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Irma Maldanado stands with her pets in what is left of her home after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

The Trump administration has lifted a restriction on foreign vessels transporting cargo to Puerto Rico, amid accusations that the federal government h(...)

A US Coast Guard vessel moves past a cargo ship near the Isla Grande Port in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Wednesday as Trump ordered the Jones Act to be waived. Photograph: Alex Wroblewski/Bloomberg

The Trump administration has lifted a restriction on foreign vessels transporting cargo to Puerto Rico, amid accusations that the federal government h(...)

Neighbours sit on a couch outside their destroyed homes as sun sets in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico. Photograph: AP Photo/Gerald Herbert

As Puerto Rico struggles with a lack of fuel, water and medical supplies following the devastation of Hurricane Maria, it is pressing the Trump admini(...)

US president Barack Obama: why have the human consequences of economic troubles been muted? The main answer is that Puerto Rico is part of the US fiscal union. Photograph: Uri Gripas/AFP/Getty Images

On Friday the government of Puerto Rico announced it was about to miss a bond payment. It claimed that, for technical legal reasons, this wouldn’t be (...)