Puerto Rico

Unincorporated territory of the United States

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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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Police tried to disperse the marchers with pepper spray in front of the Fortaleza governor's residence, which was protected by barricades
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Thousands of protesters marched in the capital for a third day Monday to call for Ricardo Rosselló’s resignation.
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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.
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Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló had his hands full with corruption scandals before this, but now he’s going to need serious juggling skills, HotAir..
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Protesters in San Juan are demanding Puerto Rico's governor step down. Ricardo Rosello used profanities in a social media chat to describe a politician. David..
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New calls for Gov. Ricardo Rosselló to step down after leak of conversations targeting critics, slandering other officials, politicians and journalists
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Puerto Rico's governor faces new calls to resign over leaked conversations that reveal his role in a profane, sexist and homophobic group chat. The island has..
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Two senior members of Gov. Ricardo A. Rosselló’s cabinet have stepped down amid a widening political crisis in Puerto Rico.
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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..
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Two of Puerto Rico's top government officials resigned on Saturday following the publication of a bombshell group chat in which Governor Ricardo Rossello and his..
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Gov. Ricardo Rosselló cut short European vacation to address profane tirades leaked to media as former top colleagues are arrested by FBI
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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..
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Puerto Rico's former secretary of education and five other people were arrested Wednesday on charges of steering federal money to unqualified, politically..
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The arrests are the latest in a series of corruption cases that have been brought in Puerto Rico in recent months.
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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..
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Six people have been arrested -- including two former Puerto Rican officials -- for allegedly diverting federal funds to politically-connected contractors. The..
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Two former high-ranking Puerto Rico government officials were among six people arrested and charged with conspiracy and other crimes in connection with millions..
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Julia Keleher, Puerto Rico’s former education secretary, was arrested along with five others in a sprawling corruption investigation.
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Julia Keleher and five others were arrested on charges of steering federal money to unqualified, politically connected contractors
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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..
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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..
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A 1-year-old girl died after she fell from a ship in Puerto Rico
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Federal aviation officials say a Southwest Airlines passenger flight from Baltimore was struck by lightning during journey to San Juan, Puerto Rico.
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Authorities followed a boat to the island’s coast and found five duffel bags containing $3.7 million in cash.
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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..
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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,..
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Local official says toddler was being held up to an open ship window by her grandfather when he lost his grip
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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.
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