In 2011, the island of Puerto Rico broke a record that shouldn't make any Puerto Rican proud: the highest number of reported homicides ever. Even as government officials try to combat the US territory's crime wave, the reality is that Puerto Rico is a country in crisis. There are statistics and then there is reality.
On New Year's Eve, a group of young Puerto Ricans were celebrating the end of 2011 in their home. They were greeted with sounds of automatic gun fire. The video was shared and picked up by Puerto Rican local press. We share it here. You judge for yourself.