Puerto Rico

Sen. Harris, Rep. Velázquez Call for Probe Into Disaster Death Counts

Introduce bicameral legislation to study how fatalities are determined after natural disaster.

  • Jun 13, 2018
  • 3:16 pm

Puerto Rico Debt Audit Drags On as Creditor Negotiations Heat Up

Almost two years after the enactment of the federal PROMESA law and the imposition of a Fiscal Control Board, Puerto Rico still lacks a public debt audit that shows, without doubt, how much debt was legally contracted.

  • Jun 12, 2018
  • 11:49 am

Vidas de damnificados por María aún penden de un hilo

Más allá del debate no resuelto sobre el número de muertes provocadas por el huracán María en Puerto Rico, las vidas de miles siguen en peligro.

  • Jun 12, 2018
  • 10:22 am

Activists in New York and Puerto Rico Call on Gov. Cuomo to Divest From Companies Harming Puerto Rico

New York State has investments in financial firms behind increasing number of foreclosures on the Island even after Hurricane Maria.

  • Jun 10, 2018
  • 10:03 am

The ABCs of Boricua Resilience

Meet the organizations who build resilience by protecting Puerto Rico.

  • Jun 6, 2018
  • 11:34 am

Gobierno tendrá que entregar información sobre las muertes relacionadas al huracán María

“Este Tribunal concluye que, con excepción de los números de seguro social, la información contenida en los certificados de defunción y la información adicional solicitada no es privilegiada.”

  • Jun 5, 2018
  • 11:33 am

Judge Orders Puerto Rican Government to Release Hurricane María Death Information to CPI and CNN

“This Court concludes that, with exception to Social Security numbers, the information contained in the death certificates and any additional information is not privileged.”

  • Jun 5, 2018
  • 11:17 am

There Were 1,244 More Deaths in Puerto Rico the Two Months After Hurricanes Irma and María Than Same Period in 2016: And That Number Could Be Growing

It is important to note, as the Department of Health’s own chart says, that the data for 2017 is still preliminary, since the final numbers are going through the quality control process and validation.

  • Jun 2, 2018
  • 9:38 am

Rosselló Goes on CNN Twice to Address Puerto Rico Hurricane María Death Count and Says “There Will Be Hell to Pay’

The government of Puerto Rico has not made any public data of 2017 mortality statistics since the first week of January.

  • Jun 1, 2018
  • 11:58 am

UPDATE: Why Puerto Rico’s Death Toll From Hurricane Maria Is so Much Higher Than Officials Thought

Undercounting deaths reduces the attention to the crisis Puerto Ricans live day by day.

  • May 31, 2018
  • 6:26 pm

New Harvard Study: Puerto Rico Hurricane María Death Toll 70 Times Greater Than Official Number of 64

“This rate yielded a total of 4645 excess deaths during this period.”

  • May 29, 2018
  • 10:33 am

El gobierno de Puerto Rico no previno la mayoría de las muertes por el huracán María

El Departamento de Salud no tiene un plan de respuesta en caso de una catástrofe y por casi una década abandonó su responsabilidad de asegurar el funcionamiento adecuado de todas las facilidades de salud en la isla, encontró una investigación del Centro de Periodismo Investigativo (CPI).

  • May 24, 2018
  • 9:43 am

Puerto Rico Government Did Not Prevent Most Hurricane María-Related Deaths

Health Department does not have a response plan in case of a catastrophe and for nearly a decade, it abandoned its responsibility to ensure the proper functioning of all health facilities on the island.

  • May 24, 2018
  • 9:06 am

A Peek Into the Lives of Puerto Rican Muslims and What Ramadan Means Post Hurricane María

Following up with Juan after a year of struggle in the wake of the storm, he said, “Puerto Ricans are proud, committed, strong… And that includes Muslims.”

  • May 22, 2018
  • 4:52 pm

These Are the Companies Profiting Off Puerto Rico After Hurricane María, Report Says

“These investors continue to be the main beneficiaries of fiscal policies pushed by Puerto Rico’s Governor Ricardo Rosselló and by the unelected federal Fiscal Control Board.”

  • May 22, 2018
  • 3:34 pm