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Puerto Rico cancels order for coronavirus tests, as questions swirl around response

Omaha World-Herald 06 Apr 2020
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Rico is trying to claw back a $19 million deposit it paid for 1 million COVID-19 tests that it now says were never approved by the Food and Drug Administration and didn’t arrive on the agreed-upon date ... Late Sunday, Gov ... territory of 3.2 million people ... Dr ... ——— ... CORONAVIRUS-PUERTORICO ... © 2020 The Associated Press ... .

While the world partied some places prepared. Will their coronavirus gamble pay off?

Omaha World-Herald 27 Mar 2020
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — While spring-breakers were still cramming South Beach bars in Florida earlier this month, Puerto Rico’s government was trying to turn the tourism-dependent island into an inhospitable fortress. Starting March 16, Gov ... While much of the U.S ... jurisdiction ... (EDITORS ... CORONAVIRUS-PUERTORICO-TOURISM ... © 2020 The Associated Press ... .

Empty streets, bored tourists, anxious merchants: Puerto Rico amid coronavirus curfew

Omaha World-Herald 17 Mar 2020
SAN JUAN, Puerto RicoSequoia Mack and her friend flew from Baltimore to Puerto Rico Sunday night hoping to hit some clubs and celebrate her 21st birthday ... Puerto Rico, a sun-kissed U.S ... Gov. Wanda Vázquez on Sunday imposed a 9 p.m. to 5 a.m ... But as of Monday, it seemed to be working ... ——— ... CORONAVIRUS-PUERTORICO-TOURISM ... © 2020 The Associated Press.

A month after Puerto Rico’s earthquakes began, more than 4,000 still sleep outside

Omaha World-Herald 28 Jan 2020
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A month after a series of powerful earthquakes began rattling Puerto Rico, about 4,600 people are still sleeping at emergency shelters — either because their residences are damaged or because they’re simply too afraid to go home ... 28 and peaked on Jan ... Wanda Vázquez said ... 7 ... ——— ... PUERTORICO-QUAKE ... © 2020 The Associated Press ... .

Roofless homes, scattered debris. Why has Puerto Rico’s hurricane recovery been so slow?

Omaha World-Herald 22 Sep 2019
COROZAL, Puerto Rico — When Hurricane Maria tore through Cuba Libre, a small hamlet in central Puerto Rico, it ripped Iris Ortiz’s roof clean off. Two years later, as she stood on a neighbor’s elevated porch, she peered into the small cement home where she grew up but is now abandoned ...Someday.” ... PUERTORICO-RECOVERY. © 2019 The Associated Press ... .

Erratic and powerful, Dorian takes aim at Florida after spooking Puerto Rico

Omaha World-Herald 29 Aug 2019
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Erratic and unpredictable, Hurricane Dorian kept Puerto Ricans scrambling Wednesday trying to figure out where it might make landfall. But by day’s end the Category 1 storm had spared much of the island — even as it gathered steam in the Atlantic and took aim at Florida ... WEA-DORIAN-PUERTORICO. © 2019 The Associated Press ... .

Puerto Rico’s leadership crisis heads to island’s Supreme Court

Omaha World-Herald 06 Aug 2019
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The next battle in the heated war over Puerto Rico’s leadership will be waged in the U.S. territory’s Supreme Court. The island’s high court announced that it will begin holding hearings Tuesday on whether Pedro Pierluisi is Puerto Rico’s legitimate governor ... ———. ©2019 Miami Herald ... PUERTORICO. © 2019 The Associated Press ... .

Puerto Rico’s new governor takes the helm under legal cloud

Omaha World-Herald 03 Aug 2019
Vega said she, like much of the nation, had been shocked by the corruption allegations surrounding Rosselló’s Cabinet and the profane, misogynistic and tasteless messages he shared in a private group chat with some of his closest advisers, which were leaked to the press starting July 11 ... PHOTO (for help with images, contact 312-222-4194).PUERTORICO.

One day before stepping down, Puerto Rico’s governor has no successor

Omaha World-Herald 02 Aug 2019
MEXICO CITY — The choice of a successor for Puerto Rico’s Gov ... Congress ... territory’s constitution ... ———. ©2019 Deutsche Presse-Agentur GmbH (Hamburg, Germany). Visit Deutsche Presse-Agentur GmbH (Hamburg, Germany) at Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. ————— ... PUERTORICO-GOVERNOR. © 2019 The Associated Press ... .

Puerto Rico governor to name Pedro Pierluisi his successor, lawmaker says

Omaha World-Herald 31 Jul 2019
Outgoing Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello will name Pedro Pierluisi, the commonwealth’s former representative in U.S. Congress, as his successor, according to an island lawmaker. Commonwealth House Speaker CarlosJohnny” Mendez told members Rossello will nominate Pierluisi, Rep ... U.S ... ——— ... ——— ... ————— ... PUERTORICO-GOVERNOR. © 2019 The Associated Press ... .

Puerto Rico scandal stirs anger and memories of the difficult days after Hurricane Maria

Omaha World-Herald 30 Jul 2019
CAROLINA, Puerto Rico — Every night for a week after Hurricane Maria, David Adames sat in the dark inside his funeral home here on the outskirts of San Juan in case another family needed him ... When a nearby hospital fried its generator, it couldn’t keep its mortuary cold and corpses started to rot ... PUERTORICO-MARIA. © 2019 The Associated Press ... .

In Puerto Rico, it’s the calm after the storm as protesters savor Rossello’s resignation

Omaha World-Herald 25 Jul 2019
SAN JUAN, Puerto RicoThe streets of San Juan were quiet Thursday morning ... Gov ... 2 ... But around 1 p.m ... Outside La Fortaleza, where many protesters listened to the address by plugging their left ear with their hand and pressing their cellphone against their right ear, the crowd shouted in unison ... ——— ... PUERTORICO-GOVERNOR. © 2019 The Associated Press ... .

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello, under fire for weeks, to step down Aug. 2

Omaha World-Herald 25 Jul 2019
The embattled governor spent the last days of his administration accepting the resignation of members of his Cabinet and staff, including the secretary of state, the head of the Government Development Bank of Puerto Rico, the director of the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration, his chief of staff and his press secretary ... PUERTORICO-GOVERNOR.

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello clings to power amid rumors he’ll step down

Omaha World-Herald 24 Jul 2019
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Rico’s besieged governor — who many on the island hoped would resign by midday Wednesday — remains on the job, local officials say. A statement tweeted from the account of La Fortaleza, the governor’s official residence, around 1 p.m ... Gov ... companies on the island ... ——— ... PUERTORICO-GOVERNOR. © 2019 The Associated Press ... .

Puerto Ricans press for Gov. Rossello’s resignation ahead of major protest Monday

Omaha World-Herald 21 Jul 2019
SAN JUAN, Puerto RicoAlexa Padilla stood near the Puerto Rico governor’s official residence, a historic 16th century structure known as La Fortaleza, on Saturday checking her phone for any word on whether Ricardo Rossello would resign. Nothing ... PHOTO (for help with images, contact 312-222-4194).PUERTORICO-GOVERNOR. © 2019 The Associated Press.