hurricane maria

Anti-Trump San Juan Mayor Loses Bid for Governor

San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz (PDP), who rose to the national spotlight after routinely criticizing President Trump and his administration over the nation’s response to Hurricane Maria in 2017, lost her primary bid for governor of Puerto Rico over the weekend.

Carmen Yulin Cruz, Mayor of San Juan Puerto Rico, speaks to the media after meeting with the House Democratic Caucus about the current situation in Puerto Rico, on Capitol Hill November 1, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Puerto Rico: FEMA Officials Arrested in Hurricane Relief Fraud Case

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Federal authorities said Tuesday they have arrested two former officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the former president of a major disaster relief contractor, accusing them of bribery and fraud in the efforts to restore electricity to Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria.

Dr. Ahsha Tribble,the Deputy Regional Administrator for FEMA Region II.

Brooks: Trump’s Puerto Rico Comments ‘Almost Pathological’

On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks criticized President Trump for his comments on the death toll in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria as “a lie where you render nearly 3,000 Americans invisible,” and “almost pathological.” Brooks said, “It

David Brooks on 6/1/18 "PBS NewsHour"

Cong. Hisp. Caucus Chair Rejects WH Hispanic Heritage Month Invitation

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chair Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM) on Thursday evening declined President Donald Trump’s invitation to attend a Hispanic Heritage Month reception at the White House, claiming Trump has lied about Puerto Rico’s death toll after Hurricane Maria and “demonized and dehumanized the Hispanic community.”

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 18: Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM) speaks at a press conference calling for the passage of the Dream Act at the U.S. Capitol January 18, 2018 in Washington, DC. Without legislative action thousands of recipients of the Dream Act will be at risk of deportation. (Photo …