imposed to press Iran to negotiate
curbs on its nuclear program should be lifted as promised when the recent nuclear agreement goes into
effect, maybe as early as next week. The Obama administration is wisely planning a separate set of new
sanctions in response to Iran’s two recent tests of ballistic missiles, which violated United Nations resolutions.
Critics of Iran and the nuclear deal say the missile
tests are proof that the agreement failed. But ending
Iran’s production of ballistic missiles was not the focus
of the agreement. The greater threat by far has always
been Iran’s nuclear program, which was coming closer
to producing a bomb until the agreement halted the
process.
That does not mean the missile tests in October
and November should not be addressed. Iran is advancing the range and mobility of its ballistic missiles
and vowing to accelerate production. Most worrisome
is a collaboration with North Korea, which has nuclear weapons and provided Iran with many of its first
missiles, and still supplies key components. A recent
Congressional Research Service report called their
cooperation “significant and meaningful.” Iran has
long rejected the United Nations Security Council’s attempts to curb the ballistic program, saying it is vital
President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran, Iran.
for defense.
To his credit, President Hassan Rouhani is moving
quickly to implement the nuclear deal. With a crucial
election in February, he is desperate for the economic
boost that is expected once sanctions are lifted. As required, Iran has already shipped its stockpile of enriched uranium to Russia. Once Iran meets the other demands of the deal, like disassembling more than 13,000
centrifuges, the major powers agreed they would give
it access to $100 billion in frozen assets from oil sales
and allow it to do business again with the world.
House Republicans, who opposed the nuclear
deal, have begun a new effort to kill it by pushing a
bill to restrict the administration’s ability to lift sanctions on Iranian banks. That would mean reneging on
America’s commitments, and President Obama would
veto the bill.
In October, Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali
Khamenei, said Iran would walk away from the nuclear deal if new sanctions of any kind were imposed.
But the administration has been clear that even after
the most onerous sanctions are lifted under the nuclear deal, it would enforce those pertaining to Iran’s
missile, terrorism and human rights activities. The nuclear deal lifts United Nations ballistic missile sanctions on Iran within eight years, but American sanctions on firms that sell arms to Iran will remain.
The administration told Congress that missile-related sanctions were coming, then held back, infuriating many lawmakers. While the delay was not explained, this is a delicate moment, and it may make sense
to wait because Iran is on the verge of implementing
the nuclear deal. Also, an Iranian official told Reuters
last week that negotiations are again underway on the
possible release of the Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian and other Americans held by Iran. Another complication is the recent worsening of the conflict between Shiite-majority Iran and Sunni-led Saudi
Arabia.
New sanctions on Iran’s ballistic missiles must still
be pursued. The people and agencies most responsible
for Iran’s program were hit with sanctions years ago;
the new measures would add 11 new individuals and
entities to a long list. That should not be so onerous
that Iran would walk away from the economic relief
it stands to gain from the nuclear deal. And it is an
important and necessary way of keeping pressure on
Iran to cease its unacceptable activities.
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Letters
Torquemada Is Back
In 1482 a “breve” pontifical, designed seven new
“Grand Inquisitors” in Spain, and among them was
Tomas de Torquemada, whose name became a byword
for cruelty. Under his guidance the Inquisition became a Nazi type persecution against Jews, in spite of
the fact that he himself had Jewish origins. Anything
that he despised was persecuted, including having a
Jewish first name, then you were sent to the post and
tied for execution by burning(Auto-Da-Fe).
Here in Puerto Rico we are second to none at
persecuting anyone for a typo mistake, such as reporting your residence street number as from Caparra Terrace 1588, instead of Caparra Terrace 1590.
Because Misla Aldarondo made a typo mistake while filling in his street number the Police Department
has under consideration the possible filing of a new
indictment because Misla incurred in a violation of
Law 243, 24 December 2011. Now ... alas, Torquemada is back from his grave, giving lessons to the Police
Department as to how to prosecute for a ridiculous
thrifty typo.
For the above Pharaoh endeavor the Police Department is entitled to be the first runner-up for the
First Prize in the Yearly Darwin’s Award for 2015.
Congratulations to whoever is responsible ... for
such hateful machination.
Anthony Montague, San Juan
Why Not Statehood
Mr. J. Raymond Watson, whom I’ve never met
and know only by reference, asks a very simple
question: “Why cannot Puerto Rico become a state?”
Mr. Watson states several reasons:
1. Statehood would be the final, dignified, sovereign status of our beloved island.
2. In the November 6, 2012 plebiscite, 61% of the
voters voted in favor of statehood. He who abstained by a blank ballot vote in the box, freely decided to abide by the result from all of those who took
their civic duties seriously, and voted (I agree completely).
3. Puerto Rico, as a federated state of the Union,
would preserve its own culture while being the recipient of the blessings of statehood.
Mr. Watson asks: “Why not becomes a state?
Why not, Mr. Watson? Why not, indeed? Let me explain:
1. Statehood is not by invitation.
2. With the exception of the original 13 colonies,
every territory that has become a state has applied
for statehood more than once.
3. Puerto Rico has never, not even once, applied
for statehood.
Why not, Mr. Watson? If statehooders want so
much statehood, why has a serious, formal petition
for statehood never happened, not even once?
Why not? Why not, indeed?
If Puerto Rico were to apply for statehood, the
application would not even be considered.
Why is that? Let me explain. The United States of
America consists of 50 states. Each state has an average of 10 counties, which in turn consist of 10 municipalities, as an average. Each state, and each county,
and each municipality has its own government. So
if we do a little math, 50 X 10 X 10 = 5,000. We are
talking about 5,000 different governments, plus the
federal government, and all of them without exception are run in English. Puerto Rico is not a bilingual
country. Only 20% of the population reads, writes
and speaks English, half of them very good, half of
them not so well, and 80% not at all.
In order for Puerto Rico to apply for statehood
and be taken seriously by the US Congress, it would
have to run its government in English, including
municipal governments, the public school and universities, the courts of justices, et al.
So that, Mr. Watson, is why Puerto Rico cannot
become a state. We would have to apply for statehood, and have the US Congress take us seriously.
mething they couldn’t dream of doing to a state -and they fly over, obviate our scurrilous politicians
and their bureaucrat gunslingers and straighten our
mess out. Means we’re not capable of even minimally handling our own affairs. Statehooders will paint
a sorry profile.
Rina Rinaldi, San Juan
Sorry About That
You’re enjoying something on TV. Three deafening buzzes startle you, threaten to damage you
speakers, not to mention your eardrums. I keep the
remote nearby to mute the affair. Then a red stripe
announcing it was a test by the Emergency Broadcasting System followed by three more intimidating
soundbursts. You figure you’re a good citizen and put
up with the annoyance. Only notice at the next hurricane, their transmissions are garbled unintelligible,
much ado about nothing. And radio soon goes off the
air and you won’t have juice for your TV for weeks.
Carrutha Harris, Puerta de Tierra
Jorge Matos Bonet, San Juan
The Debt Is
the Symptom
Consider we’ve got to be a sick set-up, whereby we accumulate such obscene indebtedness in the
face of a Niagara Falls federal spigot. Show up at a
public agency for anything. It’s all back-and-forth
talk and a paperwork wild goose chase. So confusing even if you’re smart. And one venue’s deadline
precedes the next’s dateline. Labs for an operation
take a week, but they’re only good within 72 hours
of tests. Then all you get from unintelligent bureaucrats is a blank stare. And, yes, their favorite word:
“lamentablemente.”
A solution to debt, even after collapse of financial trust, is to sell or mortgage property, which the
Commonwealth has plenty of, it can eventually be
bought back. Nevertheless the expedient is futile
while this place isn’t worked into an operational polity. Yet all Agapito and his henchmen are doing is
arguing brazen disingenuity in Washington. Like
we shouldn’t have to pay back moneys we weren’t
supposed to borrow to begin with. No joke. They
did chortle this.
What seems next is the most humiliating outcome imaginable for Puerto Rico. It’s already a Senate bill. A committee is afforded dictatorial powers
over us -- legal under the Territorial Clause, yet so-
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Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Olympian Louis Smith Launches
World’s First ‘Petsercise’ Video
By Eleanor Muffitt
O
lympic medallist and Strictly Come Dancing winner Louis Smith has launched
the world’s first celebrity workout video
for both pet owners and their canine companions,
following news that one in three dogs in the UK
are overweight.
“It’s crazy that so many dogs are overweight,
but it’s also understandable,” the gymnast said.
“If you look at the population in the UK, a lot of
people are overweight. If people aren’t get up and
doing exercise themselves, you can hardly imagine they’ll want to take their dog on walks.”
Smith, who was inspired to launch the video
after getting his first dog, Luna, last year, added:
“This will helps both pets and their owners . Not
only is your dog getting a workout, you’re getting
one, too.”
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Swapping the Olympic arena for the living
room, the 11-minute video shows Louis performing six easy-to-follow exercises – each developed by a vet and a personal trainer - which help
both humans and pets beat the January bloat.
The exercises include squat throws, sprints,
a standing lunge and feed, the pro cobra, a figure
of eight routine, and bicycle lunges (which are the
athelete’s favourite).
“All the workouts have different qualities
and hit different parts of your body. Some are
anaerobic, some are aerobic, and some are core
strength.
“Being an Olympian, I feel like I’m in a
position of responsibili-
ty to get people active and help them tackle the
issue of obesity.”
Smith said January was the ideal month to
launch the video, which was created by pet insurance company More Than and Wagglepets, as
both pooches and pet owners may well have piled on the pounds over the festive season.
He added: “Because of the weather, a lot of
people can be inclined to stay inside drinking
mulled wine and can forget about walking their
dog. This way, you can help your dog and you
don’t have to traipse around outside in the cold
and wet.”
Steve Jay, Head of Innovation at More Than,
said: “Even the most responsible of dog owners
may not always have the time to give their dogs
the amount of exercise they need every day, so
it’s important to find creative ways to help owners
supplement their pets’ fitness.
“Unfortunately, there are too many dogs today that are out of shape and overweight – and
it’s an entirely man-made problem.
“Just like us, every dog should have the opportunity to live a happy and healthy life. However, where we can all choose to adopt healthier
lifestyles, dogs can’t make such an act of self-improvement alone.”
Besides working out with Luna, Smith is also
training for this summer’s Rio Olympics . He said
“I’ve just had a bit of a break and now I’m about
to start training with the Great Britain training
squad.
“Luna won’t be coming to Rio with me, if I go
– as she’s a husky, I don’t think she would adapt
well to the climate. She’ll be staying at home, but
I’m sure she’ll be sat by the TV watching me.”
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UPR Museum Gets 170 New Art Works
Baéz, Rivera Rosa Romano Big Donors
By PEGGY ANN BLISS
Special to The STAR
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T
he Museum at the University of
Puerto Rico in Río Piedras (UPR-RP)
felt the largess of the holiday season
recently with the donation of 170 works of
art.
The windfall came from eight artists
and collectors “committed to the conservation of culture, history and education,”
according to an announcement by the
Museum of History, Art and Anthropology.
Over one-third of the newest acquisitions deal with the theme of chess, and an
additional third with Puerto Rican historical figures.
The works include 52 posters from
artist/professor Rafael Rivera Rosa, 29 original plates used by artist Myrna Báez to
make her engravings, and 12 Jaime Romano paintings bequeathed by the artist.
Another collection, including three
works by Osiris Delgado, one each by Carlos Osorio and Carlos Raquel Rivera and
six by 19th-century artist José Cuchí Arnau, was donated by Dr. Eduardo Rodríguez Vázquez.
The Rivera Rosa works are a tribute
to famous Puerto Ricans, including some
of the island’s greatest artists dating back
to the 19th century.
Artist Anna Nicholson donated two
of her engravings, and five works belonging to Angelita Rieckehoff were presented to the museum by her sons Ricardo
and Javier Naveira.
“We artists generate the work, but
we don’t always have the opportunities to
donate so others must become custodians
of our legacy,” Nicholson said.
Romano, a UPR alumnus and retired
professor from the University’s Fine Arts
Department, said he preferred to have his
work in museums because they are research centers.
“We artists don’t have money to donate to the University, but we can donate
our works,” he said.
Museum Director
Flavia Marichal Lugo
expressed “pride in
being able to count on
this campus tradition,
which contributes to
our cultural and academic environment.”
Chancellor Carlos E. Severino said the donations were
especially appreciated in a period of
economic hardship. “Without the university, many of us would not be here,”
he said. “Now what is needed is that the
rest of society donate to guarantee that
such a project continues to help future
generations as we were helped by research, culture and the magic created in
this space.”
“The Museum is where your work
is best preserved,” said Rivera Rosa, who
considers UPR-RP home. The former professor for 33 years continues to produce in
his studio.
Rodríguez Vázquez, a hand surgeon,
stressed the importance of “stimulating
young people to collect art so it will someday become part of the island’s patrimony.”
The graduate of the Natural Sciences
Department, who began his collection in
college, urged young people to start with
affordable pieces such as posters.
Eight posters related to chess were
donated by Evelyn Fuentes Torres, of the
Narciso Rabell Foundation, while Cristóbal Vega Adorno, president of the Puerto
Rico Chess Federation, donated 52 posters
by Puerto Rican artists to promote chess
events throughout the world.
Héctor Travieso to Return to TV
Ch. 42 Announces New Programs
By Special to The STAR
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H
éctor Travieso, most recently
known for his controversial TV
show “La Comay,” a gossip program in which he served as sidekick to the
irrepressible title character, will return to
the small screen Wednesday with his own
show, “Sin hipocresía con Héctor Travieso”
(Héctor Travieso Without Hypocrisy)
The program was announced recently
as part of this year’s programming for Ch.
42, América Tevé Puerto Rico.
The Cuban actor and producer has
had an extensive career in soap operas, and
has hosted “SuperXclusivo” and “Dando
Candela” by Telemundo. He is also known
for the films “Under Suspicion” (2000),
“Undercurrent” (1998) and “La guagua aérea” (The Airbus) (1993).
Station Manager Juan Miguel Hernández said the 9 p.m. talk show will have
a no-holds-barred policy in which Travieso
will interview political figures and show
biz personalities in the news that week. The
program is expected to have some elements
of the controversial Kobbo Santarrosa, creator of the rabble-rousing Comay, known
for her outlandish clothes and shows,
knowledge of island gossip and a tendency
to speak her mind.
Other programs on the 9 p.m. bloc,
“El show de Luis González” on Monday,
“Puerto Rico Social” on Tuesday, “Los de
la calle” (Street Folks) on Thursday at 9:30
p.m. and “Aquí llegamos” (Here We Are)
on Friday.
In its new programming, which began Monday, América Tevé will also present news highlights, motivational capsules, “and other programs we will announce
soon,” Hernández said in a written statement.
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Batman’s Arrival on Island TV Remembered 50 Years Later
By The STAR Staff
H
ard to believe it was 50 years ago today that the
TV series “Batman” first aired on ABC.
Arturo Santiago remembers it like it was yester-
day.
That is, he remembers the show’s debut on Puerto
Rico television, which came six months later.
“It was in the beginning of the summer, it was a Wednesday, the second week of June, if I’m not mistaken,
1966,” Santiago, a waiter and bartender who lives in New
York but spends time each year in his native Guaynabo.
He was eight years old at the time. Anticipation was
building among Santiago and his friends. He recalls how
Channel 4 started a countdown 30 days out from the initial island air date -- some guy dressed up like the Caped
Crusader would appear after the 7 p.m. newscast with
that day’s countdown number.
“Everybody wanted to see it,” Santiago said, noting
that Life magazine had run a feature on the new hit show
following its January launch in the mainland U.S. “They
were talking about it.”
Young Arturo had discovered the Batman comic book
the year before, a year after moving back to Puerto Rico
with his parents and younger brother Gerardo from the
Houston area. His expectations for the TV show were based on the DC comic book. Adding to his mounting excitement was the experience of having saved up for a model
of the comic book Batman. He saved his allowance until
he had $2, then his dad made up the difference. He built
and painted the first of what would grow into an impressive collection of Aurora models.
Although it must have seemed like an eternity, eventually the Batman countdown reached 5, then 4, then 3, 2,
and 1.
The day had arrived. At least a dozen people gathered
to watch the premiere at the Santiago home in Torrimar.
“People brought soda, Jiffy Pop popcorn, and other
munchies [known as snacks back then],” Santiago said.
The gathering of adults and kids sat glued to the
screen during that first show. Then, when the credits rolled, came the reaction.
“I can tell you everything like it was yesterday. We
were disappointed,” Santiago said. “We were expecting
something more serious.”
The outfit looked funny. Batman was too tall and slender -- “He looked like a skeleton,” Santiago said -- nothing
like the muscled Adonis body type in the comic.
“I was expecting someone more like Superman,”
Santiago said, referring to the popular 1950s TV series
starring George Reeves. “Even my father said, ‘That’s a
funny Batman.’”
Precisely.
The local audience had gotten its first taste of the campy, satirical treatment that had made this latest superhero
TV series such a hit with stateside viewers. It didn’t take
long for the show to catch on with Arturo and the rest
of those who gathered in the Santiago home. Everyone
Presley movies, died last summer at age 78.
In 1967, the Santiago family acquired a color TV set,
and Arturo remembers the weekly gathering of neighbors
to watch “Batman” swelling to 25 or so. The show’s formula kept firing on all cylinders during that second season.
Those were heady times for young Arturo, who as an
adult and avid collector of memorabilia from the show
fondly remembers the avalanche of products based on the
series -- Batman’s mask and cape, action figures, Batmobile models, a bust bank, an lp record, cards and more.
“Those were wonderful years!” said Santiago, who is
starting to sell off part of his prodigious collection of vintage toys and memorabilia.
But after that sophomore season peak, “the series
started slowing down,” Santiago recalled.
Young Arturo’s interest started to flag, along with the
rest of America’s, during the third and last season. New
characters came and went, including villains that were
much less memorable than the original Big Three. Scripts
often tended toward the surreal, and became more topical.
“It wasn’t so interesting anymore,” Santiago recalls. It
started getting repetitious. When it got cancelled, it didn’t
bother me. I wasn’t really watching it anymore.”
But the memories of those thrilling, amusing first two
Arturo Santiago with his prize Batman figure
seasons live on for Santiago and so many other lifelong
fans.
For Santiago, the big-screen Batmans
returned the following week for the next
were never a good idea. For him, the Caped
episode.
Crusader was best in animated form, either
“After the second episode we got with
in comic books or TV cartoons. West’s Batit,” Santiago said. “Batman looked like a
man, something of a cartoon brought to life
clown, but at the same time he was all acon the small screen, was the next best thing.
tion -- Pow! Bam! Zonk!”
“People from my era, by unanimous deThat mix of action and parody proved a
cision, they say Adam West was the one,”
winner with American TV audiences as the
he said. “He was good guy, he never wore
show went on a three-year run.
a weapon. Just a boomerang. He was very
The cast featured Adam West as the
loose with a lot of movement. Today Batman
soft-spoken Bruce Wayne/Caped Crusais very slow and robotic.”
der, Burt Ward as his young sidekick Dick
“In other words, he was ready to fight,”
Grayson/Robin the Boy Wonder, and Julie
Santiago added. “He could think fast and he
Newmar was the first of three actresses to
could do things right away.”
play the villainess Catwoman. The show is Adam West as Batman
probably equally remembered for its rogue’s
gallery of other arch-villains, portrayed memorably and
to the hilt by established actors -- Burgess Meredith as the
Penguin, Cesar Romero as the Joker -- and a rubber-faced
comedian-impressionist -- Frank Gorshin as the Riddler.
For many, including young Arturo, Romero’s garish
joker was the series’ most popular character.
“My favorite was the Joker,” Santiago recalls. “Cesar
Romero was out of this world. The best joker ever. Especially the way he used to laugh. Kids would imitate him a
lot, laugh like him, dress up like him at Halloween.”
Original cast members West, Ward and Newmar are
the only regular actors from the series still alive. Yvonne
Craig, who was introduced as Batgirl in the show’s final
season and who also had co-starred in a couple of Elvis Batman memorabilia
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SCI & TECH
Studying Sharks’ Social Lives to Expose Their Friendly Side
By LAURA PARKER
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longside the conventionally
cuddly toy kangaroos, koalas
and wombats that have long
been sold in the Taronga Zoo gift
shop in Sydney, Australia, a newcomer
stands out: a fuzzy plush shark.
It’s bait for young visitors, of course, but it’s also a symbol of efforts to
explore the softer side of these widely
feared animals.
In September, the zoo unveiled an
exhibit featuring a small group of Port
Jackson sharks, a joint project with
Macquarie University, where researchers are studying the social behavior
of sharks to help battle the misconception that sharks are largely solitary
creatures.
The secondary goal of the project
is to elevate sharks’ social standing
among humans — a concern that is
particularly relevant here in Australia,
where shark attacks are often the subject of sensational headlines and there
are frequent calls for culling, despite
the fact that fatal attacks happen only
once a year on average in the country.
“More people die from falling off
cliffs while taking selfies than from
shark attacks,” said Culum Brown, an
assistant professor at the Behavior, Ecology and Evolution of Fishes Laboratory at Macquarie, citing an apparently
well-documented global statistic.
The project began four years ago after one of Dr. Brown’s students proposed investigating whether sharks engage in the same kind of social behaviors
as humans — gathering together for
the pure pleasure of others’ company,
for instance. While some species of
sharks, like hammerheads, are known
to form large schools, there has been
little research that looks at why: Is it a
social thing, or are the sharks simply
attracted to a particular resource?
“The general feeling is that sharks
are robots — that they’re antisocial
and they go around munching and killing things,” Dr. Brown said. “Nobody
knows about the social lives of sharks
because it’s notoriously hard to track
them.”
Dr. Brown assembled a team of stu-
dents and volunteers and spent three
months at Jervis Bay, on the New
South Wales coast, 90 miles south of
Sydney, searching the waters for research subjects. Port Jackson sharks
seemed to fit the bill — at about five
feet long, they are big enough to spot
in the water, and they are plentiful.
“They are probably the most common
shark in Australian waters,” and are
relatively friendly, Dr. Brown said. “If
you grab them, they tend to be passive. Kind of like a pet.”
Dr. Brown’s team tagged and released the sharks, using a combination
of tracking tools. Passive integrated
transponder, or PIT, tags, slightly larger than a grain of rice, hold electronics that allow them to act as lifelong
bar codes that can be detected and
read without the animal having to be
recaptured. The tags were inserted
into each shark via a small incision on
the animal’s underside.
An acoustic tag attached to the fin of
each shark sends out a ping each time
it comes within about a third of a mile
of an underwater receiver, or within
about 30 feet of another tagged shark.
Each ping is time-stamped, meaning it
is possible to detect when a particular
shark was at a particular location, and
whether it came into contact with any
other tagged sharks there.
During the initial tagging process,
Dr. Brown’s team tagged 250 sharks in
Jervis Bay with both PIT and acoustic
tags. Last year, 38 more sharks were
tagged. From the data analyzed so far,
Dr. Brown found that the Port Jackson
sharks tagged four years ago consistently returned to some locations, At
first, it was thought they were coming
together to breed, but Dr. Brown later
discovered the sharks were of mixed
ages and sexes, leading to another
theory: that the sharks liked to dine
together.
To rule out the possibility that the
animals were attracted to the location itself rather than one another, Dr.
Brown needed an artificial environment in which to observe them up close. So he reached out to a former student, Jo Day, who had studied social
interactions in bottlenose dolphins and
now worked as a research and conservation coordinator at Taronga Zoo.
While Dr. Day was enthusiastic
about the possibility of creating a
shark habitat there, zoo officials took
some convincing —the zoo hadn’t had
a shark exhibit for 25 years.
In September, Dr. Brown brought in
10 sharks, which immediately took to
their new home — a pool 60 feet long,
10 feet deep and 23 feet wide, embellished with a waterfall and rock shelters
at the bottom to replicate the kinds of
spots where Port Jackson sharks gather
in the wild. While the data has yet to be
formally analyzed, early observations
back the hypothesis that the sharks
like being around one another.
“Instead of being spread out around
the pool, they are always together,” Dr.
Brown said. “We’ve seen this in the
wild, too, but here, there’s no reason
they’d be attracted to anything in the
shelter, because it’s all artificial.”
In addition to the PIT and acoustic
tags, the sharks in the pool had accelerometers attached to their dorsal fins,
to measure their movement patterns
in three dimensions. Three cameras
were set up around the underwater
viewing area, recording where the
sharks swam and what they did. This
allows the researchers to match the
signature produced by each shark’s
accelerometer to a particular behavior:
swimming, resting, eating or mating.
Once a kind of template is established,
it will be possible for Dr. Brown and
his team to determine not just where
the sharks go once they are released
back in the wild, but also what they
are doing.
These high-tech trappings helped
make the shark experiment a hit for
the zoo. “We always overhear kids
saying things like, ‘Let’s go see the
sharks!’” Dr. Day said. “One keeper
talk on the exhibit drew a crowd of
around 100 people, all squished into
this tiny viewing area. It’s one of the
most popular exhibits on at the zoo
right now.”
The response also pleases Dr.
Brown.
“The fear of sharks is an irrational
one,” he said. “It’s hard to get over an
irrational fear. But we’re trying to teach people that sharks aren’t mindless
killing machines, that sharks are interesting and do interesting things. The
reality is that humans kill millions of
sharks every year. Most sharks are under threat from us, not the other way
around.”
Recently, Dr. Brown’s 3-year-old
son visited the zoo with his preschool
class. “All he could talk about when he
got home was the sharks,” Dr. Brown
recalled. “I mean, here you have giraffes, gorillas and God knows what else,
and what does he do? Talk about the
sharks.”
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Aviso de alto riesgo de corrientes submarinas peligrosas e inundaciones costeras hasta el miércoles
E
l Servicio Nacional de Meteorología (SNM) difundió una advertencia de resacas fuertes
hasta la mañana del miércoles.
Según la agencia, habrá inundaciones costeras y una marejada grande afectará la costa del
norte de Puerto Rico y Culebra, hasta el miércoles en la mañana, aumentando el potencial
de inundaciones costeras.
Además, indicó que las alturas de olas rompietes será entre 10 y 15 pies desde el lunes en
la tarde hasta el miércoles en la mañana.
Una advertencia de resacas fuertes significa que se producirá erosión en las playas y condiciones peligrosas para los nadadores.
Mientras, las corrientes submarinas son canales de corrientes potentes de agua que se
alejan rápidamente de la costa y que ocurren mayormente en canales entre dunas y en la
vecindad de estructuras, como rompeolas, muelles y embarcaderos.
Navarro Suárez Cataloga de “Payasada mediática” vistas públicas del Senado sobre el precio de la gasolina
E
l portavoz del Partido Nuevo Progresista (PNP) en la Comisión de Asuntos del Consumidor, el representante Jorge Navarro Suárez, tildó de “payasada mediática” las vistas
públicas que el Senado se apresta a celebrar para investigar las razones por la que la baja
mundial en el costo del petróleo no se ha reflejado en las estaciones de gasolina de Puerto
Rico.
Según el representante, es ampliamente conocido que la presente
administración del Partido Popular
Democrático (PPD) ha aprobado al
menos tres impuestos adicionales
sobre el petróleo y sus derivados,
conocidas como las llamadas “cruditas”.
“Es inconcebible como el mismo
Partido Popular que ha aprobado al
menos tres ‘cruditas’ sobre el petróleo ahora se atreva cuestionar el por qué el precio de la
gasolina no ha bajado. Evidentemente esto es una payasada mediática de parte de algunos
legisladores del Partido Popular que de cara a las elecciones quieren comenzar a actuar
como si les importara algo el bolsillo del consumidor”, indicó.
El legislador añadió que “si quieren que el consumidor puertorriqueños se beneficie de la
baja mundial en el costo del petróleo, eliminen las tres ‘cruditas’ que aprobaron. Hace varios
meses que nosotros presentamos el proyecto para eliminar la crudita, que lo aprueben esta
semana para que vean como el precio baja casi instantáneamente”.
