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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(...)

 Old San Juan in Puerto Rico, at dusk. Photograph: iStock

Originally from Maynooth, Co Kildare, Darragh Lynch is a 23-year-old business and law graduate. He is currently based onboard a cruise liner sail(...)

Major task ahead: A man surveys a destroyed supermarket  in Salinas, Puerto Rico, after Hurricane Maria. Photograph: Alvin Baez/Reuters

US president Donald Trump has lashed out at the mayor of San Juan and other officials in storm-ravaged Puerto Rico, contemptuous of their claims of a (...)

Rescue workers help people after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria in Guayama, Puerto Rico on Wednesday. Photograph:  Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters

Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico on Wednesday as the strongest storm to hit the US territory in nearly 90 years, turning streets into debris-l(...)

US president Barack Obama presents the 2014 National Medal of Arts to actress, director, theatre founder, Miriam Colón. Photograph:  Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images
Obituary: Miriam Colón

Miriam Colón, the diminutive but formidable actress who founded the Puerto Rican Traveling Theater in New York and whose film roles included Al Pacino(...)

MV Albatross at Port of Cork’s Ringaskiddy deepwater berth. Photograph: Aidan Fleming

The Albatross and cranes – it might sound like a birdwatcher’s bonanza but anyone heading to Cork harbour this weekend is more likely to be treated t(...)

The burning ferry off the US territory of Puerto Rico. Nearly 500 passengers were rescued. Photograph: AFP Photo/Puerto Rico Police Department

More than 500 passengers and crew were evacuated from a burning ship about a mile off Puerto Rico’s north coast on Wednesday evening. The fire was st(...)