Recent News Headlines : Puerto Rican Community

PROTECT THE AMAZON FROM BIG BUSINESS AND GREED, POPE FRANCIS URGES


Illegal loggers and drug traffickers in other parts of the Peruvian Amazon have killed activists and attacked indigenous tribes that shun contact with outsiders... READ MORE

20th January, 2018 17

HONDURAS: 7.6 EARTHQUAKE TRIGGERS TSUNAMI ALERT


The earthquake on Wednesday was felt across northern Central America, briefly prompting a tsunami warning in Puerto Rico, and the Caribbean Islands... READ MORE

10th January, 2018 316

MORE THAN THREE MONTHS AFTER MARIA, BARELY HALF OF PUERTO RICO HAS POWER


Puerto Rico authorities said Friday that nearly half of power customers in the U.S. territory still lack electricity more than three months after Hurricane... READ MORE

30th December, 2017 1

'CORAL BLEACHING IS GETTING WORSE ... BUT THE BIGGEST PROBLEM IS POLLUTION'


Climate change is a world issue, says Webster... READ MORE

27th December, 2017 1179

PUERTO RICO GOVERNOR ORDERS REVIEW OF ALL DEATHS SINCE HURRICANE MARIA DEVASTATED ISLAND


Puerto Rico's governor on Monday ordered authorities to review all deaths reported since Hurricane Maria hit nearly three months ago amid accusations that... READ MORE

19th December, 2017 0

'WE WERE NOT IMPRESSED': PASSENGERS FEEL BURNED AFTER WESTJET, AIR CANADA CANCEL PUERTO RICO FLIGHTS


Rick and Joan Hughes flew to Puerto Rico's capital, San Juan, on WestJet's partner airline Delta on Oct. 28 to catch their cruise... READ MORE

17th December, 2017 2709

IN THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS, NEW JERSEY LOCAL COLLECTS TOYS FOR PUERTO


Jayden Perez managed to collect over 1,000 toys for the children of Puerto Rico in the span of two weeks with the help of neighbors and friends... READ MORE

14th December, 2017 23

START THE CLOCK FOR TRUMP, GOP IN LAST PUSH ON TAXES, BUDGET


These young immigrants, often referred to as Dreamers, face deportation in a few months after Trump reversed administrative protections established by President Barack Obama... READ MORE

11th December, 2017 0

'WE'LL SEE THE BATTLE LINES': TRUMP FACED BY NATIVE AMERICAN ALLIANCE OVER BEARS EARS


Before the formation of the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition, in 2015, the tribes had never come together... READ MORE

4th December, 2017 12253

PUERTO RICO ADDS TO ITS HURRICANE DEATH TOLL


Puerto Rico on Wednesday attributed Quintin Vidal Rolon's death to Hurricane Maria... READ MORE

4th December, 2017 228

NATIVE AMERICANS CALLED ANDREW JACKSON 'INDIAN KILLER.' TRUMP HONOURED NATIVE WAR HEROES IN FRONT OF HIS PORTRAIT


Native Americans called Andrew Jackson 'Indian killer.' Trump honoured Native war heroes in front of his portrait... READ MORE

28th November, 2017 371

TRUMP, HONORING NAVAJOS, REVIVES 'POCAHONTAS' JAB AT WARREN


Native American leaders have called Trump's past attacks on Warren offensive and distasteful... READ MORE

28th November, 2017 59

TRUMP USES SLUR IN FRONT OF NATIVE AMERICAN VETERANS


The use of Pocahontas is controversial among Native Americans, some of whom think Disney's portrayal and use of the historical figure is degrading... READ MORE

27th November, 2017 187

'IT HURTS US': AIR CANADA, WESTJET UNDER FIRE FOR THEIR REASONS BEHIND PUERTO RICO FLIGHT CANCELLATIONS


But Puerto Rico's tourism industry says the message is misleading and wants it to stop... READ MORE

27th November, 2017 445

POWER COMPANY HALTS PUERTO RICO WORK


Whitefish Energy says payments have been delayed from Puerto Rico's bankrupt power authority... READ MORE

