Protests in Portland leave 24 detainees and one officer injured

PORTLAND— Protesters in Portland disobeyed police orders to withdraw and threw rocks, frozen or hard-boiled eggs and fireworks at officers as unrest continued Saturday in this northwestern city. An Oregon State Police patrolman suffered a head injury when he was struck by a stone, police said in a statement. The state of health of that … Read more

Brazil exceeds 100,000 deaths from COVID-19

RIO DE JANEIRO – Brazil passed the grim milestone of 100,000 deaths from COVID-19 on Saturday and, five months after the first reported case, the country has no obvious signs of overcoming the disease. This country with about 210 million inhabitants has reported an average of more than 1,000 daily deaths from the pandemic since … Read more

Wanda Vázquez denies having promised televisions to inmates in exchange for votes

Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced denied having promised televisions and benefits of visits to inmates in exchange for votes in her favor in the New Progressive Party (PNP) primaries. In a interview with Telemundo, the president expressed surprise with said allegations that she classified as false and of which, she assured, she was not aware. “The … Read more

Fire kills at least 11 in Czech Republic

PRAGUE— At least 11 people have been killed and 10 more injured in a fire at a departmental building in the northeast of the Czech Republic, officials said Saturday, some of whom hinted that the fire may have been intentionally set.Police said the fire broke out Saturday afternoon on the 11th floor of a 13-story … Read more

These are the 18 municipalities that AT&T added to its 5G network

AT&T’s 5G network is now available to individual customers and businesses across the United States and the island of Puerto Rico, the telecommunications company reported. AT&T launched 5G in Puerto Rico at the end of June, starting with 58 municipalities, and during the month of July the expansion works were completed to cover the entire … Read more

Governor opens a new retirement window in the Government

Less than a week from the primaries for the candidacy for the government of the New Progressive Party (PNP), President Wanda Vázquez signed into law three senatorial measures that seek to increase the retirement benefits of broad sectors of public sector employees. Among the measures signed this morning was Senate Bill (PS) 1616, to create … Read more

Ivette Sosa reacts to investigation against her son for alleged fraud to the PUA

The journalist Ivette Sosa, who works in “Telenoticias”, confirmed through written statements that “there are federal and state investigations running“after the allegation that his son is allegedly involved in a fraud in the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program (PUA, for its acronym in English). “Because there are federal and state investigations running, I have been instructed … Read more

UN General Assembly will be virtual for the first time

The annual meeting of world leaders at the United Nations will be virtual this year for the first time in its 75-year history due to the COVID-19 pandemic, except for the likely in-person presence of President Donald Trump. “We are hopeful that President Trump will actually speak in person in the General Assembly,” said Kelly … Read more

AAA reports they have 150 thousand subscribers without water

The executive president of the Aqueduct and Sewer Authority (AAA), Doriel Pagán Crespo, reported today that several systems are affected due to the heavy rains reported in the past few hours, which keeps around 150 thousand subscribers intermittently in the water service. “The systems that are affected are those that have direct intakes from the … Read more

Mission to Mars takes off for traces of ancient life

The largest and most sophisticated Mars explorer ever built – a car-sized vehicle packed with cameras, microphones, drills and lasers – took off Thursday as part of an ambitious long-range NASA project to bring in the first rock samples Martian to Earth in order to be analyzed for evidence of ancient life. NASA’s Perseverance probe … Read more