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Puerto Rico: Unincorporated territory of the United States
Puerto Rico, officially the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and briefly called Porto Rico, is an unincorporated territory of the United States located in the northeast Caribbean Sea, approximately 1,000 miles (1,600 km) southeast of Miami, Florida.

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Protests intensify as Puerto Rico governor faces calls to resign

Police tried to disperse the marchers with pepper spray in front of the Fortaleza governor's residence, which was protected by barricades
CBS News - Published

’Chatgate’ scandal threatens to doom Puerto Rico's governor: 'I think Ricardo Rosselló has lost legitimacy'

Thousands of protesters marched in the capital for a third day Monday to call for Ricardo Rosselló’s resignation.
USATODAY.com - Published

Videos for Puerto Rico

Google bet on internet balloon looking for its wings [Video]Google bet on internet balloon looking for its wings

Google sister company Loon soon faces a crucial test amid doubts among potential customers about whether cell phone service delivered by balloons makes sense. Jane Lee reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:13Published

Congress Passes $19.1 Billion Disaster Aid Bill [Video]Congress Passes $19.1 Billion Disaster Aid Bill

On Monday the U.S. Congress approved legislation providing $19.1 billion in emergency funding for disaster recovery efforts throughout the United States including Puerto Rico, now sending it to..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:31Published

Trump Loves To Call Women 'Nasty.' Now, He's Hurled It At A British Royal [Video]Trump Loves To Call Women 'Nasty.' Now, He's Hurled It At A British Royal

Debate is raging in both the U.S. and Britain over President Donald Trump’s calling Meghan Markle "nasty" in an interview with the British press. According to Politico, Trump is just days away from..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:51Published

As Flu Season Ends, CDC Tallies Number Of Hospitalized, Fatalities [Video]As Flu Season Ends, CDC Tallies Number Of Hospitalized, Fatalities

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released its last weekly influenza report Friday. According to UPI, flu activity remained similarly low to last week. This caps off the longest flu season..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:48Published

 

Police Fire Tear Gas to Quell Protests Over Puerto Rico’s Governor

A day of protests turned raucous in Puerto Rico and the police fired tear gas to hold back a crowd demanding the resignation of Gov. Ricardo Rosselló.
NYTimes.com - Published

Puerto Rico governor urged to resign over derogatory group chat

New calls for Gov. Ricardo Rosselló to step down after leak of conversations targeting critics, slandering other officials, politicians and journalists
CBS News - Published

Puerto Rico Leadership in Turmoil Amid Calls for Ricardo Rosselló to Resign

Two senior members of Gov. Ricardo A. Rosselló’s cabinet have stepped down amid a widening political crisis in Puerto Rico.
NYTimes.com - Published

Puerto Rico CFO, state secretary resign over profanity-laced chat

Justice Secretary Wanda Vázquez announced that she was appointing a special task force to determine whether any laws were broken regarding the chat and comments made
CBS News - Published

Embattled Puerto Rico governor comes home to face scandals

Gov. Ricardo Rosselló cut short European vacation to address profane tirades leaked to media as former top colleagues are arrested by FBI
CBS News - Published

U.S. lawmakers advance bill to boost Puerto Rico Medicaid funding

A bill that would substantially boost federal Medicaid funding for Puerto Rico advanced out of a U.S. House subcommittee on Thursday after lawmakers agreed to work on stricter safeguards in the wake of..
Reuters - Published

Fromer Puerto Rican officials arrested for fraud

Puerto Rico's former secretary of education and five other people were arrested Wednesday on charges of steering federal money to unqualified, politically connected contractors, federal officials said...
CBS News - Published Also reported by •Reuters

US lawmaker who oversees Puerto Rico calls for governor to resign after six arrested on corruption charges

The arrests are the latest in a series of corruption cases that have been brought in Puerto Rico in recent months.
USATODAY.com - Published

Family of girl killed in cruise ship fall "desperate to get home"

Indiana couple whose 18-month-old daughter fell to her death​ from a cruise ship hope to return home from Puerto Rico on a flight also carrying their youngest child's body, lawyer says
CBS News - Published

2 former Puerto Rican government officials indicted on fraud charges

Six people have been arrested -- including two former Puerto Rican officials -- for allegedly diverting federal funds to politically-connected contractors. The group allegedly defrauded the U.S. of..
CBS News - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Puerto Rico Ex-Officials Accused of Steering Millions to Consultants

Julia Keleher, Puerto Rico’s former education secretary, was arrested along with five others in a sprawling corruption investigation.
NYTimes.com - Published

Ex-education secretary, 5 others held in Puerto Rico investigation

Julia Keleher and five others were arrested on charges of steering federal money to unqualified, politically connected contractors
CBS News - Published

What we know about Indiana toddler in cruise ship death

Police say 1-year-old Chloe Wiegand of Northern Indiana fell to her death from the 11th story of a cruise ship docked in San Juan, Puerto Rico. But there are conflicting accounts of how that..
USATODAY.com - Published

Indiana family blames cruise line for toddler's deadly fall and seeks surveillance video

The lawyer representing the family of a toddler who died after falling off a cruise ship is blaming the cruise line for what happened. He says the death of Chloe Wiegand, who fell 150 feet out of a..
CBS News - Published

Indiana family breaks silence on toddler's cruise ship death

A 1-year-old girl died after she fell from a ship in Puerto Rico
CBS News - Published

Lightning strikes Southwest flight traveling from Baltimore to Puerto Rico

Federal aviation officials say a Southwest Airlines passenger flight from Baltimore was struck by lightning during journey to San Juan, Puerto Rico.  
USATODAY.com - Published

$3.7 million in cash discovered in abandoned boat in Puerto Rico, Border Patrol says

Authorities followed a boat to the island’s coast and found five duffel bags containing $3.7 million in cash.
USATODAY.com - Published

Grandfather who dropped toddler from cruise ship could face charges

An investigation is underway into the death of an Indiana toddler who fell from a Royal Caribbean cruise ship in Puerto Rico. It appears to have been a tragic accident. The 1-year-old girl's..
CBS News - Published

Toddler dies after falling from cruise ship

A 1-year-old girl from Indiana apparently slipped from her grandfather's hands and fell to her death from the 11th story of a cruise ship docked in Puerto Rico, police said Monday.
CBS News - Published

Little girl from U.S. falls to death from cruise ship in Puerto Rico

Local official says toddler was being held up to an open ship window by her grandfather when he lost his grip
CBS News - Published

‘A Space Where You Could Be Free’: Puerto Rico’s L.G.B.T. Groups Rebuild After a Hurricane

Hurricane Maria doomed some of Puerto Rico’s safe spaces for L.G.B.T. groups. Now they’re opening new ones — and fighting new political fights.
NYTimes.com - Published

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