Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico | Puerto Rico cites storm death toll of 1,427 in damage report

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Rico is now estimating that Hurricane Maria killed more than 1,400 people, far more than the official death toll of 64, in a report to Congress seeking billions to help the island recover from the devastating storm. The government, relying on updated statistics it first reported in June, said … Continue reading SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico | Puerto Rico cites storm death toll of 1,427 in damage report

NEW YORK | Study: 1 in 7 children of Zika-infected moms have problems

NEW YORK— Researchers say the one in seven children of U.S. mothers who were infected with Zika during pregnancy developed some kind of health problem. Health officials released the conclusions Tuesday of the first long-term look at the children. The study focused on the children of women in Puerto Rico and other territories. That’s where … Continue reading NEW YORK | Study: 1 in 7 children of Zika-infected moms have problems

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico | Puerto Rico’s power company names 2nd CEO in 2 weeks

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Rico’s power company has named its second CEO in two weeks as it struggles with leadership issues, bankruptcy and the restoration of electricity to hundreds who have remained in the dark since Hurricane Maria. Jose Ortiz takes over Puerto Rico’s Electric Power Authority on July 23 and said Wednesday … Continue reading SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico | Puerto Rico’s power company names 2nd CEO in 2 weeks

NAACP News: Governor of Puerto Rico to Address NAACP at 109th Annual Convention

SAN ANTONIO, TX – The NAACP, the country’s oldest and largest national civil rights organization, announces that Governor Ricardo Rosselló of Puerto Rico will attend the organization’s 109th Annual Convention and deliver remarks to NAACP Convention delegates in San Antonio, Texas. Led by NAACP President Derrick Johnson, the Convention will also include continuing legal education … Continue reading NAACP News: Governor of Puerto Rico to Address NAACP at 109th Annual Convention

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico | Beryl weakens to tropical storm en route to Caribbean

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Beryl weakened to a tropical storm Saturday but is still expected to dump heavy rain over the Lesser Antilles at the end of the weekend on its way to the eastern Caribbean, bringing a new threat to islands still rebuilding from last year’s storms. A tropical storm warning was issued … Continue reading SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico | Beryl weakens to tropical storm en route to Caribbean

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico | Puerto Rico to sue control board over budget differences

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Rico’s governor says he will sue a federal control board to resolve budget differences as the U.S. territory battles an 11-year recession. Ricardo Rossello said in a statement Thursday that he seeks an injunction to stop the board from imposing an $8.76 billion budget that contains various austerity measures. … Continue reading SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico | Puerto Rico to sue control board over budget differences

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico | Puerto Rico issues new data on Hurricane Maria deaths

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Eight days after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, Efrain Perez felt a pain in his chest. Doctors near his small town sent him to Puerto Rico’s main hospital for emergency surgery for an aortic aneurysm. But when the ambulance pulled into the parking lot in the capital, San Juan, … Continue reading SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico | Puerto Rico issues new data on Hurricane Maria deaths

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico | Puerto Rico to release storm death data after court ruling

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s government said Tuesday it will comply with a court ruling that orders officials to release all death certificates issued after Hurricane Maria hit the U.S. territory amid allegations that the official death toll of 64 is severely undercounted. The court said in its ruling earlier in the … Continue reading SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico | Puerto Rico to release storm death data after court ruling