Hurricane Maria

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Reggaeton Takes On New Meaning For Many Puerto Ricans Living Stateside After Hurricane Maria

A new NPR article shows how a longing for home has led to a rise in the music’s popularity.

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Florida Lawsuit Seeks Bilingual Ballots for Puerto Ricans Who Fled Hurricane Maria

Several advocacy organizations say elected officials in Florida are violating the voting rights of tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans who moved to the mainland after the devastating hurricane.

Puerto Rico Faces Extensive Damage After Hurricane Maria

All of Puerto Rico's Residents Have Electricity Again, But Grid Is Still Fragile

Nearly one year after a full blackout, the electrical utilitys executive director acknowledges the situation remains a mess.

Puerto Rico Officials Finally Admit Hurricane Maria Killed More Than 64 People

In a report to Congress, they placed the number at approximately 1,427 people. Meanwhile, a May study said the death toll was at least 4,645.

Puerto Rican Families Displaced By Hurricane Maria Facing Hotel Eviction Hold Rally At City Hall

FEMA Admits It Bungled Response in Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria

The agency released a report that supports the criticisms leveled against it.

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Nearly 2,000 Puerto Rican Hurricane Survivors Face Eviction

A federal judge will decide if Puerto Ricans forced to evacuate their homes following Hurricane Maria will be evicted from their hotels and motels, as FEMA seeks to end the Transitional Sheltering Assistance program.

Puerto Rico's Water System Is Almost Fully Operational

Finally, some good news about post-Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico.

A street is flooded during the passing of Hurricane Irma on September 6, 2017, in Fajardo, Puerto Rico.

Asthma Rates Rise in Puerto Rico Following Hurricane Maria

Doctors and public health officials say they have never seen anything like this.

New Reports Confirm How Ill-Prepared Puerto Rico is For Hurricane Season

With ongoing problems with both its electrical and water infrastructure, the island is in a weakened state.

The La Perla neighborhood the day after Hurricane Maria made landfall on September 21, 2017, in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Advocates, Officials Outraged at Puerto Rico's Hurricane Maria Death Count

The government’s count is 64 fatalities, but a new study says the real number is closer to 5,000.

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Houston and Puerto Rico Unprepared for Upcoming Hurricane Season

Amid housing and financial concerns, residents face the possibility of new storms from a disadvantaged position.  

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Puerto Rico to Close 283 Public Schools, Teachers Condemn Decision

The news comes two weeks after Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Roselló signed a bill to implement a charter school and voucher program.

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La Borinqueña Fights for 'Ricanstruction' in New Comic Anthology

“Ricanstruction: Reminiscing & Rebuilding Puerto Rico” partners La Borinqueña with Wonder Woman, Batman and other DC Comics superheroes to save the island.

Puerto Rico Faces Extensive Damage After Hurricane Maria

FEMA Ignored Puerto Rico Supermarkets' Requests for Generator Fuel After Hurricane Maria

The result was the loss of tens of thousands of dollars of food, while people stood in lines outside, hungry.

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Vogue Celebrates Women Leading Relief Efforts in Puerto Rico in Stunning Infrared Photo Spread

“By empowering themselves—and each other—the women of Puerto Rico have empowered the entire island.”

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Federal Government Cuts Number of Contractors Restoring Power in Puerto Rico

Hundreds of thousands of residents are still without electricity.

Members of Congress Fear Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Funds Will Go to Creditors

Concerned elected officials asked Congress for a guarantee that the island’s residents and infrastructure will benefit from the $16 billion.

What the Budget Deal Means for Puerto Rico

The $16 billion allocated for the island’s recovery effort is a great help—and a major disappointment.

A street is flooded during the passing of Hurricane Irma on September 6, 2017, in Fajardo, Puerto Rico.

Congress Investigates FEMA's Failure to Deliver 18.5 Million Meals to Puerto Rico

The agency awarded a $156 million contract to a company with no experience in the food industry.

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Residente Says Hurricane Maria, Debt Crisis Expose Need for Puerto Rican Autonomy

“The United States is just not interested in Puerto Rico.”