Puerto Rico

In this Sept. 8, 2018 photo, a home that was abandoned after Hurricane Maria hit one year ago stands full of furniture in the San Lorenzo neighborhood of Morovis, Puerto Rico.
AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa
September 20, 2018 - 2:29 pm
By Danica Coto, Associated Press SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The uplifting strains of one of Puerto Rico's most beloved songs filled the air at 6:15 a.m. on Thursday as a choir stood in the coastal town where Hurricane Maria made landfall at that moment exactly one year ago. The serenade in...
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In this Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, photo, Jose Santiago checks on items in the kitchenette in his room at the WoodSpring Suites in Orlando, Fla.
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September 13, 2018 - 11:05 am
By Mike Schneider and Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Like many Puerto Ricans who fled to the mainland after Hurricane Maria, Jose Santiago has been scrambling to find a place to live. The federal vouchers that pay for his hotel room near the Orlando airport expire at...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a Congressional Medal of Honor Society reception in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018.
AP Photo/Susan Walsh
September 13, 2018 - 9:36 am
By Catherine Lucey, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday rejected the widely accepted conclusion that nearly 3,000 died in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria, arguing without evidence that the number was wrong and calling it a plot by Democrats to make him look bad...
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September 03, 2018 - 8:26 am
By Lilit Marcus, CNN (CNN) -- Many travelers hear the words "national park" and immediately imagine vast expanses of land with no people around for miles. But there's much more to America's National Parks Service than destinations such as Joshua Tree and Yellowstone. Quite a few of the country's...
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In this Oct. 5, 2017 file photo, a Puerto Rican national flag is mounted on debris of a damaged home in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in the seaside slum La Perla, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa
August 28, 2018 - 1:15 pm
By Danica Coto, Associated Press SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — An estimated 2,975 people died in the six months after Hurricane Maria as a result of the storm, with the elderly and impoverished most affected, according to a long-awaited independent study ordered by the U.S. territory's government...
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In this June 1, 2018 file photo, a child shines a light on hundreds of shoes at a memorial for those killed by Hurricane Maria, in front of the Puerto Rico Capitol in San Juan.
AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File
August 09, 2018 - 9:56 am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico has conceded that Hurricane Maria killed more than 1,400 people on the island last year and not just the 64 in the official death toll. The government acknowledged the higher death toll with no fanfare in a report submitted to Congress this week in which it...
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The Oklahoma City Thunder's Carmelo Anthony (7) celebrates a 3-point basket against the Sacramento Kings at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, Calif., on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018.
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July 29, 2018 - 1:00 am
By Sofia Barrett and Alexandra King (CNN) -- NBA star Carmelo Anthony says the United States government "completely turned their back" on Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria hammered the island last year, leaving thousands dead and millions without power. "It hurt ... they're American citizens."...
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Trees remained damaged and destroyed on the edge of a lake and blue FEMA tarps covered rooftops more than seven months after Hurricane Maria, Wednesday, April 18, 2018 in Villalba, Puerto Rico.
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Andrew Kramer
July 28, 2018 - 9:44 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's been almost a year since Hurricanes Irma and Harvey — then followed by Hurricane Maria, which wreaked havoc on Puerto Rico. In an effort to see how recovery efforts are going, Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi is visiting Puerto Rico along with a congressional...
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July 22, 2018 - 11:37 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Lin-Manuel Miranda jumped up to a podium shortly after landing in Puerto Rico on Sunday to announce he has helped create a multimillion-dollar fund to boost the arts in the U.S. territory as it struggles to recover from Hurricane Maria. The "Hamilton" playwright said he...
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Loco Lucho's Latino Kitchen
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July 12, 2018 - 6:38 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A new Puerto Rican restaurant has opened at Reading Terminal Market. Luis Liciaga, co-owner of Loco Lucho's Latino Kitchen , said Puerto Rican food is big on spices. "Not spicy hot, but it's very well-seasoned," he added. "All our meats are marinated. If we use a...
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