Aftershocks in Puerto Rico collapse more homes

World Jan 11, 2020

Aftershocks in Puerto Rico collapse more homes

Two strong aftershocks collapsed homes and cracked walls in Puerto Rico on Friday as the Caribbean island tried to recover from its worst earthquake in more than a century. The first quake of magnitude 5.2 struck at 6:26 p.m., followed by another of magnitude 4.8 ...

Most Puerto Ricans remain without power, with many sleeping outdoors

World Jan 9, 2020

Most Puerto Ricans remain without power, with many sleeping outdoors

More than half of Puerto Rico's 3 million people remained without power on Wednesday and thousands slept outdoors after earthquakes toppled homes on the Caribbean island and raised fears more could collapse. Tuesday's quakes, including the most powerful one to strike the U.S. territory in ...

Puerto Rico has a new governor — but he could be out in days

World / Politics Aug 3, 2019

Puerto Rico has a new governor — but he could be out in days

The handpicked successor to disgraced Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello, lawyer Pedro Pierluisi, was sworn in on Friday after Rossello stepped down, but Pierluisi said his term might be short because the island's Senate still had to ratify his position. At his first news conference ...

San Juan police fire tear gas to disperse protesters

World / Politics Jul 23, 2019

San Juan police fire tear gas to disperse protesters

Police in San Juan fired tear gas on Monday night to disperse thousands of protesters demanding Puerto Rico's governor resign over offensive chat messages, the latest scandal to hit a bankrupt island struggling to recover from 2017 hurricanes. Police moved in at around 11 p.m. ...