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Board orders Puerto Rico to pay $340M owed to pension system

Apr. 30, 2019 6:25 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Dozens of municipalities and public corporations in Puerto Rico have failed to pay or deposit a total of $340 million into a retirement system for government employees, a federal control board overseeing the island's finances warned Tuesday. The board said 66 municipalities...

New data shows 4% drop in Puerto Rico population since Maria

Apr. 18, 2019 12:04 AM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — New Census Bureau data shows Puerto Rico lost nearly 4% of its population after Hurricane Maria — the greatest population drop in the recorded history of the island, according to one demographer. Data released Thursday shows the U.S. territory's population dropped by...

Puerto Rico is rebounding after Hurricane Maria

Apr. 2, 2019 3:24 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Nearly two years after a deadly hurricane season, tourists are visiting Puerto Rico in record numbers as the U.S. territory continues to rebuild from Hurricane Maria. A record 1.7 million cruise ship passengers are expected to visit this fiscal year, new hotels have opened,...

Puerto Rico education, public safety secretaries resign

Apr. 2, 2019 12:05 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Two of Puerto Rico's most high-profile government officials are resigning following heavy criticism by residents of the U.S. territory over how they performed their jobs. Education Secretary Julia Keleher, who was appointed in December 2016, stepped down on Tuesday. Public...

Trump says he's taken better care of Puerto Rico than anyone

Mar. 28, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday defended his support of Puerto Rico in its rebuilding from hurricanes, but he doesn't think officials in the U.S. territory are spending federal assistance wisely. "Puerto Rico has been taken better care of by Donald Trump than by any living human...