Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico swears in Wanda Vázquez as new governor

by BBC
August 8, 2019
Puerto Rico’s Justice Secretary Wanda Vázquez has been sworn in as the US territory’s new governor, hours after her predecessor was forced to stand down… READ MORE

Wanda Vazquez Says She Doesn’t Want Puerto Rico Governor Job

Wanda Vazquez, Puerto Rico’s governor-in-waiting, said she doesn’t want the job, escalating a political crisis that has shaken the U.S. territory in recent weeks. In… READ MORE

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló expected to resign today

by John Bacon, USA TODAY
July 24, 2019
Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló was expected to resign Wednesday amid a torrent of protests over vulgar, mean-spirited texting conversations recently made public across the… READ MORE

Puerto Rico governor says he will not resign but will not seek reelection


As demands for the resignation of Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló reach fever pitch among growing protests in San Juan, the embattled territory head announced… READ MORE

Sens. Warren and Sanders introduce bill that would slash Puerto Rico’s debt

by Andrew Harrer
July 26, 2018
Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders on Wednesday introduced a bill that would essentially wipe out tens of billions of dollars of Puerto Rico’s $73… READ MORE

Puerto Rico emergency management chief resigns

by Devin Henry
November 11, 2017
Puerto Rico’s top emergency management official resigned on Friday. Abner Gomez, the director of the Puerto Rico Emergency Management Agency, left the post on Friday… READ MORE

Puerto Rican electric utility says it’s canceling deal with Whitefish

by Max Greenwood
October 30, 2017
Puerto Rico’s state-run electric utility said Sunday that it has accepted the governor’s request to immediately cancel a $300 million contract with a small Montana-based… READ MORE

San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz open to meeting with Trump after criticisms

by John Siciliano
October 2, 2017
The mayor of the largest city in Puerto Rico is open to meeting with President Trump when he visits the U.S. territory on Tuesday after… READ MORE

Conditions growing dire in hurricane-hit Puerto Rico

by Yahoo News
September 25, 2017
San Juan (AFP) – Living conditions in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico are growing worse by the day, with tired, bewildered people lining up to buy scarce… READ MORE

Puerto Rico statehood push faces long odds

by RAFAEL BERNAL - The Hill
June 18, 2017
Puerto Rico’s government made a huge political gamble on mounting a credible campaign for statehood, a proposition that only its most optimistic supporters view as… READ MORE

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