Navarro Suárez criticó al Secretario del Departamento de Asuntos del Consumidor (DACO),
Nery Adames, por alegadamente faltar a su deber ministerial de velar por el consumidor y
frenar las tendencias inflacionarias.
“Por varios años nosotros hemos denunciado que el afán del Partido Popular de gravar la
gasolina con impuestos adicionales tendría un efecto detrimental sobre el bolsillo del consumidor, pero en todo momento el secretario del DACO endosó esas iniciativas y alegó que no
habría efecto adverso sobre el consumidor. El tiempo nos ha dado la razón”, puntualizó.
Senadora Santiago presenta resolución para declarar el cese en el pago de la deuda
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a senadora María de Lourdes Santiago sometió el lunes la resolución conjunta 53 para
declarar el cese inmediato del pago de la deuda pública.
Santiago recalcó que hasta tanto el gobierno de los Estados Unidos, los acreedores y las
entidades que les representan, accedan a una justa reestructuración de la misma, no se debe
realizar desembolso alguno.
Para la candidata a la gobernación del partido Independentista, “sólo un claro desafío político, en sustitución de la estrategia de súplica y sumisión que tan estrepitosamente han
fallado, permitirá el desarrollo de circunstancias que tengan como norte la recuperación real
y a largo plazo de nuestro país”.
La medida indica que el pago no se realizará hasta tanto el gobierno de los Estados Unidos,
los acreedores y las entidades que les representan, accedan a una justa reestructuración de
la misma, como parte de un acuerdo mayor para ponerle fin al régimen colonial y poner en
marcha un programa de desarrollo económico libre de toda tutela o limitación colonial.
“Puerto Rico se encuentra en una crisis financiera sin precedentes que se manifiesta de
múltiples formas: una década de contracción económica, una deuda pública impagable, éxodo masivo y severas deficiencias en servicios públicos esenciales como salud, educación, infraestructura y seguridad”, indica la exposición de motivos de la medida.
Agrega que “las medidas adoptadas por las pasadas administraciones, consistentes en austeridad selectiva y aumento en impuestos regresivos, lejos de paliar la situación la han agravado, al punto de que se ha generalizado el término “crisis humanitaria” para referirse a las
dimensiones que inevitablemente alcanzará el estado de cosas en nuestro país”.
La senadora propuso que ante la grave situación que enfrenta la economía y la situación
fiscal del país se “declare de manera frontal y determinada el cese inmediato de todo pago
de la deuda pública”.
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Acusan al DACO de dejar de publicar precios de gasolina de mayoristas
E
l presidente de la Asociación de Detallistas de Gasolina, Luis Sepúlveda, acusó al Departamento de Asuntos del Consumidor (DACO) de abandonar la práctica de publicar el
precio de la gasolina impuesto por los mayoristas.
Sepúlveda indicó que ante esa situación los detallistas decidieron hacer un sondeo entre
ellos para publicar por sí mismos el precio de la gasolina.
“Me imagino que recibió mucha presión de los mayoristas”, indicó Sepúlveda en entrevista
radiofónica (WSKN), al señalar que se dejaron de publicar los precios desde junio.
Explicó que “en ese momento el litro subió un centavo y tan pronto nosotros nos organizamos y publicamos el precio bajó un centavo”.
El secretario del DACO, Nery Adames, negó que fueran los detallistas sino los asesores de
la Oficina de Asuntos Monopolísticos que presentaron la objeción a esa práctica.
“Nosotros quitamos esa página porque la Oficina de Asuntos Monopolísticos nos dijo que
no era buena práctica estar mostrando los recios de los competidores mayoristas”, expuso
Adames.
A su vez, aseguró que “por causa de ese consejo, orientación y asesoría de la Oficina de
Asuntos Monopolísticos, entonces el
DACO baja esa información de la página”.
Adames afirmó que Sepúlveda conoce esa información y lo acusó de actuar
como el desaparecido programa de televisión La Comay.
“Sea honrado en sus expresiones”, recalcó Adames, en su reacción a Sepúlveda.
Adames afirmó que a los consumidores
no le interesa saber esa información de
los precios entre mayoristas, sino que “le
interesa y le importa a cuántos venden los
detallistas”.
Indicó que el DACO ofrece esa información en su página de Internet, donde cualquier consumidor la puede acceder.
Develan en UPR en Humacao busto del Ciudadano de América Eugenio María de Hostos
U
n busto del Ciudadano de América Eugenio María de Hostos fue develado ayer lunes en
la Universidad Puerto Rico (UPR) en Humacao, como parte de la conmemoración del 177°
aniversario de su natalicio en Mayagüez.
La actividad, impulsada por el Departamento de Humanidades de la UPR en Humacao, se
realizó en la plaza de Eugenio María de Hostos de en ese recinto.
El busto es obra del artista dominicano René Guzmán, reveló el rector Efraín Vázquez Vera
al advertir que Eugenio María de Hostos “no solo es prócer puertorriqueño, sino que lo es
además de la República Dominicana y Chile”.
“No hay duda que es el puertorriqueño más universal y el mejor que representa nuestra
nacionalidad”, expresó Vázquez Vera.
El rector de la UPR en Humacao afirmó que “personalmente, no puedo imaginarme una
universidad o escuela puertorriqueña sin un monumento o reconocimiento a la memoria de
Hostos”.
Vázquez Vera consideró que por ello “el busto de Hostos se convierte en un punto cardinal
de su memoria, que desde la región centro oriental se proyecta al mundo”.
El rector de la UPR en Humacao invitó a los puertorriqueños y antillanos “a recuperar las
enseñas del prócer puertorriqueño, en especial su modelo de enseñanza, que tanta falta hace
a nuestro país”.
El mensaje central del acto correspondió a Carlos Rojas Osorio, catedrático jubilado del Departamento de Humanidades de la UPR en Humacao.
Establece Guaynabo el horario de reciclaje para árboles de Navidad
E
l programa de reciclaje de Guaynabo estableció el horario de los centros de acopio donde se
recibirán los árboles de Navidad para reciclar.
Se ha dispuesto el período del 11 al 14 de enero, de 4:00 a 7:00 de la noche, para que los residentes de la ciudad acudan a uno de estos centros a entregar su árbol, informó Edwin Ramos,
director del programa.
“Cada año hacemos un llamado a las familias que van a disponer de su arbolito
para que no lo lancen en vertederos clandestinos, o lo dejen como un estorbo en medio de las
vías de rodaje, o le prendan fuego, sino que lo lleven a uno de los cuatro centros para su reciclaje”, dijo Ramos.
El 12 de enero el recogido se hará en la avenida Santa Ana, frente al supermercado Amigo.
El 13 de este mes los vecinos podrán entregar su árbol en el terraplén del Medical Mall.
El último día, 14 de enero, se recibirán en el Parque Pasivo Crissy González.
Realizarán conferencia gratuita para aumentar las destrezas
de alimentación y la claridad del habla en los niños
E
l Instituto Fonemi de Puerto Rico invitó a la ciudadanía
a la conferencia “¿Qué puedo hacer para aumentar
las destrezas de alimentación y la claridad del habla en mi
niño?”, que se ofrecerá el próximo viernes 15 de enero.
La cita es a las 6:30 de la tarde en el Hotel San Juan,
en Isla Verde, y estará a cargo de la patóloga del habla y
lenguaje Whitney Pimentel, especialista en la terapia de
colocación oral, alimentación y del habla con clientes de
todas las edades y niveles de desarrollo. La entrada es
libre y los espacios limitados.
Pimentel discutirá cómo los padres pueden integrarse y
ser parte del equipo en un programa de terapia de colocación oral, de alimentación y del habla.
Explicará varios ejercicios para la alimentación y de la
terapia de colocación oral utilizando varios materiales
altamente motivadores y efectivos, de “Talk Tools”. Se
presentarán técnicas terapéuticas que los padres podrán
realizar en el hogar para ayudarlos con una alimentación
segura y una mejor claridad del habla.
Para reservar espacio en la conferencia gratuita debe
registrarse enviando un correo electrónico a info@fonemipr.com .
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12 de Enero de 2016
Evento Puerto Rico Jazz Jam se presentará el
29 y 30 de enero en Teatro Tapia
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a séptima edición del Puerto Rico Jazz Jam se realizará el 29 y 30 de enero en el Teatro Tapia del Viejo
San Juan, con una variada oferta musical con destacados exponentes del jazz y grandes estrellas de la canción.
El viernes 29 de enero, a las 8:00 de la noche, arrancará con la participación del bajista Sammy Morales &
SM Quinteto, cuyas composiciones integran el jazz con
otros géneros como el tango.
A las 9:30 de la noche, el turno será para el saxofonista Iván Renta, quien tuvo la oportunidad de tocar con
grandes exponentes como Tito Puente, Wynton Marsa-
llis, Eddie Palmieri y Ron Carter, entre otros.
El sábado 30 de enero, a las 8:00 de la noche, habrá un tributo al vibrafonista, percusionista, baterista,
compositor y director norteamericano Cal Tjader, bajo
la dirección de Humberto Ramírez.
Un adelanto del disco “Humberto Ramírez Bohemia
Jazz”, con la intervención de Chucho Avellanet, Nydia
Caro, Andy Montañez, Dagmar, Carola Ausbury y Michelle Brava, se presentará desde las 9:30 de la noche. Humberto Ramírez tendrá un adeLos boletos para Puerto Rico Jazz Jam 2016, produ- lanto de su disco en Puerto Rico
cido por Humberto Ramírez y la Fundación Nacional Jazz Jam, que también produce.
para la Cultura Popular.
Ofrecerán curso sobre la vida y
obra de Alejandro Tapia y Rivera
E
l profesor Roberto Ramos-Perea fue seleccionado por
el Centro de Estudios Avanzados de Puerto Rico y El Caribe para ofrecer el curso “Alejandro Tapia y Rivera: Vida y
Obra”, como parte de las Jornadas Tapianas que se estarán
celebrando a partir de marzo de 2016.
Éstas son auspiciadas por el Centro de Estudios Avanzados, el Ateneo Puertorriqueño, el municipio de San Juan,
la WIPR TV-Radio, el Instituto de Literatura y el Instituto
Alejandro Tapia y Rivera, entre otras prestigiosas organizaciones del quehacer cultural puertorriqueño.
El estudio de la vida de Alejandro Tapia y Rivera y los orí-
genes de su obra revierten vital importancia ahora que su
trabajo ha sido reconocido como el acervo fundacional de
la literatura puertorriqueña.
El curso se ofrecerá los jueves de 7:00 a 9:00 PM, comenzando el jueves 21 de enero.
Ramos-Perea, director general del Archivo Nacional de
Teatro y Cine y rector del Conservatorio de Arte Dramático,
invita a los estudiantes del Centro y a la comunidad interesada en tomar el curso como oyentes, a matricularse llamando al Centro de Estudios Avanzados de Puerto Rico y el
Caribe o acceder a la página http://www.ceaprc.edu/ .
Profesionales de la enfermería podrán certificarse en cuidado crítico pediátrico
C
on el fin de desarrollar enfermeros y enfermeras con destrezas avanzadas de cuidado crítico e intensivo de pacientes pediátricos, la Escuela
de Enfermería del Recinto de Ciencias Médicas (RCM) de la Universidad de
Puerto Rico (UPR) creó la Certificación en Cuidado Crítico Pediátrico y Neonatal.
Así, el programa celebra el otorgamiento del grado al primer grupo de diez
profesionales de la salud que culmina dichos cursos.
“Como educador, estamos enfocados en desarrollar el profesional de enfermería hacia nuevas metas. En Puerto Rico identificamos la necesidad de
desarrollar el profesional de enfermería con unas competencias en el manejo de los pacientes pediátricos críticamente enfermos y diseñamos un currículo único en la Isla”, explicó el profesor José Ramos, egresado del programa
de maestría de la Escuela de Enfermería y especializado en cuidado crítico
de pacientes.
De acuerdo con Ramos, aunque un enfermero graduado está preparado
para trabajar de manera general con cualquier tipo de paciente en cuidado
intensivo, lo que se pretende es brindarle al enfermero y enfermera unas
competencias o herramientas más específicas y avanzadas para identificar
de forma preventiva síntomas de deterioro específicamente en pacientes
pediátricos y neonatales o recién nacidos en cuidado intensivo, para así tratar los síntomas antes de que el paciente llegue a una fase aguda.
Este tipo de preparación avanzada también tiene como resultado una mejor comunicación entre el enfermero o enfermera y el médico pediátrico
que atiende al paciente, indicó el experto.
“Esta certificación me ayudó mucho porque pude identificar en el paciente
pediátrico distintos problemas y situaciones de riesgo y cómo atacarlos antes de que el paciente llegue a fase aguda. Pude también entrenarme en el
trato con el médico e identifiqué la importancia de tener un buen diálogo,
una comunicación efectiva y con un vasto conocimiento para poder afrontar
los problemas que tenga el paciente”, declaró la enfermera Clara Álvarez,
quien forma parte del primer grupo de profesionales de la salud que culminó la Certificación.
Durante un año, los alumnos del programa completaron cursos teóricos
avanzados y cursos prácticos en unidades reales de intensivo quirúrgico y
general en distintos hospitales donde pudieron manejar pacientes críticos
neonatales hasta los 18 años, conectados a ventiladores, con drenaje y otro
tipo de situaciones que les permitieron desarrollar unas destrezas específicas y realizar diagnósticos más precisos.
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Official Registry of Legal Notices
LEGAL NOTICE
ESTADO LIBRE ASOCIADO DE
PUERTO RICO TRIBUNAL DE
PRIMERA INSTANCIA SALA SUPERIOR DESAN JUAN.
GUILLERMO JAIME
TOUS OLlVER,
también conocido como
GUILLERMO TOUS
OLlVER y GUILLERMO J.
TOUS
Peticionario
EX PARTE (Causante:
Vivian María Rodríguez
Kohly, también conocida
como Vivían Rodríguez de
Tous y Vivían R. de Tous)
CIVIL NÚM.: KJV2015-1087
SOBRE: SOLICITUD PARA LA
EXPEDICIÓN DE LAS CARTAS TESTAMENTARIAS EDICTO - AVISO A ACREEDORES
DESCONOCIDOS
ESTADOS
UNIDOS DE AMÉRICA EL PRESIDENTE DELOS E.E.U.U. SS.
ESTADO LIBRE ASOCIADO DE
PUERTO RICO.
A: ACREEDORES
DESCONOCIDOS DELA
CAUSANTE DOÑA VIVIAN
MARIA RODRIGUEZ
KOHLY.
POR LA PRESENTE se les notifica que se ha iniciado la preparación del inventario de los bienes
relictos de la causante Doña Vivian María Rodríguez Kohly. Se
les requiere para que toda reclamación con los correspondientes comprobantes bajo juramento sea presentada y dirigida al
peticionario por conducto de su
abogada a la siguiente dirección
y dentro del plazo de treinta (30)
días contados desde la publicación del presente edicto:
LCDA. ANA CRISTINA GÓMEZ
PÉREZ
Abogada del Peticionario
Guillermo Jaime Tous Oliver
RUA 15092
P.O. BOX 13762
SAN JUAN, P.R. 00908
TE:: (787) 459-1035
anacgomezperez@gmail.com
Se le advierte que de no responder a este Aviso, los procedimientos para a formación y
liquidación del caudal d ela causante continuarán sin más citarle
ni oírle. Extendido bajo mi firma,
por orden y bajo el sello del Tribunal, hoy día 6 de noviembre
de 2015. Griselda Rodriguez Collado, Secretaria. MIchelle Rivera
Rios, Sub-Secretaria.
LEGAL NOTICE
ESTADO LIBRE ASOCIADO DE
PUERTO RICO TRIBUNAL DE
PRIMERA INSTANCIA CENTRO
JUDICIAL DE SAN JUAN SALA
SUPERIOR.
ROOSEVELT CAYMAN
ASSET COMPANY II
Demandante V.
GUILLERMO MARIO
FELICIANO GOMEZ
t/c/c GUILLERMO M.
FELICIANO GOMEZ t/c/c
GUILLERMO FELICIANO
GOMEZ
Demandados
CIVIL NUM. KCD2013-0878
(901) SOBRE: COBRO DE DINERO Y EJECUCIÓN DE HIPOTECA POR LA VÍA ORDINARIA
AVISO DE VENTA EN PÚBLICA
SUBASTA. Yo, Diana I. Navarro
Cruz, Alguacil Supervisor de la
División de Subastas del Tribunal de Primera Instancia, Sala de
San Juan, a los demandados y
al público en general les notifico
que, cumpliendo con un Mandamiento que se ha librado en el
presente caso por el Secretario
del Tribunal de epígrafe con fecha 6 de junio de 2014 y para satisfacer la Sentencia por la cantidad de $157,296.88 de principal,
dictada en el caso de autos el 4
de diciembre de 2013, notificada y archivada en autos el 6 de
diciembre de 2013, procederé
a vender en pública subasta, al
mejor postor en pago de contado y en moneda del curso legal
de los Estados Unidos de América, todo derecho, título e interés
que hayan tenido tengan o puedan tener los deudores demandados en cuanto a las propiedad
localizada en: el Municipio de
San Juan, Puerto Rico, el bien
inmueble se describe a continuación: Cond. Ashford Imperial, Apt. 902, San Juan, Puerto
Rico URBANA: PROPIEDAD
HORIZONTAL:
Apartamento
novecientos dos (902) de forma
irregular localizado en la novena
planta del Condominio Ashford
Imperial situado en el número
mil trescientos dos (1302) de la
Avenida Ashford, Condado, San
Juan, Puerto Rico. El apartamento tiene un área superficial
de aproximadamente Quinientos
Treinta punto Sesenta y Cinco
pies cuadrados, equivalentes a
cuarenta y nueve punto treinta
metros cuadrados. Colinda por
el NORTE en veinticuatro pies
seis pulgadas con elementos
exteriores del edificio; por el
SUR en diecinueve pies lineales
con el apartamento número novecientos uno (901); por el ESTE,
en veinticinco pies lineales con
elementos exteriores del edificio
y por el OESTE, en veinticinco
pies lineales con el pasillo del
piso, y apartamento novecientos
tres (903) y elementos exteriores del edificio. Tiene su puerta
de entrada y salida por su lado
Oeste que da al pasillo al vestíbulo que a su vez lo conecta
con las escaleras y ascensores
que conducen a los patios del
edificio y la vía pública. Consta
de área de estar, baño, cocina,
guardarropa y balcón. Le corresponde una participación de cero
punto cinco cuatro cero ocho
por ciento (0.5408%) en los elementos comunes generales del
condominio y una participación
de cero punto siete cuatro ocho
seis por ciento (0.7486%) en los
elementos comunes limitados
del condominio. Inscrito al folio
ciento setenta y uno (171) del
tomo ochocientos cinco (805)
de Santurce Norte, Registro
de la Propiedad de San Juan,
Sección I, finca número treinta
y un mil doscientos veintiuno
(31,221). Que con el importe de
dicha venta se habrá de satisfacer a la parte demandante las
cantidades adeudadas, según
la Sentencia dictada en el caso
de epígrafe, por el Tribunal de
Primera Instancia, Sala de San
Juan. El tipo mínimo para la subasta será la suma de tasación
pactada, la cual es $171,000.00,
para la propiedad descrita. Si no
produjere remate o adjudicación
la primera subasta, se procederá
a una segunda subasta y servirá
de tipo mínimo de 2/3 partes del
valor de la tasación. Si tampoco
hubiere remate ni adjudicación
en esta segunda subasta, se
procederá a una tercera subasta, en ésta el tipo mínimo será
de la 1/2 del valor de la tasación.
Para el lote descrito, la primera
subasta se llevará a cabo el día
28 de enero de 2016, 10:30 de
la mañana. De no comparecer
postor alguno se llevará a efecto
una segunda subasta el día 4 de
febrero de 2016, a las 10:30 de
la mañana. De no comparecer
postor alguno se llevará a cabo
una tercera subasta el día 11 de
febrero de 2016, a las 10:30 de
la mañana. La subasta o subastas antes indicadas se llevarán a
efecto en mi oficina, localizada
en el Tribunal de Primera Instancia, Sala Superior de San Juan.
Se le advierte a los licitadores
que la adjudicación se hará al
mejor postor, quien deberá consignar el importe de su oferta en
el mismo acto de la adjudicación
en moneda de curso legal de los
Estados Unidos de Norteamérica y para conocimiento de la
parte demandada y de toda(s)
aquella(s) persona(s) que tengan
interés inscrito con posterioridad
a la inscripción del gravamen
que se está ejecutando, y para
conocimiento de los licitadores y
el público en general y para su
publicación en un periódico de
circulación general, una vez por
semana durante el término de
dos (2) semanas consecutivas
con un intervalo de por lo menos
siete (7) días entre ambas publicaciones, y para su fijación en
tres (3) lugares públicos del municipio en que ha de celebrarse
la venta, tales como, la Alcaldía,
el Tribunal y la Colecturía y se
le notificará además a la parte
demandada vía correo certificado con acuse de recibo a la
última dirección conocida. Se
les advierte a todos los interesados que todos los documentos
relacionados con la presente
acción de ejecución de hipote-
ca, así como la de la subasta,
estarán disponibles para ser
examinados en la Secretaría del
Tribunal. Se entenderá que todo
licitador acepta como bastante
la titulación y que las cargas y
gravámenes anteriores y los preferentes, si los hubiere al crédito
de ejecutante, continuarán subsiguientes entendiéndose que
el rematante los acepta y queda
subrogado en la responsabilidad
de los mismos, sin destinarse a
su extinción el precio del remate. Y para conocimiento de los
demandados, de los acreedores
posteriores, de los licitadores,
partes interesadas y público en
general, expido el presente Aviso para su publicación en los
lugares públicos correspondientes. Librado en San Juan, Puerto
Rico, a 8 de diciembre de 2015.
Diana I. Navarro Cruz, Alguacil
Auxiliar.
LEGAL NOTICE
ESTADO LIBRE ASOCIADO DE
PUERTO RICO TRIBUNAL DE
PRIMERA INSTANCIA CENTRO
JUDICIAL DE CAROLINA SALA
SUPERIOR.
ROOSEVELT REO PR
CORP
Parte Demandante VS
MELVIN ROMAN TORRES
T/C/C MELVIN L. ROMAN
TORRES Y ANN LA
PLACE T/C/C ANN
LAPLACE
Parte Demandada
CIVIL NUM.: FCD2012-1799
SALON NÚM.: 406 SOBRE ACCION CIVIL DE: COBRO DE DINERO Y EJECUCION DE HIPOTECA POR LA VIA ORDINARIA
AVISO DE SUBASTA.
A: MELVIN ROMAN
TORRES T/C/C MELVIN L.
ROMAN TORRES Y ANN
LA PLACE T/C/C ANN
LAPLACE; Y AL PUBLICO
EN GENERAL:
El que suscribe, Alguacil del Tribunal de Primera Instancia, Sala
Superior, Centro Judicial de
Carolina, Carolina, Puerto Rico,
hago saber, a la parte demandada y al PUBLICO EN GENERAL: Que en cumplimiento del
Mandamiento de Ejecución de
Sentencia expedido el día 29 de
julio de 2014, por la Secretaria
del Tribunal, procederé a vender
y venderé en pública subasta y
al mejor postor la propiedad que
ubica y se describe a continuación: RUSTICA: Predio de terreno identificado como remanente
en el plano de inscripción situado en el Barrio Quebrada Negrito
del término municipal de Trujillo
Alto, Puerto Rico, con una cabida superficial de 2349.00 metros
cuadrados, equivalentes a 0.59
cuerdas. Colindando por Norte, en una alineación de 22.00
metros, con camino existente;
por el Sur, en tres alineaciones
con el solar número 9, 11 y 12,
en 65.00 metros; por el Este, en
dos alineaciones con solar número 10, en 52.98 metros; por
el Oeste, con Margot Ruiz, en
60.57 metros. Enclava una casa.
Inscrita al folio 275 del tomo 160
de Trujillo Alto, finca número
7,745, Registro de la Propiedad
de San Juan, Sección Cuarta. El
producto de la subasta se destinará a satisfacer al demandante
hasta donde alcance, la suma de
$219,433.98 de principal, más intereses al 6.50% anual desde el
día 1ro. de mayo de 2012, más
la suma de $26,265.00, por concepto de honorarios de abogado
y costas autorizadas por el Tribunal, más las cantidades que se
adeudan mensualmente desde
la fecha antes mencionada, por
concepto de seguro hipotecario,
cargos por demora, más cualesquiera otros adelantos que se
hagan en virtud de la escritura
de hipoteca, todo ello, según
surge de la SENTENCIA dictada
en este caso el 28 de marzo de
2014. La venta de la referida propiedad se verificará libre de toda
carga o gravamen que afecte la
mencionada finca, excepto el
(los) gravamen (es) aquí antes
mencionado (s), a cuyo efecto se
notifica y se hace saber la fecha,
hora y sitio de la PRIMERA, SEGUNDA y TERCERA subasta,
si esto fuera necesario, a los
efectos de que cualquier persona o personas con algún interés
puedan comparecer a la celebración de dicha subasta. La adjudicación se hará al mejor postor,
quien deberá consignar el importe de su oferta en el acto mismo
de la adjudicación, en efectivo
(moneda del curso legal de los
Estados Unidos de América),
giro postal o cheque certificado a
nombre del alguacil del Tribunal.
LA PRIMERA subasta se llevará
a efecto el día 19 DE ENERO DE
2016, A LAS 11:00 DE LA MAÑANA, en la oficina del referido
Alguacil, localizada en el Centro
Judicial de Carolina, Carolina,
Puerto Rico. Que el precio mínimo fijado para la PRIMERA SUBASTA es de $262,650.00. Que
de ser necesaria la celebración
de una SEGUNDA SUBASTA
la misma se llevará a efecto el
día 26 DE ENERO DE 2016, A
LAS 11:00 DE LA MAÑANA, en
la oficina antes mencionada del
Alguacil que suscribe. El precio mínimo para la SEGUNDA
SUBASTA será de $175,100.00,
equivalentes a dos terceras (2/3)
partes del tipo mínimo estipulado
para la PRIMERA subasta. Que
de ser necesaria la celebración
de una TERCERA SUBASTA
la misma se llevará a efecto el
día 2 DE FEBRERO DE 2016,
A LAS 11:00 DE LA MAÑANA,
en la oficina antes mencionada
del Alguacil que suscribe. El
precio mínimo para la TERCERA
SUBASTA será de $131,325.00,
equivalentes a la mitad (1/2) del
tipo mínimo estipulado para la
FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL (787) 743-3346
PRIMERA subasta. Si se declarase desierta la tercera subasta
se dará por terminado el procedimiento, pudiendo adjudicárse
al acreedor la finca aquí antes
descrita, dentro de los diez (10)
días siguientes, si así lo estimare
conveniente, por la totalidad de
la cantidad adeudada si ésta fuera igual o menor al monto del tipo
mínimo de la tercera subasta, y
abonándose dicho monto a la
cantidad adeudada si ésta fuere
mayor. (Art. 221, Ley Hipotecaria
y del Registro de la Propiedad,
30 L.P.R.A. §2721) Para conocimiento de la parte demandada
y de toda aquella persona o personas que tengan interés inscrito
con posterioridad a la inscripción
del gravamen que se está ejecutando, y para conocimiento de
todos los licitadores y el público
en general, el presente Edicto se
publicará por espacio de dos (2)
semanas consecutivas, con un
intervalo de por lo menos siete
días entre ambas publicaciones,
en un diario de circulación general en el Estado Libre Asociado
de Puerto Rico y se fijará además en tres (3) lugares públicos
del Municipio en que ha de celebrarse dicha venta, tales como
la Alcaldía, el Tribunal y la Colecturía. Se le advierte, a todos
los interesados que todos los
documentos relacionados con
la presente acción de ejecución
de hipoteca, así como de la subasta, estarán disponibles para
ser examinados en la Secretaría
del Tribunal durante las horas
laborales. EXPIDO, el presente
EDICTO, en Carolina, Puerto
Rico, hoy día 8 de julio de 2015.