21st November, 2017 196

PUERTO RICANS PROTEST IN WASHINGTON AT SIZE OF HURRICANE AID PACKAGE


Protesters have gathered in front of the US Capitol asking for more federal support for Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria. Critics argue that not enough money... READ MORE

20th November, 2017 77

PUERTO RICO POWER CHIEF ABRUPTLY RESIGNS AS CONGRESS WEIGHS AID


The resignation of the head of Puerto Rico's power agency made clear that Governor Ricardo Rossello wants to remain in charge of the battered island's recovery... READ MORE

18th November, 2017 275

PUERTO RICAN STUDENTS SWARM TO U.S. MAINLAND SCHOOLS AMID EXODUS FROM HURRICANE-RAVAGED ISLAND


Schools in neighboring Osceola County have seen enrollment jump by 1,479 since Hurricane Maria, with 1,352 of those students coming from Puerto Rico... READ MORE

15th November, 2017 6

AFTER MASS INFLUX OF PUERTO RICANS AFTER HURRICANE MARIA, GOP-LED FLORIDA BRACES FOR POLITICAL SEA CHANGE


The arrival of more than than 130,000 Puerto Ricans in Florida since Hurricane Maria has some officials anticipating a political shakeup in a battleground... READ MORE

13th November, 2017 0

HURRICANE DEVASTATION SETS OFF FIERCE DEBATE ABOUT LEAVING PUERTO RICO AS THOUSANDS LEAVE


The disaster wrought by Hurricane Maria has set off an anguished debate across Puerto Rico, where friends, family and co-workers are arguing fiercely over... READ MORE

10th November, 2017 0

BOND INSURERS FIGHT TO AVOID PAYING CLAIMS


Puerto Rico Crisis Bond Insurers Fight To Avoid Paying Claims... READ MORE

8th November, 2017 58

PUERTO RICO POWER RESTORATION: WHY IT IS TAKING SO LONG


Six weeks after Hurricane Maria decimated the island, 70 percent of Puerto Rico is still without power... READ MORE

31st October, 2017 3345

PUERTO RICO TERMINATES CONTRACT WITH MONTANA POWER COMPANY


Montana-based Whitefish Energy Holdings had come under increased scrutiny as it struggled to restore power in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria... READ MORE

29th October, 2017 7917

SURVIVORS OF HURRICANE MARIA DESPERATELY NEED AID


A vast majority of the island is without power after Hurricane Maria, a powerful Category 4 storm, struck on September 20... READ MORE

28th October, 2017 1078

U.S. DISASTER AID AGENCY CLAIMS NO KNOWLEDGE OF CONTROVERSIAL $300M PUERTO RICO DEAL


We need answers from Whitefish, the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority and the federal government - and we need them soon, McCaskill said... READ MORE

27th October, 2017 222

RYAN ZINKE: COWBOY IN TRUMP'S CABINET TAKING AIM AT AMERICA'S PUBLIC LANDS


Montana-born interior secretary Ryan Zinke - who meets with President Trump on Friday morning - meticulously crafts his image as wilderness-loving western cowboy and sportsman... READ MORE

27th October, 2017 7103

TRUMP ADMINISTRATION DISAVOWS PUERTO RICO POWER CONTRACT


We need answers from Whitefish, the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority and the federal government and we need them soon, McCaskill said... READ MORE

27th October, 2017 14

US LAWMAKERS INVESTIGATE FIRM'S CONTRACT TO HELP RESTORE PUERTO RICO'S POWER


The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority awarded the contract to tiny Whitefish Energy Holdings to restore transmission and distribution lines damaged or destroyed during Hurricane Maria... READ MORE

27th October, 2017 209

EX-COLONEL TO OVERSEE PUERTO RICO'S TROUBLED POWER COMPANY; PROBE DEMANDED INTO CONTRACT LINKED TO INTERIOR SECRETARY


Whitefish had only two-full time employees when Maria hit Puerto Rico on Sept. 20 but since then has contracted more than 300 workers... READ MORE

