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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.

Puerto Rico braces for more protests against latest governor

August 08, 2019 10:12 am

Puerto Ricans are bracing for more political turmoil as the third governor in a week takes charge of the US territory still divided over who should lead the economically struggling island of 3.2 million people.

Riding horses and banging drums, Puerto Ricans demand that governor quit

July 20, 2019 9:21 am

Hundreds of protesters on Friday gathered in streets near the governor's residence chanting, waving flags and banging pots and pans. Some carried placards reading "They Rob Us," according to videos posted on Twitter.

'Chatgate' scandal throws Puerto Rico governor into crisis

July 16, 2019 7:56 pm

The Chatgate scandal is threatening to buckle the 40-year-old governor are the details of a profanity-laced and misogynistic online chat with nine other members of his administration in which some of the US territory's most powerful men act like a bunch of teenagers.

Puerto Rico governor slams Donald Trump, seeks swifter storm recovery

April 25, 2019 11:00 am

Puerto Rico's governor is pledging to lift the US territory from a deep recession by creating more jobs, reversing a migration exodus and implementing a range of incentives as the island struggles to recover from Hurricane Maria.

Fact Check: Donald Trump misstates hurricane aid for Puerto Rico

April 03, 2019 10:05 am

Donald Trump asserts the territory had already received $91 billion in aid, which is flat wrong, and readers of his tweets would not know from them that Puerto Ricans are US citizens.