Recent News Headlines : Puerto Rican Community

SCHUMER CALLS ON TRUMP TO APPOINT PUERTO RICO RECOVERY CHIEF


Sen. Chuck Schumer on Sunday called on President Trump to appoint a recovery chief to oversee relief efforts for hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico... READ MORE

22nd October, 2017 27

ONLY 20% IN PUERTO RICO HAVE ELECTRICITY A MONTH AFTER HURRICANE


Electrical linemen descend from helicopters, balancing on steel girders 25 metres high on transmission towers in the mountains of central Puerto Rico, far from any road... READ MORE

22nd October, 2017 649

AS PUERTO RICANS FLOCK TO FLORIDA, PARTIES JOCKEY FOR ADVANTAGE


The freshman lawmaker faces re-election next year in an Orlando-area district where an influx of tens of thousands of Democratic-leaning Puerto Ricans could tip the scales... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 802

IRELAND, UK BRACE FOR IMPACT OF HURRICANE OPHELIA


Ireland's Met Eireann weather service issued a status red warning for the western Irish counties of Galway, Mayo, Clare, Cork and Kerry... READ MORE

15th October, 2017 4

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

A DESPERATE, DAILY SEARCH FOR WATER IN PUERTO RICO


Three weeks after Hurricane Maria tore through Puerto Rico, the challenge of finding enough water to drink and cook with remains enormous... READ MORE

13th October, 2017 141

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 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

DONALD TRUMP THREATENS TO ABANDON PUERTO RICO RECOVERY EFFORT


President Trump warned on Thursday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the US military can't provide aid to Puerto Rico forever... READ MORE

12th October, 2017 406

DHS SECRETARY NOMINEE NEEDS 'NO ON-THE-JOB TRAINING'


Nielsen had been chief of staff to John Kelly when he was Trump's first homeland security secretary... READ MORE

12th October, 2017 0

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

TRUMP SAYS U.S. RESPONDERS CAN'T STAY IN PUERTO RICO FOREVER


The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency estimates that only 63 percent of Puerto Rico residents have access to clean drinking water... READ MORE

12th October, 2017 934

WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO WIN THE SOLAR CHALLENGE CAR RACE?


What do solar cars and their teams have to contend with to successfully make it down the Stuart Highway from Darwin to Adelaide?... READ MORE

11th October, 2017 110

'I DON'T GIVE A (EXPLETIVE)'


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

11th October, 2017 3984

A DAY ON THE ROAD RACING HIGH-TECH VEHICLES IN CENTRAL AUSTRALIA


ABC News Georgia Hitch It might be a solar challenge, but much of the work to get the car ready happens before dawn... READ MORE

10th October, 2017 174

POLITICAL DISPUTES ARE HURTING PUERTO RICO RELIEF, SAYS FEMA CHIEF


Cruz complained Monday morning via Twitter that San Juan legislators arrived to the Emergency Operations Center to discuss debris and flooding... READ MORE

9th October, 2017 0

SOLAR CARS BEGIN RACE ACROSS AUSTRALIAN DESERT IN WORLD SOLAR CHALLENGE


Solar cars begin race across Australian desert in World Solar Challenge... READ MORE

9th October, 2017 2

OIL COMPANIES WADE BACK INTO GULF OF MEXICO AS NATE FIZZLES


Oil Companies Wade Back Into Gulf of Mexico as Nate Fizzles... READ MORE

9th October, 2017 670

TRUMP DEFENDS TOSSING PAPER TOWELS TO PUERTO RICO HURRICANE VICTIMS


Trump defends tossing paper towels to Puerto Rico hurricane victims Analysis... READ MORE

8th October, 2017 6896

HURRICANE MARIA: PUERTO RICO'S FARMERS FACE NEAR TOTAL LOSS FROM STORM


Puerto Rico's farmers face near total loss from Hurricane Maria... READ MORE

7th October, 2017 2569

BELGIAN TEAM HOPES TO MAKE HISTORY IN 3,000KM SOLAR RACE ACROSS AUSTRALIA


World Solar Challenge Belgian team hopes to make history in sun-powered race across Australia... READ MORE

