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By Associated Press
Monday's announcement was made during Cardona's official three-day trip to Puerto Rico. It is the first for a Biden administration Cabinet member and also marks the first time the island has full access to those funds.
By Dánica Coto, Associated Press
Puerto Ricans have forced voting centers to remain open past past official closing times as they stand in long lines to choose new leaders they hope can help heal a U.S. territory wracked by corruption, hurricanes, earthquakes and the coronavirus…
On the ballot is also a referendum on whether to change Puerto Rico's political status from territory to state. That vote is advisory as Congress would have to approve any change.
Puerto Rico's political upheaval continued when the island’s supreme court overturned the installation of Pedro Pierluisi as governor. Outgoing Gov. Ricardo Rossello had positioned Pierluisi to succeed him, but the high court found that process unconstitutional -- paving the way…
Puerto Rico's Supreme Court has overturned the swearing in of Pedro Pierluisi as the island's governor less than a week ago, clearing the way for Justice Secretary Wanda Vázquez to take up the post after weeks of turmoil.
The lawsuit seeks a preliminary injunction ordering Pedro Pierluisi to cease his functions immediately and also asks that the court declare unconstitutional a 2005 law that states a secretary of state does not have to be approved by both House…
Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló said Friday that he was resigning as promised and swearing in veteran politician Pedro Pierluisi as his replacement, a move certain to throw the U.S. territory into a period of political chaos that will be…
The potential next governor of Puerto Rico, former congressional representative Pedro Pierluisi, defended himself Friday against questions about conflicts of interest as he tries to win legislative support.
By Danica Coto, Associated Press
Puerto Rico's governing party was in full-blown crisis Thursday as the nominee to succeed departing Gov. Ricardo Rosselló headed to a disputed and uncertain confirmation vote in the U.S. territory's legislature.
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