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Police Fire Tear Gas and Rubber Bullets at Protesters Demanding Puerto Rico Gov. Rosselló Resign
"We are rising up because we deserve better."
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Puerto Rico Army National Guard members work on clearing Highway 511 from Ponce to Jayuya in Puerto Rico, in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, Sept. 11, 2017. News
To End Crushing Debt, Warren Introduces Relief Package to Help Storm-Ravaged Puerto Rico 'Recover With Dignity'
"Over the past several years, Puerto Rico has been living with an economic noose around its neck due to its crippling debt crisis and the devastation created by Hurricane Maria."
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) attends a news conference to discuss a comprehensive plan to address the immediate humanitarian needs in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and ensure that the islands are able to rebuild in a way that empowers them to thrive on November 28, 2017 in Washington, D.C. News
Speaking in Puerto Rico, Warren Says, 'With Trump, Cruelty Not an Accident' But 'Part of the Plan'
Puerto Rico, says Massachusetts senator, is "a clear example of how well the federal government works for Wall Street" but not for everyone else
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In Midst of 'Immense Suffering' Caused by Climate Crisis, Caribbean Religious Leaders Call for Debt Relief
"We in the Caribbean, like some other nations elsewhere in the global south, are least responsible for but most affected by climate change."
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As Climate Crisis Intensifies, $300+ Billion in Damages Makes 2017 Costliest Year Ever
Experts say this "historic and unprecedented year of disastrous extremes" reinforces "the fact that climate change is a threat to our health, and also a threat to our economy."
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Ignoring Public Opinion and Pentagon, Trump Denies Climate Crisis a National Security Threat
"If we want to keep our country safe, Trump should take military advice from the military, not fossil fuel executives who are pushing to deny climate science and boost their profits at any cost."
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In Puerto Rico, the 'Natural Disaster' Is the US Government
Conscious of its own role in creating “disasters,” the U.S. must also tailor aid to local conditions, and to respond to an injured community with an appreciation of its history and foreseeable future.
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Where's the Urgency? UN Experts Slam US Emergency Response to Puerto Rico
"With winter approaching, we call for a speedy and well-resourced emergency response that prioritizes the most vulnerable and at risk—children, older people, people with disabilities, women, and homeless people."
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President Donald Trump throwing paper towels to hurricane victims during a visit to Puerto Rico. Views
The Sad State of Disaster Relief
Former presidents are cajoling individual Americans to donate for relief. Maybe they should lobby Congress instead.
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In Shadow of Puerto Rico's Nightmare, Virgin Islands and Others Facing Intense Struggle
The economy of the U.S. Virgin Islands "evaporated pretty much overnight"
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