Puerto Rico’s famed Arecibo telescope collapses
20 December 2020 | 12:43 pm
The celebrated Arecibo Observatory telescope in Puerto Rico, which once starred in a James Bond film, collapsed on Tuesday when its 900-ton receiver platform plunged 450 feet (140 meters) onto the radio dish below.
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Authorities in Puerto Rico are evacuating tens of thousands of people before the expected collapse of a dam hit by Hurricane Maria, which has devastated the Caribbean Island chain.
25 Sep 2017
Puerto Rico's medical services are in critical condition in the wake of Hurricane Maria.
26 Sep 2017
After Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico last week, hundreds remain on standby as airlines slowly return to the island.
29 Sep 2017
Over a week after the devastating passage of Hurricane Maria, millions of Puerto Ricans are still waiting for aid.
30 Sep 2017
U.S. President Donald Trump says recovery efforts in Puerto Rico are going "really well."
4 Oct 2017
U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania visited a disaster relief distribution centre in Puerto Rico on Tuesday where Trump threw paper towels into the crowd.
30 Oct 2017
Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello has called for the immediate cancellation of a $300 million contract with Montana-based Whitefish Energy Holdings, a tiny company based in the hometown of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.
13 Jan 2018
Puerto Rico's Governor Ricardo Rossello says Trump's comments about Haitian and African immigrants are "S-H-I-T-T-Y."
26 Jul 2019
After holding out for nearly two weeks in face of mass protests, Puerto Rico governor Ricardo Rosello said he would resign from his post. The protests had been sparked by leaked online chat messages.
5 Aug 2019
Pedro Pierluisi has been sworn in as governor of Puerto Rico, though the US territory's Senate has yet to confirm the appointment. Disgraced Governor Ricardo Rossello was forced to resign following weeks of protests.
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A 5.8-magnitude earthquake shook Puerto Rico on Monday, toppling houses and causing power outages and small landslides, but there were no reports of casualties.
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