Puerto Rico

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Oliver Cromwell. A portrait by Sir Peter Lely in 1657. Photograph: Palazzo Pitti/ Public Domain

As evening descended around him Don Juan Morfa, a captain in the Spanish army, oversaw the hasty construction of an earthwork barricade near the mouth(...)

Canadian author, journalist and social activist Naomi Klein: “We are in this period of this profound social fragmentation and one of the things that this framework gives us is a sense of common purpose.” Photograph: Adam Berry/Getty

If we’re going to save the planet, do we have to get rid of capitalism first? It’s not an abstract question these days. As the traditional political l(...)

European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager: her re-appointment this week will rattle Silicon Valley. Photograph: Reuters/Francois Lenoir

What a week. The US hasn’t seen this much tech industry antitrust activity since Microsoft faced off against the US Department of Justice two decades (...)

Wind and rain hit empty streets in Charleston, South Carolina, as Hurricane Dorian moves along the southeastern US coast. Photograph: Lucie  Aubourg/AFP/Getty Images

The nearly deserted rain-lashed streets of Charleston, South Carolina, began to disappear beneath water on Thursday as Hurricane Dorian churned a few (...)

Matthew Aylen wades through waist deep water as he is rescued from his flooded home during Hurricane Dorian in Freeport, Bahamas. Photograph: AP

Hurricane Dorian, now a Category 2 storm, finally began to inch away from the Bahamas on Tuesday, after pounding the islands with unrelenting rain and(...)

Empty shelves at a Target shop in Hollywood, Florida, as people stock up before the arrival of  Hurricane Dorian. Photograph: Bloomberg

Residents of Florida braced for what could be a historically damaging storm as Hurricane Dorian lingered on Friday in the western Atlantic, building s(...)

Storm clouds gather as Tropical Storm Dorian moves toward St Michael Parish, Barbados. Photograph: Chris Brandis/AP Photo

Tropical Storm Dorian gathered strength on Monday as it barrelled west toward Barbados, where residents stocked up on food to hunker down for an onsla(...)

Wanda Vazquez, former secretary of justice, is sworn in as Governor of Puerto Rico by supreme court justice Maite Oronoz. Photograph: Reuters

Puerto Rico got its third governor in less than a week on Wednesday just hours after the bankrupt U.S. territory’s supreme court ruled that Pedro Pier(...)

Puerto Rico governor Ricardo Rossello. Photograph: La Forteleza de Puerto Rico/Reuters

Puerto Ricans danced among the brightly coloured houses of San Juan on Thursday after governor Ricardo Rosselló capitulated to 12 days of protests an(...)

Protesters near the governor’s mansion in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Wednesday. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Puerto Rico governor Ricardo Rosselló was weighing his political future on Wednesday after almost two weeks of protests demanding his resignation ove(...)

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