Caribbean

Why I'm marching for Puerto Rico

<b>(CNN) —</b> Recovery efforts in Puerto Rico have been an embarrassment for the United States federal government and have left residents of the island wondering if their lives have value to this nation.<p>More importantly, they have exposed how the absence of voting power on the island adds to the …

Puerto Rico

Defense Attorney Rick Kammen at a 2016 post-hearing news conference at Guantanamo

Americas<p>The United States voted against a UN resolution condemning America's economic embargo against Cuba on Wednesday. The embargo resolution was …

The Puerto Rican migration could shape Florida politics for years to come

<b>(CNN) —</b> In the wish lists of Democratic strategists, one imagines the arrival of tens of thousands of Democratic-leaning voters to Florida, seemingly overnight, ranks pretty high.<p>Two months after Hurricane Maria made landfall on the island, new data suggests that's exactly what's happened.<p>Figures …

U.S. Politics

Post Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico Bonds Sink Into The Abyss

Puerto Rico's ability to pay its bond debt has been ravaged by Hurricane Maria.<p>The government obligation bonds may need a write-off.<p>Retail bond …

Business

Prince Charles describes hurricane devastation as 'utterly heartbreaking' in Caribbean visit

ES News Email<p>The Prince of Wales has described the devastation caused by hurricanes in the Caribbean as “utterly heartbreaking”.<p>Speaking after …

Royal Family

Head of Puerto Rico power authority quits amid row over restoration of electricity

The head of Puerto Rico’s power authority has resigned amid a scandal over efforts to restore electricity to the hurricane-hit island, its governor announced Friday.<p>Governor Ricardo Rossello told a news conference that Ricardo Ramos had resigned as executive director of the Puerto Rico Electric …

News

Florida struggles to accommodate Puerto Rico hurricane victims fleeing island in droves

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – The old, without medicine, are coming. The young, without classrooms, are coming. And those in between are coming, too.<p>Two months after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, residents of the island are heading to Florida in seemingly unprecedented numbers. Since the hurricane …

News (U.S.)

From No Power in Puerto Rico to Living in a Car in Orlando

Arrivals straining an already-tight market; ‘Don’t worry, Daddy. We’re not always going to be in a car.’<p>ORLANDO, Fla.—When Félix Martell took his 5-year-old daughter, Eliany, to her first day of school in central Florida this week, they stopped at a McDonald’s bathroom to wash her because they had …

Puerto Rico

$44B storm aid requested, Puerto Rico mostly left out

<b>By Erik Wasson | Bloomberg News</b><p>The White House asked Congress for $44 billion in hurricane aid, including funds designated for Texas and Florida, …

Puerto Rico

Will Puerto Ricans return home after Hurricane María?

Even before this year’s devastating hurricane season, the team of demographers I work with at Penn State and the Puerto Rico Institute of Statistics …

Puerto Rico

Caribbean cruising after hurricanes Irma and Maria

0<p>A stream of migrating boats attest that the Caribbean sailing season is starting NOW. The fleet heading north from Grenada and Trinidad, those …

Sailing

Can I go cruising in the Caribbean this winter?

Given widespread news reports of the devastation following hurricanes Irma and Maria, which caused catastrophic damage to some of the islands in their paths, it would be understandable if a Caribbean cruise was not something you were considering for the near future.<p>Among the hardest-hit islands …

Weather

This Woman Married Puerto Rico to Help Raise Money for Relief Efforts

For better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, until death do us part -- these are the vows activist, <b>Mariposa Fernandez</b> took in the name of her homeland Puerto Rico.<p>MORE: Top Colleges Are Offering Free Tuition to Puerto Rican Students Affected by Hurricane Maria<p>After the …

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Could Use Some More Big Government

Army engineers are working hard at hurricane cleanup. But citizens are disillusioned with Washington and San Juan.<p>You can’t blame Ana Rodriguez for feeling bitter.<p>In her hillside home in Cidra, Puerto Rico, a mountain town south of San Juan, she relies on a generator and doesn’t think she’ll have …

