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Puerto Rico opens only 20% of schools amid ongoing quakes

Puerto Rico has opened only 20% of its public schools following a strong earthquake that delayed the start of classes by nearly three weeks as fears linger over the safety of students
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Puerto Rico opens only 20% of schools amid ongoing quakes
January 25, 2020, 1:13 AM

Cruise ship passenger dies after going overboard

A passenger on the Royal Caribbean cruise ship "Oasis of the Seas" has died after going overboard in Puerto Rico.
January 25, 2020, 1:13 AM
Cruise ship passenger dies after going overboard
January 24, 2020, 3:13 AM

Puerto Rico refers investigation into unused emergency supplies to DOJ

The supplies were distributed to the towns hardest hit by recent earthquakes.
January 24, 2020, 3:13 AM
Puerto Rico refers investigation into unused emergency supplies to DOJ
January 20, 2020, 12:50 PM

Puerto Rico's emergency services director fired after warehouse discovered with supplies from Hurricane Maria

An abandoned warehouse filled with supplies that dated back to Hurricane Maria was discovered.
January 20, 2020, 12:50 PM
Puerto Rican official fired after warehouse discovered with supplies from 2017
January 10, 2020, 7:52 PM

Puerto Ricans settle in quake shelters, refuse to go home

New shelter communities are popping up across southwest Puerto Rico as people refuse to return home after a series of strong earthquakes
January 10, 2020, 7:52 PM
Puerto Ricans settle in quake shelters, refuse to go home
January 9, 2020, 6:07 PM

Puerto Rico earthquake aftermath deepens as govt seeks help

More than 2,000 people in shelters
January 9, 2020, 6:07 PM
Puerto Rico earthquake aftermath deepens
January 8, 2020, 9:50 PM

Though 1M remain without, power slowly returns in Puerto Rico after back-to-back earthquakes

After two back-to-back earthquakes in Puerto Rico, almost 1 million residents are without power and over 2,000 are in shelters.
January 8, 2020, 9:50 PM
Power slowly returns in Puerto Rico after back-to-back earthquakes
January 8, 2020, 1:07 PM

6.4 earthquake hits Puerto Rico leaving 1 dead, multiple injured

Puerto Rico has declared a state of emergency after multiple earthquakes and aftershocks rocked the island, including a 6.4 magnitude quake that killed one man and knocked out electricity for millions.
January 8, 2020, 1:07 PM
6.4 earthquake hits Puerto Rico leaving 1 dead, multiple injured
January 7, 2020, 12:05 AM

5.8 magnitude quake strikes Puerto Rico, damaging homes

A 5.8 magnitude quake hit Puerto Rico before dawn, unleashing small landslides, causing power outages and collapsing some homes, as well as a famed tourist attraction
January 7, 2020, 12:05 AM
5.7-magnitude quake strikes Puerto Rico, damage reported
January 6, 2020, 12:32 PM

5.7 magnitude earthquake hits Puerto Rico

There is no tsunami threat and no reports of major damage.
January 6, 2020, 12:32 PM
5.7 magnitude earthquake hits Puerto Rico
3 months ago

Flamboyant Puerto Rican astrologer Walter Mercado dies at 88

His daily TV appearances entertained many across Latin America.
3 months ago
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Justices seem likely to uphold Puerto Rico oversight board

The Supreme Court seems likely to leave in place the oversight board established by Congress in response to Puerto Rico's financial crisis
3 months ago
4 months ago

Puerto Rico rocked by 6.0 magnitude earthquake

Already bracing for a tropical system in the next 24 hours, Puerto Rico was hit by an earthquake late Monday.
4 months ago
Puerto Rico rocked by 6.0 magnitude earthquake
4 months ago

Already bracing for tropical depression, Puerto Rico rocked by 6.0 earthquake

The island is preparing for a tropical depression.
4 months ago
Puerto Rico rocked by 6.0 magnitude earthquake
5 months ago

FEMA official accused of bribery, fraud following Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico

Three people were arrested in connection with a misused $1.8 billion contract.
5 months ago
FEMA official accused of bribery, fraud following Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico
5 months ago

Tropical Storm Dorian churns toward Puerto Rico where governor urges residents to prepare

Tropical Storm Dorian is moving west over the Caribbean as residents in Puerto Rico prepare for a possible impact.
5 months ago
Tropical Storm Dorian churns toward Puerto Rico, governor urges residents to prepare
5 months ago

