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Puerto Rico governor rejects new deal to cut debt by 70%

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Officials announced a settlement late Sunday with bondholders that would reduce Puerto Rico’s public debt by 70%, but the U.S. territory’s governor swiftly rejected..
SeattlePI.com - Published Also reported by •Seattle Times

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Here's the latest for Friday January 24th: China tries to contain coronavirus; Democrats at impeachment trial say Trump pushed phony investigation; Protesters in Puerto Rico want Governor to resign;..
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Hundreds join anti-government protest organised by Puerto Rican rapper Rene Perez [Video]Hundreds join anti-government protest organised by Puerto Rican rapper Rene Perez

Hundreds of people joined a protest organized by Puerto Rican rapper Rene Perez in San Juan on Thursday (January 23). The protesters gathered outside Puerto Rico's governor's mansion to demand the..

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Puerto Rico protesters demand governor's resignation [Video]Puerto Rico protesters demand governor's resignation

Protesters gathered outside Puerto Rico's governor's mansion in San Juan on Monday (January 20) to demand the resignation of the US territory's Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced. The protest erupted..

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Puerto Rico Governor Fires Two More Officials [Video]Puerto Rico Governor Fires Two More Officials

Gov. Wanda Vázquez fired the Housing secretary and Department of Family secretary after a warehouse of unused aid supplies was discovered.

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More Dept. Heads Fired by Puerto Rico's Gov. After Warehouse of Unused Hurricane Maria Supplies Discovered [Video]More Dept. Heads Fired by Puerto Rico's Gov. After Warehouse of Unused Hurricane Maria Supplies Discovered

Puerto Rico’s governor fired two department heads after officials discovered a warehouse full of emergency supplies that went unused in Hurricane Maria.

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Puerto Rico's Governor Fires Emergency Director [Video]Puerto Rico's Governor Fires Emergency Director

​Gov. Wanda Vázquez dismissed the director of Puerto Rico's Office of Emergency Management, Carlos Acevedo, on Saturday.

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Puerto Rico's Governor said power will be back by next week [Video]Puerto Rico's Governor said power will be back by next week

Puerto Rico faced their worst earthquake in over a century, leaving nearly all of its residents without electricity. Puerto Rico Governor Wanda Vázquz said power should be fully restored by Monday...

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Puerto Rico's Governor Said Power Will Be Back By Next Week [Video]Puerto Rico's Governor Said Power Will Be Back By Next Week

Puerto Rico faced their worst earthquake in over a century, leaving nearly all of its residents without electricity. Puerto Rico Governor Wanda Vázquz said power should be fully restored by Monday...

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Puerto Rico Declares State Of Emergency After Hit By Series Of Earthquakes [Video]Puerto Rico Declares State Of Emergency After Hit By Series Of Earthquakes

Puerto Rico Governor Wanda Vazquez declared a state of emergency after the island got hit with a series of earthquakes. According to Reuters, at least one person was killed, several buildings fell over..

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Puerto Rico declares emergency after earthquakes [Video]Puerto Rico declares emergency after earthquakes

Puerto Rico Governor Wanda Vazquez declared a state of emergency and activated the National Guard on Tuesday after a series of earthquakes including one of magnitude 6.4 struck the Caribbean island...

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United States: Puerto Rico Working Women's Bill Of Rights Includes New Posting Requirement - Littler Mendelson

On January 3, 2020, Puerto Rico Governor Wanda Vázquez signed Law No. 9-2020 ("Act 9" or "the Act"), known as the Working Women's Bill of Rights. While the Act expressly states that it was enacted
Mondaq - Published

Puerto Rico governor fires emergency director

Some of the aid has allegedly been sitting in the warehouse since Hurricane Maria ​struck in 2017.
CBS News - Published Also reported by •Seattle Times

Archbishop calls for prayer, solidarity after Puerto Rico earthquakes

San Juan, Puerto Rico, Jan 8, 2020 / 12:59 am (CNA).- In the wake of a series of earthquakes that left at least one dead, multiple injured and some 300,000 without water in Puerto Rico, Archbishop..
CNA - Published

Puerto Rico governor to run in 2020 local elections

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico Gov. Wanda Vazquez announced Monday that she plans to run in the 2020 general elections after repeatedly stating she was not interested in the position when..
Seattle Times - Published

Puerto Rico governor’s mansion to feature original color

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Crews are painting the historic governor’s mansion in Puerto Rico’s capital to match its original color from the 16th century. Officials said Friday that 130 coats of..
Seattle Times - Published

Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló steps down

Crowds have gathered outside the governor's mansion in Puerto Rico, where Ricardo Rosselló has stepped down. He leaves after weeks of protests over mismanagement and a series of leaked chats.
CBS News - Published

Shooting kills 6 in Puerto Rico, leads to emergency meeting

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s governor called an emergency meeting Tuesday after six people were killed in a mass shooting in a San Juan housing project and gunfire left two people..
Seattle Times - Published

