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.
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.
Libros 787 Fights to Conserve Puerto Rico's Literary Legacy
The online bookstore, named for the island’s primary area code, is developing a singular location for Puerto Rican literature.
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.
Committee on Natural Resources Dems Demand Hearing on Trump's Hurricane Response in PR, USVI
“It is appropriate that we exercise our authority in this regard to hear from officials of the Trump administration in a hearing on the sufficiency of their efforts to respond to the crises in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.”
B-Boy Richard 'Crazy Legs' Colón Delivers Clean Drinking Water to Puerto Ricans in Need
The veteran breakdancer and Rock Steady Crew member launched a new campaign to provide relief for the commonwealth.
Beyoncé Hops on 'Mi Gente' Remix for Mexico and Caribbean Hurricane Relief Efforts
Proceeds from sales of the new single, which updates a song by Colombian singer J Balvin and French artist Willy William, will benefit disaster relief efforts in Mexico and the Caribbean.
Trump Administration Suspends Rule That Slows Aid to Puerto Rico, Charges Evacuees for Transport
San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz calls the move to lift the Jones Act “an act of justice.”
As Trump Tweets, Puerto Rico Governor Says, 'We Need More Help'
The Federal Emergency Management Agency says there are currently 700 FEMA staffers on the ground in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.