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Puerto Rico Recovers After Maria

Puerto Rico Recovers After Maria

Complete coverage of relief and recovery efforts in Puerto Rico, following Hurricane Maria

Sunday, Feb 11, 2018 at 02:39 AM EST

Help for Puerto Rican College Students has Islanders Worried

Help for Puerto Rican College Students has Islanders Worried

It sounded like a scam. Three weeks after Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, Brown University was offering to pick up 40 of the island's top students in a private jet and shuttle them to the Ivy League...

Friday, Feb 2, 2018 at 05:02 PM EST

Daddy Yankee-Inspired Parody Mocks Puerto Rico Power Woes

Daddy Yankee-Inspired Parody Mocks Puerto Rico Power Woes

Puerto Rican comedian Gaby Alicea took on Daddy Yankee’s new hit “Dura” to slam Puerto Rico's Electric Power Authority for mailing expensive electricity bills to the island's residents. “I don’t want a machine...

Thursday, Feb 1, 2018 at 12:12 PM EST

US: Puerto Rico Lacked Leadership, Communication Post-Storm

US: Puerto Rico Lacked Leadership, Communication Post-Storm

Federal officials are blaming a lack of leadership, money and communication in Puerto Rico for setting back hurricane recovery efforts in the U.S. territory. FEMA Deputy Regional Administrator Ahsha Tribble...

Wednesday, Jan 31, 2018 at 07:08 PM EST

FEMA Says It Is Not Cutting Off Aid to Puerto Rico

FEMA Says It Is Not Cutting Off Aid to Puerto Rico

The Federal Emergency Management Agency says it is not cutting off food and water supplies to Puerto Rico despite reports that it intended to do so. FEMA spokesman William Booher tells The Associated Press that...

Wednesday, Jan 31, 2018 at 05:48 AM EST

FEMA Criticized for Plan to End Storm Aid in Puerto Rico

FEMA Criticized for Plan to End Storm Aid in Puerto Rico

Plans by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to halt hurricane relief supplies to Puerto Rico drew criticism Tuesday from members of Congress and the mayor of the island's largest city. San Juan Mayor Carmen...

Tuesday, Jan 30, 2018 at 09:43 AM EST

Hurricane María Exposes Problems Within Puerto Rico’s Solar Panel Industry

Hurricane María Exposes Problems Within Puerto Rico’s Solar Panel Industry

Although her solar panels successfully sustained Hurricane María’s winds, Madeline Batista couldn’t turn on her lights, her refrigerator or other appliances that needed electricity. The photovoltaic system,...

Monday, Jan 29, 2018 at 02:34 PM EST

Puerto Rican Family Squeezes Into Tight NY Hotel After Maria

Puerto Rican Family Squeezes Into Tight NY Hotel After Maria

After they lost their home in Puerto Rico to flooding during Hurricane Maria, Enghie Melendez fled with her family to the U.S. mainland with three suitcases and the hope it wouldn't take long to rebuild their...

Thursday, Jan 25, 2018 at 02:02 PM EST

PR Gov. Projects No Payment on Island’s Debt Until 2022

PR Gov. Projects No Payment on Island’s Debt Until 2022

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello projected Thursday that his bankrupt, hurricane-ravaged territory will carry budget gaps for the next four fiscal years, leaving nothing to pay back its $72 billion in bond debt...

Wednesday, Jan 24, 2018 at 09:35 PM EST

Funds Suddenly Cut for Displaced Puerto Ricans: Officials

Funds Suddenly Cut for Displaced Puerto Ricans: Officials

Dozens of Puerto Rican families displaced by Hurricane Maria suddenly had their temporary housing assistance cut last week just days after being given an extension, NBC News reports. The families had been...

Tuesday, Jan 23, 2018 at 07:37 PM EST

Puerto Rico to Privatize Island's Troubled Power Company

Puerto Rico to Privatize Island's Troubled Power Company

Puerto Rico's governor announced Monday that he is moving to privatize the U.S. territory's public power company after its slow, troubled recovery from Hurricane Maria focused new attention on longstanding...

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