PuertoRico

  • Dad arrested in Puerto Rico after daughter, 2, found dead in suitcase left near train tracks

    A father who was initially reported missing with his 2-year-old daughter in Virginia was arrested in Puerto Rico after the toddler’s body was found in a suitcase left near train tracks in New Jersey. Travis Lamont Plummer, 37, was located in San Juan on April 19, eight days after...
  • Power restored to over 80% in Puerto Rico

    Puerto Rico’s power company said Thursday that it has restored electricity to more than 80 percent of customers affected by an island-wide blackout that was caused by an excavator hitting a transmission line, but tens of thousands of families still remain without normal service seven months after hurricanes Maria...
  • Puerto Rico gets hit again !

    An island-wide blackout hit Puerto Rico on Wednesday as the U.S. territory struggles with an increasingly unstable power grid nearly seven months after Hurricane Maria. Officials said it could take 24 to 36 hours to fully restore power to more than 1.4 million customers as outrage grew across the...
  • FEMA under fire for planning to cut of supplies to Puerto Rico

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency said Wednesday that it is not cutting off food and water supplies to Puerto Rico at this time, despite reports that it intended to do so. FEMA’s reported cutoff plans drew criticism Tuesday from members of Congress and the mayor of the island’s largest...
  • Trump boasts there were ‘zero deaths’ on commercial aviation in 2017! Then 10 Americans die in gory crash….

    President Trump said he’s been ‘very strict’ on commercial aviation, taking credit for there being ‘zero deaths’ on passenger jets in 2017  The president was likely referring to a new study out from Dutch aviation group to70 and the Aviation Safety Network that reported no deaths However, his comments...
  • San Juan Mayor has a few words for ‘disaster-in-chief’ Trump…100 day mark and no power

    San Juan Mayor Carmen Yul n Cruz slammed President Trump’s response to Hurricane Maria as Puerto Rico reached the 100-day mark since the hurricane. Cruz told ABC News that Trump was “disrespectful” to the island’s U.S. citizens in his approach to the disaster and recovery process. “He was disrespectful to the Puerto...
  • Bill Clinton helps to distribute supplies in Puerto Rico

    Former President Clinton arrived Monday in Puerto Rico to help distribute supplies and meet with residents as the island recovers from Hurricane Maria. Clinton brought with him medical supplies and solar energy equipment donated by the Clinton Foundation, which has already shipped 76 tons of medicine and medical equipment...
  • Director of Puerto Rico power company resigns amid scrutiny

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) – The director of Puerto Rico’s power company resigned on Friday amid ongoing blackouts and scrutiny of a contract awarded to a small Montana-based company to help rebuild the electric grid destroyed by Hurricane Maria. Puerto Rico’s Electric Power Authority said Ricardo Ramos presented his...
  • Atlanta mayor pledges grant for Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands

    ATLANTA – The city of Atlanta will help with relief efforts in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands as communities continue to recover from Hurricane Maria. Mayor Kasim Reed and other leaders presented a $100,000 check Thursday morning to Map International. The organization will use the money for...