Puerto Rico

How did the United States turn into a great power?

Mon, 28 Feb 2022 - 09:11 GMT

Today marks the 125th anniversary of Britain's recognition of US authority over the Western Hemisphere, on February 28, 1897.

Trump rejects Puerto Rico storm toll of 3,000 as Democrat plot

Fri, 14 Sep 2018 - 02:50 GMT

US President Donald Trump on Thursday rejected the official death toll from last year's Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.

Study hikes Puerto Rico's Hurricane Maria death toll to 4,645

Tue, 29 May 2018 - 10:21 GMT

Hurricane Maria claimed the lives of 4,645 people in Puerto Rico last year and not the 64 long pegged by the island's government as the official death toll.

Nine dead in crash of U.S. military plane on retirement flight

Thu, 03 May 2018 - 09:10 GMT

A Puerto Rico Air National Guard cargo plane, on what was to be its last flight before retirement, crashed near Savannah.

U.S. House approves $81 billion for disaster aid

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 - 02:30 GMT

The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved an $81 billion bill to help widespread recovery efforts from hurricanes and wildfires this year.

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Mon, 18 Dec 2017 - 09:54 GMT

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Puerto Rico governor orders review of hurricane deaths

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 - 05:51 GMT

Puerto Rico's governor on Monday ordered a review of all deaths in the US territory since Hurricane Maria

The best way to help hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico is to visit it

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 - 12:17 GMT

Until Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, Jose Figueroa did brisk business renting kayaks to tourists itching to see a lagoon that lights up by night thanks to millions.

White House seeks $44 billion hurricane aid, far short of requests

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 - 09:34 GMT

The White House on Friday said it had asked Congress for $44 billion in supplemental disaster assistance to help those hurt by recent hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico.

Broadway sensation 'Hamilton' heading to Puerto Rico

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 - 04:20 GMT

"Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda announced Wednesday that he will bring the smash hit musical to Puerto Rico in 2019.

Five former US presidents appear together for hurricane relief

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 - 10:12 GMT

The five living former presidents appeared together for the first time since 2013 on Saturday .

Trump, Puerto Rico governor to discuss hurricane aid at W. House

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 - 08:47 GMT

Trump and Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello are due to meet at the White House on Thursday to discuss rebuilding efforts after Hurricane Maria.

Pharma's Puerto Rico problems could mean drug shortages -FDA

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 - 07:47 GMT

Puerto Rico may start to see a small number of drug shortages within two or three weeks due to delays in restoring manufacturing operations, FDA chief said.

Puerto Rico hurricane death toll now 43:government official

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 - 02:16 GMT

The death toll in Puerto Rico attributable to Hurricane Maria has now reached 43, a government official said on Tuesday.

Assured Guaranty pulls Puerto Rico lawsuit, cites hurricane

Sat, 07 Oct 2017 - 04:45 GMT

Puerto Rico bond insurer Assured Guaranty Ltd (AGO.N) said late on Friday it voluntarily withdrew a complaint that challenged the legality of the island’s fiscal turnaround plan

Hamilton creator releases song for Puerto Rico charity

Sat, 07 Oct 2017 - 10:18 GMT

Hamilton composer and playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda recently released a new single to help relief efforts for Puerto Rico.

Trump to meet victims, responders in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 - 10:44 GMT

President Donald Trump will fly to Puerto Rico on Tuesday

Trump defends federal response in Puerto Rico as criticism mounts

Sun, 01 Oct 2017 - 04:30 GMT

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday his government was doing a "great job" to help Puerto Rico recover from Hurricane Maria.

Trump blames Puerto Ricans for slow hurricane response

Sun, 01 Oct 2017 - 04:20 GMT

U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday placed blame squarely on Puerto Ricans for the slow recovery from Hurricane Maria.

Evacuees leave Puerto Rico by cruise ship

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 - 02:22 GMT

Largest evacuations of thousands of people from San Juan harbor on Thursday by a cruise ship to the U.S. mainland since Hurricane Maria slammed Puerto Rico.