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SAN JUAN — Discover Puerto Rico, the Island’s Destination Marketing Organization (DMO), is sharing updates for U.S. inbound travelers stemming from the local government’s latest Executive Order, announced yesterday. The order, which goes into effect on Monday, May 24th, includes modified restrictions such as the elimination of negative COVID-19 PCR molecular test

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SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico’s governor announced this week that officials will start vaccinating all those 16 and older beginning Monday, prompting celebrations across the U.S. territory facing a spike in COVID-19 cases. Currently, only people 50 years and older as well as anyone 35 to 49 with chronic health

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SAN JUAN — Pedro Pierluisi of Puerto Rico’s pro-statehood New Progressive Party won a majority of votes to become the U.S. commonwealth’s next governor, according to official preliminary results released late Saturday. Pierluisi received nearly 33 percent of votes compared with nearly 32 percent obtained by Carlos Delgado of the

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SAN JUAN — A day before potential Tropical Storm Isaias was expected to bring rains and winds to Puerto Rico, at least 400,000 customers throughout the island were left without power. The outage affected multiple municipalities — from cities in the metropolitan area such as San Juan and Guaynabo to

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SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico’s governor and other top officials on Monday became the official targets of an in-depth government investigation into recent corruption allegations. The U.S. commonwealth’s Special Independent Prosecutor’s Panel agreed to probe the allegations against Governor Wanda Vázquez and others following a referral from the island’s Department

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SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico officially reopened for tourists Wednesday, even as the U.S. commonwealth sees a surge in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations that threatens to undermine its early gains against the pandemic. Incoming passengers are now required to present a recent Covid-19 test or isolate themselves for 14 days. The new

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SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico’s governor declared a state of emergency effective Monday as a worsening drought creeps across the U.S. territory amid a coronavirus pandemic. Starting July 2, nearly 140,000 clients, including some in the capital of San Juan, will be without water for 24 hours every other day as

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SAN JUAN — Governor Wanda Vázquez announced on Saturday that she will hold a nonbinding referendum in November to decide whether Puerto Rico should become a U.S. state, a move that comes amid growing disillusion with the island’s U.S. territorial status. For the first time in the island’s history, the

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SAN JUAN — The newly appointed U.S. official charged with overseeing disaster recovery in Puerto Rico said today that while the pace of federally funded projects to help hurricane and earthquake victims has quickened, he’s worried about long term efforts. The comments by Peter Brown, White House special representative for

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SAN JUAN — A federal judge on Friday denied a request to move an upcoming corruption trial against former Puerto Rico Education Secretary Julia Keleher to the U.S. mainland. The decision in the high-profile case was celebrated by many in the U.S. territory who argued that Keleher should be tried

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