Puerto Rico braces for Tropical Storm Dorian

Puerto Rico's governor has declared a national emergency ahead of a storm threatening the same area destroyed by Hurricane Maria in 2017.
5 months ago
Puerto Rico braces for Tropical Storm Dorian
6 months ago

New Puerto Rico gov suspends contract to rebuild power grid

Gov. Wanda Vázquez did not explain why she was suspending the deal.
6 months ago
6 months ago

Puerto Rico swears in new governor

Puerto Rico swore in Wanda Vazquez, the third governor Puerto Rico has had in the past week after Governor Ricardo Rossello officially resigned a few weeks ago.
6 months ago
Puerto Rico swears in new governor
6 months ago

Wanda Vazquez sworn in as Puerto Rico's new governor

Vazquez, the island's justice secretary, became governor Wednesday after she was sworn in by Puerto Rico's Supreme Court.
6 months ago
Wanda Vazquez sworn in as Puerto Rico's new governor
6 months ago

Puerto Rico swears in new governor Wanda Vazquez, marking 3rd leadership change in a week

The ruling clears the way for Puerto Rico's Justice Secretary Wanda Vazquez, who initially turned down the job, to become the island's governor.
6 months ago
Puerto Rico swears in new governor, marking 3rd leadership change in a week
6 months ago

Puerto Ricans get their 3rd governor in 6 days

Puerto Rico Justice Secretary Wanda Vázquez has been sworn in as the island's new governor, culminating weeks of political turmoil
6 months ago
Puerto Rico high court overturns Pedro Pierluisi as next governor
6 months ago

Puerto Ricans await court decision on potential new governor

Puerto Rico's Supreme Court agrees to rule on a lawsuit that the island's Senate filed in a bid to oust a veteran politician recently sworn in as the island's governor
6 months ago
6 months ago

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello officially resigns, Pedro Pierluisi sworn in

Ricardo Rossello, the governor of Puerto Rico who was forced to step down amid mass protests, will officially resign from the position at 5 p.m. Friday.
6 months ago
Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello officially resigns, Pedro Pierluisi sworn in
6 months ago

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello officially resigns

Pedro Pierluisi will be sworn in as the next governor of the island, Rossello said in a statement late Friday afternoon.
6 months ago
Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello officially resigns
6 months ago

Ahead of Rossello’s resignation, protesters in Puerto Rico still fighting for ‘sea of change’

Protesters in Puerto Rico are looking ahead at what's next for them, the island and its politics ahead of Gov. Ricardo Rossello's resignation.
6 months ago
Protesters in Puerto Rico still fighting for ‘sea of change’
6 months ago

Puerto Rico braces for clashes over island's next leader

Puerto Rico's political crisis is expected to deepen as the island's outgoing governor and legislators including those from his own party spar over who should be the U.S. territory's next leader
6 months ago
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Who could become Puerto Rico's governor on Friday

The clock is slowly ticking in Puerto Rico - Ricardo Rossello is supposed to step down as governor this Friday at 5 pm.
6 months ago
Who could become Puerto Rico's governor on Friday
6 months ago

As Puerto Rico governor's departure nears, chaos engulfs the line of succession

Justice Secretary Wanda Vazquez tweeted she didn't want the job.
6 months ago
As Puerto Rico governor's departure nears, chaos engulfs the line of succession
6 months ago

Next in line to be Puerto Rico's governor says she doesn't want the job

Wanda Vazquez, the secretary of justice in Puerto Rico, is next in line to become governor this coming Friday after the island's current governor resigned amid protests.
6 months ago
Next in line to be Puerto Rico's governor says she doesn't want the job
6 months ago

Residente reacts to resignation of Puerto Rico's governor

Singer Residente speaks out out the resignation of Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello after massive protests.
6 months ago
Residente speaks out on Puerto Rico governor's resignation
6 months ago

Residente reacts to Rossello's resignation

The powerhouse Puerto Rican artist calls the governor's resignation "...one of the happiest days of my life."
6 months ago
Residente reacts to Rossello's resignation
6 months ago

Disgraced Puerto Rican governor resigns

Governor Ricardo Rossello of Puerto Rico has officially resigned after weeks of protest demanding for his resignation.
6 months ago
Disgraced Puerto Rican governor resigns
6 months ago

