The proposed map could potentially speed up the development of — and radically transform — popular natural landscapes and historically protected urban architecture. It was rolled out in the midst of an unprecedented political uprising, which might have doomed the proposal to obscurity. Instead, it struck a nerve.
The islands — still recovering, slowly and haltingly, from the catastrophic impacts of Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017 — dodged a bullet, but the threat of a direct hit was enough to trigger the entire country into a state of anxious preparation and reflection.
Puerto Rican singer iLe is one of many high-profile artists who've spoken out in support of the protesters in Puerto Rico. And one of her songs titled “Afilando Los Cuchillos” or “Sharpening the Knives” is part of the soundtrack for Puerto Rico’s political crisis.
Hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans participated in protests demanding the resignation of Gov. Ricardo Rosselló. Poet laureate Raquel Salas Rivera speaks with Marco Werman about the movement for change in Puerto Rico.
Carmen Zorrilla, an obstetrician in San Juan, Puerto Rico's main public hospital and the principal investigator at the Maternal-Infant Studies Center, heard of several unplanned home births after the storm. It worried her.
Rosamari Palerm transferred to a school in Miami last fall after her school shut down in the wake of Hurricane Maria. She’s returned home to San Juan, but some of her classmates have stayed, making new homes in Miami.
In December, three months after Puerto Rico was pummelled by Hurricane Maria, a spokesman for the island's tourism industry declared it was open for business. But much of Puerto Rico is still struggling to get back on its feet. So what's an island lover to do for spring break? Embrace the devastated destinations or give them space to breathe?
The World's William Troop reports on a border dispute between Nicaragua and Costa Rica. The two nations can't agree over a part along the San Juan River, near the Caribbean coast. And they've been squabbling over it for more than 100 years.
The Netherlands beat the Dominican Republic in a huge upset over the weekend. Jeff Beresford-Howe, The Takeaway's sports contributor brings us World Baseball Classic highlights including details on this legendary play.
President Obama is touring San Juan, Puerto Rico, today as the first sitting president to make an official state visit to the island commonwealth in 50 years. Frances Robles of the Miami Herald and Fernando Pizarro of Univision join us.
Archaeologists have just discovered the remains of a Spanish fort from 16th century explorers. University of Michigan archaeologist Robin Beck says Fort San Juan represents the earliest known European fort in the interior of what is now the United States.
Peru's marriage rate is comparatively low, something that's caught the attention of local officials. In order to turn it around, which officials have linked with improving local infrastructure and the local economy, officials are throwing mass wedding ceremonies and inviting long-time couples to attend.