Puerto Rico

Over 130 Lawmakers Condemn Trump Remarks on Hurricane Death Toll in Puerto Rico

In bicameral letter, lawmakers demand apology, call on President to acknowledge official death toll and improve recovery efforts in Puerto Rico.

  • Sep 19, 2018
  • 11:55 am

A Glimmer of Hope

Phillip Arroyo writes about a mural dedicated to Puerto Rico he found in Orlando, and its meaning in the face of injustices.

  • Sep 18, 2018
  • 2:06 pm

Mudos los hospitales tras sus fallas por el huracán

Los problemas se reflejaron en el alza histórica de muertes.

  • Sep 18, 2018
  • 6:02 am

FEMA Administrator Shows No Empathy at All About Puerto Rico’s Hurricane Dead

“Spousal abuse goes through the roof. You can’t blame spousal abuse, you know, after a disaster on anybody,” Brock Long said at one point.

  • Sep 17, 2018
  • 9:49 am

Puerto Rico DOES Matter, President Trump (PODCAST)

Latino Rebels Radio: September 16, 2018

  • Sep 16, 2018
  • 10:36 pm

The Deaths of Hurricane María

Four hundred and eighty seven stories of extreme and inhuman suffering, each one with its own name, prove that many of the deaths caused by Hurricane María could have been avoided, while revealing the causes that led to this historic rise in mortality in Puerto Rico.

  • Sep 14, 2018
  • 12:56 pm

Los muertos de María

Cuatrocientas ochenta y siete historias de sufrimiento extremo e inhumano, con nombre y apellido, prueban que muchas de las muertes por el huracán María eran prevenibles y revelan las causas que llevaron a un alza histórica en mortalidad en Puerto Rico.

  • Sep 14, 2018
  • 12:29 pm

Trump Denies Puerto Rican Dead, Concocting Post-María Death Toll Conspiracy

Despite mounting evidence that the federal response to María was slow and inefficient, Trump continues to laud his administration’s handling of the disaster.

  • Sep 14, 2018
  • 9:48 am

An Open Letter to President Trump: ‘You Erased My Stepdad From Your Conscience’

My stepdad died in my mother’s arms of a heart attack on December 6th in the early morning hours after suffering through the worst hurricane in history.

  • Sep 13, 2018
  • 6:16 pm

Day Before Trump Tweets About Death Count, Puerto Rican Govt Officials Met With White House to Discuss Hurricane María Messaging

PRFAA, the official Washington office for the governor of Puerto Rico, has declined to comment about whether or not the meeting took place.

  • Sep 13, 2018
  • 2:09 pm

Puerto Ricans Agree: Trump’s Response to María Was a Failure (WashPo VIDEO)

The President’s response got the lowest marks.

  • Sep 12, 2018
  • 6:22 pm

Detenidos en la legislatura proyectos para atender fallas tras el huracán María

Varias piezas legislativas que proponen cambios para corregir el manejo y el registro de las muertes relacionadas con un desastre natural están en el limbo en la Asamblea Legislativa. Las recomendaciones principales sobre este tema que hace el estudio de la Universidad George Washington, por el que el gobierno pagó $305,000, ya habían sido hechas por la legislatura.

  • Sep 11, 2018
  • 7:28 am

New GAO Podcast Says FEMA and Government of Puerto Rico Were ‘Overwhelmed’ by Hurricane María

“What we had is basically everyone being overwhelmed in that circumstance. The territorial government was overwhelmed. FEMA was overwhelmed,” said Chris Currie, the GAO’s director for its Homeland Security and Justice team.

  • Sep 4, 2018
  • 12:21 pm

La Junta hace movida estratégica para retener control de la investigación sobre la deuda

A dos semanas de la publicación de un informe comisionado por la Junta de Control Fiscal en torno a la deuda de Puerto Rico, el Gobierno todavía no dice qué hará con los hallazgos. Mientras, la Junta se aferra a mantener el control de los cuestionamientos sobre la deuda, y configura un comité que definiría si perseguirá alguna causa de acción.

  • Sep 4, 2018
  • 10:20 am

Puerto Rico Government Spends More Than Fiscal Control Board in Bankruptcy Lawyers and Financial Consultants

While the attorneys and consultants of Puerto Rico’s Fiscal Control Board provide restructuring services and financial advice, the government of Puerto Rico depends on its own squad of law firms and advisers, some of them former public officials who took part of the fiscal decision-making that led to the island’s fiscal woes.

  • Aug 31, 2018
  • 6:17 am

After Puerto Rico Raises Official Hurricane María Death Toll to Almost 3,000, White House Says Trump ‘Remains Proud’ About Federal Response

President had been criticized for saying shortly after the storm, when the official death toll was 16, that Hurricane Maria had not been  “a real catastrophe like Katrina.”

  • Aug 29, 2018
  • 5:20 pm

Eleven Months Later, Government of Puerto Rico Says Official Hurricane María Death Toll Has Gone From 64 to 2,975 Lost Lives

It took nearly a year for the Rosselló administration to admit what everyone already knew.

  • Aug 28, 2018
  • 3:56 pm