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Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium sends thousands of endangered tadpoles to Puerto Rico

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Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium sends thousands of endangered tadpoles to Puerto Rico

- OMAHA, Neb. — The Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is working to protect an endangered species of tadpole. Researchers from the zoo shipped 10,500 critically endangered crested toad tadpoles to Puerto Rico on Wednesday, July 14. The eggs hatched on July 3 at the Amphibian Conservation Area. Eighty of the tadpoles remained in Omaha to strengthen the North American population of the species
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Puerto Rico economic crisis hits island's only zoo

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Puerto Rico economic crisis hits island's only zoo

- MAYAGUEZ, Puerto Rico — The economic crisis afflicting Puerto Rico for the last decade has also taken a toll on the island's only zoo, with critics saying it is sorely understaffed and struggling to care for its animals on a limited budget. Conditions at Dr. Juan A. Rivero, a 45-acre zoo featuring over 300 species in the western coastal town of Mayaguez, have deteriorated so far as to catch the attention of the U
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Puerto Rico economic crisis hits island's only zoo

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Puerto Rico economic crisis hits island's only zoo

- MAYAGUEZ, Puerto Rico (AP) — The economic crisis afflicting Puerto Rico for the last decade has also taken a toll on the island's only zoo, with critics saying it is sorely understaffed and struggling to care for its animals on a limited budget. Conditions at Dr. Juan A. Rivero, a 45-acre zoo featuring over 300 species in the western coastal town of Mayaguez, have deteriorated so far as to catch the attention of the U
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Photos: The crumbling history of Puerto Rico

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Photos: The crumbling history of Puerto Rico

- Puerto Rico's prized historic buildings are falling apart as an enduring recession slashes public and private funding for maintenance, repairs and restoration.
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21-year-old Puerto Rico man drowns at Pawtuckaway State Park

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21-year-old Puerto Rico man drowns at Pawtuckaway State Park

- YEAR-OLD ANGEL CRUZFROM PUERTO RICO WAS HEREVISITING FAMILY ON VACATION.WHEN HE TRIED TO SWIM OUT TO ASMALL ISLAND IN THE LAKE,WITNESSES SAW HIM START TOSTRUGGLE AT THE HALF WAY POINT.A BEAUTIFUL INDEPENDENCE DAYTURNS TRAGIC AT PAWTUCKAWAYSTATE PARK.>> I GOT THE CALL OF A DROWNINGHERE AT PAWTUCKAWAY STATE PARKTHIS MORNING AT ABOUT 10:30.REPORTER: AUTHORITIES WERE TOLD21-YEAR-OLD ANGEL CRUZ COULDSWIM, BUT WHEN THE MAN TRIED TOREACH A SMALL ISLAND, HEDISAPPEARED UNDER THE WATER
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Photos: The crumbling history of Puerto Rico

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Photos: The crumbling history of Puerto Rico

- Puerto Rico's prized historic buildings are falling apart as an enduring recession slashes public and private funding for maintenance, repairs and restoration.
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Puerto Rico’s Power Authority Effectively Files for Bankruptcy

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Puerto Rico’s Power Authority Effectively Files for Bankruptcy

- Photo Puerto Rico’s troubled power company defaulted on a deal to restructure its roughly $9 billion in bond debt and sought court protection from its creditors, the government said on Sunday. The government said the move to, in effect, file for bankruptcy was the only way to reduce the existing debt of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority “to a sustainable level
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Animal rescue group sends 'dumped dog' from Puerto Rico to new family in Alaska

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Animal rescue group sends 'dumped dog' from Puerto Rico to new family in Alaska

- Every dog has its day and for one pup from Puerto Rico, arriving in Anchorage on a Saturday afternoon is only the beginning. Tess, a mixed breed pup is one of many dogs saved through the Second Chance Animal Rescue program. Organizers of Tess' journey said the less than one-year-old pup was found on a Tuesday outside the shelter's dumpster. Bonnie Lucas runs the shelter where the group has taken it upon themselves to house about 100 dogs
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Puerto Rico power utility creditors say they offered $170 million loan

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Puerto Rico power utility creditors say they offered $170 million loan

- NEW YORK Bondholders of Puerto Rico's debt-laden power utility, PREPA, on Thursday said the agency had rejected a financing offer that might have allowed it to make a $450 million July 1 coupon payment. Missing the payment could push PREPA, struggling with $9 billion of debt, into a version of bankruptcy created last year for Puerto Rico and its agencies, under the federal rescue law dubbed PROMESA
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Exclusive: 'We're not taking sides' in creditor fights - Puerto Rico Governor

