Puerto Rico's Post-Maria Death Toll Could Be at Least 70 Times Higher Than the Official Count

When President Donald Trump visited Puerto Rico this past fall after Hurricane Maria, he insisted the island territory should feel proud to have not lost thousands of lives as compared to “a real catastrophe like [Hurricane] Katrina.” On Tuesday, however, a study from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health…

The Silent Crisis Killing Puerto Ricans Months After Hurricane Maria

There’s a big, early-season storm blowing itself out in the Gulf of Mexico...There are over 700 known dead so far...That’s nature. Is it God? Most of the dead are the street poor who have nowhere to go and who don’t hear the warnings until it’s too late for their feet to take them to safety. Where’s safety for them…

Puerto Rico is Still Fighting to Regain Electricity 122 Days After Hurricane Maria

After 122 days with no electricity, one very happy and very desperate neighborhood in San Juan just got its power back.

But many Puerto Ricans have not been so fortunate. Four months after Hurricane Maria decimated the island, close to 40% of Puerto Rico is still suffering in the dark. And today, the island’s governor …