Members of Congressional Hispanic Caucus Call for 9/11-Like Independent Commission on Puerto Rico Hurricane María Death Toll

Jun 6, 2018
10:30 AM

Citing a study that the official death toll in Puerto Rico is much higher than the current number of 64 lives lost due to the effects of Hurricane María, members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (all Democrats) held a press conference on Wednesday morning, calling for an independent 9/11-like commission to investigate the reasons why the death count was so underreported and how this impacted, according to them, the lack of a strong federal response on the island. Here is the entire video of that press conference:

Our founder Julio Ricardo Varela tweeted out some of the conference’s highlights: