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Puerto Rico pays taxes. The US is obligated to help it just as much as Texas and Florida. - Vox

When a president visits a disaster zone, three things normally happen: He thanks emergency responders for their work, offers words of comfort to victims, and promises to commit all federal resources available. When Trump visited Puerto Rico Tuesday ...and more »

Puerto Rico's Hospitals Still in Triage Mode, 2 Weeks After Maria -

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Two weeks after Hurricane Maria ravaged this island, doctors and nurses are still in nonstop triage, working furiously to save lives and ease pain while struggling to contend with power outages, hospital evacuations, dwindling ...and more »

With little food, water or power, Puerto Rico residents say 'no one has come' to help - ABC News

In a 13-story apartment building just 15 minutes from the airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Lisbeth Vasquez Delgado is caring for her parents and their neighbors the best way she knows how. Interested in Hurricanes? Add Hurricanes as an interest to ...and more »

Trump attacks San Juan mayor over hurricane response - CNN

Washington (CNN) President Donald Trump launched an attack on San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz on Saturday for criticizing the White House's hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico, accusing her of "poor leadership" and suggesting that the island's ...and more »

A $15 billion hedge fund is going to 'take a look' at buying crushed Puerto Rico bonds - CNBC

Highland Capital co-founder Mark Okada told CNBC that he's happy to have avoided an investment in Puerto Rico — but now he may take a look. Puerto Rican bonds took a huge hit on Wednesday following President Donald Trump's comments on the island's ...and more »

Trump Dedicates Golf Trophy to Puerto Rico Hurricane Victims - Haaretz

President Donald Trump says he's dedicating the Presidents Cup golf trophy to the people of Puerto Rico, Texas and Florida still recovering from recent hurricane devastation. Trump also says of Puerto Rico: "We have it under really great control ...and more »

Puerto Rico Is Part Of the US: Here's A Few Things to Know -

As President Donald Trump visits Puerto Rico on Tuesday, here are a few answers to questions about the Caribbean island that was recently devastated by Hurricane Maria. Puerto Ricans are U.S. citizens: Puerto Rico was a Spanish colony until the U.S ...and more »

Could Hurricane Maria Force a Change in Puerto Rico's Relationship to the US? - Americas Quarterly

Hurricane Maria, which devastated Puerto Rico, was the third major storm to hit the U.S. in a month. It followed fast in the wake of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, which concentrated their damage on Florida and Texas. Their quick succession ...and more »

Trump heads for Puerto Rico as Oxfam joins critics of US response to crisis - Financial Times

His visit comes after a statement from Oxfam condemning the US response to Hurricane Maria as “slow and inadequate”, prompting the aid organisation to reverse an earlier decision not to respond directly to the crisis. “The US has more than enough ...and more »

Puerto Rico Crisis: San Juan Mayor Pleads for Federal Aid, Trump Hits Back -

The mayor of Puerto Rico's largest city was rebuked by President Donald Trump on Saturday after pleading for more federal assistance in the wake of Hurricane Maria. "We are dying, and you are killing us with the inefficiency and the bureaucracy," San ...and more »