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MIAMI – Former President Bill Clinton formally launched the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Action Network on Post-Disaster Recovery at the University of Miami in Coral Gables this morning. The meeting brings together at least 350 leaders from government, business, and civil society to discuss and develop solutions that address immediate

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SAN JUAN  — Puerto Rico’s governor on Monday fiercely defended his administration’s right to help steer the insolvent, storm-ravaged island out of bankruptcy after a U.S. congressman said the process should be led by the island’s creditors and federally appointed oversight board. In a scorching, 6,000-word letter delivered on Monday

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SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico’s governor said on Sunday he would submit a revised fiscal turnaround plan on Thursday to the island’s federally appointed oversight board, but the plan would not include labor reforms and pension cuts the board demanded. Governor Ricardo Rossello also said the government of the bankrupt

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SAN JUAN — Straddled across Ausberto Maldonado’s backyard in Bayamon, a suburb of Puerto Rico, is a nagging reminder of Hurricane Maria’s destructive power. “See, that tree broke off that branch, which is as thick as a tree — and now it’s in my yard,” said Maldonado, a 65-year-old retiree.

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SAN JUAN — The older folks in the Caribbean have a very popular saying “If it ain’t the sugar it’s the sugar pan,” meaning “if it ain’t one thing it’s another. And if you have lived long enough you will know that in life this goes without saying. The shattered

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SAN JUAN — With the significant increase of beachgoers and small pleasure boaters traversing the Caribbean during this Easter weekend, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced on Thursday an increased vigilance posture and advisory of reporting requirements. U.S. Border Patrol and Air and Marine Operations (AMO) agents will work

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MIAMI — It’s the start of the Easter weekend for many, but for 271 immigrants, including several from the Caribbean nabbed by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers, it won’t be a Happy Easter. The Caribbean immigrants were mostly nabbed in the U.S. Virgin Islands,

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SAN JUAN — An appeals court on Tuesday temporarily halted a judge’s ruling that ordered authorities to embargo the accounts of Puerto Rico’s Roman Catholic Church to ensure the payment of $4.7 million in teacher pensions. The ruling was celebrated by the Archdiocese of San Juan, which announced two years

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SAN JUAN  — Puerto Rico’s benchmark bond surged to a 25-week high on Monday, its busiest trading day since October, after the bankrupt U.S. commonwealth nearly doubled its projected five-year surplus to $6 billion as it recovers from Hurricane Maria. While the price rise is being taken as a sign

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SAN JUAN — Scientists in Puerto Rico have secured grant funding from the National Science Foundation to teach students to develop their own scientific solutions to the challenges created by natural disasters affecting the region. Category four hurricanes Irma and Maria caused loss of life and mass devastation to the

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