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Puerto Rico


A turtle, a pool and the fight to save Puerto Rico’s beaches

November 07, 2021 8:28 pm

Concerns over the future of Puerto Rico's beaches are decades old but have been exacerbated in recent years by climate change, hurricanes and a frenzy of building and rebuilding that is reshaping the island’s oceanfront.

Puerto Rico to reopen historic church after long restoration

March 13, 2021 10:27 am

The church was built for a Dominican convent where the renowned Spanish priest Bartolomé de las Casas once lived, served as shelter during an attack by the Indigenous Taínos, became Puerto Rico’s first high school and was damaged by a cannonball during the 1898 Spanish-American War in which Spain ceded Puerto Rico to the U.S.

Explained: Why the collapse of Arecibo telescope in Puerto Rico is a loss for astronomy

December 10, 2020 12:08 pm

The telescope was popularised beyond the scientific community by the 1995 James Bond film 'GoldenEye', starring Pierce Brosnan, and Jodie Foster’s 1997 film 'Contact'.

Explained: Why Americans disagree on granting statehood to Puerto Rico & Washington, DC

November 19, 2020 11:34 am

What is the history behind the statehood movements in Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C., and why are the country’s top politicians bitterly divided over the issue?

Puerto Rico unearths uncounted ballots one week after election

November 11, 2020 8:53 am

Puerto Rico's elections commission says it has discovered more than 100 briefcases containing uncounted ballots a week after the US territory held its general election.

2 dead following fire aboard catamaran in Puerto Rico

January 01, 2020 1:13 pm

Puerto Rico's Fire Department said the incident occurred in the Puerto Real Marina in the town of Cabo Rojo.

Puerto Rico shooting: 6 killed as violence rattles San Juan

October 16, 2019 7:10 am

The shootout, its piercing sound captured on videos that were widely shared on social media, unnerved people in San Juan, the Puerto Rican capital, where authorities have faced a rash of drug crime and other violence.

Puerto Rico closes schools, opens emergency shelters ready for Storm Dorian

August 28, 2019 8:10 pm

Dorian is expected to move near or over Puerto Rico on Wednesday before approaching the island of Hispaniola, which is shared between the Dominican Republic and Haiti, according to the Miami-based National Hurricane Center.

Tropical Storm Dorian expected to strengthen, could hit Puerto Rico

August 28, 2019 7:07 pm

The storm is expected to pass over or near western and central Puerto Rico, with landslides, widespread flooding and power outages possible.

New Puerto Rico governor names two members of Cabinet

August 22, 2019 7:37 am

The appointments are being made following the resignation of former Gov. Ricardo Rossello after two weeks of large street protests this summer over corruption, mismanagement of funds and a leaked obscenity-laced chat.