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May 29, 2023, 8:38 PM

Police: Puerto Rico assailants targeting drug rival killed 2 and injured 13

Authorities in Puerto Rico say that drug trafficking was behind a mass shooting over the weekend outside a bar that killed two people and injured 13 others
May 29, 2023, 8:38 PM
May 22, 2023, 6:05 PM

Puerto Rico to decentralize its Education Department in bid to improve services

Puerto Rico's government says it will decentralize its Education Department to better serve students
May 22, 2023, 6:05 PM
Puerto Rico to decentralize its Education Department in bid to improve services
1 month ago

2 NYU students killed in Puerto Rico

A suspect has now been detained in the deaths of Franco Medina Angulo, 29, and Sergio Palomino Ruiz, 28.
1 month ago
2 NYU students killed in Puerto Rico
1 month ago

Arbor Day: Planting new trees in Puerto Rico

ABC News' Ginger Zee takes a look at a project working to replace trees in Puerto Rico to help the community recover from past hurricanes and be more resilient for the next storm.
1 month ago
Arbor Day: Planting new trees in Puerto Rico
1 month ago

How Puerto Rico became the US' No. 1 producer of pharmaceuticals

Puerto Rico is home to plants that contribute to nearly 20% of the United States' pharma exports -- a result of decades-old federal tax incentives that brought manufacturing to the island in droves.
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How Puerto Rico became the US' No. 1 producer of pharmaceuticals
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Is manufacturing jeopardizing Puerto Rico’s water supply?

Already a water insecure island, Puerto Rico is sharing what’s left with big business, and the effects of climate change are only exacerbating the effects. This is how water supplies have suffered.
1 month ago
Is manufacturing jeopardizing Puerto Rico’s water supply?
1 month ago

How Puerto Rico became the US' No. 1 producer of pharmaceuticals

Puerto Rico is home to plants that contribute to nearly 20% of the United States' pharma exports -- a result of decades-old federal tax incentives that brought manufacturing to the island in droves.
1 month ago
How Puerto Rico became the US' No. 1 producer of pharmaceuticals
2 months ago

Puerto Rico's water supply is being depleted, contaminated by manufacturing industry on the island, experts say

The manufacturing industry in Puerto Rico is putting the island's finite water supply at risk, experts told ABC News.
2 months ago
The island of Puerto Rico is running out of water. Here's why.
2 months ago

Why some advocates say the water in Puerto Rico is not safe to drink

Puerto Ricans are worried about the safety of their drinking water.
2 months ago
Why some advocates say the water in Puerto Rico is not safe to drink
2 months ago

Booming manufacturing industry affecting qualify of life in Puerto Rico, advocates say

Hidden in plain sight in Puerto Rico are signs of a booming industry that has overtaken much of the island for decades.
2 months ago
How Puerto Ricans feel about the booming manufacturing industry on the island
2 months ago

Puerto Rico governor's 2 cousins guilty in embezzlement case

Two cousins of Puerto Rico’s Gov. Pedro Pierluisi have pleaded guilty for embezzling millions of dollars in federal funds earmarked for the management of public housing on the island
2 months ago
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3 killed, 2 injured at corner store in southern Puerto Rico

Police in Puerto Rico say three people have died and two others were injured during a shooting
2 months ago
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Six in Puerto Rico indicted in $9M scheme targeting US funds

Officials say a federal grand jury in Puerto Rico has indicted six people accused in a $9 million fraudulent scheme involving government pandemic funds
2 months ago
Six in Puerto Rico indicted in $9M scheme targeting US funds
2 months ago

Puerto Rico, USVI to receive $108M to upgrade water systems

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands will receive a total of nearly $108 million to improve drinking water infrastructure across the U.S. territories
2 months ago
Puerto Rico, USVI to receive $108M to upgrade water systems
2 months ago

Police: Man in Puerto Rico steals ambulance after accident

Police say that a man who was involved in a car accident in Puerto Rico’s capital fled the scene in an ambulance that had arrived to help him
2 months ago
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Puerto Rico governor unveils solar energy plans in address

Puerto Rico Gov. Pedro Pierluisi has announced new solar energy initiatives during his annual state of the territory address
2 months ago
Puerto Rico governor unveils solar energy plans in address
3 months ago

'Hamilton' fundraiser set for Hispanic Federation, Flamboyan

“Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda will bring his award-winning musical back to Puerto Rico for two weeks of performances in June, including a fundraiser for the Hispanic Federation and education nonprofit, the Flamboyan Foundation
3 months ago
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Woman reported missing 31 years ago found in Puerto Rico

A Pennsylvania woman who went missing more than 30 years ago in a case that stumped authorities who later declared her legally dead has been found living in a nursing home in Puerto Rico
3 months ago
Woman reported missing 31 years ago found in Puerto Rico
3 months ago

