Puerto Rico unveils record $787M package to fight COVID-19

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico on Monday announced a record $787 million financial package to help alleviate the economic impact of the new coronavirus in the U.S. territory. ...

US official: Disaster recovery pace in Puerto Rico sped up

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The newly appointed U.S. official charged with overseeing disaster recovery in Puerto Rico said Tuesday that while the pace of federally funded projects to help hurricane ...

Connecticut governor announces Puerto Rican housing support

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Puerto Rico residents looking to relocate to Connecticut after recent natural disasters are getting financial assistance to help with housing. Democratic Conn...

Puerto Rico goes to court against debt-restructuring deal

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s government went to court on Wednesday to fight a deal that a federal control board overseeing the U.S. territory’s finances recently reached with bondholders...

Super Bowl halftime show draws praise, tears from US Latinos

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — When the Super Bowl halftime show began, Yol-Itzma Aguirre and her relatives watched with anticipation. The El Paso, Texas, family was curious how Colombian-born Shakira and N...

Puerto Ricans thrilled by flag sighting in Super Bowl

SAN JUAN (AP) — The screams echoed across Puerto Rico when Jennifer Lopez unfurled a feather cape representing the flag of the U.S. territory during the Super Bowl’s halftime show, a moment that many ...

North Carolina emergency response team goes to Puerto Rico

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A 12-member team from North Carolina is spending two weeks in Puerto Rico helping islanders deal with earthquake damage. The state Division of Emergency Managem...

Ricky Martin finds inspiration in Puerto Rico protests

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Ricky Martin’s wide smile began to fade as the Puerto Rican superstar talked about his next album. It’s influenced by the U.S. territory’s political turm...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean that were published in the past week. In Colombia,...

Puerto Ricans protest in anger over unused emergency aid

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A couple of hundred people joined a protest Thursday organized by Puerto Rico singer René Pérez of Calle 13 fame in a demonstration reminiscent of those that ousted the is...

Puerto Rico protesters demand governor's resignation

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Dozens of demonstrators gathered Monday in front of the governor’s mansion in Puerto Rico’s capital to demand the resignation of the U.S. territory’s governor and protest ...

2 more Puerto Rico officials fired after warehouse break-in

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Gov. Wanda Vázquez fired the heads of Puerto Rico’s housing and family departments Sunday in the latest fallout over the discovery of a warehouse filled with emergency sup...

Puerto Rico governor fires emergency management director

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico Gov. Wanda Vázquez fired the director of the island’s emergency management agency Saturday after the discovery of a warehouse filled with water, cots and other...

Pence courts evangelical Latino voters in Florida

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Marilyn Del Valle climbed to her feet at the Nacion de Fe church in Kissimmee on Thursday, clapping and taking photos as Vice President Mike Pence took the stage. ...

Displaced families await post-quake housing in Puerto Rico

PONCE, Puerto Rico (AP) — The Antonetti family sat in the shade of a tree eating orange slices while contemplating the long day ahead of them in a dusty parking lot in southern Puerto Rico. ...