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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

Friday, Nov 17, 2017 at 01:56 PM EST

Director of Puerto Rico Power Company Resigns Amid Scrutiny

Director of Puerto Rico Power Company Resigns Amid Scrutiny

The director of Puerto Rico's power company resigned on Friday amid ongoing blackouts and scrutiny of a contract awarded to a small Montana-based company to help rebuild the electric grid destroyed by Hurricane...

Friday, Nov 17, 2017 at 04:38 PM EST

White House Sends 3rd Disaster Aid Request, for $44B

White House Sends 3rd Disaster Aid Request, for $44B

The White House Friday sent Congress a $44 billion disaster aid request that's already under attack from lawmakers from hurricane-hit regions as way too small. The request, President Donald Trump's third since...

Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017 at 05:05 PM EST

Blackout Hits Puerto Rico as Power Company Reached Goal

Blackout Hits Puerto Rico as Power Company Reached Goal

A major blackout hit Puerto Rico's most populated region Wednesday just as the government announced it had met its goal of 50 percent power generation nearly two months after Hurricane Maria struck as a Category...

Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017 at 01:36 PM EST

After Maria, US Schools Get Influx of Puerto Rican Students

After Maria, US Schools Get Influx of Puerto Rican Students

Ten-year-old Anthony Valencia says that after Hurricane Maria destroyed his home in Puerto Rico he played video games for a month until he was sick of them. Now his smile stretches wide when he talks about going...

Tuesday, Nov 14, 2017 at 02:09 PM EST

PR Utility Ignored Lawyer Advice on $300M Repair Deal: Docs

PR Utility Ignored Lawyer Advice on $300M Repair Deal: Docs

Puerto Rico's bankrupt electric utility ignored advice from its own lawyers before signing an expanded contract worth $300 million with a tiny Montana company to repair its damaged power grid, newly released...

Monday, Nov 13, 2017 at 07:59 PM EST

Puerto Rico Seeks $94B in Federal Aid for Hurricane Recovery

Puerto Rico Seeks $94B in Federal Aid for Hurricane Recovery

Puerto Rico’s governor on Monday asked the federal government for $94.4 billion as the island struggles to recover from the damage inflicted by Hurricane Maria, with much of the U.S. territory without power and...

Monday, Nov 13, 2017 at 03:20 PM EST

Lin-Manuel: Puerto Rican Efforts Making Up for Slow Start

Lin-Manuel: Puerto Rican Efforts Making Up for Slow Start

Lin-Manuel Miranda's next project is far away from Broadway, in a 35-mile-long stage. The artist is focused in helping Puerto Rico recover from the devastation Hurricane Maria has left.

Sunday, Nov 12, 2017 at 10:02 AM EST

In Florida, All Eyes on Puerto Rican Voters After Maria

 In Florida, All Eyes on Puerto Rican Voters After Maria

The arrival of more than than 130,000 Puerto Ricans in Florida since Hurricane Maria has some officials anticipating a political shakeup in a battleground state dominated by the Republican party. Both...

Monday, Nov 13, 2017 at 07:16 AM EST

Puerto Ricans Reunite With Pets After Fleeing From Hurricane

Puerto Ricans Reunite With Pets After Fleeing From Hurricane

The disaster left behind by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico forced thousands of families to leave the island and come to the U.S. More than 140,000 Puerto Ricans have already left and some were forced to...

Friday, Nov 10, 2017 at 09:02 PM EST

Head of Puerto Rico Emergency Management Agency Quits Post

Head of Puerto Rico Emergency Management Agency Quits Post

The director of Puerto Rico's Emergency Management Agency has resigned from his post as the island struggles through the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Gov. Ricardo Rossello announced the resignation of Abner...

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Here is complete coverage of the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, a Category 4 storm which devastated the U.S. territory.
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