Updated 2:13 pm CDT, Sunday, June 9, 2019 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 commission to oversee the construction of a memorial to victims of the 2017 storm. The memorial will be located in Manhattan's Battery Park City. Cuomo, a Democrat, said more than 300 students from state-run colleges will travel to Puerto Rico over the summer to help the recovery. Public health experts have estimated that nearly 3,000 people died in 2017 because of the effects of Hurricane Maria. Cuomo says New York hasn't forgotten its pledge to stand with Puerto Rico every step of the way as it recovers from the storm. Cuomo has already traveled to Puerto Rico five times since Maria hit. ___ 11 a.m. Puerto Rican pride … [Read more...] about The Latest: Cuomo to visit Puerto Rico, aid storm recovery
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Danica Coto, Associated Press Updated 1:32 pm PDT, Thursday, May 2, 2019 A protester shouts during a protest against the Federal Fiscal Control Board, as part of the May Day celebration, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, May 1, 2019. The U.S. Congress established the appointed Fiscal Control Board to oversee the debt restructuring in order to combat the Puerto Rican government-debt crisis. less A protester shouts during a protest against the Federal Fiscal Control Board, as part of the May Day celebration, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, May 1, 2019. The U.S. Congress established the appointed ... more Photo: Carlos Giusti, AP Photo: Carlos Giusti, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 A protester shouts during a protest against the Federal Fiscal Control Board, … [Read more...] about US lawmakers review control board’s role in Puerto Rico
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Travel Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Travel | Why Puerto Rico Is No. 1 on Our Places to Go List Supported by Recovering from Hurricane Maria, in 2019 the island represents so many fragile spots around the globe. ByMireya Navarro Jan. 9, 2019 Leer en español For as long as I can remember growing up in Puerto Rico, El Morro, the indestructible fort with the endless lawns at the entrance to San Juan harbor, was where you went to fly a kite. And on a recent sunny afternoon, just as expected, a couple and their young son were there trying to catch an updraft to loft a plastic butterfly with a long blue tail into the sky. On Fortaleza Street, an art installation of colorful umbrellas hovered above pedestrians, triggering countless selfies. A short ferry ride away from the old city, at the Bacardí rum distillery in the town of Cataño, … [Read more...] about Why Puerto Rico Is No. 1 on Our Places to Go List
By Jessica Kwong | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: December 21, 2018 at 3:45 pm | UPDATED: December 21, 2018 at 4:31 pm A year and a few months after hurricanes Irma and Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, I wondered if the time was right to visit. I knew my tourist dollars would go toward a good cause and help with recovery, but questions about safety, electricity and accessibility made me hesitant to book what is one of the easiest Caribbean islands to travel to. With a little bit of research, I gathered that most of the capital, San Juan, and other oft-frequented parts of the U.S. territory have been set to welcome tourists for a while. I packed my American dollars and left my passport at home. Old San Juan, the historic colonial barrio of the capital, on first stroll looked untouched by Maria. The cobblestone streets were spotless, the Spanish colonial buildings bright and colorful, and visitors flocked to the hundreds of pink, purple, yellow, green and blue umbrellas on … [Read more...] about Travel: Is it too soon for tourists to return to Puerto Rico?
Andrea Sachs, The Washington Post Published 1:00 pm CST, Friday, December 7, 2018 Beachside pools at El San Juan Hotel in Puerto Rico. . Beachside pools at El San Juan Hotel in Puerto Rico. . Photo: El San Juan Hotel Photo: El San Juan Hotel Image 1 of / 5 Caption Close Image 1 of 5 Beachside pools at El San Juan Hotel in Puerto Rico. . Beachside pools at El San Juan Hotel in Puerto Rico. . Photo: El San Juan Hotel 'Better than before': Puerto Rico's recovery is nearly complete 1 / 5 Back to Gallery Hurricane Maria did a job on El San Juan Hotel, the storied property in Puerto Rico where Sammy Davis Jr., Frank Sinatra and Liza Minnelli once crooned. Water seeped into the lobby and … [Read more...] about ‘Better than before’: Puerto Rico’s recovery is nearly complete