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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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Report: Puerto Rico has worst drinking water violation rate

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Report: Puerto Rico has worst drinking water violation rate

- By: | San Juan (puerto Rico), | Published:May 10, 2017 10:16 am The U.S. territory of Puerto Rico has the worst rate of drinking water violations of any U.S. jurisdiction, with dangerous contaminants ranging from lead to disinfectants to coliform bacteria, an environmental group said Wednesday. Nearly the entire island was supplied in 2015 with water from systems that violated the U

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Puerto Rico seeks bankruptcy protection: governor

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Puerto Rico seeks bankruptcy protection: governor

- San Juan (AFP) - The governor of Puerto Rico announced Wednesday that the US territory would seek a form of bankruptcy protection to restructure its $70 billion debt, the largest municipal restructuring in US history. By declaring bankruptcy, the US commonwealth in the Caribbean can prevent any interruption in services to island residents, Governor Ricardo Rossello said at a news conference

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5 facts about Puerto Rico's utter economic misery

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5 facts about Puerto Rico's utter economic misery

- Puerto Rico is in the midst of a bleak economic crisis. The island has $74 billion in debt and another $50 billion in pension obligations on the books, making its case by far the largest municipal bankruptcy ever filed. Court documents in support of Puerto Rico's bankruptcy paint a stark picture of what life is like and just how daunting the crisis is

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Puerto Rico's fate hangs on Chief Justice John Roberts

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Puerto Rico's fate hangs on Chief Justice John Roberts

- It's unknown how much debt will be included in the filing and how much creditors can get back. Video provided by Newsy Newslook. A little-noticed provision in a bill signed into law in 2016 places the fate of Puerto Rico in the hands of the Supreme Court's chief justice. After Puerto Rico filed for the equivalent of bankruptcy protection this week, the immediate question was which judge would be appointed to oversee the case

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A look at the latest twist in Puerto Rico's debt saga

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A look at the latest twist in Puerto Rico's debt saga

- By The Associated Press A look at the move by Puerto Rico's government to seek a form of bankruptcy protection as the U.S. Caribbean island territory struggles to emerge from a prolonged debt crisis and recession. ___ DID PUERTO RICO JUST FILE FOR BANKRUPTCY? Sort of. As a U.S. territory, the island cannot follow the court process used by other U

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Hampden DA: West Springfield homicide suspect captured trying to board flight to Puerto Rico

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Hampden DA: West Springfield homicide suspect captured trying to board flight to Puerto Rico

- WEST SPRINGFIELD -- Robert Santiago, 19, will be charged with murder in connection with the shooting death of Delilah Santiago, 18, at the Hillcrest Arms Apartments on Monday afternoon, Hampden District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni announced Tuesday. Robert Santiago was apprehended at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, as he was preparing to board a flight to Puerto Rico, Gulluni said

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Swept away by Puerto Rico’s unspoiled nature and vibrant Old San Juan

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Swept away by Puerto Rico’s unspoiled nature and vibrant Old San Juan

- “You may not be born in Puerto Rico but Puerto Rican is definitely born in you.” — Rosie Perez. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Passionate and mercurial San Juan has been on my bucket list for years so I was elated to finally visit Puerto Rico’s urban island paradise, which is experiencing a revival of sorts with transplants and travellers. Sandwiched between the Dominican Republic and the British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico is the fourth largest island in the Caribbean

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Javier Baez is all smiles making no-look tag for Puerto Rico

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Javier Baez is all smiles making no-look tag for Puerto Rico

- SAN DIEGO (WLS) -- Chicago Cub Javier Baez is playing for Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic. Check out what he did in a second-round game against the Dominican Republic. Baez was playing second when he tagged out Nelson Cruz, who was trying to steal. Javy gave props to catcher Yadier Molina before he even made the tag. Tag THEN celebrate?Way too basic for @Javy23Baez

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Puerto Rico upsets Dominican Republic in WBC and has blast doing so

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Puerto Rico upsets Dominican Republic in WBC and has blast doing so

- SAN DIEGO — Puerto Rico wasn't trying to show anyone up, they kept insisting. They weren't trying to embarrass anyone, particularly not against a team with so much respect. But sorry, but when you produce one of the greatest victories in your country's history Tuesday night, knocking off the Dominican Republic, 3-1, for the first time since 2006 and ending its 11-game winning streak in the World Baseball Classic, who can blame them for acting a little goofy? Puerto Rico second baseman Javy Baez created the no-look tag on this night, pointing, laughing and gesturing toward catcher Yadier Molina, before he even caught the ball, when Nelson Cruz slid into his glove at second base

3 charged after Puerto Rico package full of cocaine is tracked to Dover trailer park

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3 charged after Puerto Rico package full of cocaine is tracked to Dover trailer park

- Three men were arrested Tuesday after police discovered they were trying to import more than 130 grams of cocaine from Puerto Rico, Dover Police announced Wednesday. According to authorities, Felix Alexander Claudio, 23, Eduardo Rodriguez Muriel, 26, and Mozetca Claudio, 27, were attempting to have the package of drugs shipped via the United States Postal Service to 1061 South Little Creek Road, at the Dover East Mobile Home Park on

