Stories tagged: "Puerto Rico"

Puerto Rico - protest - LUMA
Puerto Rico Extends LUMA’s Contract Despite Strong Opposition

Since LUMA began operations on the island, blackouts have become more frequent, several of them wide-scale, and electric rates have increased seven times.

Puerto Rico - Biden - Infrasctructure
Biden Pledges to ‘Rebuild it All’  in Post-Hurricane Visit to Puerto Rico

Biden has pledged that the US government will not abandon Puerto Rico as it starts to rebuild again, five years after the more powerful Hurricane Maria devastated the island in 2017.

Florida - Puerto Rico - Hurricane
‘I’m Committed to You’: Biden Will Visit Florida and Puerto Rico as Soon as ‘Conditions Allow’

The president said Gov. DeSantis, with whom he has clashed politically, was "extremely happy" with the federal response he is providing after one of the strongest hurricanes to hit the US.

Puerto Rico - Jones Act - Fiona
Biden Administration Provides Temporary Waiver to Boost Puerto Rico Diesel Supply

Fuel disruptions have forced grocery stores, gas stations, schools, and other businesses to temporarily close as the demand for diesel to feed generators grows after Fiona hit the island more than 10 days ago.

Puerto Rico - Fiona - Diesel
Puerto Rico Seeks US Shipping Waiver as Post-Fiona Diesel Shortage Looms

 Diesel supplies on the island continue to decrease at a high rate, while a British Petroleum ship with 300,000 barrels of diesel just off the island can’t deliver the much-needed fuel because of the Jones Act.

Puerto Rico - Demings - Soto
Democratic Rep. Val Demings Calls for Rapid Rebuilding in Puerto Rico

Demings, the Democratic candidate for Florida's federal Senate seat, joined a congressional delegation to PR this weekend.

Puerto Rico - Hurricane - Fiona
Biden Issues a Major Disaster Declaration for Puerto Rico, Allowing Federal Dollars to Flow In

The president’s action will make federal funding available to affected individuals in 55 municipalities.