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Cellphones sought in Puerto Rico as political crisis deepens

Jul. 23, 2019 6:26 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A Puerto Rico judge issued search warrants for the cellphones of government officials involved in a crude online chat whose leak has set off a political crisis that threatens to bring down the U.S. territory's governor. One of the search warrants said that government officials...

Tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans demand governor resign

Jul. 22, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Waving flags, chanting and banging pots and pans, tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans jammed a highway Monday to demand the resignation of Gov. Ricardo Rosselló in a crisis triggered by a leak of offensive, obscenity-laden chat messages between him and his advisers. The...

Puerto Rico gov will not seek reelection, but won't resign

Jul. 21, 2019 10:22 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló said Sunday evening that he will not resign in the face of public furor over an obscenity-laced leaked online chat, but he will not seek reelection or continue as head of his pro-statehood political party. Protesters said they were not...

Besieged Puerto Rico governor goes quiet amid protests

Jul. 19, 2019 11:38 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — In the Spanish colonial fortress that serves as his official residence, Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló is under siege. Motorcyclists, celebrities, horse enthusiasts and hundreds of thousands of ordinary Puerto Ricans have swarmed outside La Fortaleza (The Fort) in Old...

Puerto Ricans try to forge movement to oust governor

Jul. 18, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Cruise passengers drifted through the streets of Old San Juan Thursday as shop owners took plywood down from store windows and painted over graffiti demanding Gov. Ricardo Rosselló resign. On a colonial plaza behind the governor's mansion, a small group of men and women...

4 Jamaican fishermen detained on Coast Guard ships

Jun. 12, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four Jamaican fishermen were detained for nearly a month aboard U.S. Coast Guard vessels in the Caribbean Sea, spending much of their time chained to the deck in the blistering sun while their families believed they were dead, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday. The Coast Guard said...

New life, new home, after the storm

Jun. 6, 2019 9:16 AM EDT

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — After Hurricane Maria flooded her home in Dorado, Puerto Rico, Cristina Fuentes, her husband and three children fled to the mainland to begin a new life full of uncertainties. "I lost everything," she said late last month with a heavy sigh. Fuentes and her small family traveled...