Where Does Daddy Yankee’s Money End Up?

Since jumping from Villa Kennedy to stardom in 2004, the Big Boss and King of Reggaeton, Daddy Yankee, has sold over 20 million records, and has performed in hundreds of concerts around the world. In addition, he has launched two record labels, and lines of clothing, perfume, watches and shoes. He has also starred in a film, and been featured in international advertising campaigns. However, during this successful path, Daddy Yankee’s companies, El Cartel Records and Los Cangris Inc., have mostly reported an annual income of less than a million dollars or even losses. Only his concerts leave huge amounts of money after overhead expenses—profits fluctuating, but exceeding $200,000 for each one of them, according to documents reviewed by the Centro de Periodismo Investigativo (Center for Investigative Journalism), the CPI.

They promised jobs… and brought ashes

The whereabouts of the millions of tons of coal ash that have been spilled on the island expose its effects on health and their potential threat to the Southern Aquifer.

Something happened in Arroyo Barril

Eight years have passed but Amparo Andújar Maldonado does not forget. She lost her first child while she was approaching the fifth month of her pregnancy. Nor does she erases from her mind giving birth to a disfigured fetus, with cranial malformation, something incomprehensible for a healthy 27 year old woman, counting with quality prenatal care. But Amparo was not alone. From 2005 to 2008, the rate of miscarriages and premature births rose suddenly in the Encantado neighborhood of Arroyo Barril, a working-class rural and coastal town, north of the Dominican Republic.