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September 24, 2022, 12:44 PM

Puerto Ricans seething over lack of power days after Fiona

Half of Puerto Rico is without power more than five days after Hurricane Fiona struck the U.S. territory — including an entire town where not a single work crew has arrived
September 24, 2022, 12:44 PM
September 23, 2022, 3:30 PM

Groups helping Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic during Hurricane Fiona

Hurricane Fiona has caused immense damage to Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. These are groups offering help.
September 23, 2022, 3:30 PM
Groups helping Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic during 'catastrophic' hurricane
September 23, 2022, 3:20 AM

Biden vows US won't walk away from storm-struck Puerto Rico

President Joe Biden says the full force of the federal government is ready to help Puerto Rico recover from the devastation of Hurricane Fiona
September 23, 2022, 3:20 AM
September 22, 2022, 5:51 PM

Puerto Rico's power grid is struggling 5 years after Hurricane Maria. Here's why.

Days after Hurricane Fiona, electricity had not been restored for most customers in Puerto Rico.
September 22, 2022, 5:51 PM
Why Puerto Rico's power grid is struggling 5 years after Hurricane Maria
September 22, 2022, 12:03 PM

Hurricane Fiona moves north after wreaking havoc in Puerto Rico

Hurricane Fiona strengthened to a Category 4 storm on Wednesday, after killing at least four people in Puerto Rico and leaving the entire island without power.
September 22, 2022, 12:03 PM
Where is Hurricane Fiona headed next?
September 20, 2022, 9:55 PM

Thousands without power in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Fiona

After devastating Puerto Rico with high winds and heavy rain, Fiona is now barreling toward Turks and Caicos.
September 20, 2022, 9:55 PM
Thousands without power in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Fiona
September 20, 2022, 4:20 PM

FEMA applying lessons learned from Maria as Puerto Rico faces another disaster

Anne Bink, associate administrator for FEMA, joins to talk about FEMA’s plan for helping Puerto Rico in the wake of the catastrophic Hurricane Fiona.
September 20, 2022, 4:20 PM
FEMA applying lessons learned from Maria as Puerto Rico faces another disaster
September 19, 2022, 8:43 PM

How to help Puerto Rico after devastation from Hurricane Fiona

Multiple organizations are already on the ground providing aid and asking for donations to help those impacted by Hurricane Fiona.
September 19, 2022, 8:43 PM
How to help Puerto Rico after devastation from Hurricane Fiona
September 19, 2022, 3:03 PM

Hurricane Fiona hits Puerto Rico

The governor of Puerto Rico describes the damage from Hurricane Fiona as "catastrophic" as the island gets hit with torrential rain.
September 19, 2022, 3:03 PM
Hurricane Fiona hits Puerto Rico
September 19, 2022, 9:44 AM

Bridge swept away as Hurricane Fiona hits Puerto Rico

Footage shows the destruction of a bridge in the mountain town of Utuado that police said was installed by the National Guard after Hurricane Maria hit in 2017.
September 19, 2022, 9:44 AM
Bridge swept away as Hurricane Fiona hits Puerto Rico
September 18, 2022, 5:00 PM

Tropical Storm Fiona barrels toward Puerto Rico, now under hurricane warning

The locals know the drill and are now bracing for blackouts. Thousands are already without power due to the incoming storm.
September 18, 2022, 5:00 PM
Tropical Storm Fiona barrels toward Puerto Rico, now under hurricane warning
September 17, 2022, 2:29 PM

Tropical storm Fiona bears down on Puerto Rico

The island is bracing for potential flooding amid concerns the storm could damage its power grid which is still recovering from Hurricane Maria.
September 17, 2022, 2:29 PM
Tropical storm Fiona bears down on Puerto Rico
2 months ago

1 dead after US Coast Guard, boat collide in Puerto Rico

A U.S. Coast Guard cutter and a Puerto Rico fishing boat collided Monday in an incident that killed one person and injured another, officials said
2 months ago
2 months ago

Ex Puerto Rico Gov. Wanda Vázquez charged with bribery

Former Puerto Rico Gov. Wanda Vázquez has been arrested on bribery charges related to the financing of her 2020 campaign, the latest hit to an island with a long history of corruption that brought fresh political upheaval to the U.S. territory
2 months ago
Official: Ex Puerto Rico Governor Wanda Vazquez arrested
2 months ago

