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(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Soldiers patrol in a street in Marigot, on the French Caribbean island of St Martin, as preparations were made for the arrival of Hurricane Maria. Photograph: Helene Valenzuela/AFP/Getty Images

Hurricane Maria has claimed its first life, with local officials reporting that someone was killed by a falling tree on the French island of Guadeloup(...)

Hurricane Maria is shown in the Atlantic Ocean east of Martinique. Photograph: Nasa/Reuters

Hurricane Maria picked up strength and roared towards the Leeward Islands on Monday on a track that could whip several eastern Caribbean islands with(...)