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# Puerto Rico

Last year
Hurricane Fiona slams Dominican Republic after causing power outage across Puerto Rico
Nearly 800 people were evacuated to safer locations, and more than 500 were in shelters, officials said.
Deadly typhoon strikes Japan as hurricane leaves Puerto Rico without power
A man was found dead in his car in Japan early today.
Ricky Martin faces sexual assault complaint
The complaint was filed on Friday at a police precinct in the Puerto Rican capital of San Juan.
Ricky Martin issued restraining order in Puerto Rico
It was not immediately known who requested the restraining order.
All time
Boxer Felix Verdejo could face death penalty after being charged with killing pregnant woman
The 27-2(17KOs) lightweight is alleged to have kidnapped and killed his lover, Keishla Rodriguez, after she informed him she was pregnant.
Irishman who can't come home for mother's funeral questions 'arbitrary' decision to add Puerto Rico to MHQ list
John Doherty has questioned why the country was added to the list while other US territories or the US itself were not.
Iconic Puerto Rico telescope collapses just weeks after being declared unsafe
The telescope’s receiver platform fell 140 metres onto the radio dish below it yesterday.
'Iconic' Punta Ventana stone arch collapses as earthquake hits Puerto Rico
Damage was caused across the island by the 5.8-magnitude earthquake.
Hurricane Dorian appears to spare Puerto Rico, heads for eastern coast of Florida
“The threat has already passed,” Puerto Rico’s new governor, Wanda Vazquez, told a news conference.
Puerto Ricans braced for Hurricane Dorian just two years after last lethal catastrophe
The latest path also puts Dorian on a trajectory to strike the Atlantic coast of Florida or Georgia by the weekend.
Explainer: Why are thousands of protesters calling for Puerto Rico's governor to resign?
Messages from a leaked Telegram group revealed alleged homophobic and sexist messages from Governor Ricardo Rossello.
Search for missing 20 year-old believed to have fallen overboard cruise ship in Caribbean suspended
Arron Hough was reported missing after failing to report for work on Christmas Day.
Donald Trump's latest claim is that Democrats plotted to inflate the Puerto Rico hurricane death count
A new investigation has put the death count at nearly 3,000 people.
Trump criticised for hailing US response to Hurricane Maria last year as 'tremendous'
Hurricane Maria wreaked widespread devastation and killed almost 3,000 people last September.
Puerto Rico government said 64 people died during Hurricane Maria. The actual number was 2,975
Hurricane Maria pummeled Puerto Rico in September 2017.
Puerto Rico says Hurricane Maria killed 1,400 people, but death toll remains at 64
Widespread flooding left many sick and elderly people unable to get medical treatment.
Puerto Rico's morgue is overflowing with unclaimed dead bodies after a storm nine months ago
Hurricane Maria struck the island 20 September.
Death toll from Hurricane Maria likely to be 70 times official estimates
The government death toll was just 64, but researchers said today it could be 4,600.
Donald Trump labelled 'hater-in-chief' as he goes on the attack about Puerto Rico
The US President says they have a financial crisis ‘of their own making’.
Mark Zuckerberg apologises for use of VR video to highlight Puerto Rico aid message
Yesterday, Zuckerberg used Facebook’s app Spaces to roam through a VR-produced 360 video of Puerto Rico.
Trump tells Puerto Rican hurricane survivors to be 'proud' and tosses paper towels at them
The president’s basketball style method of doling out supplies has attracted a lot of attention on social media.
After berating San Juan's mayor, Trump is visiting Puerto Rico
Trump wants to show that the federal government is on top of the daunting recovery effort.
Donald Trump has dedicated a golf tournament victory to hurricane victims
The Presidents Cup was won by the USA.
Donald Trump has accused Puerto Ricans of wanting 'everything done for them'
The island has been left without electricity and running water due to two hurricanes hurtling across the island.
Loads of celebs are posting cringey pics of themselves as teens to raise money for Puerto Rico
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
Many celebrities are attempting to help in the wake of this immense disaster.
Trump defends response to Puerto Rico disaster as he plans visit to island
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.
70,000 people ordered to evacuate homes after dam fails in Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico has been ravaged by the storm.
Video captures dramatic rescue of woman and children from capsized boat following Hurricane Maria
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
Maria has been blamed for at least 33 deaths, including 15 in Dominica, three in Haiti and two in Guadeloupe.
Whole of Puerto Rico without power as Hurricane Maria hammers through the island
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 votes to become 51st US state
However, turnout was low and the referendum result isn’t binding.
US territory of Puerto Rico wants to go bankrupt over $70 billion debt
The island’s poverty rate is over 45%.
Puerto Rican man who bit off the head of girlfriend's chihuahua gets jailed for seven years
No motive was given for the attack.
Four-year-old Irish boy drowns in Caribbean pool
Police on the island have confirmed they are treating the incident as a tragic accident.
Cruise ship catches fire while out on the Caribbean Sea
Passengers were rescued and no major injuries have been reported.
Irishman missing overboard from Caribbean cruise ship
The search is concentrated near the Puerto Rican island of Vieques.
This man won a free holiday but couldn't bring his wife, so he took the saddest pictures
Tourists swim for their lives for 14 hours after boat sinks
The brother and sister thought they were going to drown or be eaten by a shark when the found themselves stranded at sea.
Well, this newsreader didn’t realise his mic was on…
But at least his vocal cords are nice and loose now.