Samuel Gonzalez Isaac, Alguacil
División de Subastas Tribunal de
Primera Instancia Sala Superior
de Carolina.
LEGAL NOTICE
ESTADO LIBRE ASOCIADO DE
PUERTO RICO TRIBUNAL DE
PRIMERA INSTANCIA SALA DE
SAN SEBASTIAN.
ACM NORTHFIELD NPL,
LLC
Demandante Vs.
AMADOR MONTALVO
GONZALEZ, MARGARITA
SANTOS CORTES Y LA
SOCIEDAD LEGAL DE
BIENES GANANCIALES
COMPUESTA POR
AMBOS.
Demandados
CIVIL NÚM. A2CI2012-00450
SOBRE: EJECUCION DE HIPOTECA (IN REM) AVISO DE
VENTA EN PÚBLICA SUBASTA.
Yo, LUIS A. NIEVES RIVERA,
Alguacil del Tribunal de Primera Instancia, Sala de San Sebastián, a los demandados y al
público en general les notifico
que cumpliendo con un Mandamiento que se ha librado en el
presente caso, por el Secretario
del Tribunal de Primera Instan-
•
cia, Sala de San Sebastián, con
fecha del 16 de junio de 2015,
y para satisfacer la Sentencia
dictada el 16 de noviembre de
2012, la cual se archivó en autos y cuya notificación enmendada fue enviada el 9 de marzo de
2015, en donde se condenaba
a la parte demandada a satisfacer a la parte demandante la
totalidad de la deuda reclamada
en este pleito que al 7 de noviembre de 2014, asciende a la
suma de $155,665.49 por concepto de principal; $14,723.13
por concepto de intereses, los
cuales continúan acumulándose
hasta el saldo total de la deuda;
$1,255.15 por concepto de cargos por pago atrasado; $467.00
por concepto de seguro de la
propiedad; $760.68 por concepto de gastos de preservación de
propiedad; en adición a las costas, gastos y honorarios de abogado según pactados; procederé
a vender en pública subasta y al
mejor postor, en pago de contado y en moneda del curso legal
de los Estados Unidos de América, en cheque certificado, o giro
postal a nombre del Alguacil de
este Tribunal, todo derecho, título e interés que hayan tenido,
tengan o puedan tener los deudores demandados en cuanto
al bien inmueble que ubica en:
SOLAR A, RD 423 KM 2.5 INT.
BARRIO PLATA, MOCA, PUERTO RICO; y que se describe a
continuación: RUSTICA: Sita en
el Barrio Plata de Moca, Puerto
Rico, denominado Solar A, de
acuerdo al plano de inscripción.
Con una cabida superficial de
1,366.333 metros cuadrados,
equivalentes a 3,476 diezmilésimas de cuerda. En lindes por
el NORTE, ESTE y OESTE, con
remanente; y por el SUR, con carretera municipal. Inscrita al folio
135 del tomo 380 de Moca, finca
número 15,069. Registro de la
Propiedad de Puerto Rico, Sección de San Sebastián. La finca
antes descrita por su procedencia se encuentra libre de cargas;
y por sí se encuentra afecta a la
hipoteca objeto de ejecución en
este pleito; y a una anotación de
demanda, cargas que se describen de la siguiente manera: Hipoteca en garantía de un pagaré
a favor de Santander Mortgage
Corporation, o a su orden, por la
suma principal de $171,900.00
con intereses a razón del 6 1/2%
anual, vencedero al 1 de junio
de 2016, constituida mediante
la escritura número 73, otorgada en Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, el
día 4 de mayo de 2006, ante el
Notario César A. Pérez Cabán, e
inscrita al folio 135 del tomo 380
de Moca, inscripción 4ta. Anotación de Demanda por la suma
de $159,388.81, en el Caso Civil
Núm.: A2CI2012-00450, seguido
en el Tribunal de Primera Instancia, Sala de San Sebastián, por
Banco Santander Puerto Rico,
versus Amador Montalvo González, et al. Anotado al folio 135
vuelto del tomo 380 de Moca,
Anotación A. Que con el importe
de dicha venta se habrá de satisfacer a la parte demandante
las cantidades adeudadas hasta
donde alcance, según la Sentencia dictada en el caso de epígrafe, por el Tribunal de Primera
Instancia, Sala de San Sebastián. Para el lote antes descrito,
la primera subasta se llevará a
efecto en mi oficina, localizada
en el Tribunal de Primera Instancia, Sala de San Sebastián,
el día 20 de enero de 2016, a
las 10:00 de la mañana, para la
cual servirá como tipo mínimo la
suma de $171,900.00 establecida en la escritura de hipoteca; de
no comparecer licitador alguno a
adjudicarse el inmueble a subastarse, se llevará a cabo una
segunda subasta en el sitio indicado el día 27 de enero de 2016,
a las 10:00 de la mañana, para la
cual servirá como tipo mínimo la
suma de $114,600.00 o sea, dos
terceras (2/3) partes del tipo mínimo establecido para la primera
subasta; de no comparecer licitador alguno a adjudicarse el inmueble a subastarse, se llevará
a cabo una tercera subasta en el
sitio indicado, el día 3 de febrero
de 2016, a las 10:00 de la mañana, para la cual servirá como tipo
mínimo la suma de $85,950.00,
o sea, la mitad del tipo mínimo
establecido para la primera subasta. Si se declarase desierta
la tercera subasta, se dará por
terminado el procedimiento, pudiendo adjudicarse a opción del
demandante, según lo establece
el Art. 221 de la Ley Hipotecaria,
30 L.P.R.A. Sec. 2721. Se le advierte a los licitadores que la adjudicación se hará al mejor postor, quien deberá consignar el
importe de su oferta al momento
de adjudicarse la propiedad, en
moneda de curso legal de los
Estados Unidos de Norteamérica, y para conocimiento de la
parte demandada y de toda(s)
aquella(s) persona(s) que tengan
interés inscrito con posterioridad
a la inscripción del gravamen
que se está ejecutando, y para
conocimiento de los licitadores y
el público en general, y para su
publicación en un periódico de
circulación general, una vez por
semana durante el término de
dos (2) semanas consecutivas,
con un intervalo de por lo menos
siete (7) días entre ambas publicaciones, y para su fijación en
tres (3) lugares públicos del municipio en que ha de celebrarse
la venta, tales como, la Alcaldía,
el Tribunal y la Colecturía, así
como en la Colecturía más cercana al lugar de residencia de la
parte demandada, cuando ésta
fuera conocida, y se le notificara
además a la parte demandada
vía correo certificado con acuse
de recibo a la última dirección
conocida. Se les advierte a todos
los interesados que todos los
documentos relacionados con la
presente acción de ejecución de
email: staredictos@gmail.com
The San Juan Daily Star
de abogado, según pactados;
procederé a vender en pública
subasta y al mejor postor, en
pago de contado y en moneda
del curso legal de los Estados
Unidos de América, en cheque
certificado, o giro postal a nombre del Alguacil de este Tribunal,
todo derecho, título e interés que
hayan tenido, tengan o puedan
tener los deudores demandados
en cuanto al bien inmueble que
ubica en: SOLAR 4 DEL BLOQUE C, URBANIZACION RIVER
GARDEN, BARRIO CANOVANAS, CANOVANAS, PUERTO
RICO; y que se describe a continuación: URBANA: Parcela identificada en el plano de inscripción
como Solar 4 del Bloque C, de
la Urbanización River Garden,
localizado en el Barrio Canóvanas del Municipio de Canóvanas,
Puerto Rico. Con una cabida superficial de 330.7993. En lindes
por el NORTE, con el solar 5-C;
por el SUR, con el Solar 3-C; por
el ESTE, con Aurora Calderón;
y por el OESTE, con la Calle
Aliso. Enclava una casa de dos
LEGAL NOTICE
plantas. Inscrita al folio 33 del
ESTADO LIBRE ASOCIADO DE
tomo 427 de Canóvanas, finca
PUERTO RICO TRIBUNAL DE
16,969. Registro de la Propiedad
PRIMERA INSTANCIA SALA DE
de Puerto Rico, Sección Tercera
CANOVANAS EN RIO GRANde Carolina. La finca antes desDE.
crita se encuentra afecta por su
ACM PENFIELD CFL, LLC procedencia, a servidumbres y
Demandante Vs.
condiciones restrictivas; y por sí,
BLANCA IRIS SANTOS a la hipoteca objeto de ejecución
en este pleito, la cual se describe
RODRIGUEZ, T/C/C
de la siguiente manera: Hipoteca
BLANCA I. SANTOS,
en garantía de un pagaré a favor
T/C/C BLANCA SANTOS de la Cooperativa de Ahorro y
Crédito de Empleados de Eli Lilly
RODRIGUEZ
and Company, o a su orden, por
Demandada
CIVIL NÚM. FBCI2013-00447 la suma principal de $325,000.00
SOBRE: COBRO DE DINERO con intereses a razón del 5 7/8%
Y EJECUCION DE HIPOTECA anual, vencedero el 1 de enero
POR LA VIA ORDINARIA AVI- de 2036, según surge de la esSO DE VENTA EN PÚBLICA critura número 664, otorgada
SUBASTA. Yo, EFRAIN MAR- en Carolina, Puerto Rico, el día
QUEZ ARROYO, Alguacil Auxi- 8 de diciembre de 2005, ante el
liar #963 del Tribunal de Primera Notario Pedro Juan Caride Cruz,
Instancia, Sala de Carolina, a los e inscrita al folio 34 del tomo 427
demandados y al público en ge- de Canóvanas, inscripción cuarneral les notifico que cumpliendo ta. Que con el importe de dicha
con un Mandamiento que se venta se habrá de satisfacer a la
ha librado en el presente caso, parte demandante las cantidades
por el Secretario del Tribunal adeudadas hasta donde alcance,
de Primera Instancia, Sala de según la Sentencia dictada en el
Canóvanas en Río Grande, con caso de epígrafe, por el Tribunal
fecha del 12 de junio de 2015, y de Primera Instancia, Sala de
para satisfacer la Sentencia dic- Canóvanas en Río Grande. Para
tada el 13 de febrero de 2015, el lote antes descrito, la primera
la cual se archivó en autos y fue subasta se llevará a efecto en mi
notificada el 24 de febrero de oficina, localizada en el Tribunal
2015, en donde se condenaba a de Primera Instancia, Sala de
la parte demandada a satisfacer Carolina, el día 22 de enero de
a la parte demandante la totali- 2016, a las 9:45 de la mañana,
dad de la deuda reclamada en para la cual servirá como tipo
este pleito que al 9 de octubre mínimo la suma de $325,000.00
de 2013, asciende a la suma de establecida en la escritura de
$320,356.76 suma que se des- hipoteca; de no comparecer liglosa en $294,100.81 por con- citador alguno a adjudicarse el
cepto de principal; $23,613.84 inmueble a subastarse, se llevapor concepto de intereses, los rá a cabo una segunda subasta
cuales continúan aumentando en el sitio indicado, el día 29 de
hasta el pago total de la obliga- enero de 2016, a las 9:45 de la
ción; $1,441.95 por concepto mañana, para la cual servirá
de cargos por demora; $151.57 como tipo mínimo la suma de
por concepto de deficiencia de la $216,666.66 o sea, dos terceras
cuenta Plica (Escrow); $1,048.59 (2/3) partes del tipo mínimo estapor concepto de preservación de blecido para la primera subasta;
la propiedad, y cualquier otro de no comparecer licitador aladelanto realizado conforme a guno a adjudicarse el inmueble
los términos y condiciones prés- a subastarse, se llevará a cabo
tamo hipotecario; más la suma una tercera subasta en el sitio
de $32,500.00 por concepto indicado, el día 5 de febrero de
de costas, gastos y honorarios 2016, a las 9:45 de la mañana,
hipoteca, así como los documentos de la subasta, estarán disponibles para ser examinados en la
Secretaría del Tribunal. Se entenderá que todo licitador acepta
como bastante la titulación y que
las cargas y gravámenes anteriores y los preferentes, si los
hubiere al crédito del ejecutante,
continuarán subsiguientes, entendiéndose que el rematante los
acepta y queda subrogado en la
responsabilidad de los mismos,
sin destinarse a su extinción el
precio del remate. Y para conocimiento de los demandados, de
los acreedores posteriores, de
los licitadores, partes interesadas y público en general, expido
el presente Aviso para su publicación en los lugares públicos
correspondientes. Expídase este
Aviso de Subasta, en San Sebastián, Puerto Rico, a 8 de octubre de 2015. LUIS A. NIEVES
RIVERA, ALGUACIL TRIBUNAL
DE PRIMERA INSTANCIA SALA
DE SAN SEBASTIAN.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
para la cual servirá como tipo
mínimo la suma de $162,500.00,
o sea, la mitad del tipo mínimo
establecido para la primera subasta. Si se declarase desierta
la tercera subasta, se dará por
terminado el procedimiento, pudiendo adjudicarse a opción del
demandante, según lo establece
el Art. 221 de la Ley Hipotecaria,
30 L.P.R.A. Sec. 2721. Se le advierte a los licitadores que la adjudicación se hará al mejor postor, quien deberá consignar el
importe de su oferta al momento
de adjudicarse la propiedad, en
moneda de curso legal de los
Estados Unidos de Norteamérica, y para conocimiento de la
parte demandada y de toda(s)
aquella(s) persona(s) que tengan
interés inscrito con posterioridad
a la inscripción del gravamen
que se está ejecutando, y para
conocimiento de los licitadores y
el público en general, y para su
publicación en un periódico de
circulación general, una vez por
semana durante el término de
dos (2) semanas consecutivas,
con un intervalo de por lo menos
siete (7) días entre ambas publicaciones, y para su fijación en
tres (3) lugares públicos del municipio en que ha de celebrarse
la venta, tales como, la Alcaldía,
el Tribunal y la Colecturía, así
como en la Colecturía más cercana al lugar de residencia de la
parte demandada, cuando ésta
fuera conocida, y se le notificara
además a la parte demandada
vía correo certificado con acuse
de recibo a la última dirección
conocida. Se les advierte a todos los interesados que todos
los documentos relacionados
con la presente acción de ejecución de hipoteca, así como
los documentos de la subasta,
estarán disponibles para ser
examinados en la Secretaría del
Tribunal. Se entenderá que todo
licitador acepta como bastante
la titulación y que las cargas y
gravámenes anteriores y los preferentes, si los hubiere al crédito
del ejecutante, continuarán subsiguientes, entendiéndose que
el rematante los acepta y queda
subrogado en la responsabilidad
de los mismos, sin destinarse a
su extinción el precio del remate. Y para conocimiento de los
demandados, de los acreedores
posteriores, de los licitadores,
partes interesadas y público en
general, expido el presente Aviso
para su publicación en los lugares públicos correspondientes.
Expídase este Aviso de Subasta,
en Carolina, Puerto Rico, a 26
de junio de 2015. Efrain Marquez
Arroyo, Alguacil Auxiliar #963,
Alguacil Tribunal De Primera Instancia Sala De Carolina.
*****
MALDONADO;
ELIZABETH RAMOS
SILVA Y LA SOCIEDAD
LEGAL DE BIENES
GANANCIALES
COMPUESTA POR
AMBOS
Demandados
CIVIL NUM.: DCD2014-1942
(503) SOBRE: COBRO DE DINERO - EJECUCIÓN DE HIPOTECA POR LA VÍA ORDINARIA
ESTADOS UNIDOS DE AMERICA EL PRESIDENTE DE LOS
ESTADOS UNIDOS SS ESTADO
LIBRE ASOCIADO DE PUERTO
RICO AVISO DE SUBASTA. Yo,
Alg. Freddy Omar Rodriguez
Collazo, Alguacil del Tribunal de
Primera Instancia, Sala de Bayamón, notifico a los demandados,
público en general y personas
con algún interés, que cumpliré con un Mandamiento librado
por el Secretario del Tribunal de
epígrafe, el 24 de junio de 2015,
para satisfacer la Sentencia dictada el 12 de marzo de 2015,
la cual fue notificada y archivada en autos el 26 de marzo de
2015. En dicha Sentencia se
condena a la parte demandada a
satisfacer la suma de $55,996.50
adeudada al 1ro de febrero de
2014, más las costas, gastos,
honorarios de abogado; y demás
créditos accesorios garantizados
hipotecariamente. Conforme a
lo anterior, venderé en pública
subasta, al mejor postor en pago
de contado y en moneda del
curso legal de los Estados Unidos de América, todo derecho,
título e interés que hayan tenido
tengan o puedan tener los deudores demandados en cuanto al
bien inmueble que ubica en 167
Carr., Interior 8, 16 KM 01, Bo.
Nuevo Bayamón, Puerto Rico
que se describe a continuación:
RUSTICA: Parcela marcado con
el número 64 de la Comunidad
Rural Nuevo II del Barrio Nuevo,
Bayamón, con cabida de 482.40
metros cuadrados. En lindes por
el NORTE, con la Calle número
1 de la Comunidad; por el SUR,
con la parcela número 63; por el
ESTE, con Carretera Estatal número 816 y por el OESTE, con
terrenos congeladas para construcción de Carreteras. Inscrito
al folio 196 del tomo 1,545 de
Bayamón, finca número #67,832
Registro de la Propiedad de
Puerto Rico, Sección Primera
de Bayamón. El tipo mínimo
para la subasta será la suma
de $66,500.00. De declararse la
subasta desierta, y de celebrarse una segunda subasta, el tipo
mínimo será dos terceras (2/3)
partes del tipo mínimo establecido para la primera subasta, el
cual asciende a $44,333.33. Si
tampoco hubiere remate ni adjuLEGAL NOTICE
dicación en la segunda subasta,
ESTADO LIBRE ASOCIADO DE regirá como tipo mínimo de la
PUERTO RICO TRIBUNAL DE tercera subasta la mitad (1/2)
PRIMERA INSTANCIA SALA DE del tipo mínimo pactado para la
BAYAMÓN.
primera subasta el cual asciende
BANCO POPULAR DE a $33,250.00. Si se declarase
desierta la tercera subasta se
PUERTO RICO, INC.
dará por terminado el procediDemandante v.
JOSÉ MANUEL ROMERO miento, pudiendo adjudicarse el
bien subastado a opción del deMALDONADO, T/C/C
mandante. Art. 221 de la Ley HiJOSÉ ROMERO
potecaria, 30 L.P.R.A. sec. 2721.
La primera subasta se llevará a
cabo el día 4 de febrero de 2016,
a la(s) 11:30 de la mañana. De
declararse desierta, se llevará a
efecto una segunda subasta el
día 11 de febrero de 2016, a la(s)
3:30 de la tarde. De declararse
desierta, se llevará a cabo una
tercera subasta el día 18 de febrero de 2016 a la(s) 3:30 de la
tarde. La subasta o subastas antes indicadas se llevarán a efecto en mi oficina, localizada en el
Tribunal de Primera Instancia,
Sala de Bayamón. Se le advierte
a los postores o licitadores que la
adjudicación del bien inmueble a
subastarse se hará al mejor postor o licitador victorioso, quien
deberá consignar el importe de
su oferta en el mismo acto de la
adjudicación, en moneda de curso legal de los Estados Unidos
de Norteamérica. Se entenderá
que todo licitador acepta como
bastante la titulación y que las
cargas y gravámenes anteriores
y los preferentes, si los hubiere
al crédito de ejecutante, continuarán subsiguientes entendiéndose que el rematante los acepta
y queda subrogado en la responsabilidad de los mismos, sin destinarse a su extinción el precio
del remate. Con el producto que
se obtenga de la subasta se le
pagará a la parte demandante
el importe de la Sentencia hasta
donde alcance, y se pondrá al
adjudicatario o licitador victorioso en posesión de la propiedad
subastada, libre de cargas y
gravámenes posteriores, dentro
del término de veinte (20) días
a partir de celebrada la subasta. Para cumplir con lo anterior,
el Alguacil queda facultado, de
ser necesario, para romper candados y cerraduras que impidan
el acceso a la propiedad subastada. Todos los interesados quedan notificados de que todos los
documentos relacionados con la
presente acción de ejecución de
hipoteca, así como la de la subasta, estarán disponibles para
ser examinados en la Secretaría
del Tribunal. Para conocimiento de la parte demandada y de
toda(s) aquella(s) persona(s)
que tengan interés inscrito con
posterioridad a la inscripción del
gravamen que se está ejecutando, y para conocimiento de los
licitadores y el público en general, y para su publicación en un
periódico de circulación general,
una vez por semana durante
el término de dos (2) semanas
consecutivas con un intervalo de
por lo menos siete (7) días entre
ambas publicaciones, y para su
fijación en tres (3) lugares públicos del municipio en que ha de
celebrarse la venta, tales como,
la Alcaldía, el Tribunal y la Colecturía, así como en la Colecturía
más cercana al lugar de residencia de la parte demandada,
cuando ésta fuera conocida, y
se le notificara además a la parte
demandada vía correo certificado con acuse de recibo a la última dirección conocida. Y para
conocimiento de los demandados, de los acreedores posteriores, de los licitadores, partes
interesadas y público en general,
expido el presente Aviso para su
publicación en los lugares públicos correspondientes. Librado
en Bayamón, Puerto Rico, a 2 de
julio de 2015. Alg. Freddy Omar
Rodriguez Collazo, Alguacil Tribunal De Primera Instancia Sala
De Bayamón.
LEGAL NOTICE
ESTADO LIBRE ASOCIADO DE
PUERTO RICO TRIBUNAL DE
PRIMERA INSTANCIA SALA DE
BAYAMÓN.
BANCO POPULAR DE
PUERTO RICO, INC.
Demandante v.
FRANK MANUEL
HERNÁNDEZ RAMOS,
T/C/C FRANK
HERNÁNDEZ RAMOS;
AIDA IRIS ROSARIO
GARCÍA, T/C/C AIDA
ROSARIO GARCÍA Y LA
SOCIEDAD LEGAL DE
BIENES GANANCIALES
COMPUESTA POR
AMBOS
Demandados
CIVIL NUM.: DCD2014-1957
(701) SOBRE: COBRO DE DINERO - EJECUCIÓN DE HIPOTECA
POR LA VÍA ORDINARIA ESTADOS UNIDOS DE AMERICA EL
PRESIDENTE DE LOS ESTADOS
UNIDOS SS ESTADO LIBRE
ASOCIADO DE PUERTO RICO
AVISO DE SUBASTA. Yo, Alg.
Freddy Omar Rodriguez Collazo,
Alguacil del Tribunal de Primera
Instancia, Sala de Bayamón, notifico a los demandados, público
en general y personas con algún
interés, que cumpliré con un
Mandamiento librado por el Secretario del Tribunal de epígrafe,
el 26 de junio de 2015, para satisfacer la Sentencia dictada el
9 de marzo de 2015, la cual fue
notificada y archivada en autos
el 12 de marzo de 2015. En dicha Sentencia se condena a la
parte demandada a satisfacer la
suma de $51,469.53 adeudada
al 1ro de febrero de 2014, más
las costas, gastos, honorarios
de abogado; y demás créditos
accesorios garantizados hipotecariamente. Conforme a lo anterior, venderé en pública subasta, al mejor postor en pago de
contado y en moneda del curso
legal de los Estados Unidos de
América, todo derecho, título e
interés que hayan tenido tengan
o puedan tener los deudores
demandados en cuanto al bien
inmueble que ubica en Lot 106,
Km 11.7, PR 833, Santa Rosa
II WD, Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
que se describe a continuación:
RUSTICA: Parcela marcada con
el número 106 de la Comunidad
Rural Santa Rosa, Barrio Santa
Rosa, Guaynabo, con una cabida de 0 cuerdas con 3709 diezmilésimas de otra equivalente
a 1,456.97 metros cuadrados.
En lindes por el NORTE, con
las parcelas números 113 114
y 115 de la Comunidad; por el
SUR, con Calle número 4 de la
Comunidad; por el ESTE, con
parcela número 105 de la Comunidad y por el OESTE, con
parcela número 107 de la Comunidad. Inscrito al folio 119 del
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Legal Notice
tomo 1,356 de Guaynabo, finca
número #18,490 Registro de la
Propiedad de Puerto Rico, Sección de Guaynabo. El tipo mínimo para la subasta será la suma
de $80,000.00. De declararse la
subasta desierta, y de celebrarse una segunda subasta, el tipo
mínimo será dos terceras (2/3)
partes del tipo mínimo establecido para la primera subasta, el
cual asciende a $53,333.33. Si
tampoco hubiere remate ni adjudicación en la segunda subasta,
regirá como tipo mínimo de la
tercera subasta la mitad (1/2)
del tipo mínimo pactado para la
primera subasta el cual asciende
a $40,000.00. Si se declarase
desierta la tercera subasta se
dará por terminado el procedimiento, pudiendo adjudicarse el
bien subastado a opción del demandante. Art. 221 de la Ley Hipotecaria, 30 L.P.R.A. sec. 2721.
La primera subasta se llevará a
cabo el día 4 de febrero de 2016,
a la(s) 11:45 de la mañana. De
declararse desierta, se llevará
a efecto una segunda subasta
el día 11 de febrero de 2016, a
la(s) 3:45 de la tarde. De declararse desierta, se llevará a cabo
una tercera subasta el día 18 de
febrero de 2016, a la(s) 3:45 de
la tarde. La subasta o subastas
antes indicadas se llevarán a
efecto en mi oficina, localizada
en el Tribunal de Primera Instancia, Sala de Bayamón. Se le
advierte a los postores o licitadores que la adjudicación del
bien inmueble a subastarse se
hará al mejor postor o licitador
victorioso, quien deberá consignar el importe de su oferta en el
mismo acto de la adjudicación,
en moneda de curso legal de
los Estados Unidos de Norteamérica. Se entenderá que todo
licitador acepta como bastante
la titulación y que las cargas y
gravámenes anteriores y los preferentes, si los hubiere al crédito
de ejecutante, continuarán subsiguientes entendiéndose que
el rematante los acepta y queda
subrogado en la responsabilidad
de los mismos, sin destinarse a
su extinción el precio del remate.
Con el producto que se obtenga
de la subasta se le pagará a la
parte demandante el importe de
la Sentencia hasta donde alcance, y se pondrá al adjudicatario
o licitador victorioso en posesión
de la propiedad subastada, libre
de cargas y gravámenes posteriores, dentro del término de
veinte (20) días a partir de celebrada la subasta. Para cumplir
con lo anterior, el Alguacil queda
facultado, de ser necesario, para
romper candados y cerraduras que impidan el acceso a la
propiedad subastada. Todos los
interesados quedan notificados
de que todos los documentos
relacionados con la presente
acción de ejecución de hipoteca, así como la de la subasta,
estarán disponibles para ser
examinados en la Secretaría del
Tribunal. Para conocimiento de
la parte demandada y de toda(s)
aquella(s) persona(s) que tengan
interés inscrito con posterioridad
a la inscripción del gravamen
que se está ejecutando, y para
conocimiento de los licitadores y
el público en general, y para su
publicación en un periódico de
circulación general, una vez por
semana durante el término de
dos (2) semanas consecutivas
con un intervalo de por lo menos
siete (7) días entre ambas publicaciones, y para su fijación en
tres (3) lugares públicos del municipio en que ha de celebrarse
la venta, tales como, la Alcaldía,
el Tribunal y la Colecturía, así
como en la Colecturía más cercana al lugar de residencia de la
parte demandada, cuando ésta
fuera conocida, y se le notificara
además a la parte demandada
vía correo certificado con acuse
de recibo a la última dirección
conocida. Y para conocimiento de los demandados, de los
acreedores posteriores, de los
licitadores, partes interesadas
y público en general, expido el
presente Aviso para su publicación en los lugares públicos
correspondientes. Librado en
Bayamón, Puerto Rico, a 2 de
julio de 2015. Alg. Freddy Omar
Rodriguez Collazo, Alguacil Tribunal De Primera Instancia Sala
De Bayamón.