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Puerto Rican nationalist Oscar Lopez-Rivera returns to serve term cut by Obama

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Puerto Rican nationalist Oscar Lopez-Rivera returns to serve term cut by Obama

- Thursday, February 09, 2017 05:23PM SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Puerto Rican nationalist Oscar Lopez-Rivera unexpectedly returned to the island on Thursday to serve the remainder of a sentence commuted by outgoing U.S. President Barack Obama, according to the San Juan mayor's office. A mayoral official said Lopez disembarked from an American Airlines jet that landed in the capital of San Juan just after 4:30 p.m. local time. He

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Puerto Rico launches art app to promote museums, paintings

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Puerto Rico launches art app to promote museums, paintings

- Puerto Rico is launching an app aimed at tourists as part of a pilot programme to promote paintings and museums across the US territory. Tourism director Ingrid Rivera said Friday that the app is named Musee and will highlight works at three of the island’s largest museums. It also will allow users to make reservations, buy tickets and access a calendar of events as well as find special deals at

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Minnesota man drowns in Puerto Rico trying to save son

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Minnesota man drowns in Puerto Rico trying to save son

- SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A 61-year-old Minnesota man who was a longtime employee at Public Radio International drowned in Puerto Rico while trying to save his son, officials and his employer said Wednesday. Vidal Morales Guzman was vacationing with his family on the U.S. territory's north coast when he tried to help his 19-year-old son, Public Radio International said. Authorities said Morales drowned Monday afternoon in rough seas

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Puerto Rico's new gov promises immediate push for statehood

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Puerto Rico's new gov promises immediate push for statehood

- SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's new governor was sworn in Monday, promising an immediate push for statehood in a territory facing a deep economic crisis. Gov. Ricardo Rossello, 37, proposed several measures aimed at alleviating the crisis shortly after he was sworn in at midnight. Among them is a proposal to hold a referendum that would ask voters whether they prefer statehood or independence. Many have argued

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  • 5 facts about Puerto Rico's utter economic misery
    5 facts about Puerto Rico's utter economic misery

    , cnn.com

    Puerto Rico is in the midst of a bleak economic crisis. The island has $74 billion in debt and another $50 billion in pension obligations on the books, making its case by far the largest municipal bankruptcy ever filed. Court documents in support of Puerto Rico's bankruptcy paint a stark picture of what life is like and just how daunting the crisis is

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Politics & Government

  • New Puerto Rico governor signs fiscal emergency law
    New Puerto Rico governor signs fiscal emergency law

    , rawstory.com

    Puerto Rico’s governor signed a law on Sunday that allows him to define essential government services and set aside money to pay for them, setting the vision of how to prioritize a mountain of obligations the struggling U.S. territory cannot afford. Governor Ricardo Rossello, sworn in this month, signed the Puerto Rico Financial Emergency and Fiscal Responsibility Law, replacing a moratorium on debt payments by ex-Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla that

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Sports

  • Puig takes injured Stephens's spot
    Puig takes injured Stephens's spot

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    Sloane Stephens © Getty Images Puig takes injured Stephens's spot America's world number 25 Sloane Stephens withdrew from the US Open on Friday with a right foot injury, organisers said. The 23-year-old's withdrawal sees Olympic champion Monica Puig of Puerto Rico move into the 32nd seed position. Stephens, who made the fourth round in New York in 2013, had been on a poor run of form in recent weeks. Since

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Business

  • 5 facts about Puerto Rico's utter economic misery
    5 facts about Puerto Rico's utter economic misery

    , cnn.com

    Puerto Rico is in the midst of a bleak economic crisis. The island has $74 billion in debt and another $50 billion in pension obligations on the books, making its case by far the largest municipal bankruptcy ever filed. Court documents in support of Puerto Rico's bankruptcy paint a stark picture of what life is like and just how daunting the crisis is

    Categories: Business | 
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Health

Society & Culture

Education

  • Puerto Rico’s Debt Crisis Claims Another Casualty: Its Schools
    Puerto Rico’s Debt Crisis Claims Another Casualty: Its Schools

    , nytimes.com

    AGUAS BUENAS, P.R. — Natalia Hernández stood before dawn with a bullhorn in her hand in front of the mountainside elementary school that four generations of her family attended, rattling off its academic accomplishments. More than half the pupils are on the honor roll. There are tutors, a social worker and even a speech therapist, she said. But there has been an exodus of families from Puerto Rico in the face of its economic collapse, so little Luis Santaella School has a big problem: Only 146 children are enrolled compared with about 250 in the past

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Travel & Recreation

  • Puerto Rico tries to open no-man's-land to tourism
    Puerto Rico tries to open no-man's-land to tourism

    , siouxcityjournal.com

    VIEQUES, Puerto Rico (AP) — A small island long known as a Navy bombing range is gradually trying to turn a no-man's-land into a booming tourist mecca. Vieques, off the east coast of Puerto Rico, boasts gorgeous beaches, turquoise waters and a stunning bioluminescent bay. But for more than 70 years, most of the island has been off-limits to non-military visitors. Tons of unexploded bombs, rockets and other munitions still

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