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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.
By Ivette Feliciano
In the last four years, Puerto Rico’s billion dollar debt crisis, devastation caused by hurricanes, earthquakes, and the mass exodus of half a million to the mainland, have all thrown the territory’s relationship to the U.S. in the national spotlight.
Santiago was the first openly trans person to run for office in Puerto Rico.
By Ben Fox, Associated Press
President Donald Trump has announced the release of $13 billion in assistance to repair the damage in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria three years ago, and has pledged to restore its economy.
FBI agents have arrested Puerto Rico Rep. María Milagros Charbonier after the legislator who once presided over the island's House Ethics Committee was charged in a public corruption case that officials say also involved her son, husband and an assistant.
Puerto Rico’s governor is adding new demands to conflicting proposals for rescuing the U.S. territory’s botched primary election.
The unprecedented situation comes as voters ventured out amid a spike in COVID-19 cases across Puerto Rico, an island of 3.2 million people that has reported more than 12,800 probable cases, more than 8,500 confirmed cases and at least 274…
Gov. Wanda Vázquez of the pro-statehood New Progressive Party is running against seasoned politician Pedro Pierluisi, who represented Puerto Rico in Congress from 2009 to 2017 and briefly served as governor last August after the then governor resigned following street…
Puerto Rico's governor has announced major rollbacks including the closure of bars, gyms, marinas, theaters and casinos and restricted the use of beaches as the U.S. territory is hit by a spike in COVID-19 cases in recent weeks. Gov. Wanda…
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