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Puerto Rico
Crews shut down generators Wednesday that have powered an island off Puerto Rico’s coast — the last customers to be reconnected to the U.S. territory’s main power system 18 months after Hurricane Maria destroyed the grid. The Electric Power Authority said it connected an underwater cable to Culebra despite wariness from the more than 1,000...
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After the success of its first edition, Puerto Vallarta is preparing to receive the ‘Second International Forum of Sculptors’, in which national and international artists will meet from November 12 to 24. In a press conference held on Wednesday, in which the participating sculptors and the projects they will be working on were announced, the...
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Animal rights Activists demand closure of Puerto Rico zoo after deaths
Animal rights activists demanded Friday that Puerto Rico permanently close its only zoo and relocate all animals to sanctuaries following reports of deaths and improper care. The California-based Animal Legal Defense Fund and local organizations accused the U.S. territory’s government of violating the Animal Welfare Act and the Endangered Species Act at a zoo that...
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Puerto Rico’s governor says a group of private investors plan to install a $130 million underwater fiber-optic cable to boost the island’s telecommunications after Hurricane Maria. Ricardo Rossello said Tuesday that the cable would be installed along the island’s south coast and serve as backup to cables operating on the north coast. Those cables were...
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irma
Hurricane Irma lashed Puerto Rico with heavy rain and powerful winds late Wednesday, leaving nearly 900,000 people without power as authorities struggled to get aid to small Caribbean islands already devastated by the historic storm. Florida rushed to prepare for a possible direct hit on the Miami area by the Category 5 storm with potentially...
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hurricane irma
Heavy rain and 185-mph winds lashed the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico’s northeast coast Wednesday as Hurricane Irma roared through Caribbean islands on its way to a possible hit on South Florida. The strongest Atlantic Ocean hurricane ever measured destroyed homes and flooded streets across a chain of small islands in the northern Caribbean, passing...
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Global health officials are racing to better understand the Zika virus behind a major outbreak that began in Brazil last year and has spread to many countries in the Americas. The following are some questions and answers about the virus and current outbreak: How do people become infected with Zika? Zika is transmitted to people...
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zika
Top Zika investigators now believe that the birth defect microcephaly and the paralyzing Guillain-Barre syndrome may be just the most obvious maladies caused by the mosquito-borne virus. Fueling that suspicion are recent discoveries of serious brain and spinal cord infections – including encephalitis, meningitis and myelitis – in people exposed to Zika. Evidence that Zika’s...
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The number of countries and territories in the Americas reporting cases of the mosquito-borne Zika virus rose to 22 on Tuesday, more than double the number a month ago, according to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). An outbreak of the virus is affecting large parts of Latin America and the Caribbean and is likely...
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zika mexico
U.S. health officials on Friday issued a travel warning for 14 countries and territories in the Caribbean and Latin America where infection with Zika, a mosquito-borne virus, is a risk. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in particular cautioned pregnant women not to travel to those areas as Zika has been linked...
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