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#Puerto Rico

# puerto-rico - Tuesday 4 May, 2021

Boxer Felix Verdejo could face death penalty after being charged with killing pregnant woman
# Puerto Rico
From The42
# Puerto Rico

Boxer Felix Verdejo could face death penalty after being charged with killing pregnant woman

May 4th 2021, 12:25 PM 7,891 Views 0 Comments

The 27-2(17KOs) lightweight is alleged to have kidnapped and killed his lover, Keishla Rodriguez, after she informed him she was pregnant.

# puerto-rico - Thursday 8 April, 2021

Irishman who can't come home for mother's funeral questions 'arbitrary' decision to add Puerto Rico to MHQ list
# Mandatory Hotel Quaratine
# Mandatory Hotel Quaratine

Irishman who can't come home for mother's funeral questions 'arbitrary' decision to add Puerto Rico to MHQ list

Apr 8th 2021, 6:00 AM 53,926 Views 40 Comments

John Doherty has questioned why the country was added to the list while other US territories or the US itself were not.

# puerto-rico - Wednesday 2 December, 2020

Iconic Puerto Rico telescope collapses just weeks after being declared unsafe
# ARECIBO Observatory
# ARECIBO Observatory

Iconic Puerto Rico telescope collapses just weeks after being declared unsafe

Dec 2nd 2020, 8:35 AM 41,616 Views 15 Comments

The telescope’s receiver platform fell 140 metres onto the radio dish below it yesterday.

# puerto-rico - Tuesday 7 January, 2020

'Iconic' Punta Ventana stone arch collapses as earthquake hits Puerto Rico
# Guayanilla
# Guayanilla

'Iconic' Punta Ventana stone arch collapses as earthquake hits Puerto Rico

Jan 7th 2020, 7:51 AM 30,244 Views 16 Comments

Damage was caused across the island by the 5.8-magnitude earthquake.

# puerto-rico - Thursday 29 August, 2019

Hurricane Dorian appears to spare Puerto Rico, heads for eastern coast of Florida
# Hurricane Dorian
# Hurricane Dorian

Hurricane Dorian appears to spare Puerto Rico, heads for eastern coast of Florida

Aug 29th 2019, 8:45 AM 13,305 Views 6 Comments

“The threat has already passed,” Puerto Rico’s new governor, Wanda Vazquez, told a news conference.

# puerto-rico - Wednesday 28 August, 2019

Puerto Ricans braced for Hurricane Dorian just two years after last lethal catastrophe
# Hurricane Dorian
# Hurricane Dorian

Puerto Ricans braced for Hurricane Dorian just two years after last lethal catastrophe

Aug 28th 2019, 8:35 PM 9,145 Views 8 Comments

The latest path also puts Dorian on a trajectory to strike the Atlantic coast of Florida or Georgia by the weekend.

# puerto-rico - Tuesday 23 July, 2019

Explainer: Why are thousands of protesters calling for Puerto Rico's governor to resign?
# Storm Ricardo
# Storm Ricardo

Explainer: Why are thousands of protesters calling for Puerto Rico's governor to resign?

Jul 23rd 2019, 4:25 PM 8,569 Views 8 Comments

Messages from a leaked Telegram group revealed alleged homophobic and sexist messages from Governor Ricardo Rossello.

# puerto-rico - Friday 28 December, 2018

Search for missing 20 year-old believed to have fallen overboard cruise ship in Caribbean suspended
# Arron Hough
# Arron Hough

Search for missing 20 year-old believed to have fallen overboard cruise ship in Caribbean suspended

Dec 28th 2018, 2:09 PM 40,939 Views 17 Comments

Arron Hough was reported missing after failing to report for work on Christmas Day.

# puerto-rico - Thursday 13 September, 2018

Donald Trump's latest claim is that Democrats plotted to inflate the Puerto Rico hurricane death count
# Maria
# Maria

Donald Trump's latest claim is that Democrats plotted to inflate the Puerto Rico hurricane death count

Sep 13th 2018, 2:31 PM 18,402 Views 50 Comments

A new investigation has put the death count at nearly 3,000 people.