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Exclusive: 'We're not taking sides' in creditor fights - Puerto Rico Governor

- NEW YORK Puerto Rico's governor said on Thursday his administration is not choosing sides in a bitter dispute between two of the bankrupt U.S. territory's largest creditors, despite some stakeholders' views to the contrary. In an exclusive interview, Rossello, a 38-year-old Massachusetts Institute of Technology alumnus elected governor in November, discussed creditor disputes, his relationship with Puerto Rico's federal oversight board, and the island's push for U
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Rep. Young expresses support for Puerto Rico’s statehood

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Rep. Young expresses support for Puerto Rico’s statehood

- FAIRBANKS — Rep. Don Young supports adding another star to the U.S. flag, this time for a new state of Puerto Rico. Young spoke in favor of statehood for the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico after a June 11 vote by the island’s residents. He served as a member of a bipartisan U.S. election observer team on the island. The statehood measure passed with 97 percent of the vote, a victory for New Progressive Party Gov
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What's next for Puerto Rico after vote for US statehood

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What's next for Puerto Rico after vote for US statehood

- Puerto Rico's political status as a commonwealth, and an unincorporated territory of the United States, is unlikely to change any time soon despite the Caribbean island’s Sunday vote asking the U.S. Congress to make it the 51st state, some experts say. The nonbinding referendum gave Puerto Ricans three options from which to choose, namely becoming a U.S. state, remaining a commonwealth or becoming an independent nation
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Puerto Rico could become the 51st state -- let's brush up on it!

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Puerto Rico could become the 51st state -- let's brush up on it!

- When outsiders think of Puerto Rico, a couple of things probably come to mind: It's a small island in the Caribbean. People mostly speak Spanish there. It's not a US state but has American ties. They were the Sharks in "West Side Story." (Wait, maybe they were the Jets?) But there's so much more to know. For starters, the Stars and Stripes might need an upgrade soon: Citizens of Puerto Rico vote Sunday on whether the US commonwealth should become a state
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Puerto Rico could become the 51st state

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Puerto Rico could become the 51st state

- — what do you really know about it? When outsiders think of Puerto Rico, a couple of things probably come to mind: It’s a small island in the Caribbean. People mostly speak Spanish there. It’s not a US state but has American ties. They were the Sharks in “West Side Story.” (Wait, maybe they were the Jets?) But there’s so much more to know
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Puerto Rico Governor comes to Capitol Hill pushing for statehood and budget inclusion

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Puerto Rico Governor comes to Capitol Hill pushing for statehood and budget inclusion

- WASHINGTON (Gray DC) -- Puerto Rico’s Governor arrives on Capitol Hill with a message. That Congress should treat Puerto Ricans the same way they would any other American. “It is right time for United States to answer that call and abide by the people of Puerto Rico," Governor Ricardo Rosselló said. Rossello joined Resident Commissioner Jenniffer Gonzalez in asking Congress to include the Island in budget discussions
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Puerto Rico militant leader freed from custody after 36 years

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Puerto Rico militant leader freed from custody after 36 years

- SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Puerto Rico nationalist Oscar Lopez Rivera emerged from house arrest Wednesday and was celebrated by supporters after decades in custody, freed in a case that made him a martyr for some but angered those who lost loved ones in a string of bombings. Wearing black jeans and a shirt decorated with a Puerto Rican flag pin, the 74-year-old left his daughter's San Juan home escorted by the mayor of Puerto Rico's capital and New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito
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Puerto Rico drinking water is worst in US: report

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Puerto Rico drinking water is worst in US: report

