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. ...