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  • Governor Aug 9, 2019

    Puerto Ricans Ask ‘What’s Next?’ as Political Limbo Deepens

    Puerto Rico’s streets have remained so quiet since Gov. Wanda Vázquez took over as governor following weeks of turmoil that one can again hear the island’s famous coquí frog singing at night. The protests that led to the resignation of Gov. Ricardo Rosselló just a week ago and continued on a smaller scale until the Supreme Court removed his chosen...

  • New York Apr 12, 2019

    Spring Blizzard Blankets Midwest States

    Heavy snow and high winds have put spring on hold in the Midwest. Minnesota drivers are being urged to stay off the roads. Highways in South Dakota littered with stranded vehicles as well, with drivers warned of road closures. In Michigan, homes near Houghton Lake are inundated by ice.

  • NBC Dec 18, 2018

    ‘Tonight Show’ to Air Episode in Puerto Rico With ‘Hamilton’

    Jimmy Fallon’s “Tonight Show” will air an episode next year from Puerto Rico including an exclusive performance with Lin-Manuel Miranda reprising his role in “Hamilton.”

  • artist Nov 18, 2018

    Prominent Puerto Rican Artist Arnaldo Roche Rabell Dies at Age 62

    Puerto Rican painter Arnaldo Roche Rabell, considered to be one of the most important artists of the neo-expressionist movement, died in his birthplace, San Juan, in the early hours of Nov. 17, according to his representative, Walter Ortero. Roche Rabell, regarded as one of the most important painters of Puerto Rico, died as a result of lung cancer at the...

  • United States Jul 23, 2018

    ‘Hamilton’ Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda Announces Arts Fund for Puerto Rico

    Lin-Manuel Miranda jumped up to a podium shortly after landing in Puerto Rico on Sunday to announce he has helped create a multimillion-dollar fund to boost the arts in the U.S. territory as it struggles to recover from Hurricane Maria.

  • United States Feb 21, 2018

    Suicide Rates Spike in Puerto Rico, Five Months After Maria

    Exactly five months after Hurricane Maria, new figures show suicide rates in Puerto Rico reached a new high after years of steady drops. At least 103 people have died by suicide in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, which ravaged Puerto Rico on Sept. 20. That’s 14 more people than in the same period the year before. Last year ended with...

  • New York Nov 7, 2017

    ‘Hamilton’ Creator Visits Puerto Rico, Announces $2.5M Fund

    “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda made sandwiches, took selfies and announced a partnership with a nonprofit group for a $2.5 million hurricane recovery fund during a trip Tuesday to Puerto Rico....
    Miranda said seven local groups already have received grants from the New York-based Hispanic Federation, which helps Latino agencies. The organization said it will award at least 25 grants ranging from...

  • United States Oct 6, 2017

    Hurricane Mauled PR’s Renowned Monkey Island Research Center

    As thousands of troops and government workers struggle to restore normal life to Puerto Rico, a small group of scientists is racing to save more than 1,000 monkeys whose brains may contain clues to mysteries of the human mind. One of the first places Hurricane Maria hit in the U.S. territory Sept. 20 was Cayo Santiago, known as Monkey Island,...

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