26th October, 2017 0

HURRICANE MARIA RECOVERY PUTS PUERTO RICO'S DEEP RICH-POOR GAP IN STARK RELIEF


VEGA BAJA, PUERTO RICO - Hurricane Maria didn't discriminate between rich and poor when it ravaged Puerto Rico, but the recovery has been another story... READ MORE

26th October, 2017 0

Trending News Headlines : Puerto Rican Community

PRESIDENT TRUMP SLAMS PUERTO RICAN MAYOR FOR 'POOR LEADERSHIP' IN CRISIS


Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello is saying Maria could be the most catastrophic hurricane to hit the U.S. territory in a century... READ MORE

30th September, 2017 43843

YES, PUERTO RICO IS PART OF THE UNITED STATES


But unlike U.S. states, Puerto Ricans on the island cannot vote in presidential elections, and their representative in the House... READ MORE

27th September, 2017 35672

STRONGEST HURRICANE ON RECORD HEADS FOR MEXICO


At 8 a.m., Hurricane Patricia was 145 miles southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico, moving to the north-northwest at 12 mph, the Hurricane Center said... READ MORE

23rd October, 2015 21690

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A POOR AMERICAN UNDER TRUMP'S PROPOSED BUDGET


There used to be a latchkey program that your younger son went to, but budget cuts... READ MORE

16th March, 2017 16089

HURRICANE MARIA GROWS TO CATEGORY-3 MAJOR HURRICANE, 'PROMISES TO BE CATASTROPHIC'


Hurricane warnings are in effect for both the U.S. Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands, along with Guadeloupe, Martinique and St. Lucia... READ MORE

18th September, 2017 15692

UNDER FIRE, TRUMP BLAMES PUERTO RICANS FOR SLOW HURRICANE RESPONSE


Trump is scheduled to speak to the governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Rossello, by telephone on Saturday... READ MORE

30th September, 2017 13999

JCC BOMB THREATS: TEEN SUSPECT ARRESTED IN ISRAEL


Rampant threats in US In the US alone, more than 100 bomb threats have been made this year against Jewish community centers and schools... READ MORE

24th March, 2017 13327

TRUMP ON PUERTO RICO: FEMA CAN'T STAY 'FOREVER'


President Trump is set to visit Puerto Rico on Tuesday, to see damage from Hurricane Maria... READ MORE

12th October, 2017 10879

TRUMP LAUNCHES PERSONAL ATTACK ON MAYOR AMID CRISIS IN PUERTO RICO


...Such poor leadership ability by the Mayor of San Juan, and others in Puerto Rico, who are not able to get their workers to help... READ MORE

30th September, 2017 10099

TRUMP PUTS PUERTO RICO ON NOTICE OVER AID


US President Donald Trump has griped about emergency relief efforts in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico, saying federal aid cannot continue forever ... READ MORE

12th October, 2017 10067

PUERTO RICO'S GOVERNOR HAS TO CLEAN UP HIS DAD'S MESS


These weren't Governor Ricardo Rossello's constituents or the U.S. commonwealth's Senate... READ MORE

20th April, 2017 9803

'NOT A GOOD NEWS STORY'


Trump says Puerto Rico mayors 'want everything done for them'... READ MORE

30th September, 2017 8214

TRUMP DEFENDS PUERTO RICO DISASTER RESPONSE, ATTACKS SAN JUAN MAYOR


Trump slams 'fake news' and 'politically motivated ingrates' for criticizing Puerto Rico aid efforts... READ MORE

2nd October, 2017 8102

TRUMP LIFTS SHIPPING RESTRICTIONS FOR PUERTO RICO RELIEF


President Trump on Thursday waived shipping restrictions to help get fuel and supplies to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico, the White House announced... READ MORE

28th September, 2017 7229

BOSSERT DEFENDS TRUMP'S WAIT TO WAIVE JONES ACT FOR PUERTO RICO


Hunter and Garamendi said the problem wasn't getting material to Puerto Rico, but distributing it over the island's badly damaged roads... READ MORE

