Tag: Puerto Rico

A woman places one of the hundreds of shoes in memory of those killed by Hurricane Maria in front of the Puerto Rico Capitol, in San Juan, Friday, June 1, 2018. Puerto Rico's Institute of Statistics announced that it has sued the U.S. territory's health department and demographic registry seeking …

Media Spread Fake Hurricane Maria Death Toll, Blame Trump, Ignore Facts

Eight months after Hurricane Maria made landfall on the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico, the effort to restore the island continues. The federal government has obligated $2.2 billion in federal aid, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and countless other contracted boots are still on the ground.

Puerto Rico Reconstruction

Interior Department Denies Wrongdoing in Puerto Rico Reconstruction Deal

The Department of Interior is pushing back against media reports that there was any collusion between the agency and Montana-based Whitefish Energy, which has contracted with Puerto Rico to repair the island’s electronic grid taken out by Hurricane Maria last month.

Puerto Rico vs the Border Wall

Rebuild Puerto Rico Before Border Wall, Says Latino Professor

A Latino professor from Florida says Congress should divert money away from building walls along the southwestern border to fund the rebuilding of Puerto Rico. He went on to call for an FDR-style public works program for the U.S. territory that was devastated by Hurricane Maria.

Trump Puerto Rico magic light (Mandel Ngan / AFP / Getty)

Trump Puerto Rico Debt Wipe-out Crushes Wall Street

Bankrupt Puerto Rico’s bond prices plunged by over 30 percent after the White House confirmed President Donald Trump’s commitment to not bailing out Wall Street speculators who bought Puerto Rican debt.