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…

There's a New Chapter in America's Shameful Abandonment of Puerto Rico 

NPR reported on Monday that FEMA will “officially shut off” emergency food and water aid to Puerto Rico on January 31, more than four months after Hurricane Maria devastated the island. According to Puerto Rico’s official status site, 97 percent of the island has water and 92 percent has access to a supermarket. “The…