Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Facing Possible ‘Avalanche’ of Foreclosures, Report Says

As if the people of Puerto Rico haven’t been through enough recently. In the wake of devastation brought by Hurricane Maria last September, many …

Latin America

"I do the best bribes": The Simpsons trolls Trump over Russia investigation and it's all for a good cause

The Simpsons often pokes fun at US President Donald Trump - but it has used its latest clip to deliver an important message.<p>The cartoon show has …

Donald Trump

The Spiraling Diaspora From Puerto Rico

It’s been 12 weeks and counting, and Puerto Rico still flounders in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, left to beg for federal help. The politics and indifference underlying the island’s desperation recall the lyrics of Stephen Sondheim 60 years ago in “West Side Story”:<p><i>Nobody knows in America</i><i><br>Puerto</i> …

Opinion

On top of Everything Else, GOP Tax Bill Is Racist Against Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico’s governor, Ricardo Rosselló Nevares, sent a letter to all the members of Congress Saturday, begging on bended knee for a supplemental …

Liberal View

Sports on TV: Monday, Dec. 18, 2017

BASKETBALL<p>TIME<p>TV<p><b>Men:</b> Houston Baptist @ Michigan State<p>6 p.m.<p>B10N<p><b>Men:</b> Charleston Southern @ FSU<p>7 p.m.<p>ESPNU<p><b>Men:</b> Neb.-Omaha @ Kansas<p>7 p.m.<p>ESPN2<p><b>Men:</b> …

Sports

A Way to Help Refugees From Puerto Rico

Like millions of others in Puerto Rico, Enid Rosa had her normal life washed away in September by Hurricane Maria. Her house in Rincón, a coastal city on the western edge of the island, was inundated. Outside, the flooding was even worse. “It was really bad,” Ms. Rosa said. “But it was scarier …

Opinion

Medical Aid for Puerto Rico

<b>To the Editor:</b><p>Re “Official Count of Storm’s Toll Appears Short” (front page, Dec. 9):<p>As a doctor of family medicine and a volunteer with Team Rubicon, I went into both urban and remote areas in Puerto Rico last month.<p>Though delayed, deaths due to the storm are indeed occurring. Power is still …

Opinion

Former Senate leader urges funding UFO research: ‘The truth is out there’

Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Saturday renewed his call for the United States to fund UFO research, reasoning that they must …

Harry Reid

The Heart of Poverty Is in the United States

In the United States, one of the world’s wealthiest nations, 41 million people are living in poverty. Professor Philip Alston, the United Nations …

Human Rights

How The GOP Tax Plan Would Devastate Puerto Rico Even More

For the past several weeks, the Republican Party has been working to pass what would be its biggest legislative achievement of the Trump era, a …

Caribbean

The Winners and Losers in the Tax Bill

President Trump has called the $1.5 trillion tax cut that Republican lawmakers are on the verge of passing a Christmas present for the entire …

Social Justice

‘SNL’: You Can’t Shame ‘President Graba**’ Out: ‘Shame For Trump Is Spinach To Popeye’

The Weekend Update team just blasted President Donald Trump for his shameless behavior in the best way possible! Check it out!<p>Oh snap! Weekend Update …

Donald Trump

Dream Big Sweepstakes

<b>NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Purchasing does not improve your chances of winning.</b> The Dream Big Sweepstakes is open to residents of the 50 United States …

Latin America

The Puerto Rican Showcase

Across Puerto Rico, some people still haven't taken down their storm windows, as they realize that, although this year's hurricane season is over, Puerto Rico will be hit by another storm sooner rather than later. Saddled with massive debt, crippling wealth inequity and facing the worsening effects …

Latin America

Hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico grapples with piles of waste: report | NOLA.com

Puerto Rico's landfills were full even before the island was devastated in September by Hurricane Maria. But after the hurricane produced an …

Caribbean

Winning Powerball Numbers For Saturday Dec 16: $250M Jackpot

The Powerball jackpot for Saturday, December 16, 2017, is estimated at $250million. Do you have the winning ticket?<p>Saturday night's Powerball jackpot …

Baltimore

Mom, Son Strive To Build a Life in New York

A few days after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico in September, Jessica Torres, drove her car to the one passable highway, climbed a mountain to get mobile reception, borrowed a stranger’s phone and called her parents in Yonkers.<p>Between tears, she let them know that she and her 5-year-old son Manuel …

John F. Kennedy International Airport

2017's onslaught of disasters stretched FEMA to its limits

George Haddow hasn’t worked for the Federal Emergency Management Agency in nearly two decades. So he was surprised to receive an email in September asking him to return to work on a 30-day assignment in one of the country’s multiple disaster zones.<p>That marked the first time Haddow, now a senior …

Ricardo Rosselló

An inside look at what your next governor Phil Murphy was doing in Puerto Rico

New Jersey

Zain Deane Bio

Zain Deane is the author of a Puerto Rico travel guide and an accomplished freelance writer specializing in travel writing. He has written articles …

Latin America

Isolation of Vieques Becomes Acute with Ferry Crisis as Islanders Head to Court

Nearly three months after Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, the outer island of Vieques is facing critical shortages of food and gasoline as the cargo ferry has stopped carrying trucks and cars. Frustrated and angry, many of the 9,000 residents of the island will rally Sunday in the town square. …

Caribbean

WTF? What Trump and Congress are doing to Puerto Rico is blatant racism.

×<p>Tag History<p>PuertoRico created by Denise Oliver Velez at 12/16/2017 05:33 AM<br>• PuertoRico USVirginIslands created by Denise Oliver Velez at 12/16/2017 …

Liberal View

Extreme poverty in America: read the UN special monitor's report

Philp Alston, the UN’s special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, has spent 10 days touring America. This is the introduction to his report<p>A journey through a land of extreme poverty: welcome to America<p>I have spent the past two weeks visiting the United States, at the invitation of the …

Poverty

The Final Republican Tax Bill Screws Over Puerto Rico

Jeff Malet/Newscom via ZUMA Press<p>Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p>Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló said Friday that …

Liberal View

‘The Simpsons’ take a dig at Trump over Puerto Rico

<i>The Simpsons</i> got serious at the end of its season premiere in October, offering ways to help Puerto Rico in the devastating aftermath of Hurricane …

The Simpsons

Modernizing Puerto Rico’s Grid

After two massive hurricanes impacted Puerto Rico three months ago, the island was left with extensive damage to its electrical infrastructure. Part …

Climate

Celebrating Christmas and Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria

Before hurricane season, before multiple stress-induced illnesses, I had planned to save up as much money as humanly possible and convince my parents …

Christmas

Anger Grows as Puerto Rico Misses Power Restoration Deadline

Union leaders representing Puerto Rico power company workers slammed local and federal officials on Friday as the U.S. territory missed a deadline to …

Latin America

Here’s a $17 billion blueprint for how to rebuild Puerto Rico’s electric grid

Called “Build Back Better,” the plan focuses on providing immediate relief while also making the island’s energy infrastructure more resilient to …

Latin America

Report: Tiger Woods Set To Play 2018 Genesis Open

Even away from the White House, President Donald Trump generated plenty of headlines this year.<p>Trump’s first year in office didn’t dim his enthusiasm …

Donald Trump