Dánica Coto, The Associated Press

Dánica Coto

The Associated Press

Puerto Rico

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Recent articles by Dánica:

As Confederate Statues Fall in the U.S., Puerto Rico Confronts Spain's Painful Legacy

Spain left an indelible legacy in Puerto Rico, but activists are trying to erase it, joining a movement to eradicate symbols of oppression. → Read More

2 tremors shake Puerto Rico, latest in series of quakes

Two strong earthquakes have shaken Puerto Rico, but there have been no reports of injuries in the latest of a series of tremors that have hit the U.S. territory since late December → Read More

4.9-magnitude quake hits near Puerto Rico; house damaged

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A 4.9-magnitude earthquake struck just southwest of Puerto Rico on Friday, but no immediate damage was reported. The quake was felt across the U.S. territory and is the latest in a series of tremors that began in late December and have damaged or destroyed hundreds of homes. Ángel Vázquez, […] → Read More

Puerto Rico to demand COVID-19 test results from passengers

Puerto Rico’s governor has announced strict new rules for all passengers flying into Puerto Rico in a bid to curb coronavirus cases as officials blame recent outbreaks on those who flew to the U.S. territory and were infected. → Read More

Puerto Rico extends coronavirus curfew, reopens more places

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s governor has extended a coronavirus curfew for three more weeks, marking the longest such curfew in any U.S. jurisdiction even as she → Read More

Sahara dust blankets Caribbean, air quality hazardous

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A vast cloud of Sahara dust is blanketing the Caribbean as it heads to the U.S. with a size and concentration that experts say → Read More

Puerto Rico overhauls 1930 civil code amid sharp criticism

For the first time in nearly a century, Puerto Rico is overhauling a series of laws that regulate rights in the U.S. territory including marriage, abortion and property ownership without having held any public hearings → Read More

Board suspends budget cuts for struggling Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A federal control board that oversees Puerto Rico’s finances approved a revised fiscal plan on Wednesday that temporarily suspends all budget cuts and anticipates the island’s projected surplus could plunge by 65% as it warned the government is unable to pay current debt obligations. The plan will serve as a blueprint for a U. S. → Read More

Puerto Rico to hold statehood referendum amid disillusion

For the first time in the island’s history, the referendum will ask a single, simple question: Should Puerto Rico be immediately admitted as a U.S. state? → Read More

Puerto Rico to hold statehood referendum amid disillusion

Puerto Rico will hold a nonbinding referendum in November to decide whether the island should become a U.S. state → Read More

Puerto Rico to hold statehood referendum amid disillusion

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Gov. Wanda Vázquez announced on Saturday that she will hold a nonbinding referendum in November to decide whether Puerto Rico should become a U.S. state, a move that... → Read More

Puerto Rico to Hold U.S. Statehood Referendum After Struggling to Obtain Pandemic and Natural Disaster Relief

Gov. Wanda Vázquez announced she will hold a nonbinding referendum in November to decide whether Puerto Rico should become a U.S. state. → Read More

Damage reported as 5.4-magnitude quake strikes Puerto Rico

A 5.4-magnitude earthquake struck near southern Puerto Rico on Saturday, briefly knocking out power and forcing the relocation of at least 50 families on an island where some people still remain in shelters from previous quakes earlier this year → Read More

Amber Alert issued for missing child in Okaloosa County, Fla.

A Florida AMBER Alert has been issued for Alliarra Williams. → Read More

Amber Alert issued for missing child in Okaloosa County, Fla.

A Florida AMBER Alert has been issued for Alliarra Williams. → Read More

Amber Alert issued for missing child in Okaloosa County, Fla.

A Florida AMBER Alert has been issued for Alliarra Williams. → Read More

Amber Alert issued for missing child in Okaloosa County, Fla.

A Florida AMBER Alert has been issued for Alliarra Williams. → Read More

Damage reported as 5.4 quake strikes Puerto Rico

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake hit at a shallow depth of 5.6 miles (nine kilometers) near the city of Ponce and the towns of Guánica and Guayanilla. → Read More

Damage reported as 5.4 quake strikes Puerto Rico

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake hit at a shallow depth of 5.6 miles (nine kilometers) near the city of Ponce and the towns of Guánica and Guayanilla. → Read More

Damage reported as 5.4 quake strikes Puerto Rico

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake hit at a shallow depth of 5.6 miles (nine kilometers) near the city of Ponce and the towns of Guánica and Guayanilla. → Read More