# puerto-rico - Wednesday 12 September, 2018

Trump criticised for hailing US response to Hurricane Maria last year as 'tremendous'
# Puerto Rico
# Puerto Rico

Trump criticised for hailing US response to Hurricane Maria last year as 'tremendous'

Sep 12th 2018, 2:46 PM 11,037 Views 49 Comments

Hurricane Maria wreaked widespread devastation and killed almost 3,000 people last September.

# puerto-rico - Wednesday 29 August, 2018

Puerto Rico government said 64 people died during Hurricane Maria. The actual number was 2,975
# Controversial Figures
# Controversial Figures

Puerto Rico government said 64 people died during Hurricane Maria. The actual number was 2,975

Aug 29th 2018, 7:07 AM 12,711 Views 7 Comments

Hurricane Maria pummeled Puerto Rico in September 2017.

# puerto-rico - Thursday 9 August, 2018

Puerto Rico says Hurricane Maria killed 1,400 people, but death toll remains at 64
# Flooding
# Flooding

Puerto Rico says Hurricane Maria killed 1,400 people, but death toll remains at 64

Aug 9th 2018, 9:39 PM 13,979 Views 7 Comments

Widespread flooding left many sick and elderly people unable to get medical treatment.

# puerto-rico - Monday 11 June, 2018

Puerto Rico's morgue is overflowing with unclaimed dead bodies after a storm nine months ago
# Hurricane Maria
# Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rico's morgue is overflowing with unclaimed dead bodies after a storm nine months ago

Jun 11th 2018, 10:42 PM 39,766 Views 10 Comments

Hurricane Maria struck the island 20 September.

# puerto-rico - Tuesday 29 May, 2018

Death toll from Hurricane Maria likely to be 70 times official estimates
# Puerto Rico
# Puerto Rico

Death toll from Hurricane Maria likely to be 70 times official estimates

May 29th 2018, 10:20 PM 17,882 Views 4 Comments

The government death toll was just 64, but researchers said today it could be 4,600.

# puerto-rico - Thursday 12 October, 2017

Donald Trump labelled 'hater-in-chief' as he goes on the attack about Puerto Rico
# Caribbean
# Caribbean

Donald Trump labelled 'hater-in-chief' as he goes on the attack about Puerto Rico

Oct 12th 2017, 9:08 PM 25,674 Views 56 Comments

The US President says they have a financial crisis ‘of their own making’.

# puerto-rico - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

Mark Zuckerberg apologises for use of VR video to highlight Puerto Rico aid message
# Facebook
# Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg apologises for use of VR video to highlight Puerto Rico aid message

Oct 11th 2017, 9:50 PM 14,658 Views 14 Comments

Yesterday, Zuckerberg used Facebook’s app Spaces to roam through a VR-produced 360 video of Puerto Rico.

# puerto-rico - Wednesday 4 October, 2017

Trump tells Puerto Rican hurricane survivors to be 'proud' and tosses paper towels at them
# Hurricane Maria
# Hurricane Maria

Trump tells Puerto Rican hurricane survivors to be 'proud' and tosses paper towels at them

Oct 4th 2017, 8:02 AM 24,326 Views 79 Comments

The president’s basketball style method of doling out supplies has attracted a lot of attention on social media.

# puerto-rico - Tuesday 3 October, 2017

After berating San Juan's mayor, Trump is visiting Puerto Rico
# Donald Trump
# Donald Trump

After berating San Juan's mayor, Trump is visiting Puerto Rico

Oct 3rd 2017, 8:45 AM 8,655 Views 27 Comments

Trump wants to show that the federal government is on top of the daunting recovery effort.

# puerto-rico - Monday 2 October, 2017

Donald Trump has dedicated a golf tournament victory to hurricane victims
# Puerto Rico
# Puerto Rico

Donald Trump has dedicated a golf tournament victory to hurricane victims

Oct 2nd 2017, 10:04 AM 30,409 Views 67 Comments

The Presidents Cup was won by the USA.