7th October, 2017 269

SAN JUAN MAYOR CARMEN YULIN CRUZ GIVES DONALD TRUMP LESSON IN LEADERSHIP AFTER CRITICISM


She became an adviser to Sila Maria Calderon, then the mayor of San Juan who later became Puerto Rico's first and only female governor... READ MORE

6th October, 2017 103

FROM PUERTO RICO TO LAS VEGAS, IT WAS A HORRIBLE WEEK FOR AMERICA


The United States went from one disaster to another this week. North America correspondent Zoe Daniel recaps the tragedies in Puerto Rico and Las Vegas... READ MORE

6th October, 2017 43

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

TRUMP MEETS WITH LAS VEGAS MASSACRE VICTIMS, SAYS 'AMERICA IS TRULY NATION IN MOURNING'


Trump then headed to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police headquarters, where he met with officers, dispatchers and others who'd responded to the shooting Sunday night... READ MORE

5th October, 2017 0

NATIONWIDE DRUG, MEDICAL-DEVICE SHORTAGES FEARED AS PUERTO RICO STRUGGLES TO RECOVER


Pharmaceuticals and medical devices are the island's leading exports, and Puerto Rico has become one of the world's biggest centers for pharmaceutical manufacturing... READ MORE

5th October, 2017 71

DONALD TRUMP VISITS PUERTO RICO, DEFENDS U.S. RESPONSE TO HURRICANE MARIA


Donald Trump visited Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria. The U.S. president said the government has 'spent a lot' on relief efforts... READ MORE

4th October, 2017 18

TRUMP RIPS 'FAKE NEWS' COVERAGE OF HIS TRIP TO PUERTO RICO


Trump rips 'fake news' coverage of his trip to Puerto Rico... READ MORE

4th October, 2017 58

'WE'RE GOING TO PAY OUR RESPECTS'


Before leaving for Las Vegas, Trump protested some of the news coverage of the Puerto Rico visit and presumably other events... READ MORE

4th October, 2017 13929

PUERTO RICO GOVERNOR'S DIRE WARNING: MILLIONS MAY FLEE THE ISLAND


Most of the island remains without electricity, and about half of all residents still lack basic water services after Hurricane Maria... READ MORE

4th October, 2017 2097

Trending News Headlines : Puerto Rican Community

PUERTO RICO JONES ACT: TRUMP WAIVES SHIPPING RESTRICTIONS FOR ISLAND


Trump waives Jones Act shipping restrictions for hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico... READ MORE

28th September, 2017 59150

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

AMERICA DENIES PUERTO RICO REQUEST FOR WAIVER TO BRING VITAL FUEL AND SUPPLIES TO ISLAND


Backers of a Jones Act waiver for Puerto Rico said it would help the relief effort... READ MORE

28th September, 2017 38600

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

TRUMP LASHES OUT AT SAN JUAN MAYOR OVER MARIA RESPONSE


Donald Trump has lashed out at Puerto Rico politicians over their criticism of US relief efforts on the island following Hurricane Maria... READ MORE

30th September, 2017 18083

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 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

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

'SOMETHING CLOSE TO A GENOCIDE' AT RISK WITHOUT HURRICANE RELIEF, SAN JUAN MAYOR SAYS


Duke travelled to Puerto Rico on Friday, joining Rossello for an aerial tour of the island... READ MORE

30th September, 2017 5655

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

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

'THIS IS CHAOS': SWELTERING PUERTO RICO ON DAY 6 WITHOUT POWER


The government-owned Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, operating under court protection from creditors, has more than 8 billion in debt but little to show for it... READ MORE

26th September, 2017 3186

PUERTO RICO FACING CRISIS AFTER MARIA


Meanwhile, officials say there is still a risk of flooding on a Puerto Rico river due to the threat of a failure of a dam... READ MORE

24th September, 2017 3027

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

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

'THEY WANT EVERYTHING DONE FOR THEM'


Hurricane Maria Donald Trump snaps at Puerto Rico capital's mayor over emergency aid criticism... READ MORE

30th September, 2017 1834

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

PUERTO RICO RELIEF EFFORT 'AMAZING, TREMENDOUS'


We've gotten A-pluses on Texas and in Florida, and we will also on Puerto Rico, Trump told reporters in Washington... READ MORE

27th September, 2017 1554


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