Latest Puerto Rico News

The Latest: Trump protesters rally at Orlando gay bar

Jun. 19, 2019 3:14 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on planned protests of President Trump's reelection announcement in Florida (all times local): 12:45 p.m. The hometown paper of the Florida city where Donald Trump is making his reelection announcement says it won't endorse the president. The Orlando Sentinel said in an...

Trump protesters rally at gay bar blocks from arena speech

Jun. 18, 2019 11:02 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Opponents of President Donald Trump's reelection announcement Tuesday in Florida rebuked his administration's policies at a rally outside a gay bar with performances by a mariachi band and a drag queen, speeches by a transgender woman and women who had abortions and the appearance of a...

Feds: Indicted drug agent duped DEA into hiring him

Jun. 14, 2019 1:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A narcotics agent accused of betraying his badge applied for a job with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, so he and a leader of a murderous drug-trafficking ring would become "unstoppable," prosecutors said in new court filings. Fernando Gomez, who is awaiting trial in New York on...

3-year probation for Farruko in case of undeclared $52K

Jun. 13, 2019 2:30 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A judge on Thursday ordered three years' probation for Puerto Rican singer Farruko after he pleaded guilty to not declaring nearly $52,000 in cash discovered in his luggage and shoes last year when he flew in to an airport in the U.S. territory. The judge also ordered the...

Retirees defy Puerto Rico govt, get pension deal with board

Jun. 12, 2019 12:51 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A group of retired public employees has defied Puerto Rico's government and reached a deal with a federal control board overseeing the island's finances as it works to restructure more than $50 billion in pension liabilities, officials said Wednesday. The announcement angered...

AP FACT CHECK: No sign of Trump-Mexico deal on farm goods

Jun. 10, 2019 12:46 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is bragging about a new deal with Mexico that provides for "large" sales of U.S. farm goods, but it doesn't appear to exist. In weekend tweets, he announced in all capital letters that he had won the agreement to benefit America's "great patriot farmers," and that...

Puerto Rican Day Parade honors arts, culture trailblazers

Jun. 9, 2019 3:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With Puerto Rican pride on full display along New York City's Fifth Avenue, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Sunday he's returning to the island to help rebuilding efforts after Hurricane Maria. Speaking at the National Puerto Rican Day Parade, Cuomo said he's also appointing a commission to...

The Latest: Cuomo to visit Puerto Rico, aid storm recovery

Jun. 9, 2019 3:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the National Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York (all times local): 3 p.m. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he's returning to Puerto Rico to help rebuilding efforts after Hurricane Maria. Speaking Sunday at the National Puerto Rican Day Parade, Cuomo says he's also appointing a...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and the credit and blame game

Jun. 8, 2019 9:19 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The apportioning of credit and blame went awry in President Donald Trump's remarks over the past week. He hailed pristine air quality that isn't, placed responsibility on Mexico for the entire U.S. drug problem and told Puerto Ricans they should love him because he got them hurricane aid...

Monument honoring Puerto Rican Army members vandalized

Jun. 7, 2019 2:57 PM EDT

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — A monument in New Britain that honors Puerto Rican members of the U.S. Army has been vandalized. The New Britain Herald reports that vandals spray painted the monument and removed a medallion. The monument across from the New Britain Fire Department headquarters honors the 65th...