Puerto Rico State News http://feed.informer.com/digests/RZIGR6HQAZ/feeder Puerto Rico State News Respective post owners and feed distributors Sat, 05 Sep 2020 12:55:37 +0000 Feed Informer http://feed.informer.com/ Puerto Rico Lifts Some Restrictions as Cases Plunge https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/08/world/puerto-rico-covid-cases-restrictions.html Puerto Rico urn:uuid:d53dd4c2-97f5-d7fd-313e-254dda605b36 Sat, 08 May 2021 18:21:37 +0000 Strict measures in early April and rising vaccinations have helped lower the U.S. territory’s new daily cases by more than 60 percent over the past two weeks. You have until May 17 to file your federal taxes—but here's why you shouldn't wait https://www.cnbc.com/2021/05/05/may-17-last-day-you-can-realistically-file-your-2020-federal-taxes.html Puerto Rico urn:uuid:2a804c58-3f34-bb89-ad39-c27348f6e51d Wed, 05 May 2021 17:40:00 +0000 The IRS extended the federal tax deadline to May 17, 2021, but when is the last day Americans can realistically wait to file their taxes? Boxer Felix Verdejo could face death penalty over alleged killing of pregnant woman https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/may/03/boxer-felix-verdejo-charged-killing-keishla-rodriguez-puerto-rico Puerto Rico | The Guardian urn:uuid:29683184-667d-5e59-4119-f53c6446f301 Mon, 03 May 2021 18:56:58 +0000 <ul><li>Body of Keishla Rodriguez was found over the weekend</li><li>Boxer charged with kidnapping resulting in death</li></ul><p>A federal judge ordered Puerto Rican boxer Felix Verdejo held without bail after he was charged in the death of a 27-year-old women believed to be pregnant with his child. Keishla Rodriguez’s body was found in a lagoon on Saturday.</p><p>Verdejo is charged with kidnapping and carjacking resulting in the death of Rodriguez and with intentionally killing an unborn child. He did not make any comments during Monday’s hearing.</p><p> <span>Related: </span><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/may/02/boxer-felix-verdejo-turns-himself-in-homicide-allegation-puerto-">Boxer Félix Verdejo turns himself in after pregnant woman’s body found</a> </p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/may/03/boxer-felix-verdejo-charged-killing-keishla-rodriguez-puerto-rico">Continue reading...</a> Boxer Félix Verdejo turns himself in after pregnant woman’s body found https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/may/02/boxer-felix-verdejo-turns-himself-in-homicide-allegation-puerto- Puerto Rico | The Guardian urn:uuid:07f3226f-cdb1-9847-b569-954373c7c153 Mon, 03 May 2021 02:10:48 +0000 <ul><li>FBI accuses Olympian of killing Keishla Rodriguez, 27</li><li>Boxer and attorneys have declined to comment on allegations</li></ul><p>Boxer Félix Verdejo turned himself in to federal agents on Sunday night to face charges just hours after authorities identified the body of a dead woman as a 27-year-old believed to be pregnant with his child, officials have said.</p><p> <span>Related: </span><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2020/feb/14/gervonta-davis-video-boxing-domestic-violence">Why doesn't boxing care about gender-based violence? | Bryan Armen Graham</a> </p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/may/02/boxer-felix-verdejo-turns-himself-in-homicide-allegation-puerto-">Continue reading...</a> Puerto Rico Just Had Its ‘Worst Moment’ for Covid-19 Cases https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/23/us/coronavirus-puerto-rico.html Puerto Rico urn:uuid:8193ccc5-3c78-9a63-905a-970a6bf33c86 Sat, 24 Apr 2021 18:45:13 +0000 The island saw explosive growth in coronavirus cases, fueled by business reopenings, Easter and tourists on spring break. Puerto Rico acaba de experimentar su ‘peor momento’ con la COVID-19 https://www.nytimes.com/es/2021/04/24/espanol/puerto-rico-covid.html Puerto Rico urn:uuid:7578cf03-1f2a-ba37-0d01-34888684bee1 Sat, 24 Apr 2021 18:42:48 +0000 La isla sufrió un crecimiento explosivo en los casos de coronavirus, impulsado por la reapertura de negocios, la Pascua y los turistas durante las vacaciones de primavera. Trump delayed $20bn in aid to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, report finds https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/apr/22/hurricane-maria-puerto-rico-trump-delayed-aid Puerto Rico | The Guardian urn:uuid:ebb4e8d5-0141-b629-94b9-a9d4ca4a63df Thu, 22 Apr 2021 16:03:57 +0000 <p>Funding was ‘unnecessarily delayed by bureaucratic obstacles, after hurricane killed thousands of people</p><p>The Trump administration delayed more than $20bn in hurricane relief aid for Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, according to<a href="https://www.hudoig.gov/sites/default/files/2021-04/HUD%20OIG%20Final%20Report_2019SU008945I.pdf"> a report by the Office of the Inspector General</a>.