(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) -- More than 100 days after declaring a state of emergency, Puerto Rico finally will have some funding to address an alarming rise in gender-based violence on the island. The Financial Oversight Management Board, which is in charge of the island's... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Puerto Rico’s territorial status has been a topic of conversation among residents on the island for decades. “It's a place that's been a colony for 500 years,” said Ed Morales, a professor at the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race... Read More.
By: CRISTINA CORUJO, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- The Puerto Rican government responded this weekend to the plea of thousands who have asked the island's leaders to address the ongoing crisis of gender violence.Newly sworn-in Gov. Pedro Pierluisi signed an executive... Read More.
By ERIN SCHUMAKER, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- As the United States' uneven vaccine rollout continues, lines for vaccination have begun to form in places such as Tennessee, Florida and Puerto Rico.In Chattanooga, Tennessee, dozens of cars queued up Thursday morning,... Read More.
By CRISTINA CORUJO, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Scientists, students and Puerto Ricans are among those mourning the collapse of the iconic radio telescope in Arecibo, Puerto Rico.The telescope collapsed Tuesday morning after showing signs of extreme weakness, according... Read More.
By CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News(ARECIBO, Puerto Rico) -- In a major blow to the astronomy community, the National Science Foundation announced Thursday it will begin plans to decommission the famous 305-meter telescope at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico.
BY: CRISTINA CORUJO, ABC NEWS (WASHINGTON) -- As Puerto Ricans voted on Tuesday for their local leaders, there was another decision they had to make: Whether or not the island nation should be admitted as the newest U.S. state.The non-binding referendum... Read More.
BY: CRISTINA CORUJO, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) -- With the election approaching and early voting underway, both Joe Biden and Donald Trump are relying on the Puerto Rican vote in swing states like Florida and Pennsylvania.For years, voter participation... Read More.
By VICTORIA MOLL-RAMIREZ, IMTIYAZ DELAWALA, BRENDAN RAND and HALEY YAMADA, ABC News (MIAMI) -- When Hurricane Maria left Puerto Rico in a dump of economic, emotional and physical disaster in 2017, Maria Baez left with her grandson, Daniel, for Kissimmee, Florida. Now, three... Read More.
By CRISTINA CORUJO and JESSICA MENDOZA, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- As Puerto Rico struggles to recover from multiple turmoils, including an economic crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic, another crisis plagues the territory: rising violence against women. In the past... Read More.
By QUINN OWEN and JOSHUA HOYOS, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- FEMA lost track of more than a quarter million dollars in food and supplies intended for Puerto Rico over the course of its response to 2017 hurricanes Irma and Maria, according... Read More.
BY: CRISTINA CORUJO, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) -- As Puerto Rico marks the third anniversary of the devastation brought by Hurricane Maria on Sunday, both Joe Biden and President Donald Trump put the island -- still dealing with the national crisis... Read More.