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DEA's most corrupt agent: Parties, sex amid 'unwinnable war'

Nov. 14, 2022 16:06 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — José Irizarry accepts that he’s known as the most corrupt agent in U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration history, admitting he “became another man” in conspiring with Colombian cartels to build a lavish lifestyle of expensive sports cars, Tiffany jewels and...

DEA’s most corrupt agent: Parties, sex amid 'unwinnable war'

Nov. 14, 2022 16:01 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — José Irizarry accepts that he’s known as the most corrupt agent in U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration history, admitting he “became another man” in conspiring with Colombian cartels to build a lavish lifestyle of expensive sports cars, Tiffany jewels and...

Activists fight bid to remove Puerto Rico's 'colonial cats'

Nov. 03, 2022 12:44 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hundreds of cats have long slinked through the cobblestone streets of Puerto Rico’s historic district, stopping for the occasional pat on the head as delighted tourists and residents snap pictures and offer bits of food. The cats are so beloved they...

Migrants missing after boat overturns in Puerto Rico bay

Oct. 26, 2022 10:49 AM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Authorities on Wednesday searched for at least eight migrants believed to be missing in waters near the historic area of Puerto Rico's capital. The U.S. Coast Guard said the migrants were apparently aboard a boat that capsized in San Juan Bay on Tuesday...

US waives federal law to boost diesel supply for Puerto Rico

Sep. 28, 2022 18:58 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The U.S. government announced Wednesday it would temporarily waive a federal law and allow foreign diesel deliveries to Puerto Rico as it faces a dwindling supply of fuel nearly two weeks after Hurricane Fiona pummeled the U.S. territory. The...

Puerto Rico seeks U.S. waiver as diesel dwindles after storm

Sep. 27, 2022 21:05 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s governor on Tuesday requested that the U.S. government waive a federal law to allow for more fuel shipments to the island amid concerns over a dwindling supply of diesel in the wake of Hurricane Fiona. Gov. Pedro Pierluisi warned that a...

Puerto Ricans seething over lack of power days after Fiona

Sep. 24, 2022 08:43 AM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Half of Puerto Rico is without power more than five days after Hurricane Fiona struck — including an entire town where not a single work crew has arrived. Many on the U.S. territory are angry and incredulous, and calls are growing for the ouster of...

Fiona dumps more rain on Puerto Rico; troops rescue hundreds

Sep. 19, 2022 21:50 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hurricane Fiona unleashed more rain on Puerto Rico on Monday, a day after the storm knocked out power and water to most of the island, and National Guard troops rescued hundreds of people who got stranded. The governor warned that it could take days to...

Hurricane Fiona rips through powerless Puerto Rico

Sep. 19, 2022 00:11 AM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Hurricane Fiona struck Puerto Rico's southwest coast on Sunday as it unleashed landslides, knocked the power grid out and ripped up asphalt from roads and flung the pieces around. Hundreds of people were evacuated or rescued across the island as floodwaters rose...

Puerto Rico star Ricky Martin faces sexual assault complaint

Sep. 10, 2022 13:42 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A sexual assault complaint has been filed against Puerto Rico pop star Ricky Martin, who recently sued his nephew over what he said were false allegations of sexual abuse. The complaint was filed Friday at a police precinct in the capital of San Juan,...