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News Puerto Rico: Learn To Salsa Or Mix The Perfect Piña Colada: Puerto Rico Tests “Virtual Tourism”

Published on: Wednesday 25 March 2020
Learn To Salsa Or Mix The Perfect Piña Colada: Puerto Rico Tests “Virtual Tourism”
News source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/suziedundas/2020/03/26/learn-to-salsa-or-mix-the-perfect-pia-colada-puerto-rico-tests-virtual-tourism/

Puerto Rico tries "virtual tourism" to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 travel restrictions with free live cultural events, like a salsa dancing lesson or cooking class with the island's most famous experts.

News Puerto Rico: Long-lost astronomy observatory in Puerto Rico rediscovered by university students

Published on: Wednesday 25 March 2020
Long-lost astronomy observatory in Puerto Rico rediscovered by university students
News source: https://www.space.com/abandoned-observatory-puerto-rico-student-discovery.html

Three members of an astrobiology student group at the University of Puerto Rico want to use what they are learning to do social good for their community and are investigating an abandoned observatory to do just that.

News Puerto Rico: MLB calls off games in Mexico and Puerto Rico

Published on: Thursday 19 March 2020
MLB calls off games in Mexico and Puerto Rico
News source: https://www.boston.com/sports/mlb/2020/03/20/mlb-mexico-puerto-rico-games-canceled

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball called off what was to have been its first two regular-season games in Mexico City, along with a three-game series in Puerto Rico because of the new coronavirus.

News Puerto Rico: New audit shows disparity in Puerto Rico hurricane aid

Published on: Friday 20 March 2020
New audit shows disparity in Puerto Rico hurricane aid
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/audit-shows-disparity-puerto-rico-165829303.html

HUD audits on the management of disaster grants suggest that its reasons for stalling funds to Puerto Rico don't fully hold up.

News Puerto Rico: Audit shows persistent disparity in Puerto Rico post-hurricane housing aid versus Florida, Texas

Published on: Friday 20 March 2020
Audit shows persistent disparity in Puerto Rico post-hurricane housing aid versus Florida, Texas
News source: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/audit-shows-persistent-disparity-puerto-rico-post-hurricane-housing-aid-n1164416

HUD audits in hurricane-hit states' ability to manage disaster grants show that reasons cited by Secretary Ben Carson to stall funds to Puerto Rico don't hold up fully.

News Puerto Rico: The Latest: Puerto Rico orders businesses to close

Published on: Sunday 15 March 2020
The Latest: Puerto Rico orders businesses to close
News source: https://www.bostonherald.com/2020/03/15/the-latest-puerto-rico-orders-businesses-to-close/

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 167,000 people and killed more than 6,400. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms but most people, but severe symptoms are more common in the elderly or people with other health conditions. Nearly 76,000 people have recovered from it so far, mostly in China.

News Puerto Rico: Puerto Rico Is Shuttering Non-Essential Businesses and Imposing a Nighttime Curfew

Published on: Sunday 15 March 2020
Puerto Rico Is Shuttering Non-Essential Businesses and Imposing a Nighttime Curfew
News source: https://www.motherjones.com/coronavirus-updates/2020/03/puerto-rico-curfew-business-closing-conornavirus/

Puerto Rico will shutter non-essential businesses and impose a nighttime curfew across the US territory of 3.2 million people until the end of March, in response to the spread of the virus. The ...

News Puerto Rico: Puerto Rico closes schools, bans cruises after island confirms first cases

Published on: Saturday 14 March 2020
Puerto Rico closes schools, bans cruises after island confirms first cases
News source: https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/live-blog/coronavirus-updates-live-house-approves-coronavirus-aid-bill-n1158821/ncrd1158961

The House of Representatives passed a coronavirus aid package early Saturday that could includes free testing, paid emergency leave and other resources intended to help stem the crisis and stabilize ...

News Puerto Rico: The Latest: Puerto Rico sees its first cases of coronavirus

Published on: Saturday 14 March 2020
The Latest: Puerto Rico sees its first cases of coronavirus
News source: https://www.chron.com/news/medical/article/The-Latest-China-says-it-wants-to-offer-virus-15128250.php

The Latest on the world's coronavirus pandemic: Officials say tests have confirmed three cases of the new coronavirus in Puerto Rico, the first for the U.S. territory. Gov. Wanda Vazquez said Friday ...

