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By Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Puerto Rico is facing a deadline for a multimillion-dollar bond payment next month as House Republicans struggle to find a way to help the island deal with its $70 billion debt.
By Andrew Taylor, Associated Press
Congressional officials say the Obama administration has decided to transfer leftover money from the largely successful fight against Ebola to combat the growing threat of the Zika virus.
House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi says a Republican plan to create an oversight board for Puerto Rico would exert "undue and undemocratic control" over the U.S. territory.
By Michael D. Regan
Cuban health officials so far confirmed five instances of people infected with the virus, with an additional 130 people showing symptoms.
By Kenya Downs
With thousands of Puerto Ricans leaving the island for Florida, potential new voters means the U.S. territory's issues can no longer be ignored.
By PBS NewsHour
Frank Espada was a man of many vocations: artist, photographer, community organizer, civil rights activist and father. As a Puerto Rican immigrant in 1960s America, he saw and documented first hand the social turbulence of the era. Though he died…
By Andrew Taylor and Kevin Freking, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama Monday sent lawmakers an official $1.9 billion request to combat the spread of the Zika virus in Latin America and the U.S.
By Anne Azzi Davenport
Martin Espada, an award-winning poet and former tenant lawyer, grew up watching his father fight for human rights in New York City.
WASHINGTON — Puerto Rico's $72 billion public debt crisis has forced congressional leaders to pay attention to a U.S. territory that's usually on the sidelines of American politics.
The tropical island of Puerto Rico has been scrambling for a precious resource: clean, fresh water. Puerto Ricans have faced the worst drought in more than 20 years and the most stringent water rationing ever imposed. Special correspondent Chris Bury…
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