Puerto Rico

CARACAS, Venezuela | The Latest: Puerto Rico says aid en route to Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The latest on Venezuela’s political crisis (all times local): 8:05 p.m. Puerto Rico‘s government says 3,600 pounds (1,633 kilograms) worth of donated supplies are en route to Venezuela as part of a humanitarian aid mission. Officials said earlier Thursday that they had sent the supplies to the South American country. Puerto … Continue reading CARACAS, Venezuela | The Latest: Puerto Rico says aid en route to Venezuela

LOS ANGELES | ‘Tonight Show’ to air episode in Puerto Rico with ‘Hamilton’

LOS ANGELES— Jimmy Fallon‘s “Tonight Show” will air an episode next year from Puerto Rico including an exclusive performance with Lin-Manuel Miranda reprising his role in “Hamilton.” NBC announced Monday evening that Miranda and the new touring cast will appear in the episode Jan. 15. The telecast will focus on Puerto Rico’s recovery efforts to … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | ‘Tonight Show’ to air episode in Puerto Rico with ‘Hamilton’

United States | Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Carl Risch Travels to Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and Colombia

United States – Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Carl Risch will travel December 3-7 to Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and Colombia to participate in a series of meetings with U.S. officials and foreign government authorities. The Assistant Secretary plans to review consular operations at our Passport Agency in San Juan, and at … Continue reading United States | Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Carl Risch Travels to Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and Colombia

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico | Puerto Rico completes its first debt restructuring deal

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico  — Puerto Rico has completed its first debt-restructuring deal since the government announced it was bankrupt more than three years ago. The agreement was finalized with creditors holding nearly $4.2 billion in debt issued by the now defunct Government Development Bank. The bank once issued loans and oversaw debt transactions for … Continue reading SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico | Puerto Rico completes its first debt restructuring deal

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico | Puerto Rico approves laws for insurance holders post-Maria

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico  — The governor of Puerto Rico overhauled the U.S. territory’s insurance laws on Tuesday to help protect policy holders as thousands of claims remain unresolved more than a year after Hurricane Maria. Gov. Ricardo Rossello signed six laws into effect as he stressed that his administration was not pleased with how … Continue reading SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico | Puerto Rico approves laws for insurance holders post-Maria

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico | Scientists find possible new species in Caribbean waters

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico— A rarely seen shark embryo. Corals up to 7 feet (2 meters) high. Sponges with sharp edges. These were among the hundreds of findings reported by U.S. scientists who have wrapped up a 22-day mission exploring waters around Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands in the deepest dives ever recorded … Continue reading SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico | Scientists find possible new species in Caribbean waters

New York News: Lockport Man, Juan M. Serrano Acevedo Pleads Guilty To Attempting To Retrieve Cocaine Mailed From Puerto Rico In An Oatmeal Container

CONTACT: Barbara Burns PHONE: (716) 843-5817 FAX #: (716) 551-3051 BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Juan M. Serrano Acevedo, also known as Juan Acevedo-Serrano, 36, of Lockport, NY, pleaded guilty before Chief U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci, Jr. to possession with intent to distribute at least 500 … Continue reading New York News: Lockport Man, Juan M. Serrano Acevedo Pleads Guilty To Attempting To Retrieve Cocaine Mailed From Puerto Rico In An Oatmeal Container

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico | Judge approves restructuring for Puerto Rico government bank

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico— A federal judge overseeing a bankruptcy-like process for Puerto Rico has approved the restructuring of the island’s Government Development Bank in a move that officials called a “major milestone.” The government issued a statement saying Tuesday’s ruling is a significant step forward for the U.S. territory as it tries to restructure … Continue reading SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico | Judge approves restructuring for Puerto Rico government bank