- Miami (AFP) - The US territory of Puerto Rico has the worst drinking water in the nation, and the majority of the island's water supply is in violation of federal standards, a report said Wednesday. Nearly every person in Puerto Rico -- 99.5 percent of the population -- was served by water systems that had violations in 2015, including failure to test for contaminants or report problems to the public, said the report by the Natural Resources Defense Council, an environmental advocacy group
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Top adviser to Puerto Rico governor resigns, 'in no way pressured'
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Elias Sanchez, Governor Ricardo Rosselló’s liaison to Puerto Rico’s financial oversight board who has been criticized over his financial disclosures, resigned on Thursday. Sanchez, a trusted adviser to Rosselló who was effectively the face of the Puerto Rican government on issues concerning the U.S. territory's massive debt restructuring, said in an interview that he wanted to focus on opportunities in the field of law   Read More ...
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Top adviser to Puerto Rico governor resigns, 'in no way pressured'
By Nick Brown REUTERS - Elias Sanchez, a trusted adviser to Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rossello and the governor's liaison to Puerto Rico's financial oversight board, said on Thursday he has resigned from his post. Sanchez, who was effectively the face of the Puerto Rican government on issues concerning the island's massive debt restructuring, said in an interview that he wanted to focus on opportunities in the field of law   Read More ...
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Sanchez, top adviser to Puerto Rico governor, resigns
By Nick Brown REUTERS - Elias Sanchez, a trusted adviser to Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rossello and the governor's liaison to Puerto Rico's financial oversight board, said on Thursday he has resigned from his post. Sanchez, who was effectively the face of the Puerto Rican government on issues concerning the island's massive debt restructuring, said in an interview that he wanted to focus on opportunities in the field of law   Read More ...
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Puerto Rico economic crisis hits island's only zoo
Puerto Rico economic crisis hits island's only zoo MAYAGUEZ, Puerto Rico (AP) -- The economic crisis afflicting Puerto Rico for the last decade has also taken a toll on the island's only zoo, with critics saying it is sorely understaffed and struggling to care for its animals on a limited budget. Conditions at Dr. Juan A. Rivero, a 45-acre zoo featuring over 300 species in the western coastal town of Mayaguez, have deteriorated so far as to catch the attention of the U   Read More ...
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Las misteriosas señales que astrónomos de Puerto Rico captaron provenientes de Ross 128, una estrella cercana a la Tierra
Las misteriosas señales que astrónomos de Puerto Rico captaron provenientes de Ross 128, una estrella cercana a la Tierra Por eso demoraron dos semanas en darse cuenta de que habían registrado "misteriosas señales" en una de ellas, la enana roja llamada Ross 128. "En Ross 128 encontramos una señal que, por su forma y frecuencia, no podíamos clasificar como algo astronómico o terrestre", explicó Abel Méndez, director del Laboratorio de Habitabilidad Planetaria (PHL, en inglés) de la Universidad de Puerto Rico en la localidad de Arecibo, a BBC Mundo   Read More ...
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Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium sends thousands of endangered tadpoles to Puerto Rico
Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium sends thousands of endangered tadpoles to Puerto Rico OMAHA, Neb. — The Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is working to protect an endangered species of tadpole. Researchers from the zoo shipped 10,500 critically endangered crested toad tadpoles to Puerto Rico on Wednesday, July 14. The eggs hatched on July 3 at the Amphibian Conservation Area. Eighty of the tadpoles remained in Omaha to strengthen the North American population of the species   Read More ...
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TS Don lashes southeast Caribbean with heavy wind, rain
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Tropical Storm Don began lashing the southeast Caribbean with heavy rain and wind on Tuesday as it approached the region after forming in the Atlantic Ocean. A tropical storm warning was in effect for Grenada and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, while a tropical storm watch was lifted for Bonaire late Tuesday. "The shutters are up," said Joan Charles, administrative assistant at Barry's Country Retreat, a hotel in Grenada   Read More ...
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TS Don lashes southeast Caribbean with heavy wind, rain
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Tropical Storm Don began lashing the southeast Caribbean with heavy rain and wind on Tuesday as it approached the region after forming in the Atlantic Ocean. A tropical storm warning was in effect for Grenada and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, while a tropical storm watch was in effect for Bonaire. "The shutters are up," said Joan Charles, administrative assistant at Barry's Country Retreat, a hotel in Grenada   Read More ...
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Tropical Storm Don weakens as it heads toward eastern Caribbean; no current threat to Gulf