Puerto Rico to close lone zoo after years of complaints

Puerto Rico’s government is closing the U.S. territory’s only zoo following years of suspected negligence, a lack of resources and deaths of animals that were highlighted by activists
3 months ago
3 months ago

Police: Boy among 3 killed at Puerto Rico birthday party

Police in Puerto Rico say three people, including a 4-year-old boy, have died after gunmen opened fire at a birthday party
3 months ago
4 months ago

3 mainland US tourists stabbed in Puerto Rico neighborhood

Police say three tourists from the U.S. mainland were stabbed in Puerto Rico after someone told them to stop filming in a renowned seaside community known as La Perla that is popular with visitors
4 months ago
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Man dies after apparently falling off cliff in Puerto Rico: Coast Guard

The U.S. Coast Guard called off its search for a man who fell off a 70-foot cliff in Puerto Rico after a dive team recovered his body on Monday, according officials.
4 months ago
Man dies after apparently falling off cliff in Puerto Rico
4 months ago

Puerto Rico selects company to privatize power generation

Puerto Rico privatized its electricity production on Wednesday
4 months ago
4 months ago

Study: Puerto Rico should go solar to meet clean energy goal

The two-year study aims to help Puerto Rico shift to clean energy.
4 months ago
5 months ago

Puerto Rico to privatize power generation amid outages

The territory faces chronic power outages, struggles to rebuild a crumbling grid
5 months ago
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2 killed in shootout with federal agents near Puerto Rico

Authorities in Puerto Rico say the two were suspected drug traffickers.
5 months ago
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$9.1 million in cocaine seized from Puerto Rico ferry, border officials say

U.S. customs officers seized 877 pounds of cocaine concealed on board a Carribean ferry boat
5 months ago
$9.1 million in cocaine seized from Puerto Rico ferry, border officials say
6 months ago

House approves referendum to 'decolonize' Puerto Rico

The U.S. House has passed a bill that would allow Puerto Rico to hold the first-ever binding referendum on whether to become a state or gain some sort of independence
6 months ago
House approves referendum to 'decolonize' Puerto Rico
6 months ago

Legal push to cut Puerto Rico power company debt delayed

Efforts to restructure some $9 billion in debt held by Puerto Rico’s power company have hit a new snag following multiple failed attempts to end its bankruptcy
6 months ago
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Puerto Rico extends power contract amid outages, objections

A heavily criticized private company that operates the transmission and distribution of power in Puerto Rico has secured a last-minute extension on its contract despite widespread objections
6 months ago
Puerto Rico extends power contract amid outages, objections
6 months ago

Puerto Rico ex-cop sentenced in historic firearms robbery

He was convicted of masterminding the U.S. territory’s biggest firearms robbery.
6 months ago
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Federal agent killed in shootout with suspected smuggling boat off Puerto Rico

Federal marine agents with U.S. Customs and Border Protection were shot after they approached a suspected smuggling boat.
7 months ago
Federal agent killed in shootout with suspected smuggling boat off Puerto Rico
8 months ago

Biden ‘committed’ to Puerto Rico following Hurricane Fiona

President Joe Biden has already announced $2 billion in funds to help the island rebuild.
8 months ago
Biden ‘committed’ to Puerto Rico following Hurricane Fiona
8 months ago

Biden announces $60 million in aid to Puerto Rico

President Joe Biden visited Puerto Rico on Monday and surveyed damage from Hurricane Fiona, which killed more than two dozen people on the island last month, officials said.
8 months ago
Biden announces $60 million in aid to Puerto Rico
8 months ago

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.
8 months ago
Groups helping Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic during 'catastrophic' hurricane
8 months ago

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.
8 months ago
Why Puerto Rico's power grid is struggling 5 years after Hurricane Maria
8 months ago

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.
8 months ago
Where is Hurricane Fiona headed next?
8 months ago

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.
8 months ago
Thousands without power in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Fiona
8 months ago

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.
8 months ago
FEMA applying lessons learned from Maria as Puerto Rico faces another disaster
9 months ago

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.
9 months ago
How to help Puerto Rico after devastation from Hurricane Fiona
9 months ago

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.
9 months ago
Hurricane Fiona hits Puerto Rico
9 months ago

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.
9 months ago
Bridge swept away as Hurricane Fiona hits Puerto Rico
9 months ago

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.
9 months ago
Tropical Storm Fiona barrels toward Puerto Rico, now under hurricane warning
9 months ago

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.
9 months ago
Tropical storm Fiona bears down on Puerto Rico
1 year ago
At least 11 dead after suspected migrant boat capsizes near Puerto Rico
1 year 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.
1 year ago
11 dead after boat capsizes near Puerto Rico
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Power restored to over 1.3 million customers in Puerto Rico amid massive outage
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Thousands without power after outage in Puerto Rico
1 year ago

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

Gov. Pedro Pierluisi has promised a pay raise for teachers.
1 year ago
Public employees in Puerto Rico protest over wages, pensions
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Puerto Rico may be nearing the end of bankruptcy. What does this mean?