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Nation May 21Puerto Rico to reopen businesses, beaches with new rules
The U.S. territory is about to emerge from a two-month lockdown that stifled business activity on an island already beset with economic woes.
Nation May 16Puerto Rico to hold statehood referendum amid disillusion
For the first time in the island’s history, the referendum will ask a single, simple question: Should Puerto Rico be immediately admitted as a U.S. state?…
Economy May 14Puerto Rico to spend $2B to fight COVID-19 as concerns grow over allocation
Wanda Vázquez said Thursday that $300 million will be used in part to increase testing, expand contact tracing and help the unemployed affected by a lockdown imposed in mid-March. Many Puerto Ricans also worry that the newest funds available will…
Nation May 02Quake hits near Puerto Rico, some reports of damage
A 5.5-magnitude earthquake hit near southern Puerto Rico on Saturday, jolting many from their beds on an island where some people still remain in shelters from previous quakes earlier this year. There were no immediate reports of casualties.
Nation Apr 29Food crisis deepens as Puerto Rico school cafeterias shutter
Puerto Rico is refusing to open school cafeterias amid coronavirus health concerns and has not tapped into millions of federal dollars for help.
Nation Feb 12Official says Puerto Rico government lost $2.6M in phishing scam
It's unclear whether officials have been able to recover any of the money and what impact the financial loss has on the government agency.
Arts Feb 03Puerto Ricans thrilled by flag sighting in Super Bowl
Screams echoed across Puerto Rico when Jennifer Lopez unfurled a feather cape representing the flag of the U.S. territory during the Super Bowl’s halftime show. The move came at a trying time for the island of 3.2 million U.S. citizens.
World Jan 23Puerto Ricans protest in anger over unused emergency aid amid earthquakes
Anger is growing over emergency aid that until recently sat unused in a warehouse amid ongoing earthquakes.
Nation Jan 19Discovery of unused disaster supplies angers Puerto Rico
People in a southern Puerto Rico city discovered a warehouse filled with water, cots and other unused emergency supplies, then set off a social media uproar Saturday when they broke in to retrieve goods as the area struggles to recover…
Nation Jan 13Experts warn Puerto Rico isn’t prepared for big earthquakes
A flurry of earthquakes topped by a 6.4-magnitude one that recently killed one person, injured nine others and damaged hundreds of homes, schools and businesses in southwest Puerto Rico has many accusing the government of being caught unaware despite the…