LEGAL NOTICE
ESTADO LIBRE ASOCIADO DE
PUERTO RICO TRIBUNAL DE
PRIMERA INSTANCIA SALA
SUPERIOR DE RIO GRANDE.
BANCO POPULAR DE
PUERTO RICO
Parte Demandante VS
JUAN LUIS VILLALONGO
TOLENTINO T/C/C
JUAN L. VILLALONGO
TOLENTINO Y SU
ESPOSA MILAGROS
LEBRON CARABALLO Y
LA SOCIEDAD LEGAL DE
BIENES GANANCIALES
COMPUESTA POR
AMBOS
Parte Demandada
CIVIL NUM.: N3CI2014-00727
SOBRE ACCION CIVIL DE:
COBRO DE DINERO Y EJECUCION DE HIPOTECA POR
LA VIA ORDINARIA AVISO DE
SUBASTA.
A: JUAN LUIS
VILLALONGO
TOLENTINO T/C/C
JUAN L. VILLALONGO
TOLENTINO Y SU
ESPOSA MILAGROS
LEBRON CARABALLO Y
LA SOCIEDAD LEGAL DE
BIENES GANANCIALES
COMPUESTA POR
AMBOS; Y AL PUBLICO
EN GENERAL:
El que suscribe, Alguacil del
Tribunal de Primera Instancia,
Sala Superior, Centro Judicial de
Río Grande, Río Grande, Puerto Rico, hago saber a la parte
demandada, al PUBLICO EN
GENERAL; y a el siguiente gravamen posterior: Banco Popular
de Puerto Rico: A cuyo favor
aparece una Anotación de Demanda presentada el 16 de julio
de 2013, en el Tribunal de Prime-
Legal Notice
ra Instancia, Centro Judicial de
Río Grande, Sala Superior, caso
civil #N3CI-2013-00439, sobre
Cobro de Dinero y Ejecución
de Hipoteca por la vía ordinaria,
seguido por versus Juan Luis
Villalongo Tolentino y Milagros
Lebrón Caraballo, por la suma
de $86,448.07, más intereses,
etc. Anotado al folio 54 del tomo
489 (ágora) de Río Grande, finca #4,847, anotación B. Que en
cumplimiento del Mandamiento
de Ejecución de Sentencia expedido el día 9 de septiembre
de 2015, por la Secretaria del
Tribunal, procederé a vender y
venderé en pública subasta y al
mejor postor la propiedad que se
describe a continuación: RÚSTICA: Parcela marcada con el
número setenta (70), en el plano
de parcelación de la Comunidad
Rural Guzmán Abajo del barrio
Guzmán Abajo, del término municipal de Río Grande, con una
cabida superficial de cero punto
dos mil quinientos cuarenta y
cinco (0.2545) cuerdas, equivalentes a mil punto veintinueve
(1,000.29) metros cuadrados.
En lindes por el NORTE, con la
parcela setenta y uno (71) de la
comunidad; por el SUR, con la
parcela sesenta y nueve (69) de
la comunidad; por el ESTE, con
la calle seis (6) de la comunidad
y por el OESTE, con terrenos de
José Sosa Oliva. Inscrita al folio
271 del tomo 91 de Río Grande,
Sección Tercera de Carolina, finca número 4,847. El producto de
la subasta se destinará a satisfacer al demandante hasta donde
alcance, la SENTENCIA dictada
a su favor, el día 4 de junio de
2015, en el presente caso civil,
a saber la suma de $82,293.05
de principal, más intereses al
4.00% anual desde el día 1ro.
de mayo de 2014, más la suma
de $8,724.60, por concepto de
honorarios de abogado y costas
autorizadas por el Tribunal, más
las cantidades que se adeudan
mensualmente a partir del día
1ro. de junio de 2014, por concepto de seguro hipotecario,
cargos por demora, más cualesquiera otros adelantos que se
hagan en virtud de la escritura de
hipoteca. La venta de la referida
propiedad se verificará libre de
toda carga o gravamen que afecte la mencionada finca, excepto
el gravamen aquí antes mencionado, a cuyo efecto se notifica y
se hace saber la fecha, hora y
sitio de la PRIMERA, SEGUNDA y TERCERA subasta, si esto
fuera necesario, a los efectos de
que cualquier persona o personas con algún interés puedan
comparecer a la celebración de
dicha subasta. La adjudicación
se hará al mejor postor, quien
deberá consignar el importe de
su oferta en el acto mismo de la
adjudicación, en efectivo (moneda del curso legal de los Estados
Unidos de América), giro postal o
cheque certificado a nombre del
alguacil del Tribunal. LA PRIMERA subasta se llevará a efecto el
día 2 DE FEBRERO DE 2016 A
LAS 10:00 DE LA MAÑANA, en
la oficina del referido Alguacil,
localizada en el Centro Judicial
de Río Grande, Río Grande,
36
Puerto Rico. Que el precio mínimo fijado para la PRIMERA SUBASTA es de $87,246.22. Que
de ser necesaria la celebración
de una SEGUNDA SUBASTA,
la misma se llevará a efecto el
día 9 DE FEBRERO DE 2016 A
LAS 10:00 DE LA MAÑANA, en
la oficina antes mencionada del
Alguacil que suscribe. El precio mínimo para la SEGUNDA
SUBASTA será de $58,164.15,
equivalentes a dos terceras (2/3)
partes del tipo mínimo estipulado
para la PRIMERA subasta. Que
de ser necesaria la celebración
de una TERCERA SUBASTA,
la misma se llevará a efecto el
día 16 DE FEBRERO DE 2016
A LAS 10:00 DE LA MAÑANA,
en la oficina antes mencionada del Alguacil que suscribe. El
precio mínimo para la TERCERA
SUBASTA será de $43,623.11,
equivalentes a la mitad (1/2) del
tipo mínimo estipulado para la
PRIMERA subasta. Si se declarase desierta la tercera subasta
se dará por terminado el procedimiento, pudiendo adjudicárse
al acreedor la finca aquí antes
descrita, dentro de los diez (10)
días siguientes, si así lo estimare
conveniente, por la totalidad de
la cantidad adeudada si ésta fuera igual o menor al monto del tipo
mínimo de la tercera subasta, y
abonándose dicho monto a la
cantidad adeudada si ésta fuere
mayor. (Art. 221, Ley Hipotecaria
y del Registro de la Propiedad,
30 L.P.R.A. §2721) Para conocimiento de la parte demandada
y de toda aquella persona o personas que tengan interés inscrito
con posterioridad a la inscripción
del gravamen que se está ejecutando, y para conocimiento de
todos los licitadores y el público
en general, el presente Edicto se
publicará por espacio de dos (2)
semanas consecutivas, con un
intervalo de por lo menos siete
días entre ambas publicaciones, en un diario de circulación
general en el Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico y se fijará
además en tres (3) lugares públicos del Municipio en que ha
de celebrarse dicha venta, tales
como la Alcaldía, el Tribunal y la
Colecturía. Se le advierte a todos
los interesados que todos los documentos relacionados con la
presente acción de ejecución de
hipoteca, así como de la subasta, estarán disponibles para ser
examinados en la Secretaría de
este Tribunal, durante las horas
laborables. EXPIDO, el presente
EDICTO, en Río Grande, Puerto Rico, hoy día 3 de noviembre
de 2015. Betty Navarro Algarin,
Alguacil Placa 242, Alguacil Supervisor División de Subastas
Tribunal de Primera Instancia
Sala Superior de Río Grande.
LEGAL NOTICE
ESTADO LIBRE ASOCIADO DE
PUERTO RICO TRIBUNAL DE
PRIMERA INSTANCIA CENTRO
JUDICIAL DE HUMACAO SALA
SUPERIOR.
LIME RESIDENTIAL, LTD
Parte Demandante VS
MARIANA
SANCHEZ AMARO
The San Juan Daily Star
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Parte Demandada
CIVIL NUM.: HSCI2013-00277
SALON NÚM.: 701 SOBRE ACCION CIVIL DE: COBRO DE DINERO Y EJECUCION DE HIPOTECA POR LA VIA ORDINARIA
AVISO DE SUBASTA.
A: MARIANA SANCHEZ
AMARO; Y AL PUBLICO
EN GENERAL:
El que suscribe, Alguacil del
Tribunal de Primera Instancia,
Sala Superior, Centro Judicial de
Yabucoa, Yabucoa, Puerto Rico,
hago saber, a la parte demandada y al PUBLICO EN GENERAL:
Que en cumplimiento del Mandamiento de Ejecución de Sentencia expedido el día 23 de febrero
de 2015, por la Secretaria del
Tribunal, procederé a vender y
venderé en pública subasta y al
mejor postor la propiedad que
ubica y se describe a continuación: RUSTICA: Terreno compuesto de 740.250 metros cuadrados, colindando por el norte,
en 50,27 metros con el Camino
o Callejón que conduce al Barrio
Emajaguas; por el sur, en 50,80
metros con el Parque de Recreo
Municipal (antes terreno de Juan
Riefkohl); por el este, en 18,19
metros con la Quebrada denominada “Arenas” (antes “Yaque”) y
por el oeste, en 11.14 metros con
el camino que conduce al Barrio
Emajaguas. Se segrega de la
finca 897, inscrita al folio 183 del
tome 23 de Maunabo. Contiene
estructura de dos niveles que
consta en el primer nivel de residencia en bloques de hormigón
y concreto armado con cinco (5)
cuartos dormitorios, baño, sala,
comedor, cocina, balcón y marquesina. En el segundo nivel tiene un acceso familiar en madera
tratada y techo de zinc acanalado que consta de tres cuartos
dormitorios, baño, cocina, sala,
comedor y balcón. Adyacente
a esta estructura existe una estructura en bloques techada de
zinc de aproximadamente 10’
de ancho por 18’ de largos y dos
facilidades sanitarias. Inscrita al
folio 98 del tomo 87 de Maunabo, finca #7080 del Registro de
la Propiedad de Guayama. El
producto de la subasta se destinará a satisfacer al demandante
hasta donde alcance, la suma
de $69,882.90 de principal, más
intereses al 8.375% por los primeros 5 anos y al 8.50% el resto
anual desde el día 1ro. de septiembre de 2012, más la suma
de $6,400.00, por concepto de
honorarios de abogado y costas
autorizadas por el Tribunal, más
las cantidades que se adeudan
mensualmente desde la fecha
antes mencionada, por concepto
de seguro hipotecario, cargos por
demora, más cualesquiera otros
adelantos que se hagan en virtud
de la escritura de hipoteca, todo
ello, según surge de la SENTENCIA dictada en este caso el 26
de septiembre de 2013. La venta
de la referida propiedad se verificará libre de toda carga o gravamen que afecte la mencionada
finca, excepto el gravamen aquí
antes mencionado, a cuyo efecto
se notifica y se hace saber la fecha, hora y sitio de la PRIMERA,
SEGUNDA y TERCERA subasta, si esto fuera necesario, a los
efectos de que cualquier persona o personas con algún interés
puedan comparecer a la celebración de dicha subasta. La adjudicación se hará al mejor postor,
quien deberá consignar el importe de su oferta en el acto mismo
de la adjudicación, en efectivo
(moneda del curso legal de los
Estados Unidos de América),
giro postal o cheque certificado a
nombre del alguacil del Tribunal.
LA PRIMERA subasta se llevará
a efecto el día 3 DE FEBRERO
DE 2016 A LAS 10:15 DE LA MAÑANA, en la oficina del referido
Alguacil, localizada en el Centro
Judicial de Yabucoa, Yabucoa,
Puerto Rico. Que el precio mínimo fijado para la PRIMERA SUBASTA es de $70,050.00. Que
de ser necesaria la celebración
de una SEGUNDA SUBASTA
la misma se llevará a efecto el
día 10 DE FEBRERO DE 2016
A LAS 10:15 DE LA MAÑANA,
en la oficina antes mencionada
del Alguacil que suscribe. El precio mínimo para la SEGUNDA
SUBASTA será de $46,700.00,
equivalentes a dos terceras (2/3)
partes del tipo mínimo estipulado
para la PRIMERA subasta. Que
de ser necesaria la celebración
de una TERCERA SUBASTA
la misma se llevará a efecto el
día 17 DE FEBRERO DE 2016
A LAS 10:15 DE LA MAÑANA,
en la oficina antes mencionada del Alguacil que suscribe. El
precio mínimo para la TERCERA
SUBASTA será de $35,025.00,
equivalentes a la mitad (1/2) del
tipo mínimo estipulado para la
PRIMERA subasta. Si se declarase desierta la tercera subasta
se dará por terminado el procedimiento, pudiendo adjudicárse
al acreedor la finca aquí antes
descrita, dentro de los diez (10)
días siguientes, si así lo estimare
conveniente, por la totalidad de
la cantidad adeudada si ésta fuera igual o menor al monto del tipo
mínimo de la tercera subasta, y
abonándose dicho monto a la
cantidad adeudada si ésta fuere
mayor. (Art. 221, Ley Hipotecaria
y del Registro de la Propiedad,
30 L.P.R.A. §2721) Para conocimiento de la parte demandada
y de toda aquella persona o personas que tengan interés inscrito
con posterioridad a la inscripción
del gravamen que se está ejecutando, y para conocimiento de
todos los licitadores y el público
en general, el presente Edicto se
publicará por espacio de dos (2)
semanas consecutivas, con un
intervalo de por lo menos siete
días entre ambas publicaciones,
en un diario de circulación general en el Estado Libre Asociado
de Puerto Rico y se fijará además en tres (3) lugares públicos
del Municipio en que ha de celebrarse dicha venta, tales como
la Alcaldía, el Tribunal y la Colecturía. Se le advierte, a todos
los interesados que todos los
documentos relacionados con
la presente acción de ejecución
de hipoteca, así como de la subasta, estarán disponibles para
ser examinados en la Secretaría
del Tribunal durante las horas
laborales. EXPIDO, el presente
EDICTO, en Yabucoa, Puerto
Rico, hoy día 9 de diciembre de
2015. Benedicto Velazquez Felix, Alguacil División de Subastas
Tribunal de Primera Instancia
Sala Superior de Yabucoa.
LEGAL NOTICE
ESTADO LIBRE ASOCIADO DE
PUERTO RICO TRIBUNAL DE
PRIMERA INSTANCIA SALA
SUPERIOR DE SAN JUAN.
THE TlTLE SECURITY
GROUP INC.
Demandante v.
JAMES T. BARNES OF
PUERTO RICO, INC.,
JUAN DEL PUEBLO y
JUANA DEL PUEBLO
y cualesquier persona
desconocida con posible
interés en la obligación
cuya cancelación por
decreto judicial se
solicita.
Demandados
CIVIL NUM. KCP2015-0237
SOBRE: CANCELACION DE
PAGARE EXTRAVIADO EMPLAZAMIENTO POR EDICTO
ESTADOS UNIDOS DE AMÉRICA; EL PRESIDENTE DE LOS
ESTADOS UNIDOS; SS. EL
ESTADO LIBRE ASOCIADO DE
PUERTO RICO.
A: JAMES T. BARNES OF
PUERTO RICO, INC.,
Por la presente se le notifica que
ha sido presentada en este Tribunal una Demanda en su contra en el pleito de epígrafe. En
este caso la parte demandante
ha radicado una Demanda para
que se decrete judicialmente el
saldo de un (1) pagaré hipotecario a favor de James T. Barnes
of Puerto Rico, Inc., por la suma
de $61,000.00. El pagaré por
fue suscrito el día 19 de junio
de 1979; ante el notario Orlin P.
Goble, garantizado por hipoteca
constituida mediante la Escritura
número 254, sobre la siguiente
propiedad: URBANA: Propiedad
Horizontal: Apartamento quince
cero siete (1507). Es un apartamento residencial de forma
irregular, que está localizado en
piso número quince (15) del edificio Condominio Cobians Plaza
Condominium, sita en la Sección
Norte del Barrio Santurce, Avenida Ponce de León, esquina Calle Bolívar, San Juan. Que mide
veinte y ocho pies nueve pulgadas (28’9”) pulgadas de largo,
por su parte más larga, desde la
puerta de entrada al fondo, por
cincuenta pies (50’) de ancho por
su parte más ancha, que hacen
un área de mil trescientos ochenta y tres punto cinco (1,383.50)
pies cuadrados, aproximadamente, equivalente a ciento veinte y ocho punto cincuenta y siete
(128.57) metros cuadrados. Colinda por el NORTE, en una distancia de veinte y dos pies nueve
pulgadas (22’9”), con el apartamento quince cero ocho (1508)
separado por pared de carga y
en seis pies (6’) con el espacio
exterior separado por baranda
de la terraza; por el ESTE, en
cincuenta pies (50’) con espacio
exterior, separada por paredes y
el muro de la terraza; por el SUR,
en veinte y dos pies nueve pulgadas (22’9”), con apartamento
quince cero seis (1506) separado por pared de carga, seis pies
(6’) con espacio exterior separado por el muro de la terraza; y
por el OESTE, en cincuenta pies
(50’) con corredor común y con
conductos de ventilación separada por pared y puerta de entrada. Consta de foyer con closet y
calentador de agua y equipo de
aire acondicionado, sala, comedor, cocina con closet, corredor,
dos (2) habitaciones con closets,
habitación principal con closet,
vestidor, dos baños y terraza.
Los baños están equipados con
bañera, lavamanos y servicio
sanitario y uno de ellos con bidet. La cocina tiene estufa con
horno y gabinetes. La puerta de
entrada está ubicada en los linderos Oeste y por ella se sale al
corredor o pasillo central del piso
por el cual se sale al exterior. Le
corresponde una participación
de cero punto trescientos veinte
y nueve por ciento (0.329%) en
los elementos comunes, y en
cero punto ochocientos cuarenta y uno por ciento (0.841%) en
los elementos limitados. Finca
numero 30,086, inscrita al folio
100 del tomo 769 de Santurce
Norte, Registro de la Propiedad
de Puerto Rico Sección I de San
Juan. La parte demandante alega que dicho pagaré ha sido saldado según más detalladamente
consta en la Demanda radicada
que puede examinarse en la
Secretaría de este Tribunal. Por
tratarse de una obligación hipotecaria y pudiendo usted tener
interés en este caso o quedar
afectado por el remedio solicitado, se le emplaza por este
edicto que se publicará una vez
en un periódico de circulación
diaria general de Puerto Rico y
se le requiere para que radique
en este Tribunal su contestación
y notifique con copia de ella a la
abogada de la parte demandante
la Lcdo. Ignacio García Franco,
PO Box 361844 San Juan, PR
00936-1844; Tel. (787) 478-3379,
dentro de los treinta (30) días siguientes a la publicación de este
Edicto, apercibiéndole que de no
hacerlo así dentro del término
indicado, el Tribunal podrá anotar su rebeldía y dictar sentencia
concediendo el remedio solicitado en la Demanda sin más citarle
ni oírle. EXPEDIDO bajo mi firma
y sello de este Tribunal, en San
Juan, Puerto Rico, hoy día 10 de
diciembre de 2015. Pablo Fonseca Casillas, Secretario Regional
Interino. Melba Ortiz Silva, Sec.
Serv. a Sala.
DE PUERTO RICO;
JUAN DEL PUEBLO Y
JUANA DEL PUEBLO
Y cualesquier persona
desconocida con posible
interés en la obligación
cuya cancelación por
decreto judicial se
solicita.
Demandados
CIVIL NUM.: DCP2015-0202
(402) SOBRE: CANCELACION
DE PAGARE EXTRAVIADO EMPLAZAMIENTO POR EDICTO
ESTADOS UNIDOS DE AMÉRICA, EL PRESIDENTE DE LOS
ESTADOS UNIDOS, SS. EL
ESTADO LIBRE ASOCIADO DE
PUERTO RICO.
A: JUAN DEL PUEBLO
Y JUANA DEL PUEBLO
COMO POSIBLES
TENEDORES Y
CUALESQUIER PERSONA
DESCONOCIDA CON
POSIBLE INTERÉS EN
LA OBLIGACIÓN CUYA
CANCELACIÓN POR
DECRETO JUDICIAL SE
SOLICITA.
Por la presente se le notifica que
ha sido presentada en este Tribunal una Demanda en su contra en el pleito de epígrafe. En
este caso la parte demandante
ha radicado una Demanda para
que se decrete judicialmente el
saldo de un (1) pagaré hipotecario a favor de DORAL MORTGAGE CORPORATION, por la suma
de $42,000.00. Dicho pagaré fue
suscrito el día 17 de enero de
2008, ante la notario Lucy Navarro Rosado, garantizado por
hipoteca constituida mediante
la Escritura número 9, sobre la
siguiente propiedad: URBANA:
Parcela de terreno identificado
como solar ocho (8) del bloque
“AN”, de la Urbanización Villa
del Rio Oeste, Sección Pradera,
radicado en el Barrio Palmas,
Cataño, Puerto Rico, con cabida
superficial de doscientos cincuenta y seis metros cuadrados
(256.00 m.c.), En lindes por el
NORTE, en veinte metros (20.00
m) con el solar número siete (7);
por el SUR, en veinte metros
(20.00 m) con el solar nueve (9);
por el ESTE, en doce metros
con ochenta centésimas de otro
(12.80 m), con los solares cinco
(5) y seis (6); y por el OESTE, en
doce metros con ochenta centésimas de otro con la calle numero
catorce (14). Enclava una casa.
Consta inscrita al folio veinte (20)
del tomo ciento veinticinco (125)
de Cataño, Finca número seis
mil treinta y seis (6,036), Registro
de la Propiedad de Puerto Rico,
Sección IV de Bayamón. La parLEGAL NOTICE
te demandante alega que dicho
ESTADO LIBRE ASOCIADO DE
pagare ha sido saldado según
PUERTO RICO TRIBUNAL DE
mas detalladamente consta en
PRIMERA INSTANCIA SALA SUla Demanda radicada que puePERIOR DE BAYAMON.
de examinarse en la Secretaria
JOEL SANTIAGO RIVERA de este Tribunal. Por tratarse
y GRISSEL CINTRON de una obligación hipotecaria
y pudiendo usted tener interés
RODRIGUEZ
en este caso o quedar afectado
V.
el remedio solicitado, se Ie
FIRST BANK PUERTO por
emplaza por este edicto que se
RICO; BANCO POPULAR
publicara una vez en un periódico de circulación diaria general
de Puerto Rico y se Ie requiere
para que radique en este Tribunal su contestación y notifique
con copia de ella al abogado de
la parte demandante la Lcda.
Saideth Cristobal Martinez, PO
Box 9022173, San Juan 009022173 ; Tel (787) 367-0412, dentro
de los treinta (30) días siguientes
a la publicación de este Edicto,
apercibiendole que de no hacerlo así dentro del termino indicado, el Tribunal podrá anotar su
rebeldía y dictar sentencia concediendo el remedio solicitado
en la Demanda sin mas citarle
ni oírle. EXPEDIDO bajo mi firma
y sello de este Tribunal, en Bayamón, Puerto Rico, hoy 17 de
diciembre de 2015. Ruth Aponte
Cotto, Secretaria.
LEGAL NOTICE
ESTADO LIBRE ASOCIADO DE
PUERTO RICO TRIBUNAL DE
PRIMERA INSTANCIA SALA
SUPERIOR DE BAYAMON.
CITIMORTGAGE, INC.
Demandante vs.
JOSE RAMON ALAMORODRIGUEZ, BEATRIZ
ROCHE-COLOMBA,
SU ESPOSO JULIO
FONSECA cono y LA
SOCIEDAD LEGAL DE
BIENES GANANCIALES
POR ELLOS
COMPUESTA;
Demandados
CIVIL NUM. DCD2011-0454
SOBRE: COBRO DE DINERO
Y EJECUCION DE HIPOTECA
POR LA VIA ORDINARIA EMPLAZAMIENTO POR EDICTO
ESTADOS UNIDOS DE AMÉRICA EL PRESIDENTE DE LOS
ESTADOS UNIDOS SS. EL
ESTADO LIBRE ASOCIADO DE
PUERTO RICO.
A: JULIO
FONSECA COTTO
Quede emplazado y notificado
que en este Tribunal se ha radicado Demanda sobre Cobro
de Dinero y Ejecución de Hipoteca , en la que se alega que
usted(es) le adeuda(n) a la demandante lo siguiente: La suma
de $137,672.64 de principal más
los intereses sobre dichas sumas devengados desde el día 1
de junio de 2010, más aquellos
a devengarse hasta el pago total
de la deuda a razón 8.37500%
anual, más las primas de seguro hipotecario y riesgo, recargos
por demora y cualesquiera otras
cantidades pactadas en la escritura de hipoteca desde la fecha
antes mencionada y hasta la
fecha del total pago de las mismas , más la suma estipulada
de $15,000.00 por concepto de
costas, gastos y honorarios de
abogado incurridos por concepto
de un préstamo hipotecario, se
advierte que si no contesta(n)
la demanda, radicando el original de la contestación en este
Tribunal y enviando copia de la
contestación a la Lcda. Frances L. Asencio Guido, 1499 W.
Palmetto Park Road, Suite 300,
Boca Ratón, FL 33486, teléfono
The San Juan Daily Star
877-338-4101, dentro del término de treinta (30) dias de la
publicación de este Edicto, se le
anotará la rebeldía y se dictará
Sentencia en su contra, concediendo el remedio solicitado ,
sin más citarle ni oírle. EXPEDIDO BAJO MI FIRMA, y el sello
de este Tribunal, en Bayamón,
Puerto Rico, hoy día 17 de noviembre de 2015. Ruth Aponte
Cotto, Secretaria Regional.
LEGAL NOTICE
ESTADO LIBRE ASOCIADO DE
PUERTO RICO TRIBUNAL DE
PRIMERA INSTANCIA SALA DE
PONCE.
Urban Financial of
America, LLC
DEMANDANTE VS.
Sucesión de Juan Antonio
Ruiz Moret compuesta
por Fulano de Tal y
Sutano de Tal como
posible herederos de
nombres desconocidos,
Centro de Recaudaciones
Municipales; Oficina de
Herencia y Donaciones
del Departamento de
Hacienda de Puerto Rico;
ya los Estados Unidos de
América
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
de Puerto Rico, Sección Segunda de Ponce. Se apercibe y advierte a ustedes como personas
desconocidas, que no contestar
la demanda radicando el original
de la contestación ante la secretaria del Tribunal de Primera
Instancia, Sala de Ponce, y notificar copia de la contestación
de esta a la parte demandante
por conducto de su abogada,
GLS LEGAL SERVICES, LLC,
Atención: Lcdo. Joel A. Figueroa Rivera, Dirección: P.O. Box
367308, San Juan, P.R. 009367308, Telefono: 787-758-6550,
dentro de los próximos 30 días
a partir de la publicación de este
emplazamiento por edicto que
será publicado una sola vez en
un periódico de circulación diaria general en la isla de Puerto
Rico, se Ie anotara la rebeldia y
se dictara sentencia, concediendo el remedio solicitando en la
Demanda sin mas citarle ni oírle.
Expedido bajo mi firma y sello del
Tribunal hoy 22 de diciembre de
2015. Carmen G. Tiru Quiñones,
Secretaria General Int. Unixy Figueroa Correa, Secretaria Auxiliar del Tribunal.
LEGAL NOTICE
ESTADO LIBRE ASOCIADO DE
PUERTO RICO TRIBUNAL DE
PRIMERA INSTANCIA SALA DE
AGUADILLA.
