Even as people leave the island, Popular’s customer base has swelled
It’s been roughly a year since Hurricane Maria — the tenth-most intense Atlantic hurricane on record — devastated the island of Puerto Rico. The storm killed more than 2,900 people, left millions of homes and businesses without power, and caused an estimated $ 8 billion in damage. It’s the worst natural disaster on record in…Read More
Mental health issues in Puerto Rico are growing, according to health officials, as residents struggle with government red tape and economic issues that are snarling efforts to rebuild – coupled with the ugly psychological effects of the new hurricane season.
President Trump’s tweet about the death toll in Puerto Rico is worse than a lie. It means we’ll never learn from past disasters, repeating devastating mistakes. https://media.wired.com/photos/5b9afb0e2ace8c782cf5d4f0/master/pass/trump-863080278.jpg
Photos reportedly show massive stockpile of bottled water left on a runway for more than a year in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria
Abdiel Santana/Facebook A photographer claimed to have discovered a stockpile of bottled water sitting on a tarmac in Puerto Rico. A year later, the photographer said the water was still there. The Federal Emergency Management Agency reportedly told CBS News correspondent David Begnaud that it provided the water to the central government in response to […]
‘God bless us all if this man continues on this path’: Puerto Rican mayor rips into Trump’s disaster-relief effort amid Hurricane Florence
Getty Images/Joe Raedle Mayor Carmen Cruz of San Juan, Puerto Rico blasted President Donald Trump’s assertion that his administration’s response to Hurricane Maria was an “unsung success” and “incredibly successful.” “The president keeps adding insult to injury and I think his words are despicable,” Cruz said. “They really do not have any connection with reality.” […]
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Scores of local and foreign activists have called on Washington to end its “colonial occupation” of Puerto Rico, bashing the US President for his lackluster and “insulting” response to last year’s deadly Maria and Irma hurricanes. In its annual resolution on Puerto Rico, the UN Special Committee on Decolonization demanded the US allow its Caribbean […]
A new estimate suggests that 4,645 people died between Sept. 20 and Dec. 31, 2017 as a direct or indirect result of the Category 4 storm in Puerto Rico.
MLB All-Star Francisco Lindor hit a home run during game in his native Puerto Rico and the stadium erupted
MLB The Cleveland Indians and Minnesota Twins are playing a two-game series in Puerto Rico, the first regular-season MLB games on the island in eight years. Two-time All-Star Francisco Lindor was born in Puerto Rico and hit a home run in the fifth inning. The crowd erupted as Lindor was rounding the bases. Twins pitcher […]