Tropical Storm Don weakens as it heads toward eastern Caribbean; no current threat to Gulf SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Crews were boarding up windows at homes and hotels across the southeastern Caribbean on Tuesday as Tropical Storm Don approached the region after forming in the Atlantic Ocean. A tropical storm warning was in effect for Grenada and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, while a tropical storm watch was in effect for Barbados and Bonaire   Read More ...
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TS Don weakens as it heads toward eastern Caribbean
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Tropical Storm Don began pelting the southeast Caribbean with heavy rain on Tuesday as it approached the region after forming in the Atlantic Ocean. A tropical storm warning was in effect for Grenada and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, while a tropical storm watch was in effect for Bonaire. "The shutters are up," said Joan Charles, administrative assistant at Barry's Country Retreat, a hotel in Grenada   Read More ...
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Photos: Economic crisis hits Puerto Rico's only zoo
Photos: Economic crisis hits Puerto Rico's only zoo The economic crisis afflicting Puerto Rico for the last decade has also taken a toll on the island's only zoo, with critics saying it is sorely understaffed and struggling to care for its animals on a limited budget.   Read More ...
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TS Don weakens as it heads toward eastern Caribbean
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Tropical Storm Don began pelting the southeast Caribbean with heavy rain on Tuesday as it approached the region after forming in the Atlantic Ocean. A tropical storm warning was in effect for Grenada and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, while a tropical storm watch was in effect for Bonaire. "The shutters are up," said Joan Charles, administrative assistant at Barry's Country Retreat, a hotel in Grenada   Read More ...
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Tropical Storm Don heads toward eastern Caribbean
Tropical Storm Don heads toward eastern Caribbean SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Tropical Storm Don approached the Windward Islands on Tuesday as it moved toward the eastern Caribbean after forming in the Atlantic Ocean. A tropical storm warning was in effect for Grenada and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, while a tropical storm watch was in effect for Barbados, St. Lucia and Bonaire. The storm had maximum sustained winds of 50 mph (80 kph) and was moving west at 18 mph (30 mph) early Tuesday, according to the U   Read More ...
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Photos: Economic crisis hits Puerto Rico's only zoo
Photos: Economic crisis hits Puerto Rico's only zoo The economic crisis afflicting Puerto Rico for the last decade has also taken a toll on the island's only zoo, with critics saying it is sorely understaffed and struggling to care for its animals on a limited budget.   Read More ...
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Coast Guard: More migrants with records nabbed in Caribbean
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The number of apprehensions of migrants with criminal records trying to illegally re-enter the U.S. after being deported has increased in the Caribbean, the U.S. Coast Guard said Monday. The recent uptick has authorities concerned, said Rear Admiral Peter Brown, the newly appointed commander for the Coast Guard's 7th District, which covers the Caribbean and the southeastern U   Read More ...
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Puerto Rico economic crisis hits island's only zoo
Puerto Rico economic crisis hits island's only zoo MAYAGUEZ, Puerto Rico — The economic crisis afflicting Puerto Rico for the last decade has also taken a toll on the island's only zoo, with critics saying it is sorely understaffed and struggling to care for its animals on a limited budget. Conditions at Dr. Juan A. Rivero, a 45-acre zoo featuring over 300 species in the western coastal town of Mayaguez, have deteriorated so far as to catch the attention of the U   Read More ...
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Puerto Rico economic crisis hits island's only zoo
Puerto Rico economic crisis hits island's only zoo MAYAGUEZ, Puerto Rico (AP) — The economic crisis afflicting Puerto Rico for the last decade has also taken a toll on the island's only zoo, with critics saying it is sorely understaffed and struggling to care for its animals on a limited budget. Conditions at Dr. Juan A. Rivero, a 45-acre zoo featuring over 300 species in the western coastal town of Mayaguez, have deteriorated so far as to catch the attention of the U   Read More ...
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Puerto Rico economic crisis hits island's only zoo
Puerto Rico economic crisis hits island's only zoo MAYAGUEZ, Puerto Rico (AP) — The economic crisis afflicting Puerto Rico for the last decade has also taken a toll on the island's only zoo, with critics saying it is sorely understaffed and struggling to care for its animals on a limited budget. Conditions at Dr. Juan A. Rivero, a 45-acre zoo featuring over 300 species in the western coastal town of Mayaguez, have deteriorated so far as to catch the attention of the U   Read More ...
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Detroit Zoo sending 5,600 tadpoles to permanent vacation in Puerto Rico
