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  Puerto Rico voters back becoming 51st state in referendum
  Puerto Rico: Trump compares Maria and Katrina deaths

year 2017 Top ^

  President Donald Trump has told Puerto Rico officials they should be 'proud' they did not lose thousands of lives as in 'a real catastrophe like Katrina'
  The territory has overwhelmingly chosen statehood in a nonbinding referendum, marred by boycott, held amid a deep economic crisis

year 2016 Top ^

  Puerto Rico has halted a $422m (£289m) debt payment due on Monday after talks to ease the US territory's crisis ended without a deal
Jan.4 Puerto Rico misses second major debt payment as economy struggles
  Puerto Rico has defaulted for the second time in five months, as the island struggles with massive debt obligations and a flagging economy

year 2015 Top ^

Jun.29 Puerto Rico governor says territory 'can't pay $72bn debt'
  Alejandro Garcia Padilla has said the US territory cannot pay its $72bn debt and is close to defaulting ahead of emergency talks with legislators
Jan.23 US Coast Guard repatriates 16 Cubans rescued from boat Map of Mona Passage Puerto Rico Puerto Rico  The Coast Guard has rescued 16 migrants after their boat began to sink in the sea passage between Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic

year 2014 Top ^

Jun.9 Cuban ballet dancers defect to US
  Six dancers with Cuba's National Ballet have arrived in Miami after defecting while on tour in Puerto Rico at the weekend

year 2009 Top ^

Oct.15   Strike protests job cuts
Map of San Juan Puerto Rico  Thousands of people took to the streets, paralyzing commercial activity in downtown San Juan to protest government budget cuts

year 2008 Top ^

Jun.1     Puerto Rico win buoys Clinton
  Hillary Clinton has said her fight for the Democratic presidential nomination will go on after winning a symbolic victory in Puerto Rico

year 2006 Top ^

May.10 Loan deal for crisis
  Puerto Rican officials have struck a deal on ending a budget crisis that has shut down government offices

year 2001 Top ^

Aug.4 Fishermen stall Navy exercises
  30 fishermen invaded federal waters on 3rd day of ship-to-shore shelling on Vieques Apr.28 Protest greets Vieques exercises  Bombing exercises resumed despite protests. Demonstrators attempted to infiltrate the security zone by boat Apr.27 Bombing exercises resume  200 protesters had gathered outside the range, couple of dozen broke through a fence Jan.2 First woman governor  Sila Calderon promises to seek greater autonomy and to halt Navy exercises

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