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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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Trump adversary to run for Puerto Rico governor in 2020

Carmen Yulin Cruz, the mayor of Puerto Rico's capital San Juan and a fierce adversary of President Donald Trump, said on Friday she was running for governor of the U.S. territory in 2020.
Reuters - Published

Lawsuit contends JetBlue pilot gave three crew members drug-laced beer, raped two

A lawsuit claims that two JetBlue pilots drugged three crew members during a Puerto Rico layover, with one pilot allegedly raping two crew members.
USATODAY.com - Published

Videos for Puerto Rico

FEMA Shared Sensitive Financial Details Of 2.7 Million Disaster Survivors With Private Contractor [Video]FEMA Shared Sensitive Financial Details Of 2.7 Million Disaster Survivors With Private Contractor

An internal government watchdog report reveals the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, exposed 2.3 million disaster survivors to possible identity theft and fraud by sharing sensitive..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:57Published

Congress Considers Overhaul Of Flood Insurance Program [Video]Congress Considers Overhaul Of Flood Insurance Program

As parts of the Midwest recover from historic flooding, Congress is debating the reauthorization of a government run flood insurance program.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:59Published

In The Shadow Of Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico Likely To Delay Producing Debt Repayment Plan [Video]In The Shadow Of Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico Likely To Delay Producing Debt Repayment Plan

Reuters reports a plan to restructure Puerto Rico's core government debt likely can't be completed by the end of April. Natalie Jaresco is the executive director of Puerto Rico’s federally created..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:45Published

CDC Says Number Of Flu Cases Is Down, But Still High [Video]CDC Says Number Of Flu Cases Is Down, But Still High

The number of people who reported having the flu last week has gone down, UPI reports. But overall, the Centers for Disease Control said the nation still remains at an elevated level for the flu. Last..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Trump's Budget Includes New Funding To Fight HIV [Video]Trump's Budget Includes New Funding To Fight HIV

LGBTQ rights advocates welcome President Trump's plan to eradicate HIV, but urge the administration and Congress to put more funding into the plan.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 02:32Published

Julian Castro Rips Bernie Sanders [Video]Julian Castro Rips Bernie Sanders

Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro took a swipe at Bernie Sanders over not backing reparations for descendants of slaves. Castro also criticized Sanders' other policy positions, suggesting..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:45Published

Puerto Rico Becomes Center Of Attention In 2020 Presidential Race [Video]Puerto Rico Becomes Center Of Attention In 2020 Presidential Race

Puerto Rico is becoming a site of conversation in the 2020 presidential campaign. Candidate Julian Castro made the island his first stop after announcing his presidential bid. According to Politico,..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Russia Accuses U.S. Of Preparing A Military Invasion Of Venezuela [Video]Russia Accuses U.S. Of Preparing A Military Invasion Of Venezuela

According to a report by Reuters, on Tuesday, a top Russian security official accused Washington of deploying forces in Puerto Rico and Colombia in preparation for a military intervention in Venezuela..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 01:06Published

Russia: U.S. Preparing Military Intervention In Venezuela [Video]Russia: U.S. Preparing Military Intervention In Venezuela

Reuters A top Russian security official on Tuesday accused the United States of deploying forces in Puerto Rico and Colombia in preparation for a military intervention in Venezuela to topple Moscow’s..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:44Published

New York City Settles U.S. Claims Over Superstorm Sandy [Video]New York City Settles U.S. Claims Over Superstorm Sandy

According to Reuters, New York City reached a $5.3 million settlement on Wednesday to resolve charges it improperly billed the U.S. government for damage to city vehicles caused by Superstorm Sandy in..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:40Published

Cruise Ship Filmed Crashing Into Pier In Puerto Rico [Video]Cruise Ship Filmed Crashing Into Pier In Puerto Rico

On Tuesday, a Norwegian Cruise ship crashed into a pier in Puerto Rico. A spokesperson for Norwegian Cruises told the Miami Herald that "prevailing wind" caused the Norwegian Epic to crash and damage..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:51Published

'This is the fight of our lives': Warren Officially Launched 2020 Run [Video]'This is the fight of our lives': Warren Officially Launched 2020 Run

According to a report by Politico, on Saturday, Senator Elizabeth Warren formally announced her candidacy for president in her home state, attempting to ride a wave of momentum as she attempts to break..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:51Published

Warren Alludes To More 'American Indian' Documents [Video]Warren Alludes To More 'American Indian' Documents

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren is still mired in scandal surrounding her claims she has Native American ancestry. On Wednesday, she apologized repeatedly for identifying as American Indian on..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 01:01Published

Democrat Elizabeth Warren Apologizes to Cherokee Nation For DNA Test [Video]Democrat Elizabeth Warren Apologizes to Cherokee Nation For DNA Test

According to Reuters, Democratic presidential contender Elizabeth Warren has apologized to the Cherokee Nation for taking a DNA test in a widely criticized effort to prove her claims to Native American..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published

Elizabeth Warren Apologizes To Cherokee Nation For Controversial DNA Test [Video]Elizabeth Warren Apologizes To Cherokee Nation For Controversial DNA Test

According to a report by Business Insider, on Thursday, Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren called the principal chief of the Cherokee Nation to apologize for taking a DNA test to prove..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:38Published

Roger Stone Likely To Face Gag Order Amidst Media Parade [Video]Roger Stone Likely To Face Gag Order Amidst Media Parade

Roger Stone Likely To Face Gag Order Amidst Media Parade

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

Trump Applauds Kamala Harris 2020 Kick-Off [Video]Trump Applauds Kamala Harris 2020 Kick-Off

President Donald Trump applauded Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris' presidential campaign launch. Business Insider reports that Trump described Harris' launch as "the best opening so far" in the 2020..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Hillary Clinton Reportedly Not Running For President [Video]Hillary Clinton Reportedly Not Running For President

Hillary Clinton’s former campaign chairman revealed that she is not running for president a third time. John Podesta said Clinton told him she was not running and that he takes her word for it. He..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

 

Last customers in Puerto Rico being reconnected to island's power grid

One resident still worries about the fragile electrical grid​, noting that two major outages were reported on the main island of Puerto Rico this week alone
CBS News - Published

2020 Democratic hopefuls need to stop pandering, actually commit to helping Puerto Rico

By supporting a Jones Act exemption, Democrats will raise economic growth, rein in corporate interests and encourage competition.
USATODAY.com - Published

Progressives urge 2020 contenders to address Puerto Rico

Progressive groups want presidential candidates to address the island's decades-long financial instability and other issues
CBS News - Published

Ismael Cordova's 'nerve-racking' trips through airport security

Ismael Cordova always tenses up when it's time for a trip to the airport. The 31-year-old Puerto Rican actor, who stars alongside Gina Rodriguez in "Miss Bala," says he's targeted due to the color of..
USATODAY.com - Published

Puerto Rico debt adjustment plan not 'realistic' in April: official

The executive director of Puerto Rico's federally created financial oversight board said on Monday that a plan to restructure the U.S. commonwealth's core government debt likely cannot be done by the..
Reuters - Published

Burger King launches coffee subscription service to customers for $5 per month

The subscription service will be offered across the United States except in Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico.
USATODAY.com - Published

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