28th September, 2017 7068

HURRICANE PATRICIA LOSES POWER AS MEXICO ASSESSES DAMAGE


CIHUATL N Mexico A day after Hurricane Patricia all but destroyed his home Roberto Garc a L pez took the unusual step of going to work... READ MORE

24th October, 2015 5373

NEW POLL FINDS 9 IN 10 NATIVE AMERICANS AREN'T OFFENDED BY REDSKINS NAME


Attorneys for the Redskins and Native American activists declined on Thursday to discuss the poll's potential impact on the trademark case... READ MORE

20th May, 2016 4872

HURRICANE MARIA PUTS ALL OF PUERTO RICO IN THE DARK


Authorities said it'll be months before Puerto Rico, which is home to more than 3.4 million people, regains electricity... READ MORE

20th September, 2017 4722

DONALD TRUMP TO VISIT PUERTO RICO TO SURVEY HURRICANE DAMAGE


President Trump to visit Puerto Rico to survey damage from Hurricane Maria... READ MORE

26th September, 2017 4117

'I DON'T GIVE A (EXPLETIVE)'


San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz Face of Puerto Rico outrage... READ MORE

11th October, 2017 3984

ENTIRE ISLAND OF PUERTO RICO WITHOUT POWER


A resident of the Puerto Nuevo neighborhood walks through flood water during the passage of Hurricane Maria in San Juan, Puerto Rico on Sept. 20, 2017... READ MORE

20th September, 2017 3343

SIX GRAPHICS THAT SUM UP PUERTO RICO DISASTER


The island of Puerto Rico was devastated by the worst hurricane in its history over three weeks ago... READ MORE

13th October, 2017 3171

MASSIVE STORM PATRICIA BATTERS MEXICO'S PACIFIC COAST, DAMAGE UNCLEAR


Massive storm patricia batters mexico's pacific coast damage unclear... READ MORE

24th October, 2015 2977

U.S. HOUSE APPROVES DISASTER FUNDS AS TRUMP CRITICIZES PUERTO RICO


The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved 36.5 billion in emergency relief for hurricane-hit Puerto Rico and other areas that have suffered recent disasters... READ MORE

12th October, 2017 2377

TRUMP ADVISERS AIM TO PRIVATIZE OIL-RICH INDIAN RESERVATIONS


Markwayne Mullin R-Okla., a Cherokee tribe member who is co-chairing Trump's Native American Affairs Coalition... READ MORE

6th December, 2016 2001

PUERTO RICO GOVERNOR TO TAKE STATEHOOD CASE TO WASHINGTON BUT FACES US SNUB


Ricard Rossello to push Congress to admit Puerto Rico as America's 51st state, but experts suggest referendum result will have little impact on US lawmakers... READ MORE

12th June, 2017 1841

BERTA CACERES MURDER: INTERNATIONAL LAWYERS LAUNCH NEW INVESTIGATION


Her murder triggered widespread international condemnation, including unsuccessful efforts by US lawmakers to withhold American aid until the government approved an international team of investigators... READ MORE

15th November, 2016 1586

U.S. TO PAY 17 INDIAN TRIBES $492 MILLION TO SETTLE LONG-STANDING DISPUTES


Obama administration has paid 3.3 billion to more than 100 tribes in mismanagement claims... READ MORE

27th September, 2016 1455

'HEIL TRUMP': THE RACIST ALT-RIGHT SALUTES THE PRESIDENT-ELECT | TORONTO STAR


At the conference on Saturday, Spencer, who said he had coined the term, defined the alt-right as a movement with white identity as its core idea... READ MORE

22nd November, 2016 1419

TROPICAL STORM NATE DRENCHING CENTRAL AMERICA, HEADING FOR U.S.


Tropical Storm Nate gathers strength as it churns toward U.S. landfall along Gulf Coast... READ MORE

5th October, 2017 1348


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