• President August 14, 2019 2:51 pm

    New Puerto Rico Governor Wanda Vázquez Finally Overcoming Challenges

    Puerto Rico’s new governor finally appeared to be overcoming some of the challenges to her authority on Wednesday following weeks of political turmoil on the U.S. territory, with key members of the majority New Progressive Party expressing support. That may allow Gov. Wanda Vázquez, who has never held elected office, to turn her attention to the territory’s lagging efforts to...

  • Governor August 10, 2019 4:34 am

    Puerto Ricans Ask ‘What's Next?' as Political Limbo Deepens

    Puerto Rico’s streets have remained so quiet since Gov. Wanda Vázquez took over as governor following weeks of turmoil that one can again hear the island’s famous coquí frog singing at night. The protests that led to the resignation of Gov. Ricardo Rosselló just a week ago and continued on a smaller scale until the Supreme Court removed his chosen...

  • Governor August 8, 2019 12:43 am

    Puerto Ricans Get Their 3rd Governor in 6 Days

    Justice Secretary Wanda Vázquez became Puerto Rico’s new governor Wednesday, just the second woman to hold the office, after weeks of political turmoil and hours after the island’s Supreme Court declared Pedro Pierluisi’s swearing-in a week ago unconstitutional. Accompanied by her husband, Judge Jorge Díaz, and one of her daughters, Vázquez took the oath of office in the early evening...

  • Facebook July 31, 2019 6:31 pm

    Puerto Rico Braces for Clashes Over Island's Next Leader

    Puerto Rico’s political crisis appeared to deepen on Wednesday as the island’s outgoing governor and legislators — including those from his own party — clashed over who should be the next leader of a U.S. territory unbalanced by massive protests. The upheaval has raised fears that a government in chaos will have trouble negotiating for more federal funding for recovery...

  • United States July 28, 2019 6:25 pm

    Official Set to Replace Puerto Rico Governor Rejects Job

    Less than a week before taking office through the line of succession, Wanda Vázquez said she does not want to be Puerto Rico’s next governor.

  • head July 27, 2019 11:05 am

    Puerto Rico's Next Governor Is Under Fire and She Hasn't Even Taken Office

    Puerto Rico’s soon-to-be Gov. Wanda Vázquez is already under fire a week before she’s set to take office. Vázquez, the head of the island’s justice department, is being investigated for allegedly failing to look into possible irregularities with the distribution of relief aid following Hurricane Maria in 2017.

  • Governor July 25, 2019 9:58 am

    #RickyRenunció: Celebs React to Embattled Governor's Resignation

    #RickyRenuncia has turned into #RickyRenunció. The viral hashtag documenting two weeks of furious protests changed tenses late Wednesday after embattled Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló officially announced he would resign on Aug. 2, following a political scandal set off by a leak of crude and insulting chat messages between him and his top advisers. A crowd of thousands outside the...

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation July 25, 2019 8:09 am

    Despite Massive and Historic Protests in Puerto Rico, Gov. Rosselló Refuses to Resign. What Happens Now?

    Hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans shut down a major highway in San Juan, Puerto Rico, this week in the largest of nearly two weeks of consecutive protests calling for embattled Gov. Ricardo Rosselló to step down. The historic demonstrations follow the release of a private chat on the Telegram app that showed Rosselló and his closest allies denigrating everyone...

  • NBCUniversal Inc. July 23, 2019 2:20 pm

    Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló Struggles to Name Supporters

    In a live interview with Fox, he falsely claims that Javier Jiménez, the Mayor of San Sebastián, Puerto Rico, supports his effort to stay in office.

  • New York July 22, 2019 6:43 am

    Embattled Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló Will Not Seek Re-Election, Still Not Resigning From Office Amid Protests

    Puerto Rico Gov. Rosselló summoned members of his cabinet amid protests that show no sign of dissipating.

  • head July 19, 2019 10:45 pm

    Besieged Puerto Rico Governor Goes Quiet Amid Protests

    In the Spanish colonial fortress that serves as his official residence, Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló is under siege. Motorcyclists, celebrities, horse enthusiasts and hundreds of thousands of ordinary Puerto Ricans have swarmed outside La Fortaleza (The Fort) in Old San Juan this week, demanding Rosselló resign over a series of leaked online chats insulting women, political opponents and even...

