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Recent articles by Dánica:

Epstein's Caribbean islands drawing tourists after his death

Jeffrey Epstein's armed guards and the sharp rocks that lie beneath the turquoise waters glistening around his Caribbean island have long deterred boaters from the area, but curiosity has overcome concern since the financier apparently killed himself in jail as he awaited trial in New York on sex → Read More

Turmoil calms as Puerto Rico governor turns to policy

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Puerto Rico's political turmoil seemed to be at least temporarily easing on Monday with attention shifting from protests to policy following the replacement governor's move to suspend a hurricane recovery contract. In one of her first moves as governor, Wanda Vázquez announced late Sunday that she was scrutinizing a $450,000 contract that has since been cancelled and… → Read More

New Puerto Rico gov suspends contract to rebuild power grid

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — In one of her first moves as Puerto Rico's new governor, Wanda Vázquez announced late Sunday that she is suspending a pending $450,000 contract that is part of the... → Read More

Puerto Ricans ask 'What's next?' as political limbo deepens

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Puerto Rico's streets have remained so quiet since Gov. Wanda Vázquez took over as governor following weeks of turmoil that one can again hear the island's famous coquí frog singing at night. The protests that led to the resignation of Gov. Ricardo Rosselló on Aug. 2 and continued on a smaller scale until the Supreme Court removed his chosen successor have… → Read More

Puerto Ricans ask ‘What’s next?’ as political limbo deepens

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s streets have remained so quiet since Gov. Wanda Vázquez took over as governor following weeks of turmoil that one can again hear the island’s famous coquí frog singing at night. The protests that led to the resignation of Gov. Ricardo Rosselló just a week ago and continued […] → Read More

Puerto Rico, with 3 governors in a week, considers a 4th

A day after Puerto Rico got its third governor in less than a week following angry street protests, top officials from new leader Wanda Vázquez's own party were talking openly Thursday about their desire to see a fourth take over the position. Senate President Thomas Rivera Schatz, who played a → Read More

Puerto Rico, with 3 governors in a week, considers a 4th

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A day after Puerto Rico got its third governor in less than a week following angry street protests, top officials from new leader Wanda Vázquez's own party were... → Read More

Puerto Rican Officials Consider Fourth Governor to Take Office

New Governor Wanda Vázquez said she did not intend to step down despite previous comments that she didn't want the job. → Read More

Puerto Rico braces for more protests against latest governor

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Ricans braced for more political turmoil Thursday as the third governor in a week took charge of this U.S. territory still divided over who should lead the economically struggling island of 3.2 million people. The swearing in of Justice Secretary Wanda Vázquez as governor was expected to spur […] → Read More

Puerto Rico high court overturns Pedro Pierluisi as governor

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Puerto Rico's Supreme Court on Wednesday overturned the swearing in of Pedro Pierluisi as the island's governor less than a week ago, clearing the way for Justice Secretary Wanda Vázquez to take up the post after weeks of turmoil. The unanimous ruling said Pierluisi must step aside immediately. The high court's decision, which cannot be appealed, solves at least the… → Read More

Puerto Ricans Get Their Third Governor in 6 Days

Justice Secretary Wanda Vázquez became Puerto Rico's new governor Wednesday after weeks of political turmoil. → Read More

Puerto Rico high court says new governor must step down

Puerto Rico's Supreme Court has overturned the swearing in of Pedro Pierluisi as the island's governor less than a week ago, clearing the way for Justice Secretary Wanda Vázquez to take up the post after weeks of turmoil. → Read More

Puerto Rico high court overturns Pedro Pierluisi as governor

Puerto Rico's Supreme Court overturned the swearing in of Pedro Pierluisi as the island's governor less than a week ago, clearing the way for Justice Secretary Wanda Vázquez to take up the post Wednesday after weeks of turmoil. The unanimous ruling said Pierluisi must step aside immediately. → Read More

Puerto Rico's Supreme Court Overturns Pedro Pierluisi as Governor

Clearing the way for Justice Secretary Wanda Vázquez to take up the post → Read More

Puerto Rico crisis deepens amid clash over sworn-in governor

"Puerto Rico is living a situation without historical precedent." → Read More

Puerto Rico crisis deepens amid clash over sworn-in governor

Pedro Pierluisi was named secretary of state, the next in line to be governor, in a recess appointment last week and was confirmed by the island's House of Representatives, which he argues makes him the replacement for Gov. Ricardo Rosselló. → Read More

Puerto Rico crisis deepens amid clash over sworn-in governor

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Puerto Rico's constitutional crisis was expected to deepen on Monday after the island's Senate filed a lawsuit seeking to oust a veteran politician recently sworn in as the island's governor as legislators squabble over who should lead the U.S. territory. The lawsuit seeks a preliminary injunction ordering Pedro Pierluisi to cease his functions immediately and also… → Read More

Puerto Rico crisis deepens amid clash over sworn-in governor

Pedro Pierluisi was named secretary of state, the next in line to be governor, in a recess appointment last week and was confirmed by the island's House of Representatives, which he argues makes him the replacement for Gov. Ricardo Rosselló. → Read More

Puerto Rico governor resigns as promised, names successor

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló said Friday that he was resigning as promised and swearing in veteran politician Pedro Pierluisi as his replacement, a → Read More

Puerto Rico House confirms Pierluisi as secretary of state

Puerto Rico’s House of Representatives voted Friday to confirm Pedro Pierluisi as secretary of state, removing an important obstacle to the veteran politician becoming governor with an hour to go before Ricardo Rosselló was expected to step down. The House voted 26-21, with one abstention, to confirm Rosselló’s nominee and potential successor. The legislature, which is controlled by Pierluisi’s… → Read More