</p><p>The efforts to deliver recovery funding to the island were “unnecessarily delayed by bureaucratic obstacles”, according to the 46-page report. The hurricane, which hit the island in 2017, killed thousands of people and left thousands more without electricity or water for months.</p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/apr/22/hurricane-maria-puerto-rico-trump-delayed-aid">Continue reading...</a> La cocina de Puerto Rico en las recetas esenciales de Von Diaz https://www.nytimes.com/es/2021/03/27/espanol/puerto-rico-cocina.html Puerto Rico urn:uuid:257180ef-5658-3dd5-7399-5b507fa8af2f Wed, 21 Apr 2021 02:44:53 +0000 La periodista y autora de libros de cocina, quien creció entre Atlanta y Puerto Rico, recopila platos que cuentan historias sobre la vida en la isla, y los sabores que la hacen volver a ella. Puerto Rico Adults to Be Eligible for Covid Vaccine on Monday https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/08/us/puerto-rico-covid-vaccine-eligible.html Puerto Rico urn:uuid:da0d26ab-2e59-c76b-38ba-c159c7c61ad5 Mon, 12 Apr 2021 19:20:52 +0000 Puerto Rico also announced a longer overnight curfew until May 9 as cases rise on the island. Granta names world’s best young Spanish-language writers https://www.theguardian.com/books/2021/apr/07/granta-names-world-best-young-spanish-language-writers Puerto Rico | The Guardian urn:uuid:306af933-67a3-beed-ca6a-c70c43110a9e Wed, 07 Apr 2021 18:47:12 +0000 <p>List celebrating authors under-35 includes Cubans for first time and more authors of colour</p><p>A mystical murder story set to the rhythms of Inca ritual dancing, a tale of quotidian corruption in Equatorial Guinea, and a psychedelic musing on exile in outer space are among the stories in <a href="https://granta.com/155-press/">an eclectic new collection</a> intended to showcase the best young writers of Spanish-language fiction.</p><p>Eleven years after <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/books/2010/oct/01/granta-best-young-spanish-language-novelists">publishing its first collection</a> of the finest up-and-coming authors in Spanish, Granta magazine is releasing a second volume that brings together 25 writers aged under 35 and currently at work on four continents.</p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/books/2021/apr/07/granta-names-world-best-young-spanish-language-writers">Continue reading...</a> One Island’s Plan to Reach Herd Immunity https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/03/16/us/Vieques-Vaccines.html Puerto Rico urn:uuid:908e3b2d-a343-b632-2b04-5a78a73b1fa5 Tue, 30 Mar 2021 21:21:20 +0000 To raise vaccination rates, the Puerto Rican government made vaccines available to everyone on the small island of Vieques Von Diaz’s Essential Puerto Rican Recipes https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/22/dining/puerto-rican-food-von-diaz.html Puerto Rico urn:uuid:2c3056e3-c4f4-1e76-9731-cbccbf703b5b Mon, 29 Mar 2021 19:18:27 +0000 The journalist and cookbook author, who grew up traveling between Atlanta and Puerto Rico, collects dishes that tell stories about life on the island, and the flavors that bring her back to it. Summer travel is selling out in some places — see what's already booked and where https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/24/is-it-safe-to-travel-this-summer-optimistic-travelers-booking-now-.html Puerto Rico urn:uuid:2209c589-6276-a9fb-3e59-004df7f50cbc Wed, 24 Mar 2021 07:31:00 +0000 The summer travel season is already booming for some places. From hotels and home rentals to flights, car rentals and campsites, here&#039;s what&#039;s being booked. Cities are paying people up to $16,000 to move there—this online directory will help you find them https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/16/makemymove-online-directory-of-cities-that-pay-you-to-move-there.html Puerto Rico urn:uuid:27436885-1d42-30ca-0e1a-2b01bfec5633 Tue, 16 Mar 2021 14:55:00 +0000 Some cities are offering up to $16,000 in cash incentives for people to move there, according to MakeMyMove.com. Idaho Pulls Out of Powerball Because of Overseas Expansion https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/11/us/idaho-ends-powerball.html Puerto