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Man in accident steals car of good Samaritan in Puerto Rico

Nov. 12, 2020 9:47 AM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A man who was in a traffic accident stole the car of a good Samaritan who had stopped to help him, Puerto Rico police said Thursday. The incident occurred at peak rush hour on a busy highway in the capital of San Juan after the car of the alleged thief flipped over. When...

Pedro Pierluisi, gubernatorial candidate with the New Progressive Party (PNP), arrives at Vivo Beach Club to celebrate a slim lead of the pro-statehood party in the Puerto Rican general elections, in Carolina, Puerto Rico, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. Pierluisi briefly served as governor following last year's massive protests that led to the resignation of former Gov. Ricardo Rosselló. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)

Pedro Pierluisi wins gubernatorial race in Puerto Rico

Nov. 7, 2020 8:58 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Pedro Pierluisi of Puerto Rico’s pro-statehood New Progressive Party won a majority of votes to become the U.S. territory’s next governor, according to official preliminary results released late Saturday. Pierluisi received nearly 33% of votes compared with nearly...

New Progressive Party supporters of gubernatorial candidate Pedro Pierluisi arrive to the Vivo Beach Club to wait for the results of the Puerto Rican general elections in Carolina, Puerto Rico, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. Voters across Puerto Rico are choosing new leaders they believe would help heal a U.S. territory wracked by corruption, hurricanes, earthquakes and the pandemic. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)

Puerto Ricans in unfamiliar territory as vote count delayed

Nov. 6, 2020 11:36 AM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — For the first time in decades, voters across Puerto Rico are still waiting for officials to confirm the winners of some of the most high-profile races days after the U.S. territory held its general election. Traditionally, the government confirms final preliminary results the...

Pedro Pierluisi, gubernatorial candidate with the New Progressive Party (PNP), arrives at Vivo Beach Club accompanied by resident commissioner Jennifer Gonzalez to celebrate a slim lead of the pro-statehood party in the Puerto Rican general elections, in Carolina, Puerto Rico, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. Pierluisi briefly served as governor following last year's massive protests that led to the resignation of former Gov. Ricardo Rosselló. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)

Puerto Rico awaits final result in tight gubernatorial race

Nov. 4, 2020 1:01 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — People across Puerto Rico awaited final results Wednesday of elections that saw long lines of voters and produced a tight gubernatorial race in the U.S. Caribbean territory. Pedro Pierluisi of the pro-statehood New Progressive Party held a slight lead over Carlos Delgado of the...

People wearing masks amid the COVID-19 pandemic wait in line to vote in the general election at a polling center set up at the Rafael Labra School in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. In addition to electing a governor, Puerto Ricans are voting in a non-binding referendum on statehood. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)

Tight gubernatorial contest as Puerto Rico counts votes

Nov. 3, 2020 11:24 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's two main political parties were in a tight gubernatorial race late Tuesday after voters stood in long lines and forced polling centers to remain open late as they chose new leaders they hope can help heal a U.S. territory wracked by corruption, hurricanes,...

Omar Mediavilla, who urges his brother Jerick (Florida resident) to exercise the right to vote that the island's residents do not have, drinks a cup of coffee at his balcony in Toa Alta, Puerto Rico, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020. President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are targeting Puerto Rico in a way never seen before to gather the attention of tens of thousands of potential voters in the battleground state of Florida. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)

Puerto Rico, unable to vote, becomes crucial to US election

Oct. 18, 2020 6:14 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The campaigns of President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are rallying people in a place where U.S. citizens cannot cast ballots but have the ear of hundreds of thousands of potential voters in the battleground state of Florida. The candidates are targeting...

Postal worker Jose Montoya does his rounds in Carolina, Puerto Rico, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020. More than half of all homes in Puerto Rico lack a physical address, so the absence of street names and numbers also have created multiple problems ranging from ambulances unable to reach a home in time to a delay in the distribution of aid after Hurricane Maria and a string of recent earthquakes. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)

Navigating by mango trees, pink houses in rural Puerto Rico

Oct. 8, 2020 9:32 AM EDT

CAGUAS, Puerto Rico (AP) — Firefighters in this city near Puerto Rico’s capital cheered when they recently got updated maps that include rural neighborhoods, confessing they sometimes had to rely on taxi drivers for directions during emergencies. That's because more than 300,000 homes on the island...