Puerto Rico

John McDevitt/KYW Newsradio
John McDevitt
September 21, 2019 - 4:46 pm
Two years later, victims in Puerto Rico still need help from hurricane Maria. Supporters in Philadelphia called for action on Saturday.
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Antionette Lee
September 21, 2019 - 3:22 pm
This week makes the second anniversary of Hurricane Maria's devastation of Puerto Rico. Two Philly women from the island have teamed up with some of the best local chefs to help raise money for recovery aid.
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The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Dorian could hit the Florida coast over the weekend as a major hurricane.
Marcus Lim/AP Photo
AP News
August 29, 2019 - 7:48 am
MIAMI (AP) — Florida residents picked the shelves clean of bottled water and lined up at gas stations Thursday as an increasingly menacing-looking Hurricane Dorian threatened to broadside the state over Labor Day weekend. Leaving lighter-than-expected damage in its wake in Puerto Rico and the...
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The Hurricane Center said the storm could grow into a dangerous Category 3 storm as it pushes northwest in the general direction of Florida.
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AP News
August 28, 2019 - 8:11 am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hurricane Dorian caused limited damage in the northern Caribbean as it left the region Wednesday night, setting its sights on the U.S. mainland as it threatened to grow into a dangerous Category 3 storm. Power outages and flooding were reported across the U.S. Virgin...
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Tropical Storm Dorian
CNN
CNN
August 26, 2019 - 11:47 am
By Holly Yan and Christina Maxouris, CNN (CNN) -- Another menacing storm is on track to slam the Caribbean, including Puerto Rico, an island still grappling with the devastation of Hurricane Maria. Tropical Storm Dorian has intensified in the Atlantic Ocean, whipping 60 mph winds Monday as it...
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Justice Secretary Wanda Vazquez Garced, speaking with reporters in 2018.
Carlos Giusti/AP via CNN
August 07, 2019 - 9:02 pm
By Ray Sanchez, CNN (CNN) -- Puerto Rico's Justice Secretary Wanda Vázquez Garced was sworn in Wednesday afternoon as the third governor that the financially and politically troubled island has had in less than a week. Hours earlier, the highest court declared unconstitutional the governorship of...
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In this Sept. 24, 2013 file photo, Pedro Pierluisi, Puerto Rico's representative in the U.S. Congress, speaks during a conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Ricardo Arduengo/AP Photo, File
August 01, 2019 - 10:12 am
By Danica Coto, Associated Press SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governing party was in full-blown crisis Thursday as the nominee to succeed departing Gov. Ricardo Rosselló headed to a disputed and uncertain confirmation vote in the U.S. territory's legislature. Rosselló is leaving...
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Philadelphia Poet Laureate Raquel Salas Rivera participates in protests in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Courtesy of Raquel Salas Rivera
Shara Dae Howard
July 29, 2019 - 11:29 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia Poet Laureate Raquel Salas Rivera was among the crowds of thousands upon thousands who took to the streets of San Juan, Puerto Rico, for nearly two weeks demanding that Gov. Ricardo Rosselló resign after the leak of homophobic and misogynistic group chat...
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Puerto Rico Secretary of Justice Wanda Vazquez Garced is next in line to the governorship if Governor Ricardo Rosselló leaves office.
Xavier Araujo/AP via CNN
July 25, 2019 - 8:59 pm
By Ray Sanchez and Eric Levenson, CNN (CNN) - - Now that Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló has said he will leave office after major protests on the island, Secretary of Justice Wanda Vázquez Garced is next in line -- and in the crosshairs of wary demonstrators. Vázquez became Secretary of Justice...
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Puerto Rico protests
Dennis M. Rivera Pichardo/AP
July 25, 2019 - 11:21 am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Anger turned to jubilation in the streets in a flash as Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló announced his resignation overnight, ceding power after nearly two weeks of furious protests and political upheaval touched off by a leak of insulting chat messages. A crowd of...
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