FEMA Hurricane Recovery Funds Not Spent in Puerto Rico or U.S. Virgin Islands
“You can kill people with a gun or you can kill them with neglect.”
Trump Administration Takes $400 Million From Puerto Rico Recovery to Fund Border Wall
It’s part of a $3.6 billion package pulled out of the Department of Defense’s budget to pay for 175 miles of barrier.
ICYMI: Puerto Rico's New Governor Suspends Contract to Repair Power Grid
“I hope this isn’t a smoke screen and that there’s a real audit. That’s what all these people who have lost trust in the government expect.”
Puerto Rico's New Governor Challenged as 'Unconstitutional'
The Puerto Rican Senate filed a lawsuit questioning the validity of the swearing in of the territory’s new governor, Pedro Pierluisi.
Puerto Rico's Governor Ricardo Rosselló Resigns
Thousands celebrate, but some say his replacement, Wanda Vázquez, is also unfit to serve.
#RickyRenuncia Protestors Demand Resignation of Puerto Rico's Governor
Half a million Puerto Rico residents are mobilizing to oust their elected leader in the aftermath of a text message scandal.
Puerto Rico Finalizing Plan To Restructure Its Debt
Three years in the making, the effort prioritizes pensioners over bondholders—and will likely be challenged on grounds of constitutionality.
READ: A Push to Rebuild Safe Spaces For LGBTQ+ Puerto Ricans
In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria and recent legislative challenges to their rights, members of Puerto Rico’s queer community are working to restore life-saving spaces.
#ColorlinesReads: 6 Books That Complicate the Idea of 'Independence'
In lieu of celebrating “Independence Day,” we present a selection of titles that explore the idea of liberation via the lives, poetry, history and art of people of color.
LISTEN: How Puerto Ricans Are Preparing For The Next Hurricane
NPR spoke to politicians and residents of the island about what they are doing in the face of government inaction.
STUDY: How Hurricane Maria Affected Mental Health of Children in Puerto Rico
A new study from the Puerto Rico Department of Education and Medical University of South Carolina found that nearly one-third of the children surveyed reported strong predictors of PTSD following the storm.
From Notre Dame to Flint, Our Giving Exposes Who We Are [Op-Ed]
Writer Wei Jia and Project South’s Azadeh Shahshahani explore why the cathedral is being rebuilt by billionaires, but—five years after the water crisis began—Flint still doesn’t have safe water.
READ: Puerto Ricans Face Food Shortages, Crumbling Infrastructure As Relief Aid Stalls
These are the real life consequences of Capitol Hill in-fighting.
Senate Rejects Bill That Would Send Relief Money to Puerto Rico
Democrats say the bill’s aid package is another sign of Republican disregard for the island.
Scientists Hope Hurricane Maria Can Reveal How The Earth Recovers From Increasingly Intense Storms
Caribbean ecosystems devastated by climate-related extreme weather have global implications.
Puerto Rican Activists Fear Residents Will See Little of $20 Billion Recovery Grant
Human rights attorney Ariadna Godreau-Aubert: “What we’ve seen so far is that this is a plan for developers, and not for the people.”
Lin-Manuel Miranda Uses Puerto Rican 'Hamilton' Run to Support Recovery
Ticket sales will aid the Flamboyan Arts Fund’s mission to uplift the island’s arts institutions.
Puerto Rican Homeowners Suffer As FEMA Pays Exorbitant Prices for Home Repairs
An investigation from The New York Times reveals extreme markups and disappointed residents.
How Monica Puig Reps Puerto Rico On and Off the Tennis Court
The tennis star, who turns 25 today, made history when she won Puerto Rico’s first Olympic gold medal in 2016. Now she uses her fame to support the commonwealth.
Ruin—and Resilience—in Post-Maria Puerto Rico
Hurricane Maria began devastating Puerto Rico on September 20, 2017. A look at the pain—and the survival—of the island’s rural areas.