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4.2 quake hits southern Puerto Rico amid coronavirus curfew

A magnitude 4.2 earthquake has hit Puerto Rico at a shallow depth and was felt across the U.S. territory
March 30, 2020, 6:18 PM
4.2 quake hits southern Puerto Rico amid coronavirus curfew

Puerto Rico online scam targeted more than $4M amid crisis

Police in Puerto Rico say an online scam that targeted government agencies attempted to steal more than $4 million, deepening concerns about the management of local government finances
2 months ago
Puerto Rico online scam targeted more than $4M amid crisis

Official: Puerto Rico govt loses $2.6M in phishing scam

A senior Puerto Rico official says the island's government has lost more than $2.6 million after falling for an email phishing scam
2 months ago
Puerto Rico govt loses $2.6M in phishing scam: Official

House passes Puerto Rico aid in face of Trump veto threat

The Democratic-controlled House has passed a $20 billion-plus aid package for Puerto Rico, where a swarm of earthquakes last month set back the island territory's slow, troubled recovery from the hurricane devastation of 2017
2 months ago

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
2 months ago
Puerto Rico opens only 20% of schools amid ongoing quakes

Bloomberg rolls out plan to make Puerto Rico the 51st state

Bloomberg coupled the release of his plan with another aimed at the economic advantages statehood would offer Puerto Rico.
2 months ago
Bloomberg rolls out plan to make Puerto Rico the 51st state

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.
2 months ago
Cruise ship passenger dies after going overboard

Puerto Rico refers investigation into unused emergency supplies to DOJ

The supplies were distributed to the towns hardest hit by recent earthquakes.
2 months ago
Puerto Rico refers investigation into unused emergency supplies to DOJ

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.
3 months ago
Puerto Rican official fired after warehouse discovered with supplies from 2017

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
3 months ago
Puerto Ricans settle in quake shelters, refuse to go home

Puerto Rico earthquake aftermath deepens as govt seeks help

More than 2,000 people in shelters
3 months ago
Puerto Rico earthquake aftermath deepens

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.
3 months ago
Power slowly returns in Puerto Rico after back-to-back earthquakes

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.
3 months ago
6.4 earthquake hits Puerto Rico leaving 1 dead, multiple injured

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
3 months ago
5.7-magnitude quake strikes Puerto Rico, damage reported

5.7 magnitude earthquake hits Puerto Rico

There is no tsunami threat and no reports of major damage.
3 months ago
5.7 magnitude earthquake hits Puerto Rico

Flamboyant Puerto Rican astrologer Walter Mercado dies at 88

His daily TV appearances entertained many across Latin America.
5 months ago

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
6 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.
6 months ago
Puerto Rico rocked by 6.0 magnitude earthquake

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

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

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.
7 months ago
FEMA official accused of bribery, fraud following Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico

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.
7 months ago
Tropical Storm Dorian churns toward Puerto Rico, governor urges residents to prepare

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.
7 months ago
Puerto Rico braces for Tropical Storm Dorian

New Puerto Rico gov suspends contract to rebuild power grid

Gov. Wanda Vázquez did not explain why she was suspending the deal.
8 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.
8 months ago
Puerto Rico swears in new governor

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.
8 months ago
Wanda Vazquez sworn in as Puerto Rico's new governor

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.
8 months ago
Puerto Rico swears in new governor, marking 3rd leadership change in a week

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
8 months ago
Puerto Rico high court overturns Pedro Pierluisi as next governor

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
8 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.
8 months ago
Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello officially resigns, Pedro Pierluisi sworn in

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.
8 months ago
Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello officially resigns

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.
8 months ago
Protesters in Puerto Rico still fighting for ‘sea of change’

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
8 months ago

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.
8 months ago
Who could become Puerto Rico's governor on Friday

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

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

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

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.
8 months ago
Residente speaks out on Puerto Rico governor's resignation

Residente reacts to Rossello's resignation

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

Disgraced Puerto Rican governor resigns

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

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.
8 months ago
Puerto Rican artist and activist reacts to governor’s resignation

Puerto Rico governor resigns after protests

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

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.
8 months ago
Embattled Puerto Rico governor resigns after weeks of protests

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.
8 months ago
Puerto Rico on edge waiting to hear if embattled governor will resign

Puerto Rico governor may resign amid massive protests

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

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.
8 months ago
Police and demonstrators continue to clash during Puerto Rico protests

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.
8 months ago
Protests against governor expand across Puerto Rico

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.
8 months ago
Demonstrations in Puerto Rico turn violent as tear gas fired at protesters

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.
9 months ago
Tear gas deployed against protesters in Puerto Rico

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.
9 months ago
Protests against Puerto Rico's governor shut down traffic

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.
9 months ago
Former New York council speaker speaks out on Puerto Rico's governor

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.
9 months ago
Puerto Rico protests heat up as governor refuses to resign