5 dead, 68 Haitians rescued from waters near Puerto Rico

Authorities say at least five Haitian migrants have drowned and 68 others have been rescued after a suspected human smuggling boat dropped the group off in waters near an uninhabited island west of Puerto Rico
2 months ago
5 dead, 66 migrants rescued from waters near Puerto Rico
3 months ago

Ricky Martin denies restraining order allegations

The Puerto Rican superstar has not been charged with any crime.
3 months ago
3 months ago

Ricky Martin faces restraining order in Puerto Rico

A Puerto Rican judge issued a restraining order against superstar Ricky Martin.
3 months ago
4 months ago

Lack of water in Puerto Rico town sparks federal lawsuit

Puerto Rico’s water and sewer company has been hit by a federal lawsuit demanding that it provide services to thousands of residents who lack potable water on a daily basis
4 months ago
Lack of water in Puerto Rico town sparks federal lawsuit
4 months ago
At least 11 dead after suspected migrant boat capsizes near Puerto Rico
4 months ago

38 rescued, 11 dead as US searches waters near Puerto Rico

At least 38 people have been rescued and 11 bodies found as the U.S. Coast Guard scours the open waters northwest of Puerto Rico via boat, plane and helicopter in a bid to find more survivors after a boat carrying suspected migrants capsized
4 months ago
38 rescued, 11 dead as US searches waters near Puerto Rico
4 months ago

11 dead after boat capsizes near Puerto Rico

The vessel, which was "suspected of taking part in an illegal voyage," overturned shortly before noon local time Thursday, the U.S. Coast Guard said in a statement.
4 months ago
11 dead after boat capsizes near Puerto Rico
5 months ago

Cyberattack cripples Puerto Rico toll collection system

Authorities in Puerto Rico say an electronic toll collection system was the target of a cyberattack over the weekend, the latest such incident in recent years
5 months ago
Cyberattack cripples Puerto Rico toll collection system
6 months ago

Power restored to over 1.3 million customers in Puerto Rico amid massive outage

A fire at a major power plant on Puerto Rico left 1.5 million without electricity.
6 months ago
Power restored to over 1.3 million customers in Puerto Rico amid massive outage
6 months ago

Puerto Rico struggles to emerge from outage as anger builds

Hundreds of thousands of people across Puerto Rico remain without power nearly two days after a fire at a main power plant sparked an island-wide outage
6 months ago
Puerto Rico struggles to emerge from outage as anger builds
6 months ago

Thousands without power after outage in Puerto Rico

A fire at one of the island’s four main power plants on Wednesday caused the disruption.
6 months ago
Thousands without power after outage in Puerto Rico
6 months ago

Major outage forces Puerto Rico to shutter schools, offices

More than a million customers in Puerto Rico remain without electricity after a fire at a main power plant caused an island-wide blackout that forced the U.S. territory to cancel classes and shutter government offices in the biggest outage yet this year
6 months ago
Major outage forces Puerto Rico to shutter schools, offices
6 months ago

Puerto Rico exits bankruptcy after grueling debt negotiation

Puerto Rico’s government is formally exiting bankruptcy after completing the largest public debt restructuring in U.S. history after announcing nearly seven years ago that it was unable to pay its more than $70 billion debt
6 months ago
Puerto Rico exits bankruptcy after grueling debt negotiation
7 months ago

Protests grow in Puerto Rico amid demands for higher wages

Protests in Puerto Rico are multiplying as government employees demand higher pay and improved pensions
7 months ago
8 months ago

Public employees in Puerto Rico protest over wages as frustration with governor grows

Gov. Pedro Pierluisi has promised a pay raise for teachers.
8 months ago
Public employees in Puerto Rico protest over wages, pensions
8 months ago

Puerto Rico to increase teachers' salaries by $1K a month

The temporary $1,000 monthly salary increase starts in July.
8 months ago
8 months ago

Widespread flooding forces Puerto Rico to close schools

Dozens of schools in Puerto Rico have temporarily closed following torrential rains that have caused widespread flooding and several landslides across the U.S. Caribbean territory over the weekend
8 months ago
Widespread flooding forces Puerto Rico to close schools
8 months ago

Puerto Rico may be nearing the end of bankruptcy. What does this mean?