# puerto-rico - Saturday 30 September, 2017

Donald Trump has accused Puerto Ricans of wanting 'everything done for them'
# Hurricane Maria
# Hurricane Maria

Donald Trump has accused Puerto Ricans of wanting 'everything done for them'

Sep 30th 2017, 5:47 PM 56,840 Views 122 Comments

The island has been left without electricity and running water due to two hurricanes hurtling across the island.

# puerto-rico - Friday 29 September, 2017

Loads of celebs are posting cringey pics of themselves as teens to raise money for Puerto Rico
# Puberme
From The Daily Edge
# Puberme

Loads of celebs are posting cringey pics of themselves as teens to raise money for Puerto Rico

Sep 29th 2017, 6:11 PM 10,519 Views 4 Comments

Stephen Colbert and Nick Kroll are donating $1000 each for every photo. Good eggs!

Rihanna urges Donald Trump not to ignore the people dying in Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria
# Puerto Rico
From The Daily Edge
# Puerto Rico

Rihanna urges Donald Trump not to ignore the people dying in Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria

Sep 29th 2017, 9:55 AM 2,524 Views 3 Comments

Many celebrities are attempting to help in the wake of this immense disaster.

# puerto-rico - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

Trump defends response to Puerto Rico disaster as he plans visit to island
# Hurricane Maria
# Hurricane Maria

Trump defends response to Puerto Rico disaster as he plans visit to island

Sep 27th 2017, 6:41 PM 12,560 Views 36 Comments

Trump has come under fire for tweeting repeatedly over the weekend about American football players kneeling during the national anthem while failing to mention Puerto Rico.

# puerto-rico - Saturday 23 September, 2017

70,000 people ordered to evacuate homes after dam fails in Puerto Rico
# Hurricane Maria
# Hurricane Maria

70,000 people ordered to evacuate homes after dam fails in Puerto Rico

Sep 23rd 2017, 7:54 AM 9,458 Views 4 Comments

Puerto Rico has been ravaged by the storm.

# puerto-rico - Friday 22 September, 2017

Video captures dramatic rescue of woman and children from capsized boat following Hurricane Maria
# US Coast Guard
# US Coast Guard

Video captures dramatic rescue of woman and children from capsized boat following Hurricane Maria

Sep 22nd 2017, 9:59 PM 17,135 Views 10 Comments

The rescue took place amid 20-foot waves and 100-knot winds.

'We have reports of complete devastation' - Hurricane Maria death toll rises to 33
# Puerto Rico
# Puerto Rico

'We have reports of complete devastation' - Hurricane Maria death toll rises to 33

Sep 22nd 2017, 6:48 PM 13,411 Views 7 Comments

Maria has been blamed for at least 33 deaths, including 15 in Dominica, three in Haiti and two in Guadeloupe.

# puerto-rico - Wednesday 20 September, 2017

Whole of Puerto Rico without power as Hurricane Maria hammers through the island
# Crumbling Infrastructure
# Crumbling Infrastructure

Whole of Puerto Rico without power as Hurricane Maria hammers through the island

Sep 20th 2017, 10:33 PM 20,602 Views 19 Comments

People calling local radio stations reported that doors were flying off hinges and a water tank flew away in the island’s southern region.

# puerto-rico - Monday 12 June, 2017

Puerto Rico votes to become 51st US state
# Not Binding
# Not Binding

Puerto Rico votes to become 51st US state

Jun 12th 2017, 10:36 AM 33,010 Views 49 Comments

However, turnout was low and the referendum result isn’t binding.

# puerto-rico - Wednesday 3 May, 2017

US territory of Puerto Rico wants to go bankrupt over $70 billion debt
# San Juan
# San Juan

US territory of Puerto Rico wants to go bankrupt over $70 billion debt

May 3rd 2017, 9:03 PM 15,428 Views 17 Comments

The island’s poverty rate is over 45%.

