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# puerto-rico - Tuesday 7 January, 2020

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

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

“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

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?

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 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

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'

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

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

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 struck the island 20 September.

# puerto-rico - Tuesday 29 May, 2018

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.

# puerto-rico - Thursday 12 October, 2017

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’.

# puerto-rico - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

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.

# puerto-rico - Wednesday 4 October, 2017

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.

# puerto-rico - Tuesday 3 October, 2017

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.

# puerto-rico - Monday 2 October, 2017

Donald Trump has dedicated a golf tournament victory to hurricane victims Puerto Rico This post contains videos

Donald Trump has dedicated a golf tournament victory to hurricane victims

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'

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

# puerto-rico - Friday 29 September, 2017

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

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!

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

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.

# puerto-rico - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

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.

# puerto-rico - Saturday 23 September, 2017

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

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

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.

# puerto-rico - Wednesday 20 September, 2017

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 - Monday 12 June, 2017

Puerto Rico votes to become 51st US state

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

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

No motive was given for the attack.

# puerto-rico - Wednesday 31 August, 2016

Four-year-old Irish boy drowns in Caribbean pool

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

Passengers were rescued and no major injuries have been reported.

# puerto-rico - Thursday 16 April, 2015

Irishman missing overboard from Caribbean cruise ship

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

# puerto-rico - Thursday 2 April, 2015

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

# puerto-rico - Wednesday 8 May, 2013

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.

# puerto-rico - Friday 26 April, 2013

From The Daily Edge Well, this newsreader didn’t realise his mic was on… Blagalagalaga This post contains videos

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

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

# puerto-rico - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

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

Puerto Ricans say goodbye to 'Macho' Camacho

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

From The42 Former world champion Hector Camacho dead at 50 RIP

Former world champion Hector Camacho dead at 50

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

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

From The Daily Edge Lemon in the armpit? Pickled sheep eye? 7 strange hangover cures Hair Of The Dog This post contains images

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

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

# puerto-rico - Thursday 25 August, 2011

Debate over evacuation as Hurricane Irene heads for US east coast

A hurricane watch has been issued for the outer banks of North Carolina which means hurricane conditions could hit the US east coast within 36 hours.

# puerto-rico - Monday 22 August, 2011

Hurricane Irene slams Puerto Rico; could hit US

Hurricane Irene is making its way to Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and possibly Florida. Nearly 600,000 people in Haiti are still without shelter after last year’s earthquake.

# puerto-rico - Wednesday 3 August, 2011

Tropical Storm Emily on path toward Haiti

The UN has put 11,500 troops on standby in Haiti, with the biggest threat to lives believed to be flooding following fatal mudslides in June.

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