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Puerto Rico: Unincorporated territory of the United States
Puerto Rico, officially the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and briefly called Porto Rico, is an unincorporated territory of the United States located in the northeast Caribbean Sea, approximately 1,000 miles (1,600 km) southeast of Miami, Florida.

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U.S. Supreme Court turns away Puerto Rico pension fund dispute

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up a dispute over the assets of Puerto Rico's largest public sector pension fund even as the U.S. Caribbean island territory's bankruptcy enters a..
Reuters - Published

Quake of magnitude 6.3 strikes north of Puerto Rico's Isabela: USGS

An earthquake of magnitude 6.3 struck north of Isabela in Puerto Rico on Tuesday, the United States Geological Survey said.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Puerto Rico

Rivers rise in Puerto Rico ahead of Tropical Storm Karen [Video]Rivers rise in Puerto Rico ahead of Tropical Storm Karen

Tropical Storm Karen gained strength on Tuesday (September 24) as it barreled towards Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands nearby, with powerful winds picking up speed and torrential rainfall threatening..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:34Published

Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands At Risk Of Tropical Storms [Video]Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands At Risk Of Tropical Storms

Three separate storms were spinning across the Atlantic Basin Monday. According to CNN, two of the storms are now threatening islands. The National Hurricane Center has issued a Tropical Storm Warning..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

Donald Trump marks 18th anniversary of 9/11 terror attacks at the Pentagon [Video]Donald Trump marks 18th anniversary of 9/11 terror attacks at the Pentagon

US President Donald Trump has marked the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks at the Pentagon military intelligence complex in Virginia, where one of three hijacked planes crashed on September..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:25Published

FEMA Official Indicted For Corruption In Post Hurricane Maria Recovery [Video]FEMA Official Indicted For Corruption In Post Hurricane Maria Recovery

A Federal Emergency Management Agency official was arrested and indicted by the Justice Department on Tuesday. The arrest came as part of an investigation into bribery and fraud during Puerto Rico’s..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:43Published

Trump skips Poland trip as Dorian nears Florida [Video]Trump skips Poland trip as Dorian nears Florida

President Donald Trump canceled a visit to Poland as Florida braces for Hurricane Dorian, which is forecast to make landfall on the Atlantic coast Monday as a dangerous Category 4 storm. Freddie Joyner..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:33Published

Trump Calls Puerto Rico 'One Of The Most Corrupt Places On Earth' [Video]Trump Calls Puerto Rico 'One Of The Most Corrupt Places On Earth'

President Donald Trump recently called Puerto Rico “one of the most corrupt places on Earth.” This comes as the island prepares for Tropical Storm Dorian, which has now become a hurricane...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Road collapses on island as Storm Dorian hits [Video]Road collapses on island as Storm Dorian hits

Storm Dorian caused a road to collapse in Riviere-Pilote, in the southern end of the French Carribean island of Martinique on Tuesday (August 27). Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:49Published

Dorian intensifies into hurricane, heading for Puerto Rico [Video]Dorian intensifies into hurricane, heading for Puerto Rico

President Donald Trump called Puerto Rico "one of the most corrupt places on earth" in a swipe at the U.S. territory's leaders as they prepared for Hurricane Dorian - headed for the island on..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:57Published

Dorian, now a hurricane, slams U.S. Virgin Islands [Video]Dorian, now a hurricane, slams U.S. Virgin Islands

Category 1 Hurricane Dorian walloped St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands on Wednesday, the U.S. territory still recovering after back-to-back hurricanes in 2017. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:39Published

Trump Calls Puerto Rico "Corrupt" As Storm Dorian Heads For Island [Video]Trump Calls Puerto Rico "Corrupt" As Storm Dorian Heads For Island

After approving an emergency declaration for Puerto Rico on Tuesday, Trump took a swipe at the U.S. territory in a tweet. Reuters reports that President Donald Trump on Wednesday called Puerto Rico..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

Tropical Storm Dorian Barreling Down On Puerto Rico [Video]Tropical Storm Dorian Barreling Down On Puerto Rico

Tropical Storm Dorian in the Atlantic is moving toward Puerto Rico with winds of 70 miles per hour. A hurricane warning has been issued for the Virgin Islands, as well as Vieques and Culebra. According..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

Dorian Churning Towards Puerto Rico [Video]Dorian Churning Towards Puerto Rico

Tropical storm Dorian is expected to evolve to a Category 1 hurricane as it approaches Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. According to CNN meteorologist Dave Hennen, the powerful storm will reach..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

G7 close to deal on tackling Amazon fires [Video]G7 close to deal on tackling Amazon fires

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday the leaders of the world's major industrialized nations were close to an agreement on how to help fight the Amazon forest fires and try to repair the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:24Published

 

Puerto Rico justice secretary says she doesn't want to be governor

The woman in line to be the governor of Puerto Rico after Ricardo Rosselló steps down next week said on Sunday she does not want the job running the U.S. territory.
Reuters - Published

Power struggle ensues as Puerto Rico governor exits

The resignation of Puerto Rico's governor after mass protests has sparked a succession battle, and a Washington corporate lawyer not directly linked to the current, scandal-plagued administration could..
Reuters - Published

Governor resignation sparks power struggle in Puerto Rico

The resignation of Puerto Rico's governor after mass protests has sparked a succession battle, and the winner could be a Washington corporate lawyer not directly linked to his administration, which has..
Reuters - Published

Puerto Rico governor refuses to resign as island braces for big protest

Puerto Rico's governor on Sunday said he would not seek re-election next year but refused to resign as the island braced for more protests by demonstrators demanding he step down over leaked chat..
Reuters - Published

Puerto Rico governor says will not seek re-election, but refuses to resign over chats

Puerto Rico's governor said on Sunday he would not seek re-election next year but refused to step down after nine days of sometimes violent protests demanding his resignation over vulgar chat messages.
Reuters - Published

Puerto Rico governor vows to remain in office after violent protests

Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello said on Tuesday he will stay in office despite protests calling for his resignation that turned violent overnight.
Reuters - Published

Former Puerto Rico government officials arrested in corruption probe

Two former high-ranking Puerto Rico government officials were among six people arrested and charged with conspiracy and other crimes in connection with millions of dollars in federal education and..
Reuters - Published

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