Dánica Coto, The Associated Press

Dánica Coto

The Associated Press

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Recent articles by Dánica:

Puerto Rico cruise ship docks face $425M public-private deal

Puerto Rico’s governor on Tuesday announced a public-private partnership to overhaul the island’s cruise ship docks as part of a $425 million project to boost the U.S. territory’s tourism sector. → Read More

Environmental groups sue US over Puerto Rico dredging plan

The Center for Biological Diversity filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the U.S government, accusing it of endangering wildlife and humans as it prepares to dredge and expand Puerto Rico’s biggest bay to accommodate massive tankers that will serve a new liquid natural gas terminal. → Read More

Ex FBI agent turns self in to face Puerto Rico criminal case

Former FBI agent Mark Rossini, who was indicted in a corruption case against a former Puerto Rico governor, turned himself into federal authorities Tuesday in the U.S. territory and declared himself not guilty, according to officials. → Read More

FBI Arrests Ex Puerto Rico Gov. Wanda Vázquez on Bribery Charges

The arrest was a blow to Vázquez's pro-statehood New Progressive Party, which is pushing to hold a referendum next year in a bid to become the 51st U.S. state. → Read More

Official: Ex Puerto Rico Governor Wanda Vazquez arrested

Former Puerto Rico Governor Wanda Vázquez was arrested Thursday in the U.S. territory on corruption charges, an official told The Associated Press. → Read More

Ex Puerto Rico Gov. Wanda Vázquez charged with bribery

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Former Puerto Rico Gov. Wanda Vázquez was arrested Thursday on bribery charges related to the financing of her 2020 campaign, marking the first time that a former leade… → Read More

Record amount of seaweed is choking shores in the Caribbean

A record amount of seaweed is smothering Caribbean coasts from Puerto Rico to Barbados as tons of brown algae kill wildlife, choke the tourism industry and release toxic gases. → Read More

Record amount of seaweed is choking shores in the Caribbean

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5 dead, 66 migrants rescued from waters near Puerto Rico

At least five migrants drowned and another 66 were rescued on Thursday after a suspected human smuggling boat dropped the group off in waters near an uninhabited island west of Puerto Rico, officials said. → Read More

Haiti's struggle worsened in year since slaying of president

A year has passed since President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated at his private home where an elite security team was supposed to protect him. Not only have authorities failed to identify and arrest all those who masterminded and financed the killing, but Haiti has gone into a freefall as violence soars and the economy tumbles. → Read More

Ricky Martin faces restraining order in Puerto Rico

A judge has issued a restraining order against Puerto Rican superstar Ricky Martin, police said Saturday. → Read More

Ricky Martin faces restraining order in Puerto Rico

A Puerto Rican judge has issued a restraining order against superstar Ricky Martin → Read More

Police determine how 3 American tourists died at Bahamas resort

The couples were staying in separate villas next to each other in the same building at the Sandals Emerald Bay resort on the island of Exuma. → Read More

Official: 8 more die as Haiti prisons lack food, water

An official said Thursday that at least eight inmates have died at an overcrowded prison in Haiti that ran out of food two months ago, adding to dozens of similar deaths this year as the country’s institutions crumble. → Read More

Gangs strangle Haiti's capital as deaths, kidnappings soar

Gangs are fighting each other and seizing territory in Haiti's capital with a new intensity and brutality → Read More

Gangs strangle Haiti's capital as deaths, kidnappings soar

It was about 6 a.m. when Venique Moïse flung open the door of her house and saw dozens of people running — their children in one hand and scant belongings in the other — as gunfire intensified. → Read More

US lawmakers urge binding vote on Puerto Rico statehood

A group of Democratic congress members, including the House majority leader, on Thursday proposed a binding plebiscite to decide whether Puerto Rico should become a state or gain some sort of independence. → Read More

US lawmakers urge binding vote on Puerto Rico statehood

A group of Democratic congress members is proposing a binding plebiscite to decide whether Puerto Rico should become a state or gain some sort of independence. → Read More

38 rescued, 11 dead as US searches waters near Puerto Rico

At least 38 people have been rescued and 11 bodies found as the U.S. Coast Guard scoured the open waters northwest of Puerto Rico on Friday via boat, plane and helicopter in a bid to find more survivors after a boat carrying suspected migrants capsized. → Read More

11 dead, 31 rescued after boat capsizes near Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A boat loaded with suspected migrants capsized north of an uninhabited island near Puerto Rico, and 11 people had been confirmed dead while 31 others were rescued Thursday, authorities said. It wasn’t immediately clear how many people were aboard the boat when it turned over, said U.S. Coast Guard […] → Read More