DEMANDADOS
DLJ MORTGAGE
CIVIL NUM.: JCD2015-0907
CAPITAL, INC.
SOBRE: Cobro de Dinero y EjeDemandante VS.
cución de Hipoteca por la Vía Ordinaria EMPLAZAMIENTO POR
LUCIANO MUÑIZ
EDICTO ESTADOS UNIDOS
GALARZA, ET AL.
DE AMERICA EL PRESIDENTE
Demandados
DE LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS EL CIVIL NÚM. ACD2013-0146
ESTADO UBRE ASOCIADO DE (601) SOBRE: EJECUCIÓN DE
PUERTO RICO.
HIPOTECA Y COBRO DE DINEA: Fulano de Tal y
RO (VIA ORDINARIA) EMPLAZAMIENTO POR EDICTOS ESSutano de Tal como
TADOS UNIDOS DE AMÉRICA
cualquier miembro
EL PRESIDENTE DE LOS EE.
aún desconocido de la UU. EL ESTADO LIBRE ASOSucesión de Juan Antonio CIADO DE PUERTO RICO SS.
Ruiz Moret y/o como
cualquier otra persona
con interés en este caso.
Demandados
Desconocidos.
A: ARMELlNDA MUÑIZ
VAZQUEZ,
PO BOX 1045, MOCA,
PR 00676, FULANO Y
SUTANO DE TAL.
POR LA PRESENTE, se les emplaza y se les notifica que se ha
presentado en la Secretaria de
este Tribunal la Demanda del
caso del epígrafe solicitando la
ejecución de hipoteca y el cobro
de dinero relacionado al pagaré
suscrito a favor de The Money
House, Inc., o a su orden, por la
suma principal de $103,534.18,
más intereses computados sobre
la misma desde su fecha hasta
su total y completo pago a razón
de la tasa de interés de 5.060%
anual, obligándose además al
pago de costas, gastos y desembolsos del litigio, mas honorarios
de abogados en una suma de
$16,800.00 equivalente al 10%
de la suma principal original. Lo
anterior surge de hipoteca en
garantía de pagare suscrito bajo
el afidávit número 1,195 ante el
notario público Francisco R. Ferbus Rivera constituida mediante
la escritura número 79 otorgada
el 8 de abril de 2011, inscrita al
folio 211 del tomo 1,086 de Ponce del Registro de la Propiedad
Se les notifica que se ha presentado ante este Tribunal, un
procedimiento de ejecución de
hipoteca bajo el número mencionado en el epígrafe. Se alega
en dicho procedimiento que la
parte Demandada incurrió en el
incumplimiento del Contrato de
Hipoteca, al no poder pagar las
mensualidades vencidas correspondientes a los meses de junio
2012 hasta el presente, más los
cargos por demora correspondientes. Además adeuda a la
parte demandante las costas,
gastos y honorarios de abogado
en que incurra el tenedor del pagaré en este litigio. De acuerdo
con dicho Contrato de Garantia
Hipotecaria la parte Demandante
declaró vencida la totalidad de la
deuda ascendente a suma principal de $181,869.63, más intereses a razón del 7.95% anual
hasta presente y los que se continúen acumulando hasta su total
y completo pago, más los cargos
por demora que se corresponden
a los plazos atrasados desde
la fecha anteriormente indicada
a razón de la tasa pactada de
5% de cualquier pago que éste
en mora por más de quince (15)
días desde la fecha de su vencimiento, más adelantos para el
pago de seguros y contribuciones, entre otros; más una suma
equivalente a $19,040.00 por
concepto de costas, gastos y
honorarios de abogado. La parte
Demandante presentará para su
inscripción en el Registro de la
Propiedad correspondiente, un
AVISO DE PLEITO PENDIENTE (“Lis Pendens”) sobre la
propiedad objeto de esta acción
cuya propiedad es la siguiente:
RUSTICA: Solar #4 del piano de
inscripción, radicado en el Barrio
Voladoras del término municipal
de Moca, Puerto Rico, con una
cabida de 898.5400 metros cuadrados, equivalentes a 0.2286
cuerdas de terreno. En lindes
par el NORTE, consolar #3 del
plano de inscripción; por el SUR,
con el solar #5 del plano de inscripción y solar de uso público;
por el ESTE, con parcela B del
plano y por el OESTE, con solar
A dedicado a uso público. Enclava edificación de hormigón y
bloques con un area de 40’9” de
frente por 50’3” de fondo, más
un recibidor techado sin paredes
de 5”, en la parte izquierda del
frente tiene una configuración
irregular de aproximadamente
16 ‘5” de lado par 2’ de frente
equivalente a 2,442.47 pies cuadrados con 4 cuartos, 2 baños,
sala, antesala, cocina, comedor
y marquesina. La estructura
fue edificada con un valor de
$135,000.00 según consta de la
escritura #51, otorgada en Aguadilla, el 5 de febrero de 2005,
ante el Notario Gregario Igartua
de la Rosa, y de acta de Subsanación otorgada en Aguadilla,
el 25 de mayo de 2005, ante el
mismo Notario, donde se indica
que la edificación es de una sola
planta, inscrita al folio 5 del tomo
324 de Moca, Finca # 17,133,
inscripción segunda. Se segrega de la finca #8, 107, inscrita al
folio 288 del tomo 144 de Moca.
POR LO ANTERIORMENTE
INDICADO, se les emplaza y requiere que, dentro de los treinta
(30) días siguientes a la publicación de este EDICTO, notifiquen
su Contestación a la Demanda a:
LCDO. ROBERTO C. LATIMER
VALENTIN; LÁTIMER, BIAGGI,
RACHID & GODREAU, PO Box
9022512, San Juan, P.R. 009022512, Tel. 787724-0230; apercibiéndole que, de no contestar la
Demanda, radicando el original
en la Corte ante el Tribunal correspondiente, con copia a la parte Demandante, se les anotará la
rebeldía y se dictará Sentencia,
concediéndose el remedio solicitado en la Demanda, sin más
citarle ni oírle. Expedido bajo mi
firma y sello del Tribunal hoy, día
18 de diciembre de 2015. Rosa
B. Sanchez Acevedo, Secretaria
Regional.
URBAN FINANCIAL OF
AMERICA, LLC
DEMANDANTE VS.
Sucesión de Ana Lydia
Torres González t/c/c Ana
Lydia Torres t/c/c Ana L.
Torres compuesta por
Fulano de Tal y Sutano de
Tal; y los Estados Unidos
de América
DEMANDADOS
CIVIL NUM.: ISCI201301140
(207) SOBRE: EJECUCIÓN DE
HIPOTECA EDICTO DE SUBASTA.
Al: Público en General
A: SUCESIÓN DE
ANA LYDIA TORRES
GONZÁLEZ T/C/C ANA
LYDIA TORRES T/C/C ANA
L. TORRES COMPUESTA
POR FULANO DE TAL
Y SUTANO DE TAL;
ESTADOS UNIDOS DE
AMERICA
Yo, Jose M. Crespo Nazario, Alguacil del Tribunal de Primera
Instancia, Sala de Mayagüez, a
los demandados, acreedores y al
público en general con interés
sobre la propiedad que más adelante se describe, y al público en
general, por la presente CERTIFICO, ANUNCIO y HAGO
CONSTAR: Que el día 4 de febrero de 2016, a las 11:30 de la
mañana, en mi oficina, sita en el
Tribunal de Primera Instancia,
Sala Superior de Mayagüez, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, procederé
a vender en Pública Subasta, al
mejor postor, la propiedad inmueble que más adelante se
describe y cuya venta en pública
subasta se ordenó por la vía ordinaria mediante Sentencia dictada en el caso de epígrafe, el
día 6 de junio de 2014, notificada
y archivada el 24 de junio de
2014. Los autos y todos los documentos correspondientes al
procedimiento incoado, estarán
de manifiesto en la Secretaría
durante horas laborables. Que
en caso de no producir remate ni
adjudicación en la primera subasta a celebrarse, se celebrará
una segunda subasta para la
venta de la susodicha propiedad,
el día 11 de febrero de 2016, a
las 11:30 de la mañana; y en
caso de no producir remate ni
adjudicación, se celebrará una
tercera subasta el dia 18 de febrero de 2016, a las 11:30 de la
mañana, en mi oficina sita en el
lugar antes indicado. Que en
cumplimiento de un Mandamiento de Ejecución de Sentencia
que ha sido liberado por la Secretaría del Tribunal de Primera
Instancia, Sala Superior de Mayagüez, en el caso de epígrafe
con fecha de 21 de agosto de
2015, procederé a vender en pública subasta y al mejor postor,
todo derecho, título e interés que
tenga la parte demandada de
epígrafe en el inmueble de su
propiedad ubicado en: Barrio
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PUERTO RICO TRIBUNAL DE y que se describe a continuación:
PRIMERA INSTANCIA SALA DE URBANA: Solar radicado en el
MAYAGÜEZ.
Barrio Sábalos del término muni-
cipal de Mayagüez, Puerto Rico,
con una cabida superficial de
238.61 metros cuadrados. En
linderos por el NORTE, en 11.26
metros, Ana Cerdá; por el SUR,
en 2.65 metros y 8.70 metros,
con acera de Calle Ramón Bayrón, por el ESTE, en 21.50 metros, con Ana Cerdá; y por el
OESTE, en 40 centímetros con
acera yen 19.40 centímetros con
Ana Cerdá. Contiene una casa
dedicada a vivienda para una familia. Finca número 27,939 inscrita al folio 145 del tomo 1515
de Mayagüez, Registro de la
Propiedad de Mayagüez. La subasta se llevará a cabo para satisfacer, hasta donde alcance, el
importe de las cantidades adeudadas a la parte demandante
conforme a la sentencia dictada
a su favor, a saber: $85,964.63
por concepto de balance de principal, más intereses acumulados
al 31 de julio de 2014, y los cuales continúan acumulándose a
razón del 5.060% por ciento
anual hasta su completo pago,
más la cantidad de $18,000.00
equivalente al 10% de la suma
principal original pactada, estipulada para costas, gastos y honorarios de abogado; más recargos
acumulados hasta la fecha en
que se pague la deuda; más
cualquiera suma de dinero por
concepto de contribuciones, primas de seguro hipotecario y riesgo, así como cualesquiera otras
sumas pactadas en la escritura
de hipoteca, todas cuyas sumas
están líquidas y exigibles. La hipoteca a ejecutarse en el caso
de epígrafe fue constituída mediante la Escritura de HipotecaNúmero 56, otorgada el día
del 5 de marzo de 2012, en Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, ante el Notario Público Juan Luis Romero
Sánchez y consta inscrita al folio
146 del tomo 1515 de Mayagüez,
Puerto Rico, finca número
27,939, Registro de la Propiedad
de Mayagüez, Inscripción 8va.
Que la cantidad mínima de licitación en la primera subasta del
inmueble antes descrito será la
suma de $180,000.00 según se
establece en la escritura de hipoteca antes relacionada. En caso
de que el inmueble a ser subastado no fuera adjudicado en su
primera subasta se ordena la celebración de una segunda subasta de dicho inmueble, en la
cual, la cantidad mínima será
una equivalente a 2/3 parte de
aquella, o sea la suma de
$120,000.00; desierta también la
segunda subasta de dicho inmueble, se ordena la celebración
de una tercera subasta en la
cual, la cantidad mínima será la
mitad del precio pactado para la
primera subasta, es decir la
suma de $90,000.00. La propiedad se adjudicará al mejor postor, quien deberá satisfacer el
importe de su oferta en moneda
legal y corriente de los Estados
Unidos de América en el momento de la adjudicación, entiéndase
efectivo, giro postal o cheque
certificado a nombre del Alguacil
del Tribunal de Primera Instancia, y que las cargas y gravámenes preferentes, si los hubiese,
al crédito del ejecutante conti-
nuarán subsistentes, entendiéndose que el rematante los acepta
y queda subrogado en la responsabilidad de los mismos, sin destinarse a su extinción el precio
del remate. La propiedad no está
sujeta a gravámenes anteriores
y/o preferentes según surge de
las constancias del Registro de
la Propiedad en un estudio de título efectuado a la finca antes
descrita. Por la presente se notifica a los acreedores que tengan
inscritos o anotados sus derechos sobre los bienes hipotecados con posterioridad a la inscripción del crédito del ejecutante
o acreedores de cargos o derechos reales que los hubiesen
pospuesto a la hipoteca del actor
y a los dueños, poseedores, tenedores de o interesados en títulos transmisibles por endoso o al
portador garantizados hipotecariamente con posterioridad al
crédito del actor que se celebrarán las subastas en las fechas,
horas y sitios señalados para
que puedan concurrir a la subasta si les conviniere o se les invita
a satisfacer antes del remate el
importe del crédito, de sus intereses, otros cargos y las costas y
honorarios de abogado asegurados quedando subrogados en
los derechos del acreedor ejecutante. Una vez efectuada la venta de dicha propiedad, el Alguacil
procederá a otorgar la escritura
de traspaso al licitador victorioso
en subasta, quien podrá ser la
parte demandante, cuya oferta
podrá aplicarse a la extinción
parcial o total de la obligación
reconocida por la sentencia dictada en este caso. Si el producto
de la venta fuere insuficiente
para satisfacer la cantidad reclamada, se procederá a la ejecución de la sentencia en contra de
la parte demandada por el remanente de las sumas no satisfechas, mediante embargo y venta
en ejecución de cualesquiera
otros bienes propiedad de la parte demandada en cantidad suficiente para dejar cubierta y totalmente satisfecha a la parte
demandante cualquier deficiencia o parte insoluta de la sentencia dictada a su favor según dispuesto en la sentencia dictada
en este caso. Se dispone, conforme con la sentencia dictada
en este caso que, una vez efectuada la subasta y vendido el
bien inmueble, los adjudicatarios
sean puestos en posesión del
mismo dentro del término de
veinte (20) días por el Alguacil de
este Honorable Tribunal y los actuales poseedores lanzados del
referido inmueble. De ser ello necesario, el Alguacil podrá diligenciar el Acta de Subasta que se
expida en horas laborales, de
día, los 5 días de la semana y
podrá romper cualquier cerradura o candado que dé acceso al
inmueble objeto de este desalojo. Y para la concurrencia de licitadores y para el público en general, se publicará este Edicto de
acuerdo con la ley, mediante
edicto, en un periódico de circulación general en el Estado Libre
Asociado de Puerto Rico, una
vez por semana, por espacio de
dos (2) semanas consecutivas
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con un intervalo de por lo menos
siete (7) días entre ambas publicaciones, y para su fijación en
tres (3) lugares públicos del municipio en que ha de celebrarse
la venta, tales como la Alcaldía,
el Tribunal y la Colecturía, y se le
notificará además a la parte demandada vía correo certificado
con acuse de recibo a la última
dirección conocida. EN TESTIMONIO DE LO CUAL, expido el
presente Edicto de Subasta para
conocimiento y comparecencia
de los licitadores, bajo mi firma y
sello del Tribunal, en Mayagüez,
Puerto Rico, a 16 de septiembre
de 2015. Jose M. Crespo Nazario Alguacil Tribunal De Primera
Instancia Sala De Mayagüez.
LEGAL NOTICE
ESTADO LIBRE ASOCIADO DE
PUERTO RICO TRIBUNAL DE
PRIMERA INSTANCIA SALA DE
MAYAGÜEZ.
DLJ MORTGAGE
CAPITAL, INC. ahora Lime
Residential, LTD
Parte Demandante Vs.
MIRIAM BERENGUER
SOTILLO ROBERTO
RODRIGUEZ ROSADO
y la Sociedad Legal de
Bienes Gananciales
compuesta por ambos;
VANESSA OLIVENCIA
BERENGUER, DENNIS
OLIVENCIA BERENGUER
Y KAREN OLIVENCIA
BERENGUER
Parte Demandada
CIVIL NUM. ISCI2013-0554 SOBRE: EJECUCION DE HIPOTECA POR LA VIA ORDINARIA Y
COBRO DE DINERO ANUNCIO
DE SUBASTA. El suscribiente,
Alguacil del Tribunal de Distrito
de Puerto Rico, Sala de Mayagüez, a los demandantes, a los
demandados de epígrafe y al público en general hace saber que
los autos y documentos del caso
de epígrafe estarán de manifiesto en la Secretaría del Tribunal
durante horas laborables y que
venderá en pública subasta al
mejor postor, en moneda de curso legal de los Estados Unidos
de América, en efectivo, cheque
certificado o giro postal a nombre
del Alguacil del Tribunal; en mi
oficina en este Tribunal el derecho que tenga la parte demandada en el inmueble que se relaciona más adelante para pagar la
SENTENCIA por $82,221.11 de
balance principal, los intereses
adeudados sobre dicho principal
y computados al 10.95% anual
desde el día primero de octubre
de 2012 hasta su total pago y
completo pago; más el 5% computado sobre cada mensualidad
de $822.39; cargos por demora
a razón de $41.11 mensuales
hasta su total pago, más la suma
de $8,670.00 como cantidad
estipulada para honorarios de
abogado, pactada en la escritura de hipoteca; y cuales quiera
otras sumas que por cualesquiera concepto legal se devenguen
hasta el día de la subasta. El
precio mínimo para la primera
subasta será de $86,700.00. La
propiedad a venderse en pública
subasta se describe como sigue:
RUSTICA: Parcela marcada con
el #123 en el plano de parcelación de la Cabo Rojo Guanajibo
del Barrio Bajura y Miradero del
término municipal de Cabo Rojo,
Puerto Rico, con una cabida superficial de 0.0728 CUERDAS,
equivalentes a 286.20 METROS
CUADRADOS. En lindes por el
NORTE, con parcela #91; por el
SUR, con calle de la comunidad;
por el ESTE, con parcela #124 y
por el OESTE, con parcela #92
y Area de Parque. Enclava casa
de una planta de 38 pies de frente por 24 pies de fondo; construida en concreto y bloques. Consta de 3 dormitorios, sala, cocina,
comedor, baño, marquesina al
lado izquierdo y un cuarto anexo
de 10 pies por 8 pies, dedicada a
vivienda. Inscrita al folio 117, inscripción 1ra, tomo 421 de Cabo
Rojo, Finca número 14,659 del
Registro de la Propiedad de San
Germán. La primera subasta se
llevará a cabo el día 2 de febrero
de 2016 a las 3:00de la tarde,
y servirá de tipo mínimo para la
misma la suma de $86,700.00
sin admitirse oferta inferior. En
el caso de que el inmueble a ser
subastado no fuera adjudicado
en la primera subasta, se celebrará una segunda subasta el
día 9 de febrero de 2016 a las
3:00 de la tarde y el precio mínimo para esta segunda subasta
será el de dos terceras partes del
precio mínimo establecido para
la primera subasta, o a sea la
suma de $57,800.00. Si tampoco
hubiera remate ni adjudicación
en la segunda subasta, se celebrará una tercera subasta el día
16 de febrero de 2016 a las 3:00
de la tarde y el tipo mínimo para
esta tercera subasta será la mitad del precio establecido para la
primera subasta, o sea, la suma
de $43,350.00. Si se declarase
desierta la tercera subasta, se
dará por terminado el procedimiento, pudiendo adjudicarse el
inmueble al acreedor hipotecario
dentro de los diez días siguientes
a la fecha de la última subasta, si
así lo estimase conveniente, por
la totalidad de la cantidad adeudada conforme a la sentencia, si
ésta fuera igual o menor que el
monto del tipo de la tercera subasta y abonándose dicho monto a la cantidad adeudada si ésta
fuera mayor. Se avisa a cualquier licitador que la propiedad
queda sujeta al gravamen del
Estado Libre Asociado y CRIM
sobre la propiedad inmueble por
contribuciones adeudadas y que
el pago de dichas contribuciones
es la responsabilidad del licitador. Que se entenderá por todo
licitador acepte como suficiente
la titulación y que los cargos y
gravámenes anteriores y los preferentes al crédito del ejecutante
continuarán subsistentes en entendiéndose que el rematador los
acepta y queda subrogado en la
responsabilidad de los mismos,
sin destinarse su extinción al
precio rematante. Y para conocimiento de licitadores, del público
en general y para su publicación
en un periódico de circulación
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general diaria en Puerto Rico y
en los sitios públicos de acuerdo
a las disposiciones de la Regla
51.8 de las de Procedimiento Civil, así como para la publicación
en un periódico de circulación
general diaria y en el Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico, por
espacio de dos semanas con antelación a la fecha de la primera
subasta y por lo menos una vez
por semana. Expedido el presente en Mayagüez, Puerto Rico a
3 de diciembre de 2015. Walter
Marrero Gonzalez, Alguacil 617,
Alguacil Del Tribunal.
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término de .1l! dias contados a
partir de la publicación por edicto de esta notificación, dirijo a
usted esta notificación que se
considerará hecha en la fecha
de la publicación de este edicto. Copia de esta notificación
ha sido archivada en los autos
de este caso, con fecha de 4
de enero de 2016. En CAGUAS
, Puerto Rico , el 4 de enero de
2016. CARMEN ANA PEREIRA
ORTIZ, Secretaria. Lili Rodriguez
Rodriguez, Secretaria Auxiliar.
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SCOTlABANK DE
PUERTO RICO
Demandante v.
JOSE RAMON DIAZ
NIEVES t/c/c JOSE
R DIAZ NIEVES t/c/c
JOSE DIAZ NIEVEZ;
ELIZABET EUNICE
PEREZ MARRANZINI
t/c/c ELIZABET E.
PEREZ MARRANZINI
t/c/c ELIZABET PEREZ
NARRANZINI y la
Sociedad Legal de Bienes
Gananciales compuesta
entre ambos.
TITLE GROUP OF PR
Demandante Vs
BANCO SANTANDER
PUERTO RICO;
ORIENTAL BANK &
TRUST; FULANO DE TAL
Y MENGANO DE TAL Y
MENGANO MAS CUAL
en la Isla de Puerto Rico, dentro
de los 10 dias siguientes a su
notificación. Y, siendo o representando usted una parte en el
procedimiento sujeta a los términos de la Sentencia, Sentencia
Parcial o Resolución, de la cual
puede establecerse recurso de
revisión o apelación dentro del
detalladamente de los términos
de la misma. Esta notificación se
publicará una sola vez en un periódico de circulación general en
la Isla de Puerto Rico, dentro de
los 10 días siguientes a su notificación. Y, siendo o representado
usted una parte en el procedimiento sujeta a los términos de
la Sentencia, Sentencia Parcial
o Resolución, de la cual puede
establecerse recurso de revisión
o apelación dentro del término
de 30 días contados a partir de
la publicación por edicto de esta
notificación, dirijo a usted esta
notificación que se considerará
hecha en la fecha de la publicación de este edicto. Copia de
esta notificación ha sido archivada en los autos de este caso,
con fecha de 30 de diciembre de
2015. En Ponce, Puerto Rico, el
7 de enero de 2016. CARMEN
G. TIRU OUIÑONES, Secretaria Regional Interina. JOAN M.
ROSARIO ALBINO, Secretaria
Auxiliar.
LEGAL NOTICE
ESTADO LIBRE ASOCIADO DE
PUERTO RICO TRIBUNAL DE
PRIMERA INSTANCIA SALA DE
Demandado
Civil Núm.: JCP2015-0010. Sa- CAGUAS.
lón: 602. Sobre: CANCELACION
PEREZ, LAUDITA
DE PAGARE HIPOTECARIO.
DEMANDANTE VS.
NOTIFICACIÓN ENMENDADA
ROMAN MARRERO,
DE SENTENCIA POR EDICTO
FULANO DE TAL Y
MENGANO MAS CUAL
A SER NOTIFICADO
POR EDICTO POR
Demandado(a)
CONDUCTO DEL LCDA.
Civil: ECD2015-0632. Sobre:
SANDRA DEL L. TOUS
COBRO DE DINERO Y EJECUCION DE HIPOTECA POR
CHEVRES, EDIFICIO
LA VIA ORDINARIA. NOTIFILA ELECTRONICA 1608
CACiÓN DE SENTENCIA POR
CALLE BORI, SUITE 20S
EDICTO.
SAN
JUAN, PR 00927-6112.
A: JOSE RAMON DIAZ
LCDA.
SANDRA DEL L.
NIEVES t/c/c JOSE
TOUS
CHEVRES,
EDIFICIO
R DIAZ NIEVES t/c/c
LA ELECTRONICA 1608
JOSE DIAZ NIEVEZ;
CALLE BORI, SUITE 205
ELIZABET EUNICE
SAN
JUAN, PR 00927-6112.
PEREZ MARRANZINI
LCDO.
RAUL J. TOUS
tlc/c ELIZABET E.
BOBONIS, EDIFICIO LA
PEREZ MARRANZINI
ELECTRONICA 1608
t/c/c ELIZABET PEREZ
CALLE
BORI, SUITE 205
NARRANZINI y la
SAN
JUAN,
PR 00927-6112.
Sociedad Legal de Bienes
Gananciales compuesta FULANO DE TAL P/C DE
LA LCDA. SAN ORA DEL L.
entre ambos.
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EL SECRETARIO(A) que suscribe le notifica a usted que 16 de
diciembre de 2015, este Tribunal
ha dictado Sentencia, Sentencia
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ROMAN MARRERO,
RAMON
EMBALSE SAN JOSE 182
PRESBICITO 3 CALLE
VILLA 2 HATO REY PR
00918
EN CAGUAS, PUERTO RICO,
A 16 DE DICIEMBRE DE 2015.
CARMEN ANA PEREIRA ORTIZ,
SECRETARIA. POR: EVELYN J.
ROSARIO RESTO, SECRETARIA
AUXILIAR.
LEGAL NOTICE
ESTADO LIBRE ASOCIADO DE
PUERTO RICO TRIBUNAL DE
PRIMERA INSTANCIA SALA
SUPERIOR DE HUMACAO.
HILDA BENITEZ
SANCHEZ, t/c/c HILDA
BENITEZ-SANCHEZ y
como HILDA BENITEZ
Demandante V.
USDA RURAL
DEVELOPMENT PUERTO
RICO antes conocida
como ADMINISTRACION
DE HOGARES DE
AGRICULTORES;
JUAN DEL PUEBLO Y
JUANA DEL PUEBLO
y cualesquier persona
desconocida con posible
interés en la obligación
cuya cancelación por
decreto judicial se
solicita.
Demandados
CIVIL NUM.: HICI2010500816
SOBRE: CANCELACION DE
PAGARE EXTRAVIADO EMPLAZAMIENTO POR EDICTO
ESTADOS UNIDOS DE AMÉRICA, EL PRESIDENTE DE LOS
ESTADOS UNIDOS, SS. EL
ESTADO LIBRE ASOCIADO DE
PUERTO RICO.
A: JUAN DEL PUEBLO
Y JUANA DEL PUEBLO
COMO POSIBLES
TENEDORES Y
CUALESQUIER PERSONA
DESCONOCIDA CON
POSIBLE INTERÉS EN
LA OBLIGACIÓN CUYA
CANCELACIÓN POR
DECRETO JUDICIAL SE
SOLICITA.