Detroit Zoo sending 5,600 tadpoles to permanent vacation in Puerto Rico If you're a frog or toad, you're likely endangered and headed for extinction. But 5,600 tadpoles from the Detroit Zoo are bolstering your numbers. Detroit Free Press. DETROIT — With frogs and toads reeling worldwide from environmental threats, the Detroit Zoo is breeding endangered ones by the thousands. The latest success in the zoo's amphibian bedroom? Zookeepers raised exactly 5,635 tadpoles — offspring of the endangered Puerto Rican crested toad, according to a news release   Read More ...
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Detroit Zoo sending 5,600 tadpoles to wildlife refuge in Puerto Rico
Detroit Zoo sending 5,600 tadpoles to wildlife refuge in Puerto Rico If you're a frog or toad, you're likely endangered and headed for extinction. But 5,600 tadpoles from the Detroit Zoo are bolstering your numbers.   Read More ...
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Detroit Zoo sending 5,600 tadpoles to permanent vacation in Puerto Rico
Detroit Zoo sending 5,600 tadpoles to permanent vacation in Puerto Rico If you're a frog or toad, you're likely endangered and headed for extinction. But 5,600 tadpoles from the Detroit Zoo are bolstering your numbers.   Read More ...
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Photos: The crumbling history of Puerto Rico
Photos: The crumbling history of Puerto Rico Puerto Rico's prized historic buildings are falling apart as an enduring recession slashes public and private funding for maintenance, repairs and restoration.   Read More ...
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Swimmer from Puerto Rico drowns in New Hampshire lake
NOTTINGHAM, N.H. (AP) — A man from Puerto Rico has drowned while swimming in a New Hampshire lake. The state's Fish and Game Department says it received a call Tuesday morning about the man's drowning death at Pawtuckaway Lake in Nottingham. It says 21-year-old Angel Cruz had tried to swim from the shore of the lake to a small island 150 feet away   Read More ...
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Swimmer from Puerto Rico drowns in New Hampshire lake
NOTTINGHAM, N.H. (AP) — A man from Puerto Rico has drowned while swimming in a New Hampshire lake. The state's Fish and Game Department says it received a call Tuesday morning about the man's drowning death at Pawtuckaway Lake in Nottingham. It says 21-year-old Angel Cruz had tried to swim from the shore of the lake to a small island 150 feet away   Read More ...
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21-year-old Puerto Rico man drowns at Pawtuckaway State Park
21-year-old Puerto Rico man drowns at Pawtuckaway State Park YEAR-OLD ANGEL CRUZFROM PUERTO RICO WAS HEREVISITING FAMILY ON VACATION.WHEN HE TRIED TO SWIM OUT TO ASMALL ISLAND IN THE LAKE,WITNESSES SAW HIM START TOSTRUGGLE AT THE HALF WAY POINT.A BEAUTIFUL INDEPENDENCE DAYTURNS TRAGIC AT PAWTUCKAWAYSTATE PARK.>> I GOT THE CALL OF A DROWNINGHERE AT PAWTUCKAWAY STATE PARKTHIS MORNING AT ABOUT 10:30.REPORTER: AUTHORITIES WERE TOLD21-YEAR-OLD ANGEL CRUZ COULDSWIM, BUT WHEN THE MAN TRIED TOREACH A SMALL ISLAND, HEDISAPPEARED UNDER THE WATER   Read More ...
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Photos: The crumbling history of Puerto Rico
Photos: The crumbling history of Puerto Rico Puerto Rico's prized historic buildings are falling apart as an enduring recession slashes public and private funding for maintenance, repairs and restoration.   Read More ...
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Photos: The crumbling history of Puerto Rico
Photos: The crumbling history of Puerto Rico Puerto Rico's prized historic buildings are falling apart as an enduring recession slashes public and private funding for maintenance, repairs and restoration.   Read More ...
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Photos: The crumbling history of Puerto Rico
Photos: The crumbling history of Puerto Rico Puerto Rico's prized historic buildings are falling apart as an enduring recession slashes public and private funding for maintenance, repairs and restoration.   Read More ...
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Photos: The crumbling history of Puerto Rico
Photos: The crumbling history of Puerto Rico Puerto Rico's prized historic buildings are falling apart as an enduring recession slashes public and private funding for maintenance, repairs and restoration.   Read More ...
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Clash looms as Puerto Rico prepares to send reps to Washington, after statehood vote
Clash looms as Puerto Rico prepares to send reps to Washington, after statehood vote Congress has not formally recognized Puerto Rico’s vote for statehood, but that isn’t stopping the territory’s political leaders from gearing up for a Capitol Hill clash with plans to dispatch representatives to Washington. Gov. Ricardo Rosselló on Monday began naming those representatives – a list that eventually will include two senators and five congressmen – with the intent of seating them in Congress   Read More ...
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Puerto Rico customs stops millions in counterfeit products | Caribbean News Now
Brenda Smith (centre), Executive Assistant Commissioner for Trade, inspects seized counterfeit products during a recent visit to San Juan SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) San Juan Field Operations recently made in one week approximately 115 seizures of counterfeit products, valued at more than $6.5 million dollars, which were illegally imported into Puerto Rico via international mail   Read More ...
