More Puerto Rico Articles

  • Puerto Rico boxer Felix Trinidad reaches debt deal

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico boxing star Felix Trinidad has reached a debt deal with a local bank following alleged losses of $63 million that he blames on a former financial adviser. Tuesday's deal temporarily halts a $2.9 million payment that Banco Popular had sought from...

  • Puerto Rico court strikes down new pension law

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's Supreme Court on Friday ruled that a law to change a teachers' retirement system is unconstitutional, dealing a blow to the U.S. territory's governor as he tries to revive a sluggish economy. The decision responds to a lawsuit that teachers filed...

  • Wake held in Puerto Rico for Fort Hood gunman

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A wake is being held in Puerto Rico for the Fort Hood gunman who recently killed three people and injured 16 others at a Texas military base before committing suicide. Relatives and friends of Army Spc. Ivan Lopez arrived Friday at a funeral home in his hometown...

  • Ailing Puerto Rico open to radical economic fixes

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Slash the number of public holidays by two-thirds. Eliminate dozens of government agencies. Legalize marijuana and prostitution. From the intriguing to the impossible, there is no shortage of ideas for fixing Puerto Rico's ailing economy as the government tries to...

  • Puerto Rico announces $350M housing, hotel project

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor says private investors will help build a $350 million housing and commercial complex near the capital of San Juan. Alejandro Garcia Padilla said Wednesday that more than 180 homes will be built in the north municipality of Guaynabo along...

  • Cruise back in Puerto Rico after engine troubles

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A Royal Caribbean cruise ship has arrived back in Puerto Rico after experiencing engine trouble at sea. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. spokeswoman Cynthia Martinez says the Adventure of the Seas was on a seven-day trip when the crew noticed an oil leak during a stop...

  • Puerto Rico govt removes gum ad after complaints

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's government has removed posters advertising a chewing gum after hundreds of people in the U.S. territory complained they were sexist. Officials with the island's Department of Transportation and Public Works said Wednesday that they took down the...



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