# puerto-rico - Wednesday 29 March, 2017

Puerto Rican man who bit off the head of girlfriend's chihuahua gets jailed for seven years
# Animal Cruelty
# Animal Cruelty

Puerto Rican man who bit off the head of girlfriend's chihuahua gets jailed for seven years

Mar 29th 2017, 10:46 AM 15,021 Views 30 Comments

No motive was given for the attack.

# puerto-rico - Wednesday 31 August, 2016

Four-year-old Irish boy drowns in Caribbean pool
# Puerto Rico
# Puerto Rico

Four-year-old Irish boy drowns in Caribbean pool

Aug 31st 2016, 9:05 PM 41,192 Views 11 Comments

Police on the island have confirmed they are treating the incident as a tragic accident.

# puerto-rico - Wednesday 17 August, 2016

Cruise ship catches fire while out on the Caribbean Sea
# All At Sea
# All At Sea

Cruise ship catches fire while out on the Caribbean Sea

Aug 17th 2016, 7:33 PM 33,970 Views 18 Comments

Passengers were rescued and no major injuries have been reported.

# puerto-rico - Thursday 16 April, 2015

Irishman missing overboard from Caribbean cruise ship
# Puerto Rico
# Puerto Rico

Irishman missing overboard from Caribbean cruise ship

Apr 16th 2015, 6:50 AM 52,232 Views 0 Comments

The search is concentrated near the Puerto Rican island of Vieques.

# puerto-rico - Thursday 2 April, 2015

This man won a free holiday but couldn't bring his wife, so he took the saddest pictures
# No Fun Allowed
From The Daily Edge
# No Fun Allowed

This man won a free holiday but couldn't bring his wife, so he took the saddest pictures

Apr 2nd 2015, 8:54 PM 10,643 Views 2 Comments

:’(

# puerto-rico - Wednesday 8 May, 2013

Tourists swim for their lives for 14 hours after boat sinks
# Shipwreck
# Shipwreck

Tourists swim for their lives for 14 hours after boat sinks

May 8th 2013, 10:46 AM 19,569 Views 22 Comments

The brother and sister thought they were going to drown or be eaten by a shark when the found themselves stranded at sea.

# puerto-rico - Friday 26 April, 2013

Well, this newsreader didn’t realise his mic was on…
# Blagalagalaga
From The Daily Edge
# Blagalagalaga

Well, this newsreader didn’t realise his mic was on…

Apr 26th 2013, 7:30 PM 1,355 Views 0 Comments

But at least his vocal cords are nice and loose now.

# puerto-rico - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

Puerto Ricans say goodbye to 'Macho' Camacho
# Boxing
From The42
# Boxing

Puerto Ricans say goodbye to 'Macho' Camacho

Nov 28th 2012, 12:12 PM 2,945 Views 0 Comments

Camacho died after doctors disconnected him from a respirator which had been keeping him alive since he was shot in the face last Tuesday .

# puerto-rico - Sunday 25 November, 2012

Former world champion Hector Camacho dead at 50
# RIP
From The42
# RIP

Former world champion Hector Camacho dead at 50

Nov 25th 2012, 10:07 AM 10,499 Views 10 Comments

The boxer had won world titles at junior-lightweight and junior-welterweight over the course of his career.

# puerto-rico - Wednesday 7 November, 2012

Puerto Rico votes in favour of becoming a full US state
# Puerto Rico
# Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico votes in favour of becoming a full US state

Nov 7th 2012, 6:27 PM 13,166 Views 29 Comments

The island is officially an ‘unincorporated territory’ of the US – but wants to be treated as a full state of the Union.

# puerto-rico - Saturday 12 May, 2012

Lemon in the armpit? Pickled sheep eye? 7 strange hangover cures
# Hair Of The Dog
From The Daily Edge
# Hair Of The Dog

Lemon in the armpit? Pickled sheep eye? 7 strange hangover cures

May 12th 2012, 9:15 AM 6,060 Views 23 Comments

Fancy some rabbit dropping tea after a night out? Some fried canary? Thought not…

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