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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 »

Who is Carmen Yulin Cruz? - Newsroom

In Puerto Rico's hurricane-ravaged capital, it seems Carmen Yulin Cruz is everywhere these days: handing out bags of ice, wading through chest-deep floodwaters, hugging people in need of comfort. Cruz has long won attention across the island for her ...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 »

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 »

'SNