Fed up Puerto Ricans protest, demand governor resign

World / Social Issues Jul 18, 2019

Fed up Puerto Ricans protest, demand governor resign

Karla Villalon has three elementary-age children and an 81-year-old grandmother. Her kids have been uprooted twice in two years when first one school, then another, was closed by budget cuts under Gov. Ricardo Rossello. Her grandmother, a retired teacher, is anguished over the possibility of ...

Turmoil slows rebuilding of Puerto Rico's power grid

World Jul 22, 2018

Turmoil slows rebuilding of Puerto Rico's power grid

Ten months after Hurricane Maria destroyed Puerto Rico's electric grid, the local agency responsible for rebuilding it is in chaos and more than $1 billion in federal funds meant to strengthen the rickety system has gone unspent, according to contractors and U.S. officials who ...

World Nov 3, 2017

Trump boosts disaster aid for Puerto Rico

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday agreed to expand the use of disaster aid to help rebuild Puerto Rico's power grid and other infrastructure wrecked by Hurricane Maria, the White House said. In a unique agreement recognizing both the massive devastation on the island and ...