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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 »

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's Hospitals Still in Triage Mode, 2 Weeks After Maria - NBCNews.com

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 »

Why Donald Trump Doesn't Care About Puerto Ricans - Slate Magazine

Puerto-Rico-Faces-Extensive-Damage-After-Hurricane-Maria The Pedro America Pagan de Colon assisted living facility in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Sunday. The First Medical Relief team said residents need water, food, and medication. Getty Images. Since ...and more »

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

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 »

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 »

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 »

Who Is San Juan's Mayor, Carmen Yulín Cruz, a Target of Trump's Criticism? - NBCNews.com

In the wake of Hurricane Maria, San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz has been a visible presence on the ground in the Puerto Rican capital. She's been seen comforting nursing home residents, wading in the floodwaters, and pleading for more aid during news ...and more »

What's Happening With the Relief Effort in Puerto Rico? - The Atlantic

Like ​The Atlantic? Subscribe to ​The Atlantic Daily​, our free weekday email newsletter. What is happening in Puerto Rico? Since the storm made landfall on September 20, Hurricane Maria has wreaked havoc on the island, causing a level of widespread ...and more »

Trump Lobs Praise, and Paper Towels, to Puerto Rico Storm Victims - New York Times

WASHINGTON — President Trump ventured on Tuesday to a storm-ravaged American island territory where residents have felt neglected by their government, telling Puerto Rican officials that they should be proud that only 16 people were known to have died ...and more »