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Island of the Greater Antilles in the Caribbean

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Puerto Rico: Island of the Greater Antilles in the Caribbean
Puerto Rico, officially the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and from 1898 to 1932 also called Porto Rico in English, is an unincorporated territory of the United States located in the northeast Caribbean Sea, approximately 1,000 miles (1,600 km) southeast of Miami, Florida.


WH announces aid to Puerto Rico for 2017 storm [Video]

WH announces aid to Puerto Rico for 2017 storm

[NFA] The White House on Friday announced nearly $13 billion in aid to Puerto Rico to help it recover from a hurricane that ravaged the island three years ago, leading President Trump's critics to..

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Oh Boy, It's A Two-Fer: US Gulf Coast Target Of Two Tropical Storms [Video]

Oh Boy, It's A Two-Fer: US Gulf Coast Target Of Two Tropical Storms

Amid the stormy weather of the political landscape, Gulf Coast residents need to pay close attention to the actual weather in the coming days. That's because not one, but two tropical systems could..

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Storm Isaias brushes off Florida, heads up East Coast [Video]

Storm Isaias brushes off Florida, heads up East Coast

Isaias, downgraded from a hurricane but still a powerful tropical storm, moved along Florida's eastern coast on Sunday, bringing strong winds but no longer posing a storm surge threat. This report..

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Puerto Rico needs more than Trump's cynical ploy

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Puerto Rico residents say they answered 2020 census. The government says otherwise -- over and over again.

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Trump Declares He Is Now ‘the Best Thing That Ever Happened’ to Puerto Rico

In announcing long-awaited aid for the storm-ravaged island, President Trump seemed to have his eye partly on the Puerto Ricans who now make up an increasingly critical voting bloc in Florida. - Published

Trump announces billions in aid for Puerto Rico

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Puerto Rico getting $13B to rebuild Maria-devastated power grid

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WASHINGTON — The Trump administration announced Friday that it would release nearly $13 billion in aid to Puerto Rico to help the island rebuild its electrical grid and repair schools from the..
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Here's the latest for Wednesday September 16th: Hurricane Sally drenches Gulf Coast; Dirty air from fires could take weeks to clear; Trump denies downplaying coronavirus; Biden expresses support for.. - Published

Biden, in First Florida Trip as Nominee, Aims to Shore Up Latino Support

The former vice president sought to engage a broad range of voters with stops in Tampa and Kissimmee, speaking at a veterans event and unveiling a plan to support Puerto Rico. - Published

245 lawsuits and 50 days to go: How the 2020 campaign is also being waged in the courts

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The story behind the protests in Puerto Rico

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WorldView: Deadly storm hits Spain, protests in Puerto Rico, and more

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Bad Bunny, Alejandro Fernandez lend star power to Biden campaign

Starting Friday, the Puerto Rican rapper, whose real name is Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio, and Alejandro Fernandez, a popular Mexican singer, are lending their star wattage and strains from their..
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New Virus Hot Spots: U.S. Islands from Hawaii to Puerto Rico

U.S. islands in the Caribbean and the Pacific have growing cases of the coronavirus, which can spike even in places far removed from urban centers when controls are relaxed. - Published

Tropical Storm Laura pounds Puerto Rico; Marco set to become a hurricane: What we know

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Puerto Rico's governor loses in second primary vote round

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LOIZA, Puerto Rico -- Puerto Rican Gov. Wanda Vazquez on Sunday acknowledged losing the primary of her pro-statehood party to Pedro Pierluisi, who briefly served as the U.S....
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Puerto Rico's low census response could have disastrous effects on its economy and recovery funding

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Botched Primary Election Creates New Crisis in Puerto Rico: ‘This Is a Travesty’

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Puerto Rico primary election derailed as ballots fail to arrive at voting centers

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Race to the White House: Puerto Rico halts primary voting in centres lacking ballots

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Tropical Storm Isaias, now lashing Puerto Rico with wind and rain, is expected to be near hurricane strength as it approaches Florida's coast. - Published

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Puerto Rico, Still Reeling From Old Disasters, Is Slammed by Covid-19

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Massive Saharan dust cloud shrouds the Caribbean

The cloud has swept from Africa over the Atlantic, affecting Puerto Rico, Cuba and Mexico.
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