Puerto Rico

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

CAGUAS, Puerto Rico  | Alex Cora arrives in Puerto Rico as fans celebrate win

CAGUAS, Puerto Rico  — Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora has arrived in his native Puerto Rico as fans celebrated the first man from the island to lead a team to a World Series championship. The Red Sox beat the Los Angeles Dodgers to win their fourth championship in 15 years. Cora was accompanied Saturday … Continue reading CAGUAS, Puerto Rico  | Alex Cora arrives in Puerto Rico as fans celebrate win

LOS ANGELES | The Latest: Red Sox win 4th World Series title in 15 years

LOS ANGELES — The Latest on the World Series (all times local): 8:17 p.m. The Boston Red Sox won their fourth World Series championship in 15 years, beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 in Game 5 Sunday night behind David Price’s pitching and Steve Pearce’s power. Alex Cora became the first manager from Puerto Rico … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | The Latest: Red Sox win 4th World Series title in 15 years