Puerto Rico News
FORT HUNTER LIGGETT, Calif. — The 1st Battalion, 65th Infantry Regiment, also known as the Borinqueneers, is a Puerto Rico-based unit that, as of 2018, has been part of the California Army National Guard’s 79th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. But until six months ago, that relationship existed only on paper.
SAN JUAN — The Coast Guard Cutter Winslow Griesser (WPC-1116) repatriated 36 of 38 migrants to a Dominican Republic Navy vessel Saturday, following the interdiction of an illegal migrant voyage Thursday in Mona Passage waters south of Mona Island, Puerto Rico. Two women in the migrant group who required medical attention ashore, were medevaced
SAN JUAN — FEMA is sending almost $13 billion to Puerto Rico, directed at the territory’s energy and education systems, to help it recover from 2017’s devastating Hurricane Maria, the White House said. The “federal share” of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s grants to the territory totals $11.6 billion, with
SAN JUAN — The crew of a Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen MH-65 Dolphin helicopter rescued a body boarder in distress at Surfer’s Beach Saturday afternoon in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. A man in his late 20’s was rescued. He was discovered during a routine patrol by a local police officer.
SAN JUAN — The crews of a Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen MH-65 Dolphin helicopter rescued a person from drowning at “La Poza del Obispo” Friday afternoon in Arecibo. A man in his 30’s was rescued. He sustained severe leg injuries while struggling to stay afloat and being washed on
The explosion of legalized sports betting in the United States has caught the attention of Puerto Rico’s government. The 2018 U.S. Supreme Court 6-3 decision to overturn the 1992 Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act enables all U.S. states to legalize sports betting, including online wagering. Previously, Puerto Rico Gov.
SAN JUAN — A man accused of raping an Ohio teen almost 40 years ago was arrested in Puerto Rico last week. Investigators say Julio Rentas, now 67, is charged with raping a 14-year-old girl after sneaking into her Cleveland, Ohio bedroom on January 4, 1981. Rentas was originally arrested
SAN JUAN — Coast Guard air and surface crews along with Puerto Rico Police and Ramey Station Border Patrol units are searching by air, land and sea Tuesday for possibly two persons from a capsized sunken boat near Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. The identity and nationality of the occupants of the vessel
SAN JUAN — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the Puerto Rico Police Department arrested three illegal aliens from the Dominican Republic and seized 174.07 pounds (78.96 Kilos) of cocaine after making landfall near a beach in Dorado. A concerned citizen contacted CBP Public Affairs with information on suspicious
SAN JUAN — The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Robert Yered repatriated 20 of 21 migrants to a Dominican Republic Navy vessel Wednesday following the interdiction of an illegal migrant voyage in the Mona Passage west of Puerto Rico. The remaining migrant was turned over to U.S. Border Patrol (CBP) agents to face