  • Governor July 17, 2019 8:22 pm

    Ricky Martin, Bad Bunny, Lin-Manuel Miranda Join Calls for Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló to Resign

    Protests against Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló have grown since the leak over the weekend of an 889-page chat that revealed sexist, racist, homophobic and violent comments by the governor and his team about opponents and even members of Rosselló’s own party. The leaked chats, which follow separate allegations of corruption that have rocked the island, also included references to...

  • Governor July 14, 2019 9:41 pm

    Puerto Rico Governor Rejects Calls to Resign Amid Scandal

    Protesters in Puerto Rico gathered outside La Fortaleza governor’s residence on Sunday, demanding Gov. Ricardo Rosselló step down for his involvement in a private chat in which he used profanities to describe an ex-New York City councilwoman and a federal control board overseeing the island’s finances. The demonstrators included teachers, union workers, students, members of a feminist collective and others...

  • Governor July 14, 2019 8:41 am

    Top Puerto Rican Officials Resign Over Profanity-Laced Chat

    Puerto Rico’s Gov. Ricardo Rosselló announced Saturday that his chief financial officer and secretary of state will step down following their participation in a private chat that used profanities to describe an ex-New York City official and a federal control board overseeing the island’s finances. The U.S. territory’s CFO Christian Sobrino, who is also the governor’s representative to the control...

  • social media June 26, 2019 12:14 pm

    New Corruption Allegations Hit Puerto Rico's Government

    A top Puerto Rico official said Tuesday that he appeared before a federal grand jury investigating a former government adviser in the latest corruption allegation to hit the U.S. territory this week. Chief of Staff Ricardo Llerandi said he answered questions and submitted documents related to Alberto Velázquez, who was a consultant for a company that oversaw the island’s Health...

  • Governor April 2, 2019 9:14 am

    Puerto Rico Education, Public Safety Secretaries Resign

    Two of Puerto Rico’s most high-profile government officials are resigning following heavy criticism by residents of the U.S. territory over how they performed their jobs. Education Secretary Julia Keleher, who was appointed in December 2016, stepped down on Monday. Public Safety Secretary Hector Pesquera, appointed in April 2017, is expected to resign by month’s end. Dennise Perez, spokeswoman for Gov....

  • DONALD TRUMP March 22, 2019 3:39 pm

    Puerto Rico Mayor and Trump Critic Carmen Yulin Cruz Announces Run for Governor

    The mayor of Puerto Rico’s capital announced Friday that she is running for governor of the U.S. territory. San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz is a polarizing figure who became an outspoken critic of U.S. President Donald Trump after Hurricane Maria hit in September 2017 as a Category 4 storm. “Trump and his followers here and over there clung to...

  • NBC July 14, 2018 11:30 pm

    Salary Blowup at Puerto Rico Power Company Prompts CEO to Resign

    An outrcry over a promised $750,000 salary for the CEO of the indebted Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority prompted him to quit less than 24 hours after assuming the position, along with four members of the board. Rafael Díaz Granados stepped aside instead of taking a pay cut ordered by Governor Ricardo Rosselló. Díaz Granados’ predecessor, Walter Higgins had resigned...

  • Governor July 9, 2018 3:01 pm

    Puerto Rico, USVI Expect Heavy Rain From Beryl Remnants

    The remnants of Hurricane Beryl are causing power outages in Puerto Rico, where officials have been scrambling for months to repair since Hurricane Maria.

  • DONALD TRUMP April 30, 2018 6:22 am

    US Pols Seek to Sway Arrivals From Puerto Rico Before Vote

    A small street festival outside Miami features booths adorned with Puerto Rican flags. A band plays salsa music as vendors offer specialties from the Caribbean island such as rice with pork and chickpeas. There’s also a woman working her way through the crowd with a clipboard, her white T-shirt emblazoned with the words “Your vote, your voice, your future.” She’s...

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