Puerto Rico's Water System Is Almost Fully Operational
Finally, some good news about post-Hurricane Maria 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
Residente Says Hurricane Maria, Debt Crisis Expose Need for Puerto Rican Autonomy
“The United States is just not interested in Puerto Rico.”
Puerto Rico: Post Hurricane Maria, Island Can't Pay Down Debt
Meanwhile, residents continue to leave the island in the face of rising unemployment.
EPA Cautions There is Raw Sewage in Some Water Sources in Puerto Rico
Upwards of 76,000 residents of the hurricane-devastated island still lack access to clean water.
Lin-Manuel Miranda Pledges $2.5 Million for Hurricane Relief During Puerto Rico Visit
Also: He will return to his “Hamilton” role for a 2019 run of performances in Puerto Rico.
Puerto Rico Cancels Energy Restoration Contract With Montana Firm
“FEMA has significant concerns with how PREPA procured this contract and has not confirmed whether the contract prices were reasonable.”
House Committee Approves $36.5 Billion in Hurricane and Wildfire Recovery Aid
“These funds are vital right now, in the near term, to get the aid where it is needed most.”
Climate Justice Roundup: Methane Rule Reinstated, Disaster Relief Aid Requested, Clean Power Plan in Trouble
Two steps forward, one step back.