Rico urn:uuid:fe6df1fa-2005-6d0b-30f5-aa2b07c3dbb1 Mon, 15 Mar 2021 18:46:17 +0000 An Idaho state committee killed a bill that would have allowed the popular lottery to continue in the state even after it expanded to Australia and Britain. Puerto Rico sees a surge in tourism – and a rise in aggressive tourist behavior https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/mar/12/puerto-rico-tourists-aggressive-behavior-coronavirus Puerto Rico | The Guardian urn:uuid:28e5c776-1032-ab85-9adf-035feed8c0d3 Fri, 12 Mar 2021 08:00:05 +0000 <p>Low-cost flights have enticed travelers, but relaxed restrictions have led to large gatherings, fights and Covid rule-breaking</p><p>At the Condado Vanderbilt Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Christian Correa clocked in to work the night-shift as a doorman and braced for the worst.</p><p>Correa, who is also a bellman at the hotel, has seen a surge in tourists coming to the US territory in the last three months and the hotel has been busy. Although he used to enjoy high season before the pandemic, recently, many tourists arriving to Puerto Rico have enraged local residents and hospitality workers as the island eases its Covid-19 restrictions.</p><p> <span>Related: </span><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/money/2021/feb/27/should-you-book-holiday2021-refunds-covid-lockdown">Should you book a holiday for 2021 yet? And what about refunds?</a> </p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/mar/12/puerto-rico-tourists-aggressive-behavior-coronavirus">Continue reading...</a> More islands and travel hotspots are opening to people who work from home https://www.cnbc.com/2021/02/26/where-can-digital-nomads-work-croatia-dubai-estonia-and-tropical-islands.html Puerto Rico urn:uuid:365c074a-9584-6c92-5598-c7145c6fc2f9 Fri, 26 Feb 2021 06:18:00 +0000 First it was Barbados and Estonia, now it’s the Bahamas, Croatia, Dubai and Madeira. See the newest places where digital nomads can live and work abroad. New stars on the American flag? Fresh hope as Puerto Rico and DC push for statehood https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/feb/20/puerto-rico-washington-dc-statehood-politics Puerto Rico | The Guardian urn:uuid:76bb7f5e-f993-f077-679f-4e9a367bac02 Sat, 20 Feb 2021 07:00:25 +0000 <p>Five US territories float in constitutional limbo, but impetus is growing to put and end to a ‘fundamental democratic flaw’</p><p>One of the most powerful prosecutions of former US president Donald Trump last week came from <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/feb/11/trump-impeachment-managers-diverse-democrats">Stacey Plaskett</a> of the US Virgin Islands, the first delegate from an American territory to hold the position of impeachment manager.</p><p>Yet Plaskett’s status meant that she was unable to vote for Trump’s impeachment because she has no vote on the floor of the House of Representatives. The US Virgin Islands has no representation at all in the Senate. Its residents cannot even vote for president.</p><p> <span>Related: </span><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/feb/19/aoc-andrew-cuomo-nursing-homes-investigation">AOC calls for 'full investigation' into Cuomo's handling of nursing homes</a> </p><p>This is about making America a more perfect union</p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/feb/20/puerto-rico-washington-dc-statehood-politics">Continue reading...</a> For Two Cloggers, 20 Years to Get in Step and Get Married https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/19/style/for-two-cloggers-20-years-to-get-in-step-and-get-married.html Puerto Rico urn:uuid:7e78a80c-cbef-34ee-65e4-ebc9bbaed9a9 Fri, 19 Feb 2021 17:44:21 +0000 As a teenager, Stephanie Goodman told a friend, “I’m going to marry Mark Clifford someday.” Her prediction came true. What Trump, San Francisco and the Deer in My Backyard Have in Common https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/16/opinion/republican-party-democracy.html Puerto Rico urn:uuid:85055864-e083-3564-9089-e6a528e6db67 Wed, 17 Feb 2021 13:36:21 +0000 Democracy depends on understanding the connection. Easy and elegant cocktail recipes for celebrating the holidays at home https://www.cnbc.com/2020/12/22/easy-cocktail-recipes-for-celebrating-the-holidays-at-home-.html Puerto Rico urn:uuid:47f22865-6fc7-8556-6ba5-1084669027fb Tue, 22 Dec 2020 04:55:00 +0000 From sweet treats to serious spiced drinks, here are CNBC Global Traveler’s picks for simple yet chic cocktails to make at