News Puerto Rico: Stateside Puerto Ricans demand answers on unused hurricane aid to Puerto Rico

Published on: Thursday 12 March 2020
Stateside Puerto Ricans demand answers on unused hurricane aid to Puerto Rico
News source: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/stateside-puerto-ricans-demand-answers-unused-hurricane-aid-puerto-rico-n1154236

A group of Puerto Rican organizations based in the mainland U.S. are seeking answers over why the island has not used up federal disaster aid allocated after Hurricane Maria for recovery and reconstruction.

News Puerto Rico: Former Puerto Rico governor: Statehooders should still vote for Bloomberg

Published on: Thursday 12 March 2020
Former Puerto Rico governor: Statehooders should still vote for Bloomberg
News source: https://thehill.com/latino/487238-former-puerto-rico-governor-statehooders-should-still-vote-for-bloomberg

A former governor and resident commissioner of Puerto Rico on Thursday said that supporters of statehood for the U.S.

News Puerto Rico: Italian woman whose cruise stopped in Fort Lauderdale, Puerto Rico being tested for coronavirus

Published on: Sunday 08 March 2020
Italian woman whose cruise stopped in Fort Lauderdale, Puerto Rico being tested for coronavirus
News source: https://www.orlandosentinel.com/coronavirus/os-ne-health-coronavirus-puerto-rico-case-20200309-bkmqsicy25ah3h3dai5vpgmyiu-story.html

An Italian woman who was aboard the Costa Luminosa cruise that left Fort Lauderdale is being treated in Puerto Rico and tested as the first suspected case of coronavirus on the island. The 68-year-old ...

News Puerto Rico: Puerto Rican connection brings workers, diversity to Roseau

Published on: Saturday 07 March 2020
Puerto Rican connection brings workers, diversity to Roseau
News source: http://www.startribune.com/puerto-rican-connection-brings-workers-diversity-to-roseau/568594882/

Karen López Rivera and her husband, Edwin Colón Pérez, danced to salsa music during a community welcome party Polaris hosted. ROSEAU, MINN. Ricardo Rojas walked into baggage claim at Minneapolis-St.

News Puerto Rico: Puerto Rico deserves transparent bankruptcy process | Commentary

Published on: Thursday 05 March 2020
Puerto Rico deserves transparent bankruptcy process | Commentary
News source: https://www.orlandosentinel.com/opinion/guest-commentary/os-op-puerto-rico-bankruptcy-process-20200306-qiuwxugnaffgzntrne46yqqyam-story.html

In a guest column, Puerto Rico's former attorney general says a law meant to restructure the island's debt failed to match safeguards present in every other bankruptcy jurisdiction in the United States. He urges a fix to the loophole before more companies fail to disclose conflicts of interest.

News Puerto Rico: Months After Puerto Rico Earthquakes, Thousands Are Still Living Outside

Published on: Sunday 01 March 2020
Months After Puerto Rico Earthquakes, Thousands Are Still Living Outside
News source: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/01/us/puerto-rico-earthquakes-fema.html?partner=naver

In the past week alone, the Puerto Rico Seismic Network registered 43 “significant” quakes, leaving many people fearful of going home. More than 8,000 houses have been damaged. Pedro A. Ramírez, right ...

News Puerto Rico: The Science, Tech & Art Revolution Of Puerto Rico

Published on: Monday 02 March 2020
The Science, Tech & Art Revolution Of Puerto Rico
News source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/melissarowley/2020/03/03/the-science-tech--art-revolution-of-puerto-rico/

My number one rule for venturing anywhere new is pack light—travel deep—and get to know a city’s entrepreneurial ecosystem—because it’s people work up close and personal with their community’s greatest needs. This is Puerto Rico. And this is why I stay.

News Puerto Rico: Puerto Rico Utility Deal Stumbles, Shaking Muni Investors

Published on: Monday 02 March 2020
Puerto Rico Utility Deal Stumbles, Shaking Muni Investors
News source: https://www.wsj.com/articles/puerto-rico-utility-deal-stumbles-shaking-muni-investors-11583194215

Some of the municipal bond market’s largest investors, including BlackRock and MacKay Shields, have accumulated hundreds of millions of dollars in claims against the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, people familiar with the matter said.

News Puerto Rico: Video shows transgender woman being threatened before being murdered in Puerto Rico

Published on: Monday 02 March 2020
Video shows transgender woman being threatened before being murdered in Puerto Rico
News source: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/shocking-murder-of-transgender-woman-alexa-puerto-rico/

A shocking murder in Puerto Rico is raising concern about the safety of transgender people in the U.S. territory. Video taken just before Alexa Negron's final moments last week was posted on social ...