Puerto Rico

The risk of dying last year was 24% higher compared to eight years ago. (Image via Shutterstock).
Puerto Rico’s death toll soared last year because of COVID, natural disasters, and other factors

Puerto Rico’s higher death rate was in part due to a COVID spike early last year that killed more than 2,300 people, according to official data. Puerto Rico experienced more than 35,400 deaths in 2022, which is almost 3,300 more than expected yearly, based on historic patterns. According to a study commissioned by Puerto Rico’s...

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Puerto Rico’s Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González to Challenge Gov. Pierluisi in 2024

For months there was speculation that González might challenge Pierluisi. But since last week, when she announced that she is expecting twins with her husband, there has been some uncertainty about her future plans.

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Where Veterans Can Find Mental Health Services and Other Benefits

Explore the services available for Veterans and their families, including assistance for mental health issues, vocational rehabilitation and employment, dependents' educational assistance, and survivor benefits.

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Job Alert: Orange County Sheriff’s Office Will Be Recruiting in Puerto Rico

In the past 10 years, Puerto Rico has lost around 7,000 police officers because of salaries, pensions, and resources to work. Currently, it is estimated that there are 10,000 to 11,000 agents on the island.

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Puerto Ricans May Have the Chance to Cast a Symbolic Vote for US President in 2024

The island has sent delegates to presidential conventions in the US since the beginning of the 20th century and has participated in presidential primaries since 1976, but does not vote for president.

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How Global Warming Is Threatening Puerto Rico’s Beloved Coquí Frogs

The scientist said that if the trend continues, the heat could become too much for the sensitive amphibians to survive successfully.

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Puerto Rico Could Lose More Than a Billion Dollars in Federal Funding Under the GOP Debt Ceiling Plan

The GOP plan would revert to the 2022 spending level,  amid high inflation, and only increase the discretionary spending budget by 1% annually.