home for Christmas to the New Year. How did Bad Bunny become the world's biggest pop star? https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/dec/04/how-did-bad-bunny-become-the-worlds-biggest-pop-star Puerto Rico | The Guardian urn:uuid:2d497061-c807-53f0-9cf8-7b5f0819266c Fri, 04 Dec 2020 16:00:49 +0000 <p>The superb Puerto Rican vocalist is now the most streamed artist on Spotify globally, but has never had a UK hit – something he’s determined to change</p><p>Each December, Spotify announces who has been the world’s most streamed artist that year, and this generally tallies with who has been popular in the UK. Drake, the Canadian rapper who has had six UK No 1 singles, was first in three of the previous five years, with fellow UK chart-toppers Ed Sheeran and Post Malone leading the others.</p><p>But in 2020, someone who has never had an album or solo single in the UK Top 100 is <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/dec/01/bad-bunny-is-most-streamed-artist-2020-on-spotify">the world’s most popular artist</a>: 26-year-old Puerto Rican vocalist Bad Bunny, streamed more than 8.3bn times this year on Spotify alone. Granted, he has featured on one UK Top 10 hit, but that was back in 2018, appearing on it for less than a minute: Cardi B’s <a href="https://youtu.be/xTlNMmZKwpA?list=RDBufAY2VuWCQ">I Like It</a>. He appears nowhere in Spotify’s 50 most-played songs in the UK today, with Brits preferring Christmas classics and Gen Z pop stars such as Billie Eilish, Internet Money and 24kGoldn. Meanwhile, Bad Bunny’s current (and superb) single <a href="https://youtu.be/TmKh7lAwnBI">Dakiti</a> is the most-played in the world at time of writing, earning more than 7m plays each day, 3m more than Ariana Grande’s Positions in second place.</p><p> <span>Related: </span><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/nov/23/london-latin-pop-explosion-immigrant-communities-hybrid-music-gentrification">London's Latin pop explosion: 'The body decodes the music's meaning'</a> </p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/dec/04/how-did-bad-bunny-become-the-worlds-biggest-pop-star">Continue reading...</a> Drone footage shows Arecibo Observatory collapse in Puerto Rico – video https://www.theguardian.com/science/video/2020/dec/03/drone-footage-shows-arecibo-observatory-telescope-collapse-puerto-rico-video Puerto Rico | The Guardian urn:uuid:db5753e2-759b-1d42-f41e-883aa882696d Thu, 03 Dec 2020 18:32:40 +0000 <p>Footage released by the National Science Foundation shows the moment a huge radio telescope collapsed in&nbsp;<a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/puerto-rico">Puerto Rico</a>&nbsp;on Tuesday. <br></p><p>The Arecibo Observatory played a key role in astronomical discoveries for more than half a century but had been scheduled for demolition because of pre-existing damage. The telescope’s 900-ton receiver platform fell on to the reflector dish more than 400ft below</p><ul><li><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/dec/01/arecibo-radio-telescope-collapses-puerto-rico">Giant Arecibo radio telescope collapses in Puerto Rico</a></li></ul> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/science/video/2020/dec/03/drone-footage-shows-arecibo-observatory-telescope-collapse-puerto-rico-video">Continue reading...</a> Giant Arecibo radio telescope collapses in Puerto Rico https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/dec/01/arecibo-radio-telescope-collapses-puerto-rico Puerto Rico | The Guardian urn:uuid:3391624e-079e-865d-1b2c-f21b535e9120 Tue, 01 Dec 2020 13:56:10 +0000 <ul><li>Observatory had been set to close after damage in August</li><li>Scientists and Puerto Ricans mourn loss of historic facility</li></ul><p>A huge radio telescope in Puerto Rico that has played a key role in astronomical discoveries for more than half a century collapsed on Tuesday, officials said.</p><p> <span>Related: </span><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/nov/20/us-to-shut-down-famed-huge-arecibo-space-telescope-in-puerto-rico-jungle">US to shut down famed huge Arecibo space telescope in Puerto Rico jungle</a> </p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/dec/01/arecibo-radio-telescope-collapses-puerto-rico">Continue reading...