Zika fears affect boxing convention in Puerto Rico

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that a quarter of Puerto Rico's population will be infected with the Zika virus, which is spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito.

First US Zika-related death in Puerto Rico

The first death related to the mosquito-borne Zika virus infection on US soil was reported today in the US territory of Puerto Rico, health authorities said.

US officials warn Zika ''scarier'' than initially thought

Top health officials expressed heightened concern on Monday about the threat posed to the United States by the Zika virus, saying the mosquito that spreads it is now present in about 30 states and hundreds of thousands of infections could appear in Puerto Rico.

Puerto Rico may face 100,000 Zika cases by year's end: CDC

Puerto Rico may be on the brink of a massive outbreak of Zika, a mosquito-borne virus which has been linked to birth defects, and cash is urgently needed, warned US health authorities have warned.

Marco Rubio wins Puerto Rico primary: US networks

Marco Rubio wins Puerto Rico primary: US networks

Florida Senator Marco Rubio, 44, had a comfortable lead in the US commonwealth in the Caribbean, according to reports.

19 Indians among migrants detained en route to Puerto Rico

US authorities say they have detained 13 people from India who were part of a group of migrants heading to Puerto Rico.

Puerto Rico police seize $5.4 million drug shipment

Police said they arrested Teofilo Tineo Gonzalez, a 36-year-old Dominican man, after seizing about 518 pounds (235 kilograms) of cocaine and heroin and a 22-foot (6.7-meter) boat on the coast west of San Juan, but three other suspects got away.

Tropical Storm Erika powers toward Puerto Rico after killing 3

At least three were reported dead in the island country of Dominica Thursday as Tropical Storm Erika continued powering toward Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.

Puerto Rico default adds to island`s economic woes

Puerto Rico`s default on a debt payment for the first time will leave the island closed out of the US financial markets, deepening what is already a serious economic crisis.

Puerto Rico defaults on bond payment: Moody`s

The US territory of Puerto Rico, deep in economic crisis, has defaulted on part of its $73-billion debt by missing a bond payment due on Monday, rating firm Moody`s said.

How Dengue virus adapts as it travels

 Scientists have shown how the dengue virus optimises its ability to cause outbreaks as it travels across the globe to new places and revisits old ones.

Puerto Rico sets course to recognize same-sex marriage

Puerto Rico said Friday it will no longer defend laws banning gay marriage in the US territory, in a major reversal for the socially conservative Caribbean island.

Monica Puig makes Pattaya semis as Russians falter

Monica Puig makes Pattaya semis as Russians falter

Puerto Rico`s Monica Puig confidently dispatched Japan`s Misaki Doi in the WTA Pattaya Open with a straight sets 6-4, 6-2 victory Friday, booking herself a place in the semi-finals.

FBI raids Doral Bank offices in Puerto Rico

FBI agents in Puerto Rico raided the headquarters of Doral Bank today.

Valerie Hernandez crowned Miss International 2014

Valerie Hernandez of Puerto Rico was crowned Miss International 2014 Tuesday here.

Rains kill 7 in Haiti, cause flooding elsewhere

Port-Au-Prince: Heavy rains caused by a cluster of storms in the northern Caribbean killed at least seven people in Haiti and caused major flooding today in the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, authorities said.

Toddler tests positive for marijuana in Puerto Rico

A 14-month-old boy tested positive for marijuana in a toxicology exam at a San Juan hospital, where he was admitted after his parents became concerned that he was sleeping too much.

Hurricane Gonzalo gains strength, nears British Virgin Islands

Hurricane Gonzalo picked up power as it churned through the northern Caribbean late on Monday headed for the British Virgin Islands, the US National Hurricane Center said.

Caribbean storm expected to strengthen, veers away from US East Coast

A low-pressure system moved over Puerto Rico on Friday and is expected to veer northeast away from the US East Coast but still has an 70 percent chance of forming into a tropical storm in the next two days, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

Puerto Ricans flock to US mainland as island crisis worsens

The island of Puerto Rico is depopulating, as residents stream to the US mainland fleeing the island`s economic crisis and political gridlock in search of jobs.