Por la presente se le notifica que
ha sido presentada en este Tribunal una Demanda en su contra en el pleito de epígrafe. En
este caso la parte demandante
ha radicado una Demanda para
que se decrete judicialmente el
saldo de un (1) pagaré hipotecario a favor de los ESTADOS
UNIDOS DE AMERICA, actuando por conducto de la ADMINISTRACION DE HOGARES DE
AGRICULTORES, por la suma
de $26,430.00. Dicho pagaré
fue suscrito el día 15 de junio de
1978, ante la notario Aida Luz
Moringlane Ruiz , garantizado
por hipoteca constituía mediante
la Escritura número 302, sobre la
siguiente propiedad: URBANA:
Solar marcado con el numero
veinte del Bloque “E” (E-20) de
la Urbanización “April Gardens”
localizado en los Barrios Teja y
Montones del término Municipal
de Las Piedras, Puerto Rico, con
un área superficial de doscientos
cuarenta y cuatro metros cuadrados treinta y dos centésimas de
metro (244.32 me), en lindes por
el NORTE, con el solar número
veintiuno (21) del Bloque “E”, en
una distancia de veinticuatro metros (24.00 m); por el SUR, con
el solar número diecinueve (19)
del Bloque “E”, en una distancia
de veinticuatro metros (24.00 m);
por el ESTE, con Calle número
ocho (8), en una distancia de
diez metros dieciocho centímetros (10.18 m); y por el OESTE,
con el solar número siete (7), del
Bloque “E”, en una distancia de
diez metros dieciocho centímetros (10.18 m). En dicho solar
enclava una casa dedicada a la
vivienda construida de acuerdo
con los planos y especificaciones
aprobados por la Administración
de Hogares Agricultores. Consta inscrita al folio ciento treinta
y cinco (135) del tomo ciento
treinta y seis (136) de Las Piedras, Finca seis mil ochocientos
ochenta y uno (6,881), Registro
de la Propiedad de Puerto Rico,
Sección de Humacao. La parte
demandante alega que dicho
pagare ha sido saldado según
mas detalladamente consta en
la Demanda radicada que puede examinarse en la Secretaria
de este Tribunal. Por tratarse
de una obligación hipotecaria y
pudiendo usted tener interés en
este caso o quedar afectado por
el remedio solicitado, se Ie emplaza por este edicto que se publicara una vez en un periódico
de circulación diaria general de
Puerto Rico y se Ie requiere para
que radique en este Tribunal
su contestación y notifique con
copia de ella al abogado de la
parte demandante la Lcda. Saideth Cristobal Martinez, PO Box
9022173, San Juan 00902-2173
; Tel (787) 367-0412, dentro de
los treinta (30) días siguientes
a la publicación de este Edicto,
apercibiendole que de no hacerlo así dentro del termino indicado, el Tribunal podrá anotar su
rebeldía y dictar sentencia concediendo el remedio solicitado
en la Demanda sin mas citarle ni
oírle. EXPEDIDO bajo mi firma
y sello de este Tribunal, en Humacao, Puerto Rico, hoy 21 de
diciembre de 2015. Melissa Montes de Jesus, Secretaria Auxiliar
del Tribunal. I.
LEGAL NOTICE
ESTADO LIBRE ASOCIADO DE
PUERTO RICO TRIBUNAL GENERAL DE JUSTICIA TRIBUNAL DE PRIMERA INSTANCIA
SALA DE MAYAGÜEZ.
BANCO POPULAR DE
PUERTO RICO
Demandante vs.
HERMINIO
HERNÁNDEZ MÉNDEZ
CIVIL
Demandada
NÚM.: I1CI201500609
SOBRE: COBRO DE DINERO 345-3985 Abogada de la parte
EMPLAZAMIENTO POR EDIC- Demandante, cuya dirección es
TO.
la que queda indicada, copia de
su Contestación a la Demanda,
A: HERMINIO
el original de dicha
HERNANDEZ MENDEZ radicando
Contestación en el Tribunal de
Por la presente se le emplaza a
Ponce. Copia de la demanda,
usted y se le requiere para que
así como de este emplazamiendentro del término de treinta (30)
to, podrán ser obtenidas en la
días desde la fecha de la publiSecretaría de este Tribunal,
cación por edicto de este emplaapercibiéndose que en caso de
zamiento, notifiquen a la LCDA.
no hacerlo usted así dentro del
GINA H. FERRER MEDINA,
término indicado, podrá anotarse
Condominio Las Nereidas, Local
la rebeldía en su contra con1-B, Calle Méndez Vigo esquina
cediendo el remedio solicitado
Amador Ramírez Silva, Mayaen la Demanda sin más citarle
güez, Puerto Rico 00680; Aparni oírle. Expido bajo mi firma y
tado 2342, Mayagüez, Puerto
el sello del Tribunal, hoy 17 de
Rico
00681-2342, Teléfonos:
diciembre de 2015. Carmen G.
(787) 832-9620 y (845) 345-3985
Tiru Quiñones, Secretaria InteriAbogada de la parte Demandanna. Gina A. Quiñones Montalvo,
te, cuya dirección es la que queSecretaria Auxiliar.
da indicada, copia de su Contestación a la Demanda, radicando
LEGAL NOTICE
el original de dicha Contestación
en el Tribunal de Mayagüez. Co- ESTADO LIBRE ASOCIADO DE
pia de la demanda, así como de PUERTO RICO TRIBUNAL GEeste emplazamiento, podrán ser NERAL DE JUSTICIA TRIBUobtenidas en la Secretaría de NAL DE PRIMERA INSTANCIA
este Tribunal, apercibiéndose SALA DE SAN GERMAN.
que en caso de no hacerlo usted
BANCO POPULAR DE
así dentro del término indicado,
PUERTO RICO
podrá anotarse la rebeldía en su
Demandante vs.
contra concediendo el remedio
MIGDALIA RODRIGUEZ
solicitado en la Demanda sin
PACHECO, FULANO
más citarle ni oírle. Expido bajo
mi firma y el sello del Tribunal,
DE TAL Y LA
hoy 22 de diciembre de 2015.
SOCIEDAD LEGAL
Lic. Norma G. Santana Irizarry,
DE GANANCIALES
Secretaria Regional. Jazmin SaCOMPUESTA POR
nabria Torres, Secretaria Auxiliar
del Tribunal I.
AMBOS
Demandados
CIVIL NÚM.: I3CI201500517
SOBRE: COBRO DE DINERO
ESTADO LIBRE ASOCIADO DE
EMPLAZAMIENTO POR EDICPUERTO RICO TRIBUNAL GETO.
NERAL DE JUSTICIA TRIBUA: FULANO DE
NAL DE PRIMERA INSTANCIA
SALA DE PONCE.
TAL POR SÍ Y EN
LEGAL NOTICE
BANCO POPULAR DE
PUERTO RICO
Demandante vs.
WILFREDO RAMOS
COLÓN, CARMEN V.
NEGRÓN NEGRÓN Y
LA SOCIEDAD LEGAL
DE GANANCIALES
COMPUESTA POR
AMBOS
Demandada
CIVIL NÚM.: JCD2015-00841
SALÓN: 604 SOBRE: COBRO
DE DINERO EMPLAZAMIENTO
POR EDICTO.
A: WILFREDO RAMOS
COLÓN, CARMEN V.
NEGRÓN NEGRÓN Y
LA SOCIEDAD LEGAL
DE GANANCIALES
COMPUESTA POR
AMBOS
Por la presente se le emplaza a
usted y se le requiere para que
dentro del término de treinta
(30) días desde la fecha de la
publicación por edicto de este
emplazamiento, notifiquen a la
LCDA. GINA H. FERRER MEDINA, Condominio Las Nereidas,
Local 1-B, Calle Méndez Vigo
esquina Amador Ramírez Silva,
Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 00680;
Apartado 2342, Mayagüez,
Puerto Rico 00681-2342, Teléfonos: (787) 832-9620 y (845)
REPRESENTACIÓN DE
LA SOCIEDAD LEGAL
DE GANANCIALES
COMPUESTA POR ÉSTE
Y MIGDALIA RODRÍGUEZ
PACHECO
Por la presente se le emplaza a
usted y se le requiere para que
dentro del término de treinta
(30) días desde la fecha de la
publicación por edicto de este
emplazamiento, notifiquen a la
LCDA. GINA H. FERRER MEDINA, Condominio Las Nereidas,
Local 1-B, Calle Méndez Vigo
esquina Amador Ramírez Silva,
Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 00680;
Apartado 2342, Mayagüez,
Puerto Rico 00681-2342, Teléfonos: (787) 832-9620 y (845)
345-3985 Abogada de la parte
Demandante, cuya dirección es
la que queda indicada, copia de
su Contestación a la Demanda,
radicando el original de dicha
Contestación en el Tribunal de
San Germán. Copia de la demanda, así como de este emplazamiento, podrán ser obtenidas
en la Secretaría de este Tribunal,
apercibiéndose que en caso de
no hacerlo usted así dentro del
término indicado, podrá anotarse
la rebeldía en su contra concediendo el remedio solicitado en la
Demanda sin más citarle ni oírle.
Expido bajo mi firma y el sello del
Tribunal, hoy 21 de diciembre de
2015. Santa Rodriguez Bonilla,
Secretaria del Tribunal. Lourdes
Vazquez Montalvo, Secretaria
Auxiliar I.
LEGAL NOTICE
ESTADO LIBRE ASOCIADO DE
PUERTO RICO TRIBUNAL DE
PRIMERA INSTANCIA SALA SUPERIOR DE HATILLO.
SCOTIABANK DE
PUERTO RICO
Parte Demandante VS
HECTOR LEONEL
ROMAN DORTA T/C/C
HECTOR L. ROMAN
DORTA
Parte Demandada
CIVIL NUM.: CFCD2011-0017
SALON NÚM.: 0101 SOBRE
ACCION CIVIL DE: COBRO DE
DINERO Y EJECUCION DE HIPOTECA POR LA VIA ORDINARIA AVISO DE SUBASTA.
A: HECTOR LEONEL
ROMAN DORTA T/C/C
HECTOR L. ROMAN
DORTA; Y AL PUBLICO
EN GENERAL:
El que suscribe, Alguacil del Tribunal de Primera Instancia, Sala
Superior, Centro Judicial de Camuy, Camuy, Puerto Rico, hago
saber, a la parte demandada y al
PUBLICO EN GENERAL: Que en
cumplimiento del Mandamiento
de Ejecución de Sentencia expedido el día 6 de octubre de 2015,
por la Secretaria del Tribunal,
procederé a vender y venderé
en pública subasta y al mejor
postor la propiedad que ubica
y se describe a continuación:
RÚSTICA: Solar A localizado en
la Comunidad Carrizales del barrio Carrizales de Hatillo, Puerto
Rico, compuesto de 449.7803
metros cuadrados, equivalentes
a 0.1144 cuerdas. En lindes por
el NORTE, con el remanente de
la finca de la cual se segrega;
por el SUR, con terrenos de Inés
Ruiz; por el ESTE, con terrenos
de Héctor Román Martínez y por
el OESTE, con camino peatonal
asfaltado, todo ello según el
plano de inscripción aprobado.
Inscrita al folio 30 del tomo 317
de Hatillo, Sección II de Arecibo, Finca Número 21,103. El
producto de la subasta se destinará a satisfacer al demandante
hasta donde alcance, la suma
de $56,211.42 de principal, más
intereses al 7.75% anual desde
el día 1ro. de febrero de 2013,
más la suma de $6,860.00, por
concepto de honorarios de abogado y costas autorizadas por
el Tribunal, más las cantidades
que se adeudan mensualmente
desde la fecha antes mencionada, por concepto de seguro
hipotecario, cargos por demora,
más cualesquiera otros adelantos que se hagan en virtud de la
escritura de hipoteca, todo ello,
según surge de la SENTENCIA
dictada en este caso el 8 de
enero de 2015. La venta de la
referida propiedad se verificará
libre de toda carga o gravamen
que afecte la mencionada finca,
excepto el gravamen aquí antes mencionado, a cuyo efecto
se notifica y se hace saber la
fecha, hora y sitio de la PRI-
The San Juan Daily Star
MERA, SEGUNDA y TERCERA
subasta, si esto fuera necesario,
a los efectos de que cualquier
persona o personas con algún
interés puedan comparecer a la
celebración de dicha subasta.
La adjudicación se hará al mejor
postor, quien deberá consignar
el importe de su oferta en el acto
mismo de la adjudicación, en
efectivo (moneda del curso legal
de los Estados Unidos de América), giro postal o cheque certificado a nombre del alguacil del
Tribunal. LA PRIMERA subasta
se llevará a efecto el día 3 DE
FEBRERO DE 2016 A LAS 11:30
DE LA MAÑANA, en la oficina del
referido Alguacil, localizada en el
Centro Judicial de Camuy, Camuy, Puerto Rico. Que el precio
mínimo fijado para la PRIMERA
SUBASTA es de $68,600.00.
Que de ser necesaria la celebración de una SEGUNDA SUBASTA la misma se llevará a efecto
el día 10 DE FEBRERO DE 2016
A LAS 2:30, en la oficina antes
mencionada del Alguacil que
suscribe. El precio mínimo para
la SEGUNDA SUBASTA será
de $45,733.33, equivalentes
a dos terceras (2/3) partes del
tipo mínimo estipulado para la
PRIMERA subasta. Que de ser
necesaria la celebración de una
TERCERA SUBASTA la misma
se llevará a efecto el día 17 DE
FEBRERO DE 2016 A LAS 2:30,
en la oficina antes mencionada
del Alguacil que suscribe. El
precio mínimo para la TERCERA
SUBASTA será de $34,300.00,
equivalentes a la mitad (1/2) del
tipo mínimo estipulado para la
PRIMERA subasta. Si se declarase desierta la tercera subasta
se dará por terminado el procedimiento, pudiendo adjudicárse
al acreedor la finca aquí antes
descrita, dentro de los diez (10)
días siguientes, si así lo estimare
conveniente, por la totalidad de
la cantidad adeudada si ésta
fuera igual o menor al monto
del tipo mínimo de la tercera
subasta, y abonándose dicho
monto a la cantidad adeudada si
ésta fuere mayor. (Art. 221, Ley
Hipotecaria y del Registro de la
Propiedad, 30 L.P.R.A. §2721)
Para conocimiento de la parte
demandada y de toda aquella
persona o personas que tengan
interés inscrito con posterioridad
a la inscripción del gravamen
que se está ejecutando, y para
conocimiento de todos los licitadores y el público en general,
el presente Edicto se publicará
por espacio de dos (2) semanas
consecutivas, con un intervalo
de por lo menos siete días entre ambas publicaciones, en un
diario de circulación general en
el Estado Libre Asociado de
Puerto Rico y se fijará además
en tres (3) lugares públicos del
Municipio en que ha de celebrarse dicha venta, tales como
la Alcaldía, el Tribunal y la Colecturía. Se le advierte, a todos
los interesados que todos los
documentos relacionados con
la presente acción de ejecución
de hipoteca, así como de la subasta, estarán disponibles para
ser examinados en la Secretaría
del Tribunal durante las horas
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
laborales. EXPIDO, el presente
EDICTO, en Camuy, Puerto Rico,
hoy día 30 de diciembre de 2015.
Braulio Perez Rosa, Alguacil División de Subastas Tribunal de
Primera Instancia Sala Superior
de Camuy.
LEGAL NOTICE
ESTADO LIBRE ASOCIADO DE
PUERTO RICO TRIBUNAL DE
PRIMERA INSTANCIA SALA
SUPERIOR DE HATILLO.
BANCO POPULAR DE
PUERTO RICO
Demandante vs.
VICTOR ANTONIO COLON
RIVERA y su esposa
ANA MAGDALI CAJIGAS
ECHEVARRIA y la
Sociedad Legal de Bienes
Gananciales compuesta
por ambos
Demandados
CIVIL NUM. CFCD2013-0105
SOBRE: COBRO DE DINERO
(Ejecución de Hipoteca por la
Vía Ordinaria) EDICTO DE SUBASTA.
Al: Público en General
A: VICTOR ANTONIO
COLON RIVERA y su
esposa ANA MAGDALI
CAJIGAS ECHEVARRIA
y la Sociedad Legal de
Bienes Gananciales
compuesta por ambos;
BANCO DE DESARROLLO
ECONOMICO PARA
PUERTO RICO, por tener
Hipoteca en Garantía de
Pagaré a su favor por
la suma de $55,000.00;
BANCO POPULAR DE
PUERTO RICO, por tener
Sentencia anotada a su
favor por la suma de
$59,429.32.
Yo, BRAULIO PEREZ ROSA, Alguacil de este Tribunal, a la parte
demandada y a los acreedores
y personas con interés sobre la
propiedad que más adelante se
describe, y al público en general,
HAGO SABER: Que el día 3 de
febrero de 2016, a las 11:00 de
la mañana en mi oficina, sita en
el Tribunal de Primera Instancia,
Sala Superior de Camuy, Camuy,
Puerto Rico, venderé en Pública
Subasta la propiedad inmueble
que más adelante se describe
y cuya venta en pública subasta
se ordenó por la vía ordinaria al
mejor postor quien hará el pago
en dinero en efectivo, giro postal
o cheque certificado a nombre
del o la Alguacil del Tribunal de
Primera Instancia. Los autos y
todos los documentos correspondientes al procedimiento
incoado, estarán de manifiesto
en la Secretaría durante horas
laborables. Que en caso de no
producir remate ni adjudicación
en la primera subasta a celebrarse, se celebrará una segunda
subasta para la venta de la susodicha propiedad, el día 10 de
febrero de 2016, a las 2:00 de la
tarde; y en caso de no producir
remate ni adjudicación, se cele-
brará una tercera subasta el día
17 de febrero de 2016, a las 2:00
de la tarde en mi oficina sita en
el lugar antes indicado. La propiedad a venderse en pública
subasta se describe como sigue:
URBANA: Solar número A guión
Uno (A-1) radicado en la Urbanización Costa Norte, situada
en el Barrio Carrizales, término
municipal de Hatillo, Puerto Rico,
con un área superficial de SETECIENTOS SESENTA Y TRES
PUNTO CUATRO SIETE SEIS
CUATRO (763.4764) METROS
CUADRADOS, equivalentes a
CERO PUNTO NUEVE CUATRO DOS (0.942) CUERDAS,
colindando por el NORTE, en
veinte punto ochocientos treinta
y siete (20.837) metros lineales,
con la Calle número Uno (1); por
el SUR, en dieciocho punto ochocientos ochenta y un (18.881)
metros lineales, con el área de
uso municipal; por el ESTE, en
treinta y siete punto setecientos
cincuenta y tres (37.753) metros
lineales, con la entrada principal;
y por el OESTE, en cuarenta
punto ciento treinta y cuatro
(40.134) metros lineales, con
el Solar A guión Dos (A-2). Las
colindancias Norte y Este están
unidas entre sí por un arco de radio igual a tres punto trescientos
setenta y un (3.371) metros y largo igual a cinco punto quinientos
cincuenta y tres (5.553) metros
lineales. Sobre dicho solar se
encuentra una casa de hormigón de una planta con cuatro
dormitorios, dos baños y medio,
sala-comedor, cocina, balcón
y marquesina doble. Este solar
se encuentra afectado a lo largo
de la colindancia Norte, por una
franja de servidumbre de uno
punto cincuenta (1.50) metros
de ancho a favor de Centenial
de Puerto Rico. La escritura de
hipoteca se encuentra inscrita
al folio 73 vto. del tomo 400 de
Hatillo, Registro de la Propiedad
de Arecibo, Sección Segunda,
finca número 24,079, inscripción
cuarta. Modificada la hipoteca
de la inscripción 4ta., ampliada
por la suma de $27,181.46, total
por la suma de $227,181.46, con
intereses al 6.75%, vencedero el
día 1ro. de septiembre de 2041,
según consta de la Escritura
Número 193, otorgada en San
Juan, Puerto Rico, el día 5 de
abril de 2012, ante el Notario
Público Ricardo Rangel Rivera;
inscrita al folio 73 vto. del tomo
400 de Hatillo, Registro de la
Propiedad de Arecibo, Sección
Segunda, finca número 24,079,
inscripción sexta. La subasta se
llevará efecto para satisfacer a
la parte demandante la suma de
$225,294.88 de principal, intereses al 6.75% anual, desde el día
1ro. de junio de 2012, hasta su
completo pago, más la cantidad
de $20,000.00 estipulada para
costas, gastos y honorarios de
abogado, más recargos acumulados, todas cuyas sumas están
líquidas y exigibles. Que la cantidad mínima de licitación en la
primera subasta para el inmueble será de $227,181.46 y de ser
necesaria una segunda subasta,
la cantidad mínima será equivalente a 2/3 partes de aquella, o
sea, la suma de $151,454.30 y
de ser necesaria una tercera subasta, la cantidad mínima será la
mitad del precio pactado, es decir, la suma de $113,590.73. La
propiedad se adjudicará al mejor
postor, quien deberá satisfacer el
importe de su oferta en moneda
legal y corriente de los Estados
Unidos de América en el momento de la adjudicación y que las
cargas y gravámenes preferentes, si los hubiese, continuarán
subsistentes, entendiéndose que
el rematante los acepta y queda
subrogado en la responsabilidad
de los mismos, sin destinarse a
su extinción el precio del remate.
La propiedad hipotecada a ser
vendida en pública subasta se
encuentra afecta a los siguientes
gravámenes posteriores: Hipoteca en Garantía de Pagaré a favor
de Banco de Desarrollo Económico para Puerto Rico, o a su
orden, por la suma principal de
$55,000.00, con intereses al 2%
sobre el “Prime Rate” anual y no
menor de 6% anual, vencedero a
la presentación, según consta de
la Escritura Número 20, otorgada en San Juan, Puerto Rico, el
día 1ro. de mayo de 2009, ante
el Notario Público William López
Méndez, inscrita al folio 73 vto.
del tomo 400 de Hatillo, Registro de la Propiedad de Arecibo,
Sección Segunda, finca número
24,079, inscripción 5ta. Sentencia, de fecha 15 de diciembre de
2009, expedida en el Tribunal
de Primera Instancia, Sala de
Hatillo, en el Caso Civil Número
CFCD2009-0070, sobre Cobro
de Dinero e Incumplimiento de
Contrato, seguido por Banco
Popular de Puerto Rico vs. Ana
Magdali Cajigas Echevarría, por
la suma principal de $59,429.32,
anotada el día 9 de mayo de
2012, inscrito al folio 73 vto. del
tomo 400 de Hatillo, Registro de
la Propiedad de Arecibo, Sección
Segunda, finca número 24,079,
inscripción 5ta. EN TESTIMONIO DE LO CUAL, expido el presente Edicto para conocimiento y
comparecencia de los licitadores,
bajo mi firma y sello del Tribunal,
en Camuy, Puerto Rico, a 17 de
diciembre de 2015. BRAULIO
PEREZ ROSA, ALGUACIL TRIBUNAL SALA SUPERIOR DE
CAMUY.
LEGAL NOTICE
ESTADO LIBRE ASOCIADO DE
PUERTO RICO TRIBUNAL DE
PRIMERA INSTANCIA CENTRO
JUDICIAL DE FAJARDO SALA
SUPERIOR.
BANCO POPULAR DE
PUERTO RICO
Parte Demandante VS
LUIS ANTONIO
COLON IRIZARRY
Parte Demandada
CIVIL NUM.: NSCI2014-00766
SALON NÚM.: 301 SOBRE ACCION CIVIL DE: COBRO DE DINERO Y EJECUCION DE HIPOTECA POR LA VIA ORDINARIA
AVISO DE SUBASTA.
A: LUIS ANTONIO COLON
IRIZARRY; Y AL PUBLICO
EN GENERAL:
El que suscribe, Alguacil del Tri-
bunal de Primera Instancia, Sala
Superior, Centro Judicial de Fajardo, Fajardo, Puerto Rico, hago
saber a la parte demandada, al
PUBLICO EN GENERAL; y a el
siguiente gravamen posterior:
Autoridad para el Financiamiento de la Vivienda de Puerto Rico:
A cuyo favor aparece un Pagaré
por la suma de $14,500.00, sin
intereses y a vencer en 8 años,
según consta de la escritura
#161, otorgada en Ceiba, el 22 de
octubre de 2007, ante el Notario
Sergio A. Ramírez De Arellano,
inscrito al folio 115 del tomo 154
(ágora) de Ceiba, finca #8,881,
inscripción 5ta. Condiciones La
Llave Para tu Hogar: El inmueble
tiene que constituir residencia
principal. No podrá vender, donar, permutar o transferir la propiedad dentro de un periodo de
8 años. Que en cumplimiento del
Mandamiento de Ejecución de
Sentencia expedido el día 22 de
mayo de 2015, por la Secretaria
del Tribunal, procederé a vender
y venderé en pública subasta
y al mejor postor la propiedad
que se describe a continuación:
URBANA: Solar marcado con
el #B-14, localizado en la calle
#3 del plano de inscripción de
la urbanización Estancias de
Prado Hermoso, radicado en el
barrio Quebrada Seca del término municipal de Ceiba, con
una cabida superficial de 351.00
metros cuadrados. En lindes por
el NORTE con remanente de la
finca Oficina de Vivienda Permanente, en una distancia de 13.00
metros; por el SUR, con la calle
#3, en una distancia de 13.00
metros lineales; por el ESTE,
con el solar #14 en una distancia
de 27.00 metros lineales y por
el OESTE, con el solar #15 en
una distancia de 27.00 metros
lineales. Enclava una estructura
de hormigón y bloques de 3 habitaciones, dedicada única y exclusivamente a uso residencial
Inscrita al folio 212 del tomo 118
de Ceiba, Registro de Fajardo,
Finca número 8,881. El producto de la subasta se destinará a
satisfacer al demandante hasta
donde alcance, la SENTENCIA
dictada a su favor, el día 6 de
marzo de 2015, en el presente
caso civil, a saber la suma de
$79,189.65 de principal, más
intereses al 8.25% anual desde
el día 1ro. de febrero de 2014,
más la suma de $5,550.00, por
concepto de honorarios de abogado y costas autorizadas por
el Tribunal, más las cantidades
que se adeudan mensualmente
a partir del día 1ro. de marzo de
2014, por concepto de seguro
hipotecario, cargos por demora,
más cualesquiera otros adelantos que se hagan en virtud
de la escritura de hipoteca. La
venta de la referida propiedad se
verificará libre de toda carga o
gravamen que afecte la mencionada finca, excepto el gravamen
aquí antes mencionado, a cuyo
efecto se notifica y se hace saber
la fecha, hora y sitio de la PRIMERA, SEGUNDA y TERCERA
subasta, si esto fuera necesario,
a los efectos de que cualquier
persona o personas con algún
interés puedan comparecer a la
celebración de dicha subasta.
La adjudicación se hará al mejor
postor, quien deberá consignar
el importe de su oferta en el acto
mismo de la adjudicación, en
efectivo (moneda del curso legal
de los Estados Unidos de América), giro postal o cheque certificado a nombre del alguacil del
Tribunal. LA PRIMERA subasta
se llevará a efecto el día 3 DE
FEBRERO DE 2016 A LAS 9:00
DE LA MAÑANA, en la oficina
del referido Alguacil, localizada
en el Centro Judicial de Fajardo,
Fajardo, Puerto Rico. Que el precio mínimo fijado para la PRIMERA SUBASTA es de $80,172.65.
