San Juan - the best personalized free web-based Email en en San Juan Puerto Rico militant leader emerges from 36 years in custody SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico nationalist Oscar Lopez Rivera emerged from house arrest Wednesday and was celebrated by supporters after decades in custody, freed in a case that made him a martyr for some but angered those who lost loved ones in a string of bombings. Wearing black jeans and a shirt decorated with a Puerto Rican flag pin, the 74-... Wed, 17 May 2017 22:07:00 GMT 2017-05-17T22:07:00Z Puerto Rico to close 179 public schools amid crisis SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico is closing 179 public schools in a move expected to save more than $7 million amid a deep economic crisis that has sparked an exodus to the U.S. mainland in the past decade, officials said Friday. More than 27,000 students will be moved elsewhere when their schools close at the end of May, said newly appointed Educ... Fri, 05 May 2017 22:29:00 GMT 2017-05-05T22:29:00Z Puerto Ricans protest on May Day as debt deadline nears SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Thousands of protesters blocked roads and marched in Puerto Rico's capital Monday to vent their anger over a decade-long economic crisis and looming austerity measures. The May Day demonstrators denounced the U.S. Caribbean territory's leaders, blamed a federal control board overseeing its finances for their economic troubles and demanded an audi... Mon, 01 May 2017 19:25:00 GMT 2017-05-01T19:25:00Z Puerto Rico nationalist unexpectedly returns after term cut SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A Puerto Rican nationalist who is the last of his group still serving time for his role in a violent struggle for independence for the U.S. territory unexpectedly returned to the island Thursday to serve the remainder of a sentence commuted by outgoing President Barack Obama. Oscar Lopez Rivera disembarked from an American Air... Fri, 10 Feb 2017 03:24:00 GMT 2017-02-10T03:24:00Z