All Articles on Hurricane Maria

Hurricane Maria did so much damage to Puerto Rico’s economy that nearly 300,000 more Puerto Ricans became poor enough to be eligible for its nutrition assistance. (Photo: Chris Grogan/Air Force Magazine/Flickr) Views
A Political Stalemate Over Puerto Rican Aid Is Leaving All US Disaster Funding in Limbo
Within two weeks of that storm, which killed an estimated 3,000 people, Trump accused Puerto Ricans in a series of tweets of wanting "everything to be done for them."
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Researchers Tie Climate Crisis to Hurricane Maria's Record-Breaking Rainfall Over Puerto Rico
"Due to anthropogenic climate change it is now much more likely that we get these hurricanes that drop huge amounts of precipitation."
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Puerto Rican residents wade through the flooded streets of San Juan, Puerto Rico, in September 2017 in the wake of Hurricane Maria. (Photo: Sgt. Jose Ahiram Diaz-Ramos / Puerto Rico National Guard) Views
Trump's Disdain for Puerto Rico Should Be His Undoing
Trump sees the U.S. colony as a personification of his usual enemies
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'He Is Unhinged': San Juan Mayor Rips Trump for Lies About Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief
"He knows his response was inefficient at best. Shame on you!" Carmen Yulín Cruz said in response to the president's Twitter tirade
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'Vindictive Behavior': Trump Complains Puerto Rico Getting 'Too Much' Disaster Aid as Over a Million Face Food Crisis
"He continues to make the humanitarian crisis worse. He is ensuring that people don't have food to put on the table," said San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz
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Across Puerto Rico, according to the New York Times, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which was responsible for awarding home-repair grants, rejected 58 percent of applications. (Chris Grogan/Air Force Magazine/Flickr) Views
Vulnerable U.S. Citizens Are Still Trapped in the Ruins Left by Hurricane Maria—Would We Care More If They Lived Near Us?
Abandoned by their country, residents refuse to accept the idea that they will never recover
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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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To Fund 'White Supremacist Vanity Project,' Trump Eyes Relief Funds Earmarked for Actual Disasters
"Siphoning funding from real disasters to pay for a crisis manufactured by the president is wholly unacceptable and the American people won't fall for it."
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'To Live, to Thrive, Not Only to Survive': San Juan Mayor Calls for Replacing Austerity With Green New Deal to Save Puerto Rico
"Colonialism is a crime and financial domination is a crime," said Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz during expert panel on urgent need for economic and energy transformation on the island
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Trump Reportedly Wants to Cut Off Federal Relief Funds to Puerto Rico Despite Post-Maria Devastation
The president claims, with no evidence, that local officials want to use recovery money to pay down the U.S. territory's sizeable debt
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