Que de ser necesaria la celebración de una SEGUNDA SUBASTA, la misma se llevará a efecto
el día 10 DE FEBRERO DE 2016
A LAS 9:00 DE LA MAÑANA, en
la oficina antes mencionada del
Alguacil que suscribe. El precio mínimo para la SEGUNDA
SUBASTA será de $53,448.43,
equivalentes a dos terceras (2/3)
partes del tipo mínimo estipulado
para la PRIMERA subasta. Que
de ser necesaria la celebración
de una TERCERA SUBASTA,
la misma se llevará a efecto el
día 17 DE FEBRERO DE 2016
A LAS 9:00 DE LA MAÑANA, en
la oficina antes mencionada del
Alguacil que suscribe. El precio mínimo para la TERCERA
SUBASTA será de $40,086.33,
equivalentes a la mitad (1/2) del
tipo mínimo estipulado para la
PRIMERA subasta. Si se declarase desierta la tercera subasta
se dará por terminado el procedimiento, pudiendo adjudicárse
al acreedor la finca aquí antes
descrita, dentro de los diez (10)
días siguientes, si así lo estimare
conveniente, por la totalidad de
la cantidad adeudada si ésta fuera igual o menor al monto del tipo
mínimo de la tercera subasta, y
abonándose dicho monto a la
cantidad adeudada si ésta fuere
mayor. (Art. 221, Ley Hipotecaria
y del Registro de la Propiedad,
30 L.P.R.A. §2721) Para conocimiento de la parte demandada
y de toda aquella persona o personas que tengan interés inscrito
con posterioridad a la inscripción
del gravamen que se está ejecutando, y para conocimiento de
todos los licitadores y el público
en general, el presente Edicto se
publicará por espacio de dos (2)
semanas consecutivas, con un
intervalo de por lo menos siete
días entre ambas publicaciones, en un diario de circulación
general en el Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico y se fijará
además en tres (3) lugares públicos del Municipio en que ha
de celebrarse dicha venta, tales
como la Alcaldía, el Tribunal y la
Colecturía. Se le advierte a todos
los interesados que todos los documentos relacionados con la
presente acción de ejecución de
hipoteca, así como de la subasta, estarán disponibles para ser
examinados en la Secretaría de
este Tribunal, durante las horas
laborables. EXPIDO, el presente EDICTO, en Fajardo, Puerto
Rico, hoy día 21 de agosto de
2015. Maritza Santana Ortiz,
Alguacil Auxiliar #054, Alguacil
39
Legal Notice
Supervisor División de Subastas longitud de veintiocho pies cuaTribunal de Primera Instancia tro pulgadas (28.04). Este apartamento tiene su puerta en su
Sala Superior de Fajardo.
costado Sur y lo comunica con el
corredor común limitado que da
LEGAL NOTICE
acceso a los ascensores y escaESTADO LIBRE ASOCIADO DE
leras de salida al exterior del ediPUERTO RICO TRIBUNAL DE
ficio. Porcentaje de participación
PRIMERA INSTANCIA SALA DE
en los elementos comunes geneFAJARDO.
rales del punto cuatro tres siete
MARIAM DOLORES VILA seis por ciento (.4376%). Inscrita
BARRETO Y JOAQUIN al folio 60 del tomo 87 de Luquillo, finca número 4,637, Registro
SALVADOR VILA
de la Propiedad de Puerto Rico,
BARRETO
Sección de Fajardo. La parte
Demandantes V.
demandante alega que dicho
R&G MORTGAGE
pagare ha sido saldado según
mas detalladamente consta en
CORPORATION;
JUAN DEL PUEBLO Y la Demanda radicada que pueexaminarse en la Secretaria
JUANA DEL PUEBLO de
de este Tribunal. Por tratarse
y cualesquier persona de una obligación hipotecaria y
desconocida con posible pudiendo usted tener interes en
interés en la obligación este caso o quedar afectado por
remedio solicitado, se Ie emcuya cancelación por elplaza
por este edicto que se pudecreto judicial se
blicara una vez en un periódico
solicita.
de circulación diaria general de
Demandados
Puerto Rico y se Ie requiere para
CIVIL NÚM. NSCI201500613 que radique en este Tribunal
SOBRE: CANCELACIÓN DE PA- su contestación y notifique con
GARE HIPOTECARIO EXTRA- copia de ella al licenciado CarVIADO EMPLAZAMIENTO POR los M. Rivera Corujo, PMB 293,
EDICTO ESTADOS UNIDOS DE 405 Avenida Esmeralda Suite
AMERICA EL PRESIDENTE DE 102, Guaynabo, PR 00969, Tel.
LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS SS EL (787) 275-5500, dentro de los
ESTADO LIBRE ASOCIADO DE treinta (30) días siguientes a la
PUERTO RICO.
publicación de este Edicto, apercibiendole que de no hacerlo así
A: R&G MORTGAGE
dentro del termino indicado, el
CORPORATION
Tribunal podrá anotar su rebelEn este caso la parte demandandia y dictar sentencia concediente ha radicado Demanda para
do el remedio solicitado en la
que se decrete judicialmente el
Demanda sin mas citarle ni oírle.
saldo de un (1) pagaré hipoteEN TESTIMONIO DE LO CUAL,
cario a favor de R&G Mortgage
expido el presente Edicto por OrCorporation, por la suma princiden del Tribunal, bajo mi firma y
pal de $63,050.00. Dicho pagasello del Tribunal, en Bayamón,
ré fue suscrito el día 21 de abril
Puerto Rico, hoy 22 de diciembre
de 1998, otorgada en Fajardo,
de 2015. Wanda I. Segui Reyes,
Puerto Rico, ante el Notario CarSecretaria Regional.
los M. Delgado Villegas. inscrita
al folio 1 vuelto del tomo 208 de
LEGAL NOTICE
Luquillo, finca 4,637, inscripción
8a, garantizado por hipoteca ESTADO LIBRE ASOCIADO DE
constituida mediante la Escritura PUERTO RICO TRIBUNAL DE
número 143, sobre la siguiente PRIMERA INSTANCIA CENTRO
propiedad: URBANA: Propiedad JUDICIAL DE BAYAMÓN SALA
Horizontal: Apartamento Resi- SUPERIOR.
dencial número mil doscientos
JAMES B. NUTTER &
tres (1203) de forma rectangular
COMPANY,
localizado en la duodécima planDemandante, v.
ta del Edificio Playa Azul en LuSUCESIÓN DE
quillo, Puerto Rico, con área total
privada de seiscientos cuarenta
ROBERTO EUSEBIO
(640.00) pies cuadrados equiva- CAVIGLIONE CABRERA
lentes a cincuenta y nueve punto
t/c/c ROBERTO E.
cuarenta y seis (59.46) centésimas de metros cuadrados, CAVIGLIONE CABRERA,
midiendo veintitrés (23’) pies de
como ROBERTO
ancho, por veintiocho pies cuatro CAVIGLIONE CABRERA,
pulgadas (28’4”) de largo. Conscomo ROBERTO E.
ta de sala-comedor, terraza, un
CAVIGLIONE y como
dormitorio con closet, baño, linen
closet y cocina con mesa de tra- ROBERTO CAVIGLIONE,
bajo, gabinetes de pared y fregacompuesta por MARÍA
dero. Colinda por el NORTE, con
REGINO PRIETO y los
patio exterior, en una longitud de
veintitrés (23’) pies; por el SUR, herederos desconocidos
denominados como
con pared que lo separa del corredor común limitado, en una
Fulano y Sutana de
longitud de veintitrés (23’) pies;
Tal;
ESTADOS UNIDOS
por el ESTE, con pared que lo
DE AMÉRICA; el
separa del apartamento númeDEPARTAMENTO DE
ro mil doscientos dos (1202) en
una longitud de veintiocho pies HACIENDA DEL ESTADO
cuatro pulgadas (28’4”); por el
LIBRE ASOCIADO
OESTE, con pared que lo sepaDE PUERTO RICO,
ra del apartamento número mil
doscientos cuatro (1204) en una DIVISIÓN DE CAUDALES
Legal Notice
RELICTOS y el CENTRO
DE RECAUDACIÓN DE
INGRESOS MUNICIPALES
(CRIM),
Demandados.
CIVIL NÚM.:
DCD2015-2612
(501) SOBRE: COBRO DE DINERO Y EJECUCIÓN DE HIPOTECA POR LA VÍA JUDICIAL
EMPLAZAMIENTO POR EDICTO ESTADOS UNIDOS DE AMÉRICA EL PRESIDENTE DE LOS
EE.UU. SS. EL ESTADO LIBRE
ASOCIADO DE PUERTO RICO.
A: SUCESIÓN DE
ROBERTO EUSEBIO
CAVIGLIONE CABRERA
t/c/c ROBERTO E.
CAVIGLIONE CABRERA,
como ROBERTO
CAVIGLIONE CABRERA,
como ROBERTO E.
CAVIGLIONE y como
ROBERTO CAVIGLIONE,
compuesta por MARÍA
REGINO PRIETO y los
herederos desconocidos
denominados como
Fulano y Sutana
de Tal DIRECCIÓN
FÍSICA: APTO. 12-B,
CONDOMINIO CAPARRA,
BARRIO PUEBLO VIEJO,
GUAYNABO, PUERTO
RICO t/c/c APTO.
12-B, CONDOMINIO
CAPARRA, CALLE 2 #244,
GUAYNABO, PUERTO
RICO 00966 DIRECCIÓN
POSTAL: CONDOMINIO
TORRE DE CAPARRA,
244 CARR. 2, APT. 12-B,
GUAYNABO, PUERTO
RICO 00966 OTRA
DIRECCIÓN: MARÍA
REGINO PRIETO – 2542
AVE. OBISPADO, URB. LA
ALAMBRA, PONCE, PR
00716 Y P.O. BOX 336279,
PONCE, P.R. 00733-6279.
40
que se dicte sentencia contra
usted y se le ordena pagar las
cantidades anteriormente mencionadas. POR EL PRESENTE EDICTO se les emplaza y
requiere para que contesten la
Demanda radicando el original
de su contestación ante el Tribunal de Primera Instancia de
Puerto Rico, Sala de Bayamón y
notificándole con copia de dicha
contestación a la abogada del
demandante, Lcda. Maritza Guzmán Matos, PARTNERS LEGAL
SERVICES, P.S.C. a P.O. Box
195419, San Juan, Puerto Rico
00919-5419; Tel. (787) 758-3276
/ Fax (787) 753-8402; Email:
mguzman@mocpr.com, dentro
del término de sesenta (60) días
siguientes a la fecha de publicación de este edicto; si dejare de
así hacerlo se le anotará la rebeldía y se dictará sentencia contra
usted concediendo el remedio
solicitado sin más citarle ni oírle. Se le advierte que dentro de
los diez (10) días siguientes a la
publicación del edicto, se le está
enviando a usted por correo certificado con acuse de recibo, una
copia del emplazamiento y de la
Demanda presentada al lugar de
su última residencia conocida.
EXPEDIDO bajo mi firma y el
sello del Tribunal en Bayamón,
Puerto Rico, hoy día 6 de diciembre de 2015. Ruth Aponte Cotto,
Secretaria Regional.
LEGAL NOTICE
ESTADO LIBRE ASOCIADO DE
PUERTO RICO TRIBUNAL DE
PRIMERA INSTANCIA SALA SUPERIOR DE BAYAMON.
BANCO POPULAR DE
PUERTO RICO
Demandante vs.
MIGUEL ÁNGEL
GARCIA CARLO
Demandado
CIVIL NÚM.: DCD2015-2537
(701) SOBRE: COBRO DE DINERO (Ejecución de Hipoteca
por la Vía Ordinaria) EMPLAZAMIENTO POR EDICTO LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS DE AMÉRICA
EL PRESIDENTE DE LOS ESTAPOR MEDIO del presente edic- DOS UNIDOS DE AMÉRICA EL
to se le notifica de la radicación ESTADO LIBRE ASOCIADO DE
de una demanda en cobro de PUERTO RICO.
A: MIGUEL ÁNGEL
dinero y ejecución de hipoteca
en la que se alega que adeuGARCIA CARLO
dan al demandante, James B. POR EL PRESENTE EDICTO, se
Nutter & Company, las siguien- le notifica que se ha radicado
tes sumas: $120,589.29 por en esta Secretaría por la parte
concepto de principal, gastos, demandante, Demanda sobre
penalidades e intereses al tipo Ejecución de Hipoteca por la
pactado de 2.69% anual hasta Vía Ordinaria en la que se alega
el 1ro de septiembre de 2015. adeuda la suma de $148,008.33
Dichos intereses continúan acu- de principal) intereses al 5.875%
mulándose hasta el pago total de anual, desde el día 1ro de abril de
la obligación. Además, la parte 2015, hasta su completo pago,
demandada adeuda a JB NUT- mas la cantidad de $15,120.00
TER las costas, gastos y hono- estipulada para costas, gastos y
rarios de abogado equivalentes honorarios de abogado, más rea $15,400.00. Además, la parte cargos acumulados, todas cuyas
demandada se comprometió a sumas están líquidas y exigibles.
pagar una suma equivalente a La propiedad hipotecada a ser
$15,400.00 para cubrir cualquier ejecutada es: URBANA: Solar
otro adelanto que se haga en radicado en la URBANIZACIÓN
virtud de la escritura de hipo- MONTECASINO HEIGHTS,en el
teca y una suma equivalente a Barrio Mucarabones del Muni$15,400.00 para cubrir intereses cipio de Toa Alta, Puerto Rico,
en adición a los garantizados por que se describe enel plano de
ley. El demandante, James B. inscripción con el número, área y
Nutter & Company ha solicitado colindancias que se relacionan a
The San Juan Daily Star
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
continuación: Número del solar:
Uno (1) del bloque “R”: Área del
solar: TRESCIENTOS TREINTA
Y TRES PUNTO TREINTA Y SIETE (333.37) METROS CUADRADOS. En lindes por el NORTE,
con la Calle número Ocho (8), en
una distancia de DIEZ PUNTO
CINCUENTA (10.50) METROS y
un medio arco, en una distancia
de DOS PUNTO SETENTA Y
CINCO (2.75) METROS; por el
SUR, con el solar Treinta y Cinco
(35), en una distancia de CATORCE PUNTO CERO CERO (14.00)
METROS; por el ESTE, con el
solar Dos (2), en una distancia de VEINTICUATRO PUNTO
CERO CERO (24.00) METROS;
y por el OESTE, con la Avenida
Principal, en una distancia de
VEINTE PUNTO CINCUENTA
(20.50) METROS y medio arco,
en una distancia de DOS PUNTO SETENTA y CINCO (2.75)
METROS. En este solar se ha
construido una casa de vivienda para una familia de bloques
y hormigón reforzado. Inscrita
al folio 208 del tomo 550 de Toa
Alta, Registro de la Propiedad
de Bayamón, Sección Tercera,
finca número 21,185, inscripción
Séptima. Se le advierte que de
no comparecer en autos dentro
del termino de los treinta (30)
días siguientes a partir de la
publicación de este Edicto, se
le anotara la Rebeldía y se dictara Sentencia concediendo el
remedio solicitado, sin mas citarle ni oírle, debiendo radicar el
original de su contestación en el
Tribunal, enviando copia al abogado de la parte demandante:
Lcda. Xana M. Connelly Pagan,
Bufete Correa, Collazo & Herrero, PSC, P.O. Box 70212, San
Juan, Puerto Rico 00936-8212;
teléfono (787)625-9999. Se le
notifica también por la presente
que la parte demandante habrá
de presentar para su anotación
al Registrador de la Propiedad
del Distrito en que esta situada
la propiedad objeto de este pleito, un aviso de estar pendiente
esta acción. Para publicarse
conforme a la Orden dictada por
el Tribunal en un periódico de
circulación general. EN TESTIMONIO DE LO CUAL expido el
presente Edicto que firmo y sello
en BAYAMON, Puerto Rico, hoy
29 de diciembre de 2015. Ruth
Aponte Cotto, Secretaria Regional. Maria D. Medina, Secretaria
Auxiliar I.
LEGAL NOTICE
ESTADO LIBRE ASOCIADO DE
PUERTO RICO TRIBUNAL DE
PRIMERA INSTANCIA SALA DE
SAN JUAN.
BANCO POPULAR DE
PUERTO RICO, COMO
AGENTE DE SERVICIO
DE MASSACHUSSETS
MUTUAL LIFE INS.CO.
Demandante v.
RAFAEL ANTONIO
MÉNDEZ ARIAS, T/C/C
RAFAEL MÉNDEZ ARIAS;
MAYRA GUMA SÁNCHEZ
CIVIL
Demandados
NUM.: KCD2015-0171
(602). SOBRE: COBRO DE DINERO Y EJECUCIÓN DE HIPOTECA POR LA VÍA ORDINARIA.
ESTADOS UNIDOS DE AMERICA, EL PRESIDENTE DE LOS
ESTADOS UNIDOS, ESTADO
LIBRE ASOCIADO DE PUERTO
RICO. SS. AVISO DE SUBASTA . Yo, Diana I Navarro Cruz,
Alguacil del Tribunal de Primera
Instancia, Sala de San Juan, notifico a los demandados, público
en general y personas con algún
interés, que cumpliré con un
Mandamiento librado por el Secretario del Tribunal de epígrafe,
el 14 de diciembre de 2015, para
satisfacer la Sentencia dictada
el 30 de septiembre de 2015, la
cual fue notificada y archivada
en autos el 6 de octubre de 2015.
En dicha Sentencia se condena a
la parte demandada a satisfacer
la suma de $89,609.57, adeudada al 1 de agosto de 2011, más
las costas, gastos, honorarios de
abogado; y demás créditos accesorios garantizados hipotecariamente. Conforme a lo anterior,
venderé en pública subasta, al
mejor postor en pago de contado
y en moneda del curso legal de
los Estados Unidos de América,
todo derecho, título e interés que
hayan tenido tengan o puedan
tener los deudores demandados
en cuanto al bien inmueble que
ubica en Cond. Parque El Señorial, Apto K, 101, San Juan, Puerto Rico, que se describe a continuación: URBANA: PROPIEDAD
HORIZONTAL:
Apartamento
Residencial identificado con el
número K- 101, localizado en la
primera planta del Edificio “K” del
Condominio Parque El Señorial,
situado en la Avenida Winston
Churchill del Barrio Monacillos y
Cupey, del término municipal de
San Juan, Puerto Rico, el cual
tiene una cabida superficial de
1,107.40 pies cuadrados equivalentes a 102.92 metros cuadrados. En lindes por el NORTE,
en 35 pies 2 pulgadas, con el
pasillo y el elemento exterior; por
el SUR, en 35 pies 2 pulgadas,
con el elemento exterior; por el
ESTE, en 47 pies 0 pulgadas,
con elemento exterior y por el
OESTE, en 43 pies 7 pulgadas,
con la pared medianera del
Apartamento número K-102, el
pasillo, la escalera y el elemento exterior. Consta este apartamento de sala-comedor, cocina,
lavandería, tres dormitorios, dos
servicios sanitarios y terraza. La
puerta de entrada de este apartamento se encuentra localizada
en su colindancia Oeste. A este
apartamento le corresponde
como elemento limitado para
su exclusivo uso y disfrute en
su colindancia Sur, un patio de
una cabida superficial de 390.30
pies cuadrados equivalentes a
36.26 metros cuadrados, el cual
se encuentra delimitado por una
verja conforme establecen los
planos del Condominio. A este
apartamento le corresponden
como elemento común limitado e
identificado con la letra y el número del mismo dos espacios de
estacionamientos contiguos, uno
detrás de otro. Este apartamento tiene una participación en los
elementos comunes generales
del Condominio de 1.05%. Inscrito al folio móvil del tomo 281
de Monacillos Este y el Cinco,
finca número #7,150 Registro
de la Propiedad de Puerto Rico,
Sección Quinta de San Juan. El
tipo mínimo para la subasta será
la suma de $106,000.00. De
declararse la subasta desierta,
y de celebrarse una segunda
subasta, el tipo mínimo será dos
terceras (2/3) partes del tipo mínimo establecido para la primera subasta, el cual asciende a
$70,666.66. Si tampoco hubiere
remate ni adjudicación en la segunda subasta, regirá como tipo
mínimo de la tercera subasta la
mitad (1/2) del tipo mínimo pactado para la primera subasta el
cual asciende a $53,000.00. Si
se declarase desierta la tercera
subasta se dará por terminado el
procedimiento, pudiendo adjudicarse el bien subastado a opción
del demandante. Art. 221 de la
Ley Hipotecaria, 30 L.P.R.A. sec.
2721. La primera subasta se llevará a cabo el día 18 de febrero
de 2016, a las 9:00 de la mañana. De declararse desierta, se
llevará a efecto una segunda
subasta el día 25 de febrero de
2016, a las 9:00 de la mañana.
De declararse desierta, se llevará a cabo una tercera subasta el
día 3 de marzo de 2016, a las
9:00 de la mañana. La subasta
o subastas antes indicadas se
llevarán a efecto en mi oficina,
localizada en el Tribunal de Primera Instancia, Sala de San
Juan. En la Sentencia, el Tribunal ordenó a la parte demandada a pagar a Banco Popular la
suma de: $74,275.18 por concepto de principal; $2,444.44 por
concepto de intereses acumulados; $2,289.95 por concepto de
cargos por demora; los cuales
al igual que los intereses continúan acumulándose hasta el
saldo total de la deuda reclamada en este pleito, y la suma de
$10,600.00 para costas, gastos y
honorarios de abogado; y demás
créditos accesorios garantizados
hipotecariamente. Se le advierte
a los postores o licitadores que la
adjudicación del bien inmueble a
subastarse se hará al mejor postor o licitador victorioso, quien
deberá consignar el importe de
su oferta en el mismo acto de la
adjudicación, en moneda de curso legal de los Estados Unidos
de Norteamérica. Se entenderá
que todo licitador acepta como
bastante la titulación y que las
cargas y gravámenes anteriores
y los preferentes, si los hubiere
al crédito de ejecutante, continuarán subsiguientes entendiéndose que el rematante los acepta
y queda subrogado en la responsabilidad de los mismos, sin destinarse a su extinción el precio
del remate. Con el producto que
se obtenga de la subasta se le
pagará a la parte demandante
el importe de la Sentencia hasta
donde alcance, y se pondrá al
adjudicatario o licitador victorioso en posesión de la propiedad
subastada, libre de cargas y
gravámenes posteriores, dentro
del término de veinte (20) días
a partir de celebrada la subasta. Para cumplir con lo anterior,
el Alguacil queda facultado, de
ser necesario, para romper candados y cerraduras que impidan
el acceso a la propiedad subastada. Todos los interesados quedan notificados de que todos los
documentos relacionados con la
presente acción de ejecución de
hipoteca, así como la de la subasta, estarán disponibles para
ser examinados en la Secretaría
del Tribunal. Para conocimiento de la parte demandada y de
toda(s) aquella(s) persona(s)
que tengan interés inscrito con
posterioridad a la inscripción del
gravamen que se está ejecutando, y para conocimiento de los
licitadores y el público en general, y para su publicación en un
periódico de circulación general,
una vez por semana durante
el término de dos (2) semanas
consecutivas con un intervalo de
por lo menos siete (7) días entre
ambas publicaciones, y para su
fijación en tres (3) lugares públicos del municipio en que ha de
celebrarse la venta, tales como,
la Alcaldía, el Tribunal y la Colecturía, así como en la Colecturía
más cercana al lugar de residencia de la parte demandada,
cuando ésta fuera conocida, y
se le notificara además a la parte
demandada vía correo certificado con acuse de recibo a la última dirección conocida. Y para
conocimiento de los demandados, de los acreedores posteriores, de los licitadores, partes
interesadas y público en general,
expido el presente Aviso para su
publicación en los lugares públicos correspondientes. Librado
en San Juan, Puerto Rico, a 30
de diciembre de 2015. Diana I
Navarro Cruz, ALGUACIL, TRIBUNAL DE PRIMERA INSTANCIA, SALA DE SAN JUAN.
LEGAL NOTICE
ESTADO LIBRE ASOCIADO DE
PUERTO RICO TRIBUNAL DE
PRIMERA INSTANCIA SALA DE
BAYAMÓN.
BANCO POPULAR DE
PUERTO RICO, INC.
Demandante v.
JOSÉ HIRAM RÍOS
RODRÍGUEZ, T/C/C
JOSÉ RÍOS RODRÍGUEZ,
MARLYN GARCÍA
ROSADO
Demandados
CIVIL NUM.: DCD2014-3315
(506). SOBRE: COBRO DE DINERO - EJECUCIÓN DE HIPOTECA POR LA VÍA ORDINARIA.
ESTADOS UNIDOS DE AMERICA, EL PRESIDENTE DE LOS
ESTADOS UNIDOS, ESTADO
LIBRE ASOCIADO DE PUERTO
RICO. SS. AVISO DE SUBASTA
ENMENDADO. Yo, Edgardo E.
Vargas Santana, Alguacil del Tribunal de Primera Instancia, Sala
de Bayamón, notifico a los demandados, público en general y
personas con algún interés, que
cumpliré con un Mandamiento
Nunc Pro Tunc librado por el Secretario del Tribunal de epígrafe,
para satisfacer la Sentencia dictada el 6 de mayo de 2015, la
cual fue notificada y archivada en
autos el 13 de mayo de 2015. En
dicha Sentencia se condena a la
parte demandada a satisfacer la
suma de $193,877.34, adeudada
al 1 de mayo de 2014, más las
costas, gastos, honorarios de
abogado; y demás créditos accesorios garantizados hipotecariamente. Conforme a lo anterior,
venderé en pública subasta, al
mejor postor en pago de contado
y en moneda del curso legal de
los Estados Unidos de América,
todo derecho, título e interés que
hayan tenido tengan o puedan
tener los deudores demandados
en cuanto al bien inmueble que
ubica en 7 J, Calle Cain, Palacios del Rio, Toa Alta, Puerto
Rico, que se describe a continuación: URBANA: Solar radicado en la Urbanización Palacios
Del Rio II, Barrios Ortiz y Piñas,
Toa Alta, Puerto Rico, marcado con el número 7 del Bloque
“J”, con un área de 364.22 metros cuadrados. En lindes por
el NORTE, con la Calle número
20, en dos alineaciones una
de 10.08 metros y otra de 2.93
metros; por el SUR, con el solar
número 12 del Bloque “J” y solar número 13 del Bloque “J”, en
13.00 metros; por el ESTE, con
el solar número 6 del Bloque “J”,
en 28.00 metros y por el OESTE,
con el solar número 8 del Bloque
“J”, en 28.23 metros. Inscrito al
folio 99 del tomo 484 de Toa Alta,
finca número #24,176 Registro
de la Propiedad de Puerto Rico,
Sección Tercera de Bayamón.
La finca antes relacionada se
encuentra afectada a un gravamen posterior al que se pretende
ejecutar, el cual se describe de
la siguiente manera: HIPOTECA:
En garantía de un pagaré a favor de POPULAR MORTGAGE
INC., o a su orden, por la suma
de $10,000.00 de principal, intereses al 4.50% anual y vencedero el día 1 de noviembre de
2040, según consta de la escritura número 402, otorgada en
San Juan, el día 29 de octubre
de 2010, ante el notario Roy R.
Sánchez Vahamonde Dieppa, e
inscrita al folio 99 del tomo 484
de Toa Alta, finca número 24,176,
inscripción 5ta. El tipo mínimo
para la subasta será la suma de
$184,830.00. De declararse la
subasta desierta, y de celebrarse una segunda subasta, el tipo
mínimo será dos terceras (2/3)
partes del tipo mínimo establecido para la primera subasta, el
cual asciende a $123,220.00. Si
tampoco hubiere remate ni adjudicación en la segunda subasta,
regirá como tipo mínimo de la
tercera subasta la mitad (1/2) del
tipo mínimo pactado para la primera subasta el cual asciende a
$92,415.00. Si se declarase desierta la tercera subasta se dará
por terminado el procedimiento,
pudiendo adjudicarse el bien subastado a opción del demandante. Art. 221 de la Ley Hipotecaria,
30 L.P.R.A. sec. 2721. La primera subasta se llevará a cabo el
día 25 de febrero de 2016, a la(s)
9:45am. De declararse desierta,
se llevará a efecto una segunda
subasta el día 3 de marzo de
2016, a la(s) 1:45pm. De declararse desierta, se llevará a cabo
una tercera subasta el día 10 de
marzo de 2016, a la(s) 1:45pm.
