Hurricane María Significantly Changed Puerto Rico Coasts, Says Report

Hurricane María, a Category 4 storm that swept through Puerto Rico in September 2017, left the island with a “new coast,” according to a new study by the Institute of Investigation and Coastal Planification of Puerto Rico.

  • Dec 8, 2022
  • 5:20 PM

After Fiona, Puerto Rico Health Dept. Repeats Hurricane María Mistakes With Patients Who Depend on Electricity

On the island of Puerto Rico, there are more than 40,000 people using electrical devices that extend their lives, and during emergencies they are more vulnerable.

  • Sep 26, 2022
  • 1:29 PM

Searching for Answers Three Years After Hurricane Maria (OPINION)

The need for answers is just as pressing as ever.

  • Oct 14, 2020
  • 5:36 PM

New Project to Probe Hurricane María Deaths in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — U.S. researchers who estimated that nearly 3,000 people died in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane María are now investigating deaths that might have been missed and could be linked to infrastructure damaged by the Category 4 storm, officials announced Wednesday.

  • Sep 9, 2020
  • 1:49 PM

After Hurricane María and the Earthquakes, Can Puerto Rico’s Government Be Trusted With COVID-19 Response?

In the face of all that is happening with COVID-19 in Puerto Rico, some people feel mistrust and fear. 

  • Mar 27, 2020
  • 3:39 PM

Two Years After Hurricane María, ‘We Still Here’

Latino Rebels Radio: September 22, 2019

  • Sep 22, 2019
  • 10:00 PM

Congress Should Use Its Oversight Powers to Investigate the Collapse in Communications in Puerto Rico Following Hurricane María

The passage of time hasn’t provided any insight into why this collapse happened or what can be done to ensure something like this never happens again.

  • Sep 20, 2019
  • 3:10 PM

Two Years After Hurricane María, a New Doc Project Explores How Young People in Comerío Are Activating Their Community

Titled “We Still Here/Aquí estamos,” the project highlights the “story of a group of young people in Puerto Rico realizing their power.”

  • Sep 19, 2019
  • 9:05 AM

Community Health Centers Were Lifesavers After Hurricane María, But Puerto Rico Government Didn’t Count on Them

“We were alone in the world,” said César Montijo, chief executive officer of SANOS, a health center in Caguas, when describing how his clinic stepped in to provide medical services and even food to communities in need 72 hours after the hurricane hit.

  • Jul 8, 2019
  • 12:46 PM

Puerto Rico’s Challenges and Solidarity Before and After Hurricane María (VIDEO)

A presentation from Dr. Héctor R. Cordero-Guzmán

  • May 30, 2019
  • 8:17 AM

‘Low Numbers’ From Puerto Rico Gov’t Pushed Harvard Group to Continue Hurricane María Death Toll Study

Research team explained to officials that it would not have been necessary to estimate deaths based on surveys if Demographic Registry data had been available.

  • Mar 19, 2019
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A Local Wells Fargo Bank in Georgia Refused to Cash My Hurricane María Insurance Check Because It Was Written in Spanish

“You are in an English-speaking country,” the assistant manager says. “We need the check in English.”

  • Feb 24, 2019
  • 3:51 PM

Public Power Versus Privatized Power: The Debate in Puerto Rico Before and After Hurricane María

The World Bank says that there is practically no difference in services both sectors offer.

  • Jan 24, 2019
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David Begnaud returns to Puerto Rico for CBSN Originals to examine the impact of that exodus and what the future holds.

  • Oct 3, 2018
  • 10:19 AM

Checking In With Jay Fonseca One Year After Hurricane María (PODCAST)

Latino Rebels Radio: September 23, 2018

  • Sep 23, 2018
  • 8:38 PM

On the First Anniversary of Hurricane María, an Open Letter to the 115th United States Congress

We deserve answers along with the American citizens of Puerto Rico.

  • Sep 20, 2018
  • 7:44 AM

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

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

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

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