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Puerto Rico no festejará Día de la independencia de Estados Unidos por crisis económica
El gobierno de Puerto Rico anunció el domingo que no realizará las celebraciones oficiales del 4 de julio, día de la independencia estadounidense, debido a la situación económica por la que atraviesa la isla, que está sumida en una deuda de más de 70.000 millones de dólares. “Estamos siendo frugales en todas las líneas presupuestarias, particularmente celebraciones conmemorativas”, explicó el secretario de Estado, Luis Rivera, en un comunicado   Read More ...
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Puerto Rico’s Power Authority Effectively Files for Bankruptcy
Puerto Rico’s Power Authority Effectively Files for Bankruptcy Photo Puerto Rico’s troubled power company defaulted on a deal to restructure its roughly $9 billion in bond debt and sought court protection from its creditors, the government said on Sunday. The government said the move to, in effect, file for bankruptcy was the only way to reduce the existing debt of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority “to a sustainable level   Read More ...
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Animal rescue group sends 'dumped dog' from Puerto Rico to new family in Alaska
Animal rescue group sends 'dumped dog' from Puerto Rico to new family in Alaska Every dog has its day and for one pup from Puerto Rico, arriving in Anchorage on a Saturday afternoon is only the beginning. Tess, a mixed breed pup is one of many dogs saved through the Second Chance Animal Rescue program. Organizers of Tess' journey said the less than one-year-old pup was found on a Tuesday outside the shelter's dumpster. Bonnie Lucas runs the shelter where the group has taken it upon themselves to house about 100 dogs   Read More ...
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Three Men from Dominican Republic Arrested in $3 Million Drug Bust in Puerto Rico
Three Men from Dominican Republic Arrested in $3 Million Drug Bust in Puerto Rico Three nationals of the Dominican Republic have been arrested while attempting to smuggle 151 kilogrammes of cocaine worth approximately $3.7 million into the United States. The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents, working jointly with officers of the Caribbean Corridor Strike Force (CCSF) arrested the trio on Monday. A Coast Guard maritime patrol aircraft had detected a 25-foot boat traveling without navigation lights   Read More ...
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Board: Court could decide Puerto Rico power company debt
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A federal control board overseeing Puerto Rico's finances announced Friday that it will allow the U.S. territory to ask a court to restructure roughly $9 billion in debt held by the island's power company if needed, angering bondholders who had reached a tentative deal with the company as they brace for a multimillion-dollar default. The board's decision to scrap the deal that took nearly three years to complete has been criticized by some in U   Read More ...
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Board: Court could decide Puerto Rico power company debt
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A federal control board overseeing Puerto Rico's finances says it will allow the U.S. territory to ask a court to restructure roughly $9 billion in debt held by Puerto Rico's power company if needed. Friday's announcement angered bondholders who had reached a tentative deal with the company after nearly three years of negotiations. Puerto Rico's Electric Power Authority is expected to default on some $450 million due on Saturday   Read More ...
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Puerto Rico struggles to save historic buildings amid crisis
Puerto Rico struggles to save historic buildings amid crisis Stained glass windows from the 16th century are broken. Porch railings from the 1700s are missing. Brick walls crumble inside the hall where Spain ceded Puerto Rico to the U.S. Puerto Rico's prized historic buildings are falling apart as a debt crisis and enduring economic recession have slashed public and private funding for maintenance, repairs and restoration. Tourists are increasingly banned from visiting once-popular sites now in dangerous disrepair   Read More ...
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Puerto Rico struggles to save historic buildings amid debt crisis
Puerto Rico struggles to save historic buildings amid debt crisis SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Stained glass windows from the 16th century are broken. Porch railings from the 1700s are missing. Brick walls crumble inside the hall where Spain ceded Puerto Rico to the U.S. Puerto Rico’s prized historic buildings are falling apart as a debt crisis and enduring economic recession have slashed public and private funding for maintenance, repairs and restoration   Read More ...
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Puerto Rico struggles to save historic buildings amid crisis
Puerto Rico struggles to save historic buildings amid crisis SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Stained glass windows from the 16th century are broken. Porch railings from the 1700s are missing. Brick walls crumble inside the hall where Spain ceded Puerto Rico to the U.S. Puerto Rico's prized historic buildings are falling apart as a debt crisis and enduring economic recession have slashed public and private funding for maintenance, repairs and restoration   Read More ...
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