Puerto Rico

Rossello 'ready to battle' Trump if disaster aid diverted to wall

2019-02-05 19:21

Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello said he is ready for a battle with President Donald Trump if he redirects federal disaster aid from the Caribbean island and to the proposed border wall.

Trump rejects Puerto Rico hurricane latest death toll

2018-09-15 07:38

The Puerto Rican government says nearly 3 000 people died in in the aftermath of 2017's Hurricane Maria.

Hurricane's death toll in Puerto Rico put at nearly 3 000

2018-08-29 11:31

The new estimate of nearly 3 000 dead in the six months after Maria devastated the island in September 2017 was made by US researchers.

3+ months after Hurricane Maria, barely half of Puerto Rico has power

2017-12-30 12:29

Puerto Rico authorities say nearly half of power customers in the US territory still lack electricity more than three months after Hurricane Maria.

Puerto Rico population to drop 14% after hurricane

2017-11-08 08:01

Puerto Rico's population is set to decrease by 14% to 2.9 million inhabitants by 2019 due to an exodus of residents fleeing the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria.

Major Lazer to lead latest hurricane charity concert

2017-10-12 08:50

Crowd-packing electronic group Major Lazer has announced a concert in Miami to raise money for Caribbean victims from a trio of devastating hurricanes.

Tesla delays truck launch, eyes battery power for #PuertoRico

2017-10-08 10:34

Tesla said it was delaying the planned launch of its electric transport truck, diverting resources to step up production of its Model 3 sedan and to produce batteries for storm-ravaged Puerto Rico.

San Juan mayor in hurricane spotlight after Trump tweets

2017-10-02 20:35

The mayor of Puerto Rico's capital has long been praised as a hands-on leader, but she has risen to international prominence as the target of US President Donald Trump's tweets.

Rapper Daddy Yankee gives $1m in relief aid to Puerto Rico

2017-09-29 12:26

Puerto Rican rapper Daddy Yankee has pledged $1m to Hurricane Maria relief efforts on his native island.

Puerto Rico in the dark after Maria

2017-09-26 11:53

It's already been five days with no lights or air conditioning since Hurricane Maria hit, and the "heat from hell" Puerto Rico is experiencing is set to last many, many more days.


RARE FOOTAGE - This is what a baby shark in its egg case looks like

2018-11-20 20:30

Scientists have discovered a baby shark still in its egg case during an exploration mission west of Desecheo Island in Puerto Rico.

Trump rejects Puerto Rico hurricane death toll, blames Dems

2018-09-14 08:51

President Donald Trump is rejecting the official death toll from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, arguing without evidence that "3000 people did not die" and calling it a move by Democrats to make him look bad.

Puerto Ricans still stranded in hotels 6 months after storm

2018-03-07 20:29

Nearly six months after Hurricane Maria, many Puerto Ricans are still stranded in hotels and facing an end to federal housing money.

2 top US officials pledge more help for Puerto Rico

2017-12-20 21:59

2 US Cabinet secretaries have visited Puerto Rico and are promising to speed up recovery efforts and increase federal assistance for an island struggling three months after Hurricane Maria.

Mayor of Puerto Rican capital a fighter who took on Trump

2017-10-21 08:30

As Puerto Rico grapples with the destruction wrought by Hurricane Maria, it boasts a pint-sized, in-your-face advocate in San Juan's mayor - a woman feisty enough to lock horns with President Donald Trump.

Puerto Ricans leave for US mainland as storm woes linger

2017-10-11 11:41

Tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans have fled to the US mainland to escape the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, and many find themselves scrambling to build new lives as conditions remain grim back home.

LISTEN: JLo, Gloria Estefan and others team up to help Puerto Rico

2017-10-06 13:23

Lin-Manuel Miranda has released a new original song to help raise money for Puerto Rico hurricane relief that features Jennifer Lopez,Gloria Estefan and more.

Puerto Rico: Mayor begs for aid as Trump praises response

2017-09-30 17:20

President Donald Trump pledged on Friday to spare no effort to help Puerto Ricans recover from Maria's ruinous aftermath as San Juan mayor begs for more help.

Jennifer Lopez donates $1m to Puerto Rico relief

2017-09-26 12:15

Jennifer Lopez has pledged $1m toward hurricane relief efforts in her family's native Puerto Rico.

Aid begins to flow to hurricane-hit Puerto Rico

2017-09-24 17:24

Large amounts of US aid began moving into Puerto Rico on Saturday, welcomed by local officials who praised the Trump administration's response.

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