Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico, officially the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, is a Caribbean island and unincorporated territory of the United States. It is located in the northeast Caribbean Sea, approximately 1,000 miles southeast of Miami, Florida, between the Dominican Republic and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and includes the eponymous main island and several smaller islands, such as Mona, Culebra, and Vieques. It has roughly 3.2 million residents, and its capital and most populous city is San Juan. Spanish and English are the official languages of the executive branch of government, though Spanish predominates. Puerto Rico was first settled by a succession of indigenous peoples beginning 2,000 to 4,000 years ago; these included the Ortoiroid, Saladoid, and Taíno. It was then colonized by Spain following the arrival of Christopher Columbus in 1493. Puerto Rico was contested by other European powers, but remained a Spanish possession for the next four centuries.

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First Confirmed ‘Night Shark’ In Puerto Rico Spotted

Arecibo Observatory — which spent nearly six decades scouring the sky for radio signals while nestled in the foothills of Puerto Rico — collapsed two years ago today.

Requiem for a Telescope. Until its collapse last year, the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico spent six decades tuned to the radio stations of the heavens. There is no plan to rebuild it, and astronomers are in mourning.

FEMA Avoids Past Pitfalls by Rushing Storm Aid to Puerto Rico

To Survive More Frequent Hurricanes, Puerto Rico Needs to Rethink Preparedness

Hopes Fade for Resurrecting Puerto Rico's Famous Arecibo Telescope

US opts to not rebuild renowned Puerto Rico telescope (Arecibo Observatory)

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Researchers in Puerto Rico struggle to adapt in the aftermath of Hurricane Fiona

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Hurricane Fiona hits the Dominican Republic after wiping out Puerto Rico's power grid

Satellites watch Hurricane Fiona wallop Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic

Puerto Rico Faces Potential Hurricane Fiona Soon - 3 Big Concerns

Small Asteroid Explodes over Puerto Rico

Video Shows Starlink Satellite Disintegrating Over Puerto Rico

January 2020 Puerto Rico earthquake provides valuable data for ground failure models

Tropical Storm Fred Forms Near Puerto Rico And Is Moving Towards Florida

Shark Week Continues In Puerto Rico

Distant Relative of North American Rodents Lived in Puerto Rico 29 Million Years Ago

Puerto Rico is prone to more flooding than the island is prepared to handle