</a> Natalia Lafourcade and Residente win big at 2020 Latin Grammy awards https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/nov/20/alejandro-sanz-residente-win-big-2020-latin-grammy-awards Puerto Rico | The Guardian urn:uuid:0ed5d56f-bd36-9d74-1bf3-d524ee70d569 Fri, 20 Nov 2020 12:01:59 +0000 <p>Alejandro Sanz wins record of the year prize while J Balvin wins his first ever Latin Grammy at emotional ceremony</p><p>Spanish pop star Alejandro Sanz, Mexican folk-pop singer Natalia Lafourcade and Puerto Rican rapper Residente were the biggest winners at the 2020 Latin Grammys, the world’s most prestigious awards for Latin music.</p><p>Sanz picked up the record of the year award for the second time in a row, for Contigo, an earnest love song set to jazz piano and strings. He won the category five times between 2001-2006.</p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/nov/20/alejandro-sanz-residente-win-big-2020-latin-grammy-awards">Continue reading...</a> US to shut down famed huge Arecibo space telescope in Puerto Rico jungle https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/nov/20/us-to-shut-down-famed-huge-arecibo-space-telescope-in-puerto-rico-jungle Puerto Rico | The Guardian urn:uuid:62725b72-8f5f-2945-029a-34d90efd9deb Fri, 20 Nov 2020 01:16:21 +0000 <p>The observatory has played a key part in space exploration – and a few movies – but two accidents have rendered the 305m-wide instrument unsafe </p><p>A huge US space telescope nestled deep in the Puerto Rican jungle will be shut down after suffering two destructive mishaps in recent months, ending 57 years of astronomical discoveries.</p><p>Operations at the Arecibo observatory, one of the largest in the world, were halted in August when one of its supportive cables slipped loose from its socket, falling and gashing a 30-metre (100ft) hole in its 305m-wide (1,000ft) reflector dish.</p><p> <span>Related: </span><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/sep/20/the-search-for-life-from-venus-to-the-outer-solar-system">The search for life – from Venus to the outer solar system</a> </p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/nov/20/us-to-shut-down-famed-huge-arecibo-space-telescope-in-puerto-rico-jungle">Continue reading...</a> Could the US and Caribbean be heading for their worst hurricane season? https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/aug/22/hurricane-us-gulf-coast-coronavirus Puerto Rico | The Guardian urn:uuid:785725dd-d554-6511-2345-3edabea3ef47 Sat, 22 Aug 2020 09:00:22 +0000 <p>Experts say they are concerned as two potential hurricanes head north – and coronavirus is complicating matters</p><p>Two potential hurricanes are heading towards the northern Caribbean and mainland United States – with a third building in the Atlantic – in apparent confirmation of meteorologists’ predictions that the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season will become one of the worst on record.</p><p> <span>Related: </span><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/aug/21/us-hurricanes-simultaneous-tropical-storm-laura">US faces threat of two Caribbean storms hitting simultaneously as hurricanes</a> </p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/aug/22/hurricane-us-gulf-coast-coronavirus">Continue reading...</a> Puerto Ricans demand answers after lack of ballots forces primary delay https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/aug/10/puerto-rico-primary-election Puerto Rico | The Guardian urn:uuid:acfe06ca-64e7-67a7-2c5c-e1316a849829 Mon, 10 Aug 2020 15:27:20 +0000 <p>Hundreds of voters turned away from shuttered centers that received ballots several hours late or never received them at all</p><p>Puerto Ricans demanded answers on Monday after botched primaries forced officials to reschedule voting at centers lacking ballots, an unprecedented decision being called a blow to the US territory’s democracy.</p><p> <span>Related: </span><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2020/aug/10/coronavirus-us-covid-19-children-schools-donald-trump-relief-package-joe-biden-live-updates">Coronavirus US: study shows 97,000 children tested positive in last two weeks of July – live</a> </p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/aug/10/puerto-rico-primary-election">Continue reading...</a> Playboy's Bad Bunny cover is a welcome sign that masculinity is transforming | Priya Elan https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jul/14/playboy-bad-bunny-cover-masculinity Puerto Rico | The Guardian urn:uuid:64706062-313d-b478-9c35-91455eeae3c4 Tue, 14 Jul 2020 07:30:44 +0000 <p>The Puerto Rican pop star has embraced a gender-fluid and queer aesthetic - and his fans love it. Playboy is changing, too<br></p><p>Playboy has <a href="https://www.miamiherald.com/miami-com/miami-com-news/article244058162.html">relaunched</a> as a digital magazine and done so with a bang. The cover features the Puerto Rican singer and rapper Bad Bunny. Excluding the Playboy founder, Hugh Hefner, Bad Bunny is the first man to appear solo on the cover in the magazine’s history.