Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico (Spanish for "Rich Port&quot), officially the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and briefly called Porto Rico, is an unincorporated territory of the United States located in the northeast Caribbean Sea, approximately 1,000 miles southeast of Miami, Florida. An archipelago among the Greater Antilles, Puerto Rico includes the main island of Puerto Rico and a number of smaller ones, such as Mona, Culebra, and Vieques. The capital and most populous city is San Juan.
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  • Reuters

    Labor unions file pension lawsuit against Puerto Rico

    Puerto Rico violated a law meant to safeguard the pensions of its public-sector workers who have been unable to invest the more than $300 million they contributed to a new retirement plan, according to a lawsuit filed against the U.S. commonwealth's government and others by two labor unions on Thursday. The litigation, filed in U.S. District Court in San Juan, joins a long list of adversary cases in a form of bankruptcy Puerto Rico's federally created oversight board initiated in May 2017 to restructure the island's $120 billion of debt and pension obligations. It is also the latest chapter in a fraught relationship between Puerto Rico and its government employees, particularly teachers.

  • Reuters

    Labor unions file pension lawsuit against Puerto Rico

    Puerto Rico violated a law meant to safeguard the pensions of its public-sector workers who have been unable to invest the more than $300 million they contributed to a new retirement plan, according to a lawsuit filed against the U.S. commonwealth's government and others by two labor unions on Thursday. The litigation, filed in U.S. District Court in San Juan, joins a long list of adversary cases in a form of bankruptcy Puerto Rico's federally created oversight board initiated in May 2017 to restructure the island's $120 billion of debt and pension obligations. It is also the latest chapter in a fraught relationship between Puerto Rico and its government employees, particularly teachers.

  • Researchers awarded $10 million grant to address root causes of asthma in Puerto Rico
    News-Medical-Net

    Researchers awarded $10 million grant to address root causes of asthma in Puerto Rico

    Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), National Jewish Health and Centro de Neumología Pediátrica in Puerto Rico have been awarded nearly $10 million as part of a 5-year grant from the U.S. National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to address the root causes of asthma by studying 4,000 children in Puerto Rico, where asthma prevalence and deaths are among the highest in the world. The team plans to follow the children from birth through early childhood to study how genes and viral infections affect respiratory disease. The new study, named the Puerto Rican Infant Metagenomic and Epidemiologic study of Respiratory Outcomes

  • PR Newswire

    Don Q Rum Presents National Coquito Day

    PONCE, Puerto Rico, Nov. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Puerto Rican holiday festivities are well known around the world given its joyful spirit, tropical flavors, beautiful colors and unique traditions.  In fact, they are notorious for being the longest holiday celebrations in the world.   Among the most renowned of these traditions is the Holiday Coquito, the official cocktail for all seasonal festivities among families and friends. In the spirit of this year's holiday season, Destilería Serrallés, producers of Don Q, Puerto Rico's number-one rum, took on the task of formalizing this tradition into a national holiday.

  • Latin GRAMMYs 2018: Rosalia Ready to Deliver 'Girl Power' Performance (Exclusive)
    Yahoo View

    Latin GRAMMYs 2018: Rosalia Ready to Deliver 'Girl Power' Performance (Exclusive)

    ET caught up with the Latinx superstar as she prepared for her big moment on stage

  • Technology Startup Trym Launches First Cannabis Farm Management Solution at MJBizCon Las Vegas
    PR Newswire

    Technology Startup Trym Launches First Cannabis Farm Management Solution at MJBizCon Las Vegas

    New software features empower cultivators to make data-driven decisions to reduce costs and improve yields LAS VEGAS , Nov. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Tech startup Trym unveiled the first farm management ...

  • Colorado Veterinarian Helps Pets In Puerto Rico 14 Months After Hurricane
    CBS Denver

    Colorado Veterinarian Helps Pets In Puerto Rico 14 Months After Hurricane

    GOLDEN, Colo. (CBS4) – It wasn't just an opportunity to help people in need, but Dr. Emily Hays' trip to Puerto Rico was also a prestigious position for veterinarians. “A lot of people were displaced and unable to care for their animals, and so we went down as part of this group and part of this campaign for Humane Society of the United States to provide that care to the community and their animals,” said Hays. Normally she's helping animals at the Foothills Animal Shelter in Golden, but for 10 days she and a group of other veterinarians from around the country performed more than 8,000 surgeries to spay and neuter dogs and cats. Hays says there was obvious signs around that Puerto Rico still needs help.

  • Business Wire

    Hoy Health LLC Provides Basic Healthcare Needs for Underserved Populations, Announces Partnership with Centro Unido de Detallistas (CUD) of Puerto Rico

    Hoy Health LLC, an innovative, emerging health-tech company that offers access to quality healthcare programs and services focused on primary care, today announces a partnership with Centro Unido de Detallistas (CUD) of Puerto Rico (PR), a non-profit commercial organization. The CUD mission is to promote and ensure the achievement of the greatest economic, technological, social and cultural progress of the classes they represent before public and private forums in PR and abroad. “CUD is a dynamic solicitor of small and medium enterprises and works to raise awareness about any issues that may affect their sectors,” says Dr. Jorge Argüelles Morán, CEO, CUD.

  • Puerto Rico Is Ready for Tourists to Come Back
    InStyle

    Puerto Rico Is Ready for Tourists to Come Back

    Here's where the stars are staying.

  • Unions file lawsuit against Puerto Rico over worker pensions
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Unions file lawsuit against Puerto Rico over worker pensions

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Two unions have filed a lawsuit against Puerto Rico's government accusing it of mismanaging employee retirement accounts. The announcement was made Thursday by the American Federation of Teachers and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. The unions allege the government has not created defined-contribution accounts as promised and instead invested hundreds of millions of dollars in pension contributions in accounts that earn very little interest. A spokesman for Gov. Ricardo Rossello did not immediately return a message for comment. The lawsuit comes as Puerto Rico faces nearly $50 billion in unfunded pension liabilities and prepares to