A program is in place to restructure a huge chunk of its debt.
8 months ago
Puerto Rico may be nearing the end of bankruptcy. What does this mean?
8 months ago

Official says Puerto Rico's Senate targeted by cyberattack

Puerto Rico’s Senate says it was the target of a cyberattack that disabled its internet provider, phone system and official online page
8 months ago
1 year ago

How Puerto Rico became the most vaccinated place in the US

Puerto Rico is the most vaccinated place in America. Their strategy consisted of mass messaging, vaccination site accessibility and combatting misinformation.
1 year ago
How Puerto Rico became the most vaccinated place in the US
1 year ago

Puerto Rico police go on strike, demand better pensions

Some 1,900 police officers across Puerto Rico have gone on strike to demand a better public pension plan
1 year ago
Puerto Rico police go on strike, demand better pensions
1 year ago

Mass protests break out in Puerto Rico over energy crisis

Protests against energy provider LUMA Energy occurred in Puerto Rico as energy costs continue to rise despite poor service and an unstable aging power grid.
1 year ago
Mass protests break out in Puerto Rico over energy crisis
1 year ago

Puerto Rico battles state of darkness

ABC News’ Victor Oquendo reports on the Puerto Rico electricity crisis, as residents protest ongoing blackouts that have occurred since Hurricane Maria hit four years ago.
1 year ago
Puerto Rico battles state of darkness
1 year ago

How did Puerto Rico’s electric system become so chaotic? Experts weigh in

Puerto Rico’s electric system is worst in the US, experts say. How did it turn so chaotic?
1 year ago
Why is Puerto Rico’s electric grid unstable?
1 year ago

Puerto Rico ponders race amid surprising census results

The number of people in Puerto Rico who identified as “white” in the most recent census plummeted almost 80%, sparking a conversation of identity on an island breaking away from a past where race was not tracked and seldom debated in public
1 year ago
1 year ago

Puerto Ricans fume as outages threaten health, work, school

People feel like they’re living in the aftermath of a major storm.
1 year ago
1 year ago

Puerto Rico to raise minimum wage for 1st time in 12 years

Puerto Rico’s governor has signed a bill to increase the U.S. territory’s minimum wage for the first time in more than 12 years
1 year ago
1 year ago

Tropical Storm Fred forms near Puerto Rico

Rob Marciano has the latest developments on a new tropical storm that formed overnight near Puerto Rico and is expected to move toward the Florida Keys in the coming days.
1 year ago
Tropical Storm Fred forms near Puerto Rico
1 year ago

Half of Puerto Rico could lose health coverage if Congress doesn't act on Medicaid

Roughly 1.5 million Puerto Ricans rely on Medicaid for health care.
1 year ago
If Congress doesn't act on Medicaid half of Puerto Rico could lose health coverage
1 year ago

Is Puerto Rico ready for hurricane season?

Residents have reported an increase in the number of power outages after LUMA, a power company, took over the island's electric grid in June.
1 year ago
Is Puerto Rico ready for hurricane season?
1 year ago

Puerto Ricans fear blackouts during hurricane season

Amid power failures and hurricane season, Puerto Ricans are concerned about the stability of the electric grid run by LUMA Energy.
1 year ago
Puerto Ricans say they’re terrified amid power failures, hurricane season
1 year ago

Power outage hits 337K in Puerto Rico amid growing outrage

A sudden power failure left more than 337,000 customers in the dark across Puerto Rico, enraging many who were recovering from a massive outage that hit the U.S. territory just days ago
1 year ago
1 year ago

Thousands remain without power after fire causes widespread outages in Puerto Rico

The energy company that powers Puerto Rico's grid said it expects all customers to have their power restored by Friday evening.
1 year ago
Thousands remain without power after fire causes widespread outages in Puerto Rico
1 year ago

New company, same woes: Puerto Rico suffers power outages

A private company that took over power transmission and distribution in Puerto Rico this month has struggled with widespread outages and growing anger
1 year ago
1 year ago

Private company takes over Puerto Rico power company service

A private company has taken over the transmission and distribution operations of Puerto Rico’s power authority, which has been struggling with blackouts and bankruptcy and a history of corruption and mismanagement
1 year ago
1 year ago

Puerto Rican families devastated by gender-based killings remain concerned about government's approach to crisis

As gender-based killings continue to grab headlines in Puerto Rico, victims' families are concerned about the government's commitment to handling the ongoing crisis.
1 year ago
Puerto Rican family devastated by gender-based killings upset by government response