</p><p>In the <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CCWX-m3pfXF/">cover shoot</a> photos, Bad Bunny (real name Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio) is channeling Aphrodite’s Erotes with a crown of golden laurels, bare-chested and draped in a Versace toga. In other photos he’s posing with massive chains, showing off luxurious <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CCWFb39pbxx/">golden nail art</a> and some embedded lip art (tiny Playboy bunnies).</p><p style=" margin:8px 0 0 0; padding:0 4px;"> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CCWFb39pbxx/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" style=" color:#000; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; text-decoration:none; word-wrap:break-word;" target="_blank">@badbunnypr for PLAYBOY “He has powers because he thinks differently and has a vision of the future beyond what others see.” Introducing our first digital cover. Visit the link in bio for the full story by&nbsp;@er_pulgar ✨ Photography by @stillz</a></p><p> <span>Related: </span><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/may/19/bad-bunny-queer-icon-rapper-ricky-martin">Bad Bunny: does a straight man deserve to be called a 'queer icon'?</a> </p><p>Priya Elan is the Guardian’s deputy fashion editor</p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jul/14/playboy-bad-bunny-cover-masculinity">Continue reading...</a> Australian company Promedical fined $63,000 for false claims about Covid-19 test kits https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/07/australian-company-promedical-fined-63000-for-false-claims-about-covid-19-test-kits Puerto Rico | The Guardian urn:uuid:fc96f3c4-2dea-009b-0921-3d37f1bb6b44 Thu, 07 May 2020 05:01:12 +0000 <p>The Queensland firm has been linked to a series of collapsed deals to supply large quantities of rapid Covid-19 test kits</p><ul><li><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2020/may/07/australia-coronavirus-live-jobs-students-universities-nsw-qld-victoria-app-latest-updates">Follow the latest Australia coronavirus live news</a></li><li><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/newsletters/2020/mar/28/sign-up-for-guardian-australias-daily-coronavirus-email?CMP=cvau_sfl">Sign up for Guardian Australia’s daily coronavirus email</a><br></li><li><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/technology/ng-interactive/2018/may/15/the-guardian-app?CMP=cvau_sfl">Download the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications</a></li></ul><p> Health authorities have fined a Queensland company run by a convicted rapist $63,000 for <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/27/investigation-launched-coronavirus-test-claims-australian-firm-convicted-rapist-promedical-de-silva">making false claims</a> that its coronavirus test kits had been approved or endorsed by Australian and US authorities.</p><p>Promedical Equipment Pty Ltd has been linked to a series of collapsed deals to supply large quantities of its rapid Covid-19 test kits – including to the<a href="https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/may/01/australian-government-sought-to-buy-promedical-500000-covid-19-test-kits-from-company-headed-by-convicted-rapist"> governments of Australia</a> and <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/07/from-brisbane-to-puerto-rico-how-a-38m-covid-19-test-kit-deal-turned-sour">Puerto Rico</a>.</p><p> <span>Related: </span><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/07/from-brisbane-to-puerto-rico-how-a-38m-covid-19-test-kit-deal-turned-sour">From Brisbane to Puerto Rico: how a $38m Covid-19 test kit deal turned sour</a> </p><p> <span>Related: </span><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/04/australian-firm-under-tga-investigation-says-it-is-making-coronavirus-tests-despite-having-no-approval-or-expertise">Australian firm under TGA investigation says it is making coronavirus tests, despite having no approval or expertise</a> </p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/07/australian-company-promedical-fined-63000-for-false-claims-about-covid-19-test-kits">Continue reading...