La subasta o subastas antes
indicadas se llevarán a efecto
en mi oficina, localizada en el
Tribunal de Primera Instancia,
Sala de Bayamón. Se le advierte
a los postores o licitadores que la
adjudicación del bien inmueble a
subastarse se hará al mejor postor o licitador victorioso, quien
deberá consignar el importe de
su oferta en el mismo acto de la
adjudicación, en moneda de curso legal de los Estados Unidos
de Norteamérica. Se entenderá
que todo licitador acepta como
bastante la titulación y que las
cargas y gravámenes anteriores
y los preferentes, si los hubiere
al crédito de ejecutante, continuarán subsiguientes entendiéndose que el rematante los acepta
y queda subrogado en la responsabilidad de los mismos, sin destinarse a su extinción el precio
del remate. Con el producto que
se obtenga de la subasta se le
pagará a la parte demandante
el importe de la Sentencia hasta
donde alcance, y se pondrá al
adjudicatario o licitador victorioso en posesión de la propiedad
subastada, libre de cargas y
gravámenes posteriores, dentro
del término de veinte (20) días
a partir de celebrada la subasta. Para cumplir con lo anterior,
el Alguacil queda facultado, de
ser necesario, para romper candados y cerraduras que impidan
el acceso a la propiedad subastada. Todos los interesados quedan notificados de que todos los
documentos relacionados con la
presente acción de ejecución de
hipoteca, así como la de la subasta, estarán disponibles para
ser examinados en la Secretaría
del Tribunal. Para conocimiento de la parte demandada y de
toda(s) aquella(s) persona(s)
que tengan interés inscrito con
posterioridad a la inscripción del
gravamen que se está ejecutando, y para conocimiento de los
licitadores y el público en general, y para su publicación en un
periódico de circulación general,
una vez por semana durante
el término de dos (2) semanas
consecutivas con un intervalo de
por lo menos siete (7) días entre
ambas publicaciones, y para su
fijación en tres (3) lugares públicos del municipio en que ha de
celebrarse la venta, tales como,
la Alcaldía, el Tribunal y la Colecturía, así como en la Colecturía
más cercana al lugar de residencia de la parte demandada,
cuando ésta fuera conocida, y
se le notificara además a la parte
demandada vía correo certificado con acuse de recibo a la última dirección conocida. Y para
conocimiento de los demandados, de los acreedores posteriores, de los licitadores, partes
interesadas y público en general,
expido el presente Aviso para su
publicación en los lugares públicos correspondientes. Librado
en Bayamón, Puerto Rico, a 28
de diciembre de 2016. Edgardo
E. Vargas Santana, ALGUACIL,
TRIBUNAL DE PRIMERA INSTANCIA, SALA DE BAYAMÓN.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
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Sports
Félix Verdejo to Host Official Press Conference Today
U
ndefeated superstar Félix “El Diamante” Verdejo will
host a New York press conference today at Chase
Square in Madison Square Garden. Verdejo (19-0, 14
KOs), of San Juan, Puerto Rico, will be risking his WBO Latino
lightweight title, Top-Five world ranking and his impending
world title shot when he takes on William Silva (23-0, 14 KOs),
of São Paulo, Brasil, in a battle of undefeated contenders.
The Crawford/Verdejo championship doubleheader will
take place on Saturday, February 27 at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. Both fights will be televised live on HBO
World Championship Boxing® beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/
PT.
Miguel Cotto Next Fight vs Juan Manuel Márquez?
By Patrick Navarro
N
othing much has been heard from the end of Puerto
Rican boxer Miguel Cotto as of late. He has been on
sabbatical since losing via decision to Canelo “Saul”
Alvarez, a fight which he says he should have won.
All that is, of course, moot and academic so the best
thing that Cotto can do right now is rise from the ashes and
rebound from that stinging setback.
With Cotto still not back to his senses, his trainer
(Freddie Roach) is apparently planning ahead. And surprisingly, the legendary trainer who also handles retirementbound Manny Pacquiao has brought up a familiar name
– Juan Manuel Marquez via boxingscene.com.
“I was thinking of opponents for Miguel Cotto down
the line and I think [Marquez] would be a perfect [opponent]. That would be a great fight. When a Puerto Rican and
a Mexican get together it’s always great,” says Roach in an
interview with Izquierdazo.com.
Known as “El Dinamita”, the 42-year old Mexican
brawler hasn’t been in the ring since 2014. Knee problems
have kept him from returning to action and some went as
far as speculating that he has retired.
Marquez last fought Mike Alvarado in May, 2014, win-
ning it via unanimous decision at the Forum in Inglewood,
California.
So with that in mind, why would Roach want Marquez
for Cotto?
While the matchup does seem enticing, critics feel it is
more about Roach than Cotto. Everyone knows that the last
LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 21: Miguel Cotto talks
with trainer Freddie Roach as he takes on Canelo Alvarez during their middleweight fight at the Mandalay Bay
Events Center on November 21, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo : Isaac Brekken/Getty Images)
time Roach and Marquez faced-off was in December, 2012
when “El Dinamita” knocked out Pacquiao in the sixth
round at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
Apparently, Roach is not sold on accepting defeat, a
reason why Pacquiao had been angling at a possible fifth
fight.
With Pacquiao set to hang it up after April, the only
way for Roach to get another chance at Marquez is through
another fighter, hence Cotto.
However, is Roach in pursuit of something realistic?
Marquez is nearing the two-year mark of being inactive though the Mexican boxer claims he has not officially
retired.
Cotto vs. Marquez would be neat and could happen.
But will it take place this year?
The answer to that could eventually depend on the actual state of Marquez. He needs to settle once and for all if
he still plans to fight or retire.
If not Roach will have to look for other opponents. Timothy Bradley Jr., Billy Joe Saunders and even Liam Smith have expressed interest in facing Cotto so the Puerto Rican is obviously not running low on possible opponents.
Before all that, Cotto needs to regain his senses and
recall that hunger to step back into the ring.
Javier Báez for Jake Odorizzi?
By Tim Boyle
T
he Chicago Cubs struck early in the offseason
with key free agent signings. They signed Jason
Heyward, John Lackey, and Ben Zobrist to help
set the market. Now into January, the Cubs aren’t done
yet.
Tampa Bay Rays’ starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi has
long been rumored to have several suitors. Now that
the Los Angeles Dodgers have improved their rotation
through free agency, a trade between them and the Rays
looks dead. Still alive though is a trade involving Odorizzi going somewhere else. This time it’s to the Cubs.
#Rays Matt Silverman: “We had lots of conversations [with the Cubs]. We know we line up really well
with them given our depth and strengths”
— MLB Network Radio (@MLBNetworkRadio)
The proposed trade, which should include at least
one other player going to Tampa Bay, would be Odorizzi for Javier Baez. Baez, along with teammate Jorge
Soler, is one of the younger players the Cubs have shopped around during this era of youth in their possession. Because he is an infielder and the Cubs have every
position there locked up for at least a few years, Baez is
completely expendable.
Baez is a power hitter who so far in 309 plate appearances has struck out 119 times. He has added 10 home
runs, which clearly is not enough to justify all of the K’s.
He’s still young and with an organization like the Rays,
who love taking in projects, could get enough at-bats to
reach his potential or fall flat on his face with another
swing and a miss.
Meanwhile, Odorizzi is continuing to grow and
get his innings in. He made big strides in 2015 by lowering his ERA from 4.13 in the previous season to 3.35 in
this most recent campaign. Odorizzi has already been
traded twice before, first from the Milwaukee Brewers
to the Kansas City Royals in the Zack Greinke deal
then again two years later from the Royals to the Rays
in the James Shields trade. A move away from Tampa
Bay appears likely because of the Rays’ pitching depth.
I’m just not so sure Baez is going to become the player
everybody hopes he does. It’s still worth a try as the
Rays may end up with one of the league’s best power
hitters. They have nothing to lose at this point.
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Tuesday, January 12, 2016
By ZACH LINKS
T
he Cardinals have announced the signing of Korean pitcher Seung-hwan Oh to a one-year deal with an option
for the 2017 season.
Known by the nicknames “Stone Buddha” and “Final Boss,”
The San Juan Daily Star
Cardinals Sign Seung-Hwan Oh
Oh is perhaps the most celebrated Korean closer with 498 games finished over an 11-season career split between Korea and
Japan. The right-hander has a career 1.81 ERA, 10.7 K/9, and 2.1
BB/9 over 646 1/3 innings between the two countries. In 2013,
after nine seasons in the hitter-friendly KBO, Oh made the
transition to the Hanshin Tigers of Japan’s Nippon Professional
Baseball and continued his success, including a 2015 campaign
that saw him post a 2.73 ERA, 8.6 K/9, and 2.1 BB/9. A two-year
old scouting report credits him with a mid-90s fastball, hard
slider, and slow curve. MLBTR’s Steve Adams spoke to a pair
of scouts earlier this offseason that praised Oh’s fastball and
labeled his slider as at least an average offering. As Han Lee
of Global Sporting Integration tweets, Oh would become the
fourth Korean reliever to jump from NPB to the Majors, joining
predecessors Sang-Hoon Lee, Dae-Sung Koo and Chang-Yong
Lim. (None of the three pitched more than a season in MLB,
though none came with Oh’s track record in Asia, either.)
Oh won’t be the “final boss” of the St. Louis bullpen, given
Trevor Rosenthal’s firm hold on the closer’s job, though he will
add some much-needed depth to a back-end bullpen trio that
saw a lot of action in 2015; setup man Kevin Siegrist appeared
in a league-high 81 games, with Seth Maness (76 games) and
Rosenthal (68) also seeing a lot of work. The additions of Oh (if
completed) and the re-signed Jonathan Broxton will give manager Mike Matheny more flexibility in deciding his late-game
options.
NFL Consensus Builds for a Rams-Chargers Stadium Project in Inglewood
O
By SAM FARMER, NATHAN FENNO
n the brink of a vote that could return the NFL to Los
Angeles, a consensus is building within the league for
the St. Louis Rams and San Diego Chargers to share a
stadium in Inglewood.
Multiple league officials and owners not involved with the
Inglewood project, or the competing proposal in Carson, say
there is momentum to pair the two franchises in what one owner describes as a “transformational” project backed by the
Rams.
The Chargers and Oakland Raiders want to build a stadium in Carson, and to this point, Chargers owner Dean Spanos has stood by his partnership with Raiders owner Mark
Davis.
The league insiders, who spoke on the condition they not
be identified because of the sensitivity of the matter, say Spanos doesn’t want to be seen as turning his back on a partner.
This makes the path to what is emerging as the preferred pairing more difficult. But the insiders believe the matter can be
resolved during the special meeting that starts today in Houston, where owners hope to find an answer to the two-decade
L.A. vacancy.
One influential owner whose preference has not been
apparent in public or private, touted Inglewood over Carson,
saying “the deals aren’t even close.”
In the past week, there has been a flurry of behind-thescenes activity among owners and NFL staff in an attempt to
clear the way for a decision to be made at these meetings.
It is extremely rare for the NFL to devote a full day to a single topic, much less two days in the middle of the playoffs. It underscores how determined the NFL owners and Commissioner
Roger Goodell are to reach an accord that would bring professional football back to the country’s second-largest market.
It is widely thought that the L.A decision will help define
the legacy of Goodell, and shape the financial future for a league that generates $10 billion in annual revenue.
All three teams want to relocate to L.A. for the 2016 season,
meaning time is of the essence to move their franchises and
begin selling tickets.
Although the general meetings start today, the Los Angeles committee were convening Monday.
There’s a sense that most owners want the Chargers and
Rams in Inglewood, but aren’t sure of the best way to make it
happen. The idea of the Raiders returning to L.A. is not popular among many owners.
One owner said that the NFL has to realize that “we just
can’t solve all three stadium problems in one fell swoop.”
It would mean striking a bargain that keeps the Raiders
out of L.A. but doesn’t leave them empty handed. Such a maneuver could mean that the Raiders return to Oakland in the
short term, but can explore relocating to other cities, among
them San Diego, St. Louis or joining the San Francisco 49ers in
their new stadium in Santa Clara.
There is some sentiment among owners that the L.A. matter
should be determined by secret ballot to avoid the awkwardness of league partners voting against partners. A secret vote
-- now used only for the selection of a commissioner or awarding a Super Bowl to a city -- would need the approval of 17 of
the league’s 32 owners, a simple majority.
The idea of putting the Chargers and Rams in Inglewood
has been floated for months and was formally proposed last
week by Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones in a one-page letter to Goodell.
There’s a belief among some owners and league executives
that Spanos would be willing to make a deal with Rams owner
Stan Kroenke to share Inglewood if it were a 50-50 partnership
that wouldn’t put the Chargers at an economic disadvantage.
When news of Jones’ letter became public late Saturday,
Mark Fabiani, the Chargers’ point man on stadium issues, reached out to The Times and asked that a December letter Spanos sent the L.A. committee be referenced. The two-paragraph
letter rejected Kroenke’s offer to partner with a second team in
his planned Inglewood stadium.
“Nothing in Stan’s letter gives me any reason to reconsider my partnership with Mark Davis and our chosen stadium
site,” Spanos wrote.
The one thing everyone can agree upon is that this is a
very fluid process and plans can shift very quickly.
Three-quarters of owners must approve any franchise
relocation. It’s believed both projects have the nine votes to
block the other, although that could be shifting in favor of the
Rams after last week’s meetings of the finance, stadium and
L.A. committees at league headquarters in New York.
It’s unclear if the six-owner L.A. committee will recommend a stadium plan or whether such an endorsement would
be unanimous. Two members of that committee, Carolina
Panthers owner Jerry Richardson and Houston Texans owner
Bob McNair, have made it clear in public that they favor the
Carson plan.
Though the cost of the Inglewood stadium proposed by
Kroenke has been publicly estimated at $1.86 billion, the league insiders say the cost likely would significantly exceed $2
billion. That would make it the most expensive venue in U.S.
sports history. At 3 million square feet -- including identical
locker rooms, office space and owner’s suites for two teams
-- it would also be the NFL’s largest stadium.
The project would be the centerpiece of a 298-acre entertainment, retail and housing development, something one
owner called an “NFL Disney World.”
According to the relocation application the Rams submitted to the league last week, the stadium would be ready for
the 2019 season.
Disney Chairman and CEO Robert Iger, who would
oversee the Carson proposal if it is approved and have the
opportunity for a minority ownership stake in the Chargers
or Raiders, is expected to make a presentation to owners in
Houston.
On Saturday, Goodell sent a 48-page report to all franchises saying that the three home markets -- Oakland, San Diego
and St. Louis -- failed to produce viable stadium plans.
In the report, which did not make any recommendations,
Goodell said market research supports the conclusion that
L.A. is capable of being a two-team market.
Though the L.A. Memorial Coliseum has expressed a willingness to temporarily host one NFL team starting next season, it’s unclear where a second team would play. USC’s lease
to operate the Coliseum would need to be amended to allow
two NFL teams.
Last summer, the Rose Bowl Bowl Operating Co. declined
to respond to the NFL’s request for a proposal to temporarily
host a team.
League officials, who have also looked at Angel Stadium,
Dodger Stadium and the 27,000-seat StubHub Center, say they
aren’t concerned about finding temporary homes for two L.A.
teams.
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John Calipari Denies NBA Rumors, States Desire
to Stay at Kentucky
Sports
By Dan Feldman
J
ohn Calipari reportedly wants a 10-year, $120 million contract to leave Kentucky and coach the Nets or
Kings.
Or as he puts it…
You may have heard me say this before: I absolutely
have the best coaching job in sports and I plan on being at
Kentucky for a long time.
— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) January 11, 2016
I am not negotiating with ANYBODY. My total focus is
on this team and winning the next game.
— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) January 11, 2016
Let’s say Calipari is telling the truth. Let’s also parse
his words.
I can easily believe Calipari isn’t negotiating with anyone right now during the season. That’s why he has an
agent.
And he can easily get around “I plan on being at
Kentucky for a long time” by starting an introductory
press conference in Brooklyn or Sacramento with “I loved Kentucky, but this was an opportunity I couldn’t
pass up…”
Calipari has a great job. I’m sure he’d be happy to
stay at Kentucky. So, if the Nets or Kings want him, they
need to come way over the top with an excessive offer.
Lionel Messi Beats Out Ronaldo
and Neymar to Win 5th Ballon d’Or
By Roger González
L
ionel Messi entered Monday as the player with the most Ballon d’Or awards
with four. The Barcelona star just added
his fifth.
On Monday in Zurich, Messi received the
Ballon d’Or, given to the world’s best player, for
a fantastic 2015. Messi scored 57 goals and had
22 assists, beating out Real Madrid’s Cristiano
Ronaldo (54 goals, 17 assists) and Barca teammate Neymar (44 goals, 13 assists). Messi won
FIFA World Player of the Year in 2009 before it
was merged with France Football’s Ballon d’Or
in 2010 to start the current Ballon d’Or award.
#Messi has won the FIFA Ballon d’Or #BallondOr
— FIFA.com (@FIFAcom) January 11, 2016
It comes as no surprise that Messi won.
He was the heavy favorite all along, and FIFA
even appeared to have leaked the result of
Messi winning last week.
Messi finished with over 41 percent of the
votes, while Ronaldo had 27 percent.
FIFA #BallondOr 2015 winner #Messi
received 41.33% of all votes ahead of #Cristiano (27.76%) & #Neymar (7.86%).
— FIFA Media (@fifamedia) January
11, 2016
Some may think that Messi being injured towards the end of last season would
hurt him, but the award is specifically for
achievements from November 22, 2014 to
November 20, 2015. After winning six trophies in 2015, this is the icing on the cake
for the awe-inspiring Argentine.
Super Bowl could never be
seen again.
On Friday night,
Super Bowl I will air on
NFL Network. Not just
highlights and not just part
of the game, but every single play. NFL Films went
through an exhaustive
process, searching through
dozens of sources, and was
able to find at least one camera angle of all 145 plays
of the first Super Bowl and
stitch it all together for the
first time.
The game will air
in its entirety on Friday
along with audio from the
original NBC radio broadcast, as well as additional
footage including sideline
footage of Packers coach
Vince Lombardi, a postgame interview with
Chiefs coach Hank Stram and a conversation
between Commissioner Pete Rozelle and
player-turned-broadcaster Pat Summerall.
Friday is the 49th anniversary of Super
Bowl I, which was played on January 15,
1967 in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
Spoiler alert: The Packers won, 35-10.
For First Time Ever, Super Bowl
I Will Re-Air in Full
By Michael David Smith
S
uper Bowl I aired live on both NBC
and CBS, but in those days, when home
viewers had no way to record games
and networks didn’t put much thought into
their archives, the game disappeared. Tapes
were recorded over, films were lost, and it
was believed that a full recreation of the first
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All Four Home Teams Favored in Divisional Playoffs
By Michael David Smith
F
or the first time since the NFL expanded to the current
playoff format, all four road teams won in the wild card
round of the playoffs. Not many people are betting on
the same happening in the divisional round.
The home teams — New England, Arizona, Carolina and
Denver — are favored in all four divisional round games.
New England opened as a 4.5-point favorite and has risen
to a 5 or 5.5-point favorite at some sports books. The Chiefs are
on an impressive 11-game winning streak, but they haven’t
beaten anyone as good as the Patriots during that streak.
Arizona opened as a 6.5-point favorite and quickly rose
to a favorite of 7.5 or 8.5 points at some books, as bettors think
the Cardinals will beat the Packers handily, as they did in
Week 16. It’s hard to ignore the score of Cardinals 38, Packers
8 when picking that game.
Carolina opened as a 2.5-point favorite and has risen to 3
points at some books. That essentially means the oddsmakers
think the 15-1 Panthers are approximately as good a team as
the Seahawks, a wild card team that barely beat the Vikings
on Sunday. The Seahawks haven’t always been at the top of
their game this season, but when they’re playing their best,
they’re as good as anyone in the NFL. The oddsmakers recognize that.
Denver opened as a 3-point favorite over Pittsburgh and
has risen to as high as a 7-point favorite, although some sports
books aren’t taking action on that game until there’s more clarity on the status of injured Steelers stars Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown and DeAngelo Williams. If all three are
healthy, the point spread in that game will drop. If all three
are ruled out, it will rise.
If you think all four road teams will win for the second
consecutive weekend, a four-team money line parlay on Kansas City, Green Bay, Seattle and Pittsburgh would pay $8,256
on a $100 bet. Not exactly a safe bet, but better odds than the
Powerball.
Australian Open 2016: Andy Murray Seeks Novak Djokovic Dip
A
ndy Murray says he may need number one Novak Djokovic’s form to dip to have a chance of
victory in the Australian Open, which starts next
week.
The Briton has lost four finals in Melbourne - three
to Serbia’s Djokovic.
“You just have to keep trying to learn, watch his matches, see if there are any weaknesses you can capitalise
on,” said Murray, second in the ATP rankings.
“Maybe he has a drop-off. It’s very difficult to maintain that level for such a long period.”
Murray, 28, lost the 2010 final to Roger Federer, before suffering defeat by Djokovic in 2011, 2013 and 2015.
The Serb, also 28, holds three of the four Grand Slam
titles, having won Wimbledon and the US Open in addition to the Australian Open.
He prepared for the first major of the season, which
runs from January 18 to 31, by beating Rafael Nadal in
straight sets to win the Qatar Open last week.
Murray has indicated he will leave Melbourne to return home if his wife Kim goes into labour early with
their first baby, who is due in mid-February.
He said, though, that his priorities on the court are to
win the Australian Open and to defend his Olympic title
in Rio later this year.
“I’ve been close many times and that’s my number
one goal,” he said.
“I won the gold in London four years ago so to try to
defend that is another big goal for me. They would be the
two main ones for me.”
Jordan Spieth Routs Field in Hyundai Tournament of Champions
By John Strege
J
ordan Spieth and Tiger Woods have become inseparable, joined at the clip at which each took over the golf world at the
outset of their careers.
Spieth won the Hyundai Tournament of Champions on
Sunday in a dominant fashion that once more evoked memories
of Tiger in his youth. It was Spieth’s seventh PGA Tour victory,
two of which have been majors, several months before his 23rd
birthday. At a similar age, Woods had seven victories, one of
them a major.
The comparisons are irresistible, a way of charting Spieth’s
progress against the incomparable standard set by Woods.
They’re inevitable, perhaps, but are they prudent?
Woods, at the same stage, was on the cusp of a dominant
decade that seemingly rendered his eclipsing Nicklaus’ record
of 18 majors a formality. A tough act to follow.
A more appropriate question: Wouldn’t it be better simply
to enjoy Spieth for what he is, fresh air in an often fetid sporting
world (to wit, the Bengals-Steelers game Saturday night) and a
reason to look forward to watching how the story unfolds in a
sport too frequently capable of curing insomnia?
Spieth, like Woods (again, the comparisons), has a way of
retaining our interest even when the outcome is in doubt. This
one was over Saturday, when Spieth nearly made an albatross on
the 18th hole, settled for an easy eagle, and opened a five-stroke
lead.
NBC’s Peter Jacobsen noted that Spieth has taken on an
aura reminiscent of Tiger. “I think the great players have always
created their own atmosphere,” he said. “They create their own
stage. Go back to Trevino, go back to Nicklaus, go back to Hogan
and certainly Tiger Woods. Jordan Spieth does that. He does it
with a smile and he does it with a lot of enthusiasm and a lot of
excitement. He creates it and I think the other players feel it.”
The final round of the Tournament of Champions was largely devoid of drama and became a rout when he birdied 15, 16
18 to to win by eight strokes. Yet there is appeal watching the
best player in the world in dominant form, setting a tone for the
year ahead.
Let history be the guide here. There were any number of
Bear Apparents, the next Nicklaus. Ultimately there was only
one Bear. There will never be another Tiger, either.
“I don’t think there’s any reason to compare,” Spieth said after the tournament. “It’s awfully early. We’re very excited about
where we’re at and the start to our career as a team. What Tiger’s
done, I can’t ever imagine it done again.”
Their paths don’t cross much these days, but they do parallel, and that’s where it ends with Spieth and Woods. Spieth
isn’t rewriting Tiger’s story, he’s writing his own. Let’s see how
it plays out.
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HOROSCOPE
Aries
(Mar 21-April 20)
Libra
(Sep 24-Oct 23)
You’re different from everyone else. Trying to blend in
with the crowd is pointless. Someone who mocks your
unique ways is secretly jealous. They wish they had
an ounce of your style. Turn a deaf ear to their jeering
remarks. You have bigger fish to fry. The chance to travel abroad will fall into your lap. This experience will
serve you well on the professional front.
Bossing people around will undermine your earning
potential. If you’re going to get a raise, you have to
show you work well with others. Give credit where it
is due. When someone is better at a particular skill, say
so. Offer encouragement to those who are struggling.
Bringing people together in a spirit of harmony will
increase your value to the workplace.
Taurus
(April 21-May 21)
Scorpio
Resist the temptation to complain every time something goes wrong. You will face an unusual amount of
setbacks. How you react to them will determine your
future. If you make the best of difficult situations,
you will attract love, luck and creative opportunities.
Wallowing in misery will drive opportunity from your
door. This is especially true regarding romance.
It’s important not to smother those you love. Although
you want to protect your nearest and dearest from
harm, it isn’t always possible. Try showing faith in
their judgement instead. Your confidence in their abilities will boost their confidence. It will also make them
more self reliant. That’s the best possible scenario for
everyone involved. Having people overly reliant on
you will cause resentment on both sides.
Gemini
(May 22-June 21)
Sagittarius
Cancer
(June 22-July 23)
Capricorn
If a job opportunity sounds too good to be true, it is.
You’re better off pursuing a position at a reliable company. Earning regular pay will improve your love life.
If you’re single, it will be easy to meet an eligible suitor. Are you already in a relationship? Your bond will
grow stronger when you’re able to contribute to the
household. It’s important for you to take finances seriously.
Don’t let a romantic rejection destroy your confidence. Just because someone doesn’t return your affection
does not mean you are unattractive. There is someone
out there for you. Your challenge is to be on the lookout
for this partner. If you’re already in a committed partnership, your amour will try pushing you down an
undesirable path. Stand up for yourself. It’s important
for you to have a stimulating job.
Leo
(July 24-Aug 23)
(Oct 24-Nov 22)
(Nov 23-Dec 21)
A desire for constant change can undermine your financial security. Resist the temptation to quit a boring
job. It’s always easier to find a position when you’re
already employed. If you’ve been out of work for a
while look for an opportunity that will allow you to
be more creative. You have a gift with words. Use it
to earn money. It doesn’t matter if you lack previous
experience.
(Dec 22-Jan 20)
Being overly possessive will lead to trouble on the romantic front. Give your amour more room to explore outside interests and friendships. If this results in
a breakup, remain philosophical. It’s silly to hold on
to an alliance that is fundamentally flawed. Chances
are you will grow closer once you demonstrate faith
in one another. Are you single? You’ll meet someone
special at a quiet retreat.
Aquarius (Jan 21-Feb 19)
Make a decision about a family matter as quickly as
possible. Dragging your feet will result in disaster. If
you have a plumbing problem, get it repaired. Ignoring
a small leak will result in a costly emergency. Once you
attend to this matter, you’ll be able to concentrate on a
passionate romance. Spending time with an attentive
admirer will make your creative juices flow. Develop
an exciting idea for a book, song or design.
Impulsive behaviour will come back to haunt you.
It’s better to wait a full day before putting a plan into
action. Hidden facts will come to the surface, causing
you to change your mind. An experienced friend has
excellent advice. At first, you’ll think they are being
overly cautious. Don’t be so quick to discount their
concerns. The last thing you want is to lose your hard
earned cash to an unsound investment.
Virgo Aug 24-Sep 23)
Pisces
Worrying won’t solve anything. Instead of trying to
satisfy a demanding group of friends, seek to please
yourself. A financial windfall should be used to buy
some beautiful artwork and furniture. You have a
deep appreciation for craftsmanship. Items that come
from foreign lands also hold special appeal for you.
Buy whatever strikes your fancy. Others may dislike
your choices, but their opinion doesn’t count.
(Feb 20-Mar 20)
You feel uneasy about a pushy person with lots of experience. Although you’re willing to learn from this
teacher, you don’t want to be pushed around. Insist
you be treated with courtesy. Maintaining your dignity will make you more receptive to the lessons you’re
about to learn. Your confident attitude will earn the
respect of your instructor, paving the way for a fruitful
relationship.
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