Tropical Storm Dorian takes aim at Caribbean islands

Puerto Rico's governor has declared a state of emergency as Tropical Storm Dorian approaches the island. CBS News weather producer David Parkinson has the latest of the path of the storm.
CBS News - Published

New Puerto Rico governor names 2 members to Cabinet

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico Gov. Wanda Vázquez named two members of her new Cabinet on Wednesday, although the government’s key secretary of state position remains vacant. Zoé Laboy..
Seattle Times - Published

AP Interview: Puerto Rico governor to stay, fight corruption

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — As a child, Puerto Rico’s newest governor said she would stand on her balcony and hold imaginary trials, always finding the supposed defendants guilty. Now, after more..
Seattle Times - Published

New Puerto Rico governor finally overcoming challenges

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s new governor appears to be finally overcoming some of the challenges to her authority following weeks of political turmoil on the U.S. territory, with key..
Seattle Times - Published

Puerto Rico Gov. Wanda Vasquez suspending contract to rebuild power grid

Puerto Rico Governor Wanda Vázquez has suspended a major contract to rebuild the island's power grid. This comes as members of the New Progressive Party are advocating for another change in the..
CBS News - Published

New Puerto Rico governor pledges to scrutinize all contracts

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s new governor says her administration will be evaluating all government contracts as anger still simmers across the U.S. territory after corruption and..
Seattle Times - Published

A Timeline Of Events Surrounding the Puerto Rico Governor's Downfall

During the past weeks, the political situation in Puerto Rico has been one of the most controversial in its history. Governor Ricardo Rosselló was...
Billboard.com - Published

News Brief: Gun Control, ICE Raids In Mississippi, New Puerto Rico Governor

Immigration agents arrested approximately 680 people in workplace raids in Mississippi Wednesday. Also, Puerto Rico has a new governor and an update on gun control proposals.
NPR - Published

Puerto Rico gets another governor after supreme court clears the way

Puerto Rico got its third governor in less than a week on Wednesday just hours after the bankrupt U.S. territory's supreme court ruled that Pedro Pierluisi's assumption of the office was..
Reuters - Published

Vazquez sworn in as Puerto Rico's governor after court ousts Pierluisi

Puerto Rico got its third governor in less than a week on Wednesday just hours after the bankrupt U.S. territory's supreme court ruled that Pedro Pierluisi's assumption of the office was..
Reuters - Published

Puerto Rico Supreme Court Rules New Governor Was Unlawfully Sworn In

The portion of the law cited to justify Pedro R. Pierluisi’s ascent to the Puerto Rico governor’s seat is unconstitutional, the court unanimously ruled.
NYTimes.com - Published

Puerto Rico's Governor Crisis

Puerto Rico's Supreme Court may force the island's newly installed governor to step down less than a week after being sworn in.
NPR - Published

Puerto Rico high court to weigh legitimacy of U.S. territory's governor

The future of Pedro Pierluisi as Puerto Rico's governor will be up to the U.S. territory's supreme court after the island's Senate on Monday declined to vote on his confirmation, adding to the..
Reuters - Published

Puerto Rico crisis deepens amid clash over new governor

Lawsuit seeks preliminary injunction ordering Pedro Pierluisi to cease his functions immediately as Puerto Rico's governor
CBS News - Published

Puerto Rico's new governor is challenged in court: newspaper

The legitimacy of Puerto Rico's newly-installed governor has been challenged in court, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, adding further drama to who will lead the U.S. territory after weeks..
Reuters - Published

Protests force Puerto Rico governor to resign

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló says he will step down Aug. 2. After a rash of offensive and profanity-laden messages by the governor were leaked to the press, Puerto Ricans took to the streets in..
Christian Science Monitor - Published

Puerto Rico has new governor, but his stay may be short

The handpicked successor to disgraced Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello was sworn in on Friday after Rossello stepped down, but lawyer Pedro Pierluisi said his term as governor might be short as..
Reuters - Published

Puerto Rico governor resigns as promised; successor sworn in

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló resigned Friday as promised, clearing the way for veteran politician Pedro Pierluisi...
Deseret News - Published

Puerto Rico's new governor sworn in, but Senate approval still needed

The handpicked successor to disgraced Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló was sworn in on Friday after Rossello stepped down, but lawyer Pedro Pierluisi said his term as governor might be..
Reuters - Published

Puerto Rico governor swears in hand-picked successor; Senate leader outraged

Disgraced Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló swore in the lawyer he hand-picked as his successor on Friday as he resigned after weeks of protests, while the U.S. territory's Senate leader blasted..
Reuters - Published

Rosselló officially resigns as Puerto Rico governor, Pedro Pierluisi sworn in as replacement

Outgoing Puerto Rican Gov. Ricardo Rosselló made his resignation official Friday, clearing the way for veteran politician Pedro Pierluisi to become the island territory's new chief executive, at..
FOXNews.com - Published

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