</a> From Brisbane to Puerto Rico: how a $38m Covid-19 test kit deal turned sour https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/07/from-brisbane-to-puerto-rico-how-a-38m-covid-19-test-kit-deal-turned-sour Puerto Rico | The Guardian urn:uuid:9bdebe55-1887-5747-93be-593a6ae13f71 Wed, 06 May 2020 17:30:12 +0000 <p>The obscure Australian company Promedical said it could supply kits desperately needed by the US territory. But its claims did not stand up to scrutiny</p><p>Halfway across the world, Puerto Rican scientist Daniel Colón-Ramos watched Australian breakfast television with a growing sense of dread.</p><p>The host of Channel Nine’s Today Show, Karl Stefanovic, was interviewing a doctor from a small Brisbane company, Promedical Equipment, who was making extraordinary claims about its ability to supply millions of Covid-19 antibody tests to Australia each week.</p><p> <span>Related: </span><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/04/australian-firm-under-tga-investigation-says-it-is-making-coronavirus-tests-despite-having-no-approval-or-expertise">Australian firm under TGA investigation says it is making coronavirus tests, despite having no approval or expertise</a> </p><p>After lengthy investigation and due diligence, I have decided to distance myself from Promedical</p><p> <span>Related: </span><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/may/01/australian-government-sought-to-buy-promedical-500000-covid-19-test-kits-from-company-headed-by-convicted-rapist">Australian government sought to buy 500,000 Covid-19 test kits from company now under investigation</a> </p><p>Promedical also said it sent sample kits to us (it even sent us a tracking number), but we never received any kits</p><p> <span>Related: </span><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/27/investigation-launched-coronavirus-test-claims-australian-firm-convicted-rapist-promedical-de-silva">Investigation launched into coronavirus test claims by Australian firm run by convicted rapist</a> </p><p>They were preying on the most vulnerable time in our history to make a dime</p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/07/from-brisbane-to-puerto-rico-how-a-38m-covid-19-test-kit-deal-turned-sour">Continue reading...</a> Australian firm under TGA investigation says it is making coronavirus tests, despite having no approval or expertise https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/04/australian-firm-under-tga-investigation-says-it-is-making-coronavirus-tests-despite-having-no-approval-or-expertise Puerto Rico | The Guardian urn:uuid:eae6c006-5d32-d480-382f-658523c9d967 Mon, 04 May 2020 08:00:41 +0000 <p><strong>Exclusive</strong>: Promedical Equipment, led by convicted rapist Neran de Silva, compares its actions to other businesses trying to assist in pandemic response</p><p>A tiny Brisbane company linked to coronavirus test scandals in Australia, Puerto Rico and the mainland United States says it is now attempting to fill international orders by manufacturing its own antibody tests, despite having no previous diagnostic experience and the tests being unsanctioned and unproven.</p><p>Promedical Equipment Pty Ltd – a company run by convicted rapist Neran de Silva – made a series of promises to deliver huge quantities of Covid-19 tests to governments across the world, initially on the basis that it was able to re-sell equipment from a reputable Chinese manufacturer.</p><p> <span>Related: </span><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/may/01/australian-government-sought-to-buy-promedical-500000-covid-19-test-kits-from-company-headed-by-convicted-rapist">Australian government sought to buy 500,000 Covid-19 test kits from company now under investigation</a> </p><p> <span>Related: </span><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/27/investigation-launched-coronavirus-test-claims-australian-firm-convicted-rapist-promedical-de-silva">Investigation launched into coronavirus test claims by Australian firm run by convicted rapist</a> </p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/04/australian-firm-under-tga-investigation-says-it-is-making-coronavirus-tests-despite-having-no-approval-or-expertise">Continue reading...