Close to a year of work.
In bicameral letter, lawmakers demand apology, call on President to acknowledge official death toll and improve recovery efforts in Puerto Rico.
Phillip Arroyo writes about a mural dedicated to Puerto Rico he found in Orlando, and its meaning in the face of injustices.
Los problemas se reflejaron en el alza histórica de muertes.
“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.
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.
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.
Despite mounting evidence that the federal response to María was slow and inefficient, Trump continues to laud his administration’s handling of the disaster.
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.
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.
The President’s response got the lowest marks.
Who gets to tell the story?
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.
“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.
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.
Resident Commissioner González Says Trump Admin’s Lack of Federal Hurricane Response Cannot Be Blamed for Thousands of Deaths in Puerto Rico
She said it in Spanish. We translated it.
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.
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.”
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.