Tag: Puerto Rico Governor Wanda Vázquez

Puerto Ricans Left Without Electricity … The Day Before Tropical Storm Isaias Is Supposed To Strike

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 the mountainous towns of Jayuya […]

Puerto Rico’s Governor Vázquez Faces Formal Corruption Probe, Impeachment

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 of Justice that ended with […]

Puerto Rico Governor Asks FAA To Ground Flights From Texas And Florida After Spike In COVID-19 Cases

SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico’s governor announced major rollbacks including the closure of bars, gyms, marinas, theaters and casinos and restricted the use of beaches as the U.S. commonwealth is hit by a spike in COVID-19 cases in recent weeks. Governor Wanda Vázquez said the changes and an ongoing curfew from 10 p.m. to 5 […]

COVID-19: Puerto Rico Welcomes Tourists As Virus Surge Sows Lockdown Fears

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 rules are designed to protect […]

Puerto Rico To Hold Statehood Referendum Amid COVID-19 Disillusionment

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 referendum will ask a single, […]