</a> 'Remember us': could Trump lose Florida because of hurricane refugees? https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/mar/10/donald-trump-lose-florida-hurricane-maria-refugees-us-elections-2020 Puerto Rico | The Guardian urn:uuid:95c4568d-6579-ebc9-8d0c-74d67d7ace4e Tue, 10 Mar 2020 10:00:29 +0000 <p>Many Puerto Ricans fleeing to Florida felt sidelined by Trump after the federal government’s insufficient response to Hurricane Maria</p><p>Marta Rivera was an avid voter in Puerto Rico – one who enjoyed researching political candidates each election cycle in the US territory. Then, in 2017, Hurricane Maria swept through the island, destroying homes, killing thousands of people, and leaving millions of others stranded. Rivera became one of the tens of thousands of storm refugees who <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/oct/12/florida-puerto-rican-influx-hurricane-maria">moved to Florida</a> in the following months to try to build a new life.</p><p>Now Rivera and the other hurricane refugees have become a vital voting bloc coveted by both the Democratic and Republican parties in the swing state, where elections are often won by just tens of thousands of votes. While the last census data counted about <a href="https://www.bebr.ufl.edu/population/research-report/estimating-migration-puerto-ricans-florida-using-flight-passenger-data-0">50,000</a> in the group, later estimates say there could now be more than 130,000 people who have resettled in Florida.</p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/mar/10/donald-trump-lose-florida-hurricane-maria-refugees-us-elections-2020">Continue reading...</a> Puerto Ricans protest as anger rises over unused emergency aid https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jan/23/puerto-rico-protest-emergency-aid-earthquake-hurricane Puerto Rico | The Guardian urn:uuid:fc59997c-c8f6-23fd-91f8-bb19bf263ce2 Fri, 24 Jan 2020 02:40:19 +0000 <p>Some have called for the governor’s resignation and protesters marched a guillotine to the residence where Vázquez lives</p><p>Hundreds protested in Puerto Rico on Thursday in a demonstration reminiscent of those that ousted the island’s former governor last year, as anger grows over emergency aid that until recently sat unused in a warehouse amid ongoing earthquakes.</p><p>Demonstrators gathered under the heavy rain at the governor’s mansion as they waved flags, banged on pots, with even a guillotine carried aloft, although it appeared to be <a href="https://twitter.com/JoshuaPotash/status/1220499231301152768">purely symbolic</a>.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Um, the people of Puerto Rico are carrying a guillotine to the Governor’s mansion right now. <a href="https://t.co/uAeH1WoLcN">pic.twitter.com/uAeH1WoLcN</a></p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jan/23/puerto-rico-protest-emergency-aid-earthquake-hurricane">Continue reading...</a> Puerto Rico earthquakes are just the latest in a string of shocks for US island https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jan/12/puerto-rico-earthquakes-are-just-the-latest-in-a-string-of-shocks-for-us-island Puerto Rico | The Guardian urn:uuid:42ff529b-84ce-0761-681f-44e4a81c516b Sun, 12 Jan 2020 11:00:33 +0000 <p>First there was Hurricane Maria. Then, government upset. Now, Puerto Rico is facing the effects of devastating earthquakes</p><p>A colourful and boisterous place in normal times, Guánica today presents a ghostly and deserted air, the sea breeze whistling through the ruins of the collapsed buildings that dot its streets.</p><p>The signs of life are a few: stray cats and dogs and a handful of families furtively piling their belongings into vehicles as they evacuate their homes.</p><p> <span>Related: </span><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/gallery/2020/jan/08/puerto-rico-earthquake-in-pictures">Puerto Rico counts cost of worst earthquake in a century –&nbsp;in pictures</a> </p><p> <span>Related: </span><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/apr/26/hurricane-maria-puerto-rico-youth-mental-health-study-report">Hurricane Maria's lasting impact on Puerto Rico's children revealed in report</a> </p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jan/12/puerto-rico-earthquakes-are-just-the-latest-in-a-string-of-shocks-for-us-island">Continue reading...</a> Puerto Rico After Maria – The Media & The Reality https://islandsofpuertorico.com/puerto-rico-after-maria-media-reality/ Puerto Rico urn:uuid:ce52496a-6c6d-3d52-d536-aa9cbe184026 Sun, 29 Oct 2017 22:18:29 +0000 <p>Puerto Ricans came together to help residents of neighbor islands in the Caribbean who got hit by Hurricane Irma; as we were still lending a hand, Puerto Rico had a few days to prepare for the most devastating hurricane in a century. 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