Donald Trump

Luis Fonsi Dedicates His Many 'Despacito' Latin Grammy Wins To Puerto Rico

This has been the year of "Despacito," and Luis Fonsi needed an extra set of arms (or two) to carry home his collection of little golden gramophones …

Luis Fonsi

Puerto Rico’s Embattled Utility Loses CEO in Abrupt Resignation

The head of Puerto Rico’s public power utility resigned amid questions about his handling of the island’s effort to rebuilding the electricity system …

Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority

How Low Will Puerto Rico’s Population Go?

Yesterday, I was in Puerto Rico, speaking at a listening session hosted by the Fiscal Control Board, which I will hereafter call Promesa, after the …

Puerto Rico

White House seeks another $44 billion in hurricane aid

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Friday it had it asked Congress for $44 billion in supplemental disaster assistance to help those affected by recent hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico, Texas, Florida and the Virgin Islands.<p>"At this time, the administration is requesting an additional …

News (U.S.)

A Giant Caribbean Clubstaurant Heads to Prospect-Lefferts Gardens

Caribbean Social is from the owners of Suede in East Flatbush<p>Prospect-Lefferts Gardens will soon have a massive new restaurant and lounge dedicated to Caribbean food and culture with clubstaurant vibes and food from a former Miss Lily’s chef. <b>Caribbean Social</b> is from the team behind Suede in East …

New York City

Puerto Ricans on the mainland are strangers in our own land

I read with great interest the Nov. 15 Metro article “On the mainland, redefining home,” on the effects of Hurricane Maria on Puerto Rican families that reside in the Northern Virginia area. Among other things, it was a good description of the lives of fellow islanders who divide their time between …

Opinion

Trump Requests $44 Billion for Hurricane Relief, Far Short of What Texas and Puerto Rico Sought

The Trump administration said Friday that it is requesting Congress send $44 billion in emergency recovery funds for states and territories affected …

Puerto Rico

6 All Inclusive Resorts With Water Parks

Combine the best of both worlds -- an all-inclusive resort and a water park -- on your next family vacation. Many resorts offer all-inclusive rates …

Water Parks

Puerto Ricans who fled to mainland now face a new obstacle - finding healthcare

The federal government has granted people affected by the devastating hurricanes that wracked coastal states and Puerto Rico 15 extra days to sign up …

Health Care

Orlando City's benefit friendly for Puerto Rico raises $327,530

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Orlando City SC

San Jose: Police, firefighters, civic leaders unite for Puerto Rico relief

SAN JOSE — A coalition of San Jose’s public-safety and civic leaders are holding a donation drive all over the city this weekend to send supplies to …

San Jose

AT&T Deploys 'Flying COW' Drone for Cell Service in Puerto Rico

AT&T Inc. has deployed a drone to act as a "cell tower in the sky" to help provide communication services in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico, the first …

Drones

Juan Padro on Puerto Rico: "I Learned the Importance of Doing Something"

We did a fundraiser for Puerto Rico here in Colorado — people really came out and backed us at Sloan’s [Lake Tap & Burger]. We had a committee of …

Denver

More NC emergency managers headed to Puerto Rico to help with Maria recovery

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – A new team of six people from North Carolina Emergency Management will travel to Puerto Rico to provide hurricane relief on …

Puerto Rico

County music star ​Kenny Chesney helps rescue animals from US Virgin Islands

County music star ​Kenny Chesney helps rescue animals from US Virgin Islands<p>Updated: 3:24 PM EST Nov 17, 2017<p>Jimmie Johnson<p>Reporter<p>Kenny Chesney …

Boston

Colorado State basketball misses 16 of first 17 shots in loss to Tulane in Jamaica

Turnovers, missed layups, air balls.<p>Colorado State couldn’t do anything right offensively the first 14 minutes, and it cost the Rams dearly in an …

College Basketball