Puerto Rican artist and activist reacts to governor’s resignation

Residente comments on the importance of this historical moment for Puerto Ricans and why being politically active matters.
6 months ago
Puerto Rican artist and activist reacts to governor’s resignation
6 months ago

Puerto Rico governor resigns after protests

Crowds of protesters erupted in celebration when embattled Gov. Ricardo Rossello announced he will resign effective Aug. 2.
6 months ago
Puerto Rico governor resigns after protests
6 months ago

Embattled Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello resigns after weeks of protests

Gov. Ricardo Rossello and his staff are accused of making homophobic, misogynistic and sexist comments against opponents, critics and mocking victims of Hurricane Maria.
6 months ago
Embattled Puerto Rico governor resigns after weeks of protests
6 months ago

Puerto Rico on edge waiting to hear if embattled governor will resign

It's an announcement hundreds of thousands have been demonstrating for since a profane group chat between him and his top aides was leaked.
6 months ago
Puerto Rico on edge waiting to hear if embattled governor will resign
6 months ago

Puerto Rico governor may resign amid massive protests

New reports indicate that embattled Gov. Ricardo Rosello may resign amid massive protests around the island.
6 months ago
Puerto Rico governor may resign amid massive protests
6 months ago

Police and demonstrators continue to clash during Puerto Rico protests

Julio Ricardo Varela, founder of LatinoRebels.com and host of political podcast "In the Think" comments on the chaos ensuing between protesters and police in Puerto Rico.
6 months ago
Police and demonstrators continue to clash during Puerto Rico protests
6 months ago

Protests against governor expand across Puerto Rico

The turmoil has taken a toll on the island's economy as more cruise ships refuse to dock there, costing the island millions of dollars.
6 months ago
Protests against governor expand across Puerto Rico
6 months ago

Protesters targeted with tear gas as they call for ouster of Puerto Rico governor

A massive protest spilled onto a major freeway in San Juan on Monday.
6 months ago
Demonstrations in Puerto Rico turn violent as tear gas fired at protesters
6 months ago

Tear gas deployed against protesters in Puerto Rico

Police deployed tear gas in San Juan as protesters continued to call for Gov. Rosselló to resign.
6 months ago
Tear gas deployed against protesters in Puerto Rico
6 months ago

Protests against Puerto Rico's governor shut down traffic

Protesters spilled onto San Juan's main expressway as they called for Governor Ricardo Rossello to resign amid claims of corruption and mismanagement.
6 months ago
Protests against Puerto Rico's governor shut down traffic
6 months ago

Former New York council speaker speaks out on Puerto Rico's governor

Latino Victory Project President Melissa Mark-Viverito discusses how hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans are coming together to demand Governor Ricardo Rossello's resignation.
6 months ago
Former New York council speaker speaks out on Puerto Rico's governor
6 months ago

Puerto Rico protests heat up as governor refuses to resign

Governor Ricardo Rossello announced he will not seek reelection, though he stands by his decision to not step down.
6 months ago
Puerto Rico protests heat up as governor refuses to resign
6 months ago

Luis Miranda on why Puerto Rico's protests are an important moment in history

Political consultant and father of "Hamilton" star Lin-Manuel Miranda, Luis Miranda comments on the significance of Puerto Rico's current protests in the context of the territory's history.
6 months ago
Luis Miranda on why Puerto Rico's protests are an important moment in history
6 months ago

Protesters demand Puerto Rico governor's resignation

Tens of thousands of protesters Monday morning showed their outrage by shutting down a major freeway in the U.S. territory's capital.
6 months ago
Protesters demand Puerto Rico governor's resignation
6 months ago

Protesters demand Puerto Rico governor's resignation

Gov. Ricardo Rossella has announced he will not seek reelection, but 1 million people are getting ready to hit the streets in protest.
6 months ago
Protesters demand Puerto Rico governor's resignation
6 months ago

Puerto Rico governor will not seek reelection in 2020 amid firestorm over leak of vulgar chat room talk

Under mounting pressure to resign, the governor of Puerto Rico was bracing Sunday for what is expected to be the largest protest against his administration.
6 months ago
Governor will not seek 2020 reelection amid firestorm over vulgar chat room talk
6 months ago

More protests as Puerto Ricans demand Gov. Rosello's resignation

One million people are expected to take to the streets tomorrow calling for Gov. Ricardo Rossello to resign over "improper" conduct and corruption allegations.
6 months ago
More protests as Puerto Ricans demand Gov. Rosello's resignation