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Venezuela, Colombia border areas hopeful as reopening looms

Aug. 06, 2022 22:02 PM EDT

SAN JUAN DE COLON, Venezuela (AP) — The freight company owned by Alfredo Rosales and his brothers was hustling, its 50 or so trucks constantly on the go hauling about 1 million tons of coal, cement, flour and other goods every year in commerce between Venezuela and Colombia. Their...

EPA head to visit Puerto Rico on environmental justice tour

Jul. 25, 2022 18:14 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Norma Quiñones spent four years without running water after Hurricane Maria destroyed the well that she and dozens of neighbors depend on in their community deep in the mountains of western Puerto Rico. Last Christmas, crews installed a new well, but...

Puerto Rico suspends operations of bank amid global probe

Jun. 30, 2022 22:46 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Authorities announced Thursday they have suspended the operations of Puerto Rico-based Euro Pacific International Bank, which officials previously said was under suspicion of facilitating money laundering and offshore tax evasion. The bank was founded...

Puerto Rico police uncover island's biggest pot greenhouse

Jun. 28, 2022 21:24 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico police said they raided the island's largest hydroponic marijuana greenhouse on Tuesday, with nearly 2,000 plants being grown in a former addiction treatment center. Police Commissioner Antonio López Figueroa said officers discovered the...

Official: 41 indicted in $58M Puerto Rico drug operation

May. 25, 2022 13:32 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A federal grand jury indicted 41 suspected gang members in Puerto Rico accused of smuggling drugs to the U.S mainland as part of a $58 million operation, authorities said Wednesday. Those arrested include several of the U.S. territory's suspected drug...

Puerto Rico food scene thriving after string of disasters

May. 23, 2022 10:02 AM EDT

The Puerto Rican food scene had reached its peak. Young chefs were inventing delicious new creations, restaurants popped up all over the island, the industry was no longer reliant on tourist season. Then a series of calamities hit: a hurricane, a series of earthquakes, a pandemic. ...

5 shot to death at public housing complex in Puerto Rico

May. 22, 2022 21:21 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — At least five people were shot to death Sunday night at a public housing complex in Puerto Rico, authorities said. Police spokesman Axel Valencia told The Associated Press that the deaths occurred in the community of Caimito in San Juan, capital of the...

Coast Guard ends search after rescuing 38 near Puerto Rico

May. 16, 2022 16:59 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard announced Monday that it suspended the search for potential survivors of a capsized boat near Puerto Rico after finding 11 bodies and rescuing 38 migrants from a vessel that had carried an estimated 60 to 75 passengers. Crews...