All posts by Juan A. Hernández
Three out of four households in Puerto Rico give to charity
SAN JUAN – Three out of every four households in Puerto Rico (74.9%) reported making charitable donations in 2014, a significantly higher rate when compared with the U.S. mainland’s 2013 numbers, which reflect that 55.8% of households...
- Posted September 15, 2016
Arrest warrant issued against reporter covering protests in North Dakota
An arrest warrant against ‘Democracy Now!’ host and Executive Producer Amy Goodman was issued by the State of North Dakota’s government. Goodman was charged with criminal trespassing, a misdemeanor offense carrying a penalty of $500 fine and/or...
- Posted September 11, 2016
Cuban government and AT&T sign telecom agreement
SAN JUAN – State-run Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Cuba S.A. (Etecsa by its Spanish acronym) announced last week it has signed an agreement with telecommunications giant AT&T for the exchange of voice, text and data traffic between...
- Posted August 30, 2016
New diagnostic test for Zika approved temporarily by FDA
SAN JUAN – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an Emergency Use Authorization for a Zika virus diagnostic test (the LightMix Zika rRT-PCR), manufactured by Swiss pharmaceutical giant Roche Laboratories, that has yet to receive...
- Posted August 29, 2016
Babies birthed by mothers with Zika are “safe and healthy”
However, they have to be placed in a vigilance program for 5 years
- Posted August 25, 2016
FBI director expects to have his ‘hands full’ with fiscal oversight board
SAN JUAN – Douglas A. Leff, special agent in charge of the FBI’s San Juan division, said he would be collaborating with the yet to be established Financial Oversight & Management Board, even though he has not...
- Posted August 24, 2016
Renowned photojournalist Ismael Fernández passes away
Fernández Reyes founded the Taller de Fotoperiodismo
- Posted August 23, 2016
Study: 40% of Puerto Rico Seniors diagnosed with 6 or more health conditions
SAN JUAN – The health of Puerto Rico’s senior citizens is highly compromised, according to a new study by the University of Puerto Rico’s Graduate School of Public Health. More than 40% of people age 65 or...
- Posted August 23, 2016
Influenza Cases Dropping, but People Advised to Stay Vigilant
SAN JUAN – The Puerto Rico Health Department reported 61 new cases of influenza for the week ending Aug. 13, or epidemiological week number 32, for a total 1,344 cases for this year’s season. Last year’s season...
- Posted August 19, 2016
Chinese Gov’t Imposes Anti-Zika Regulations to US Exporters
China has reported some 12 cases of the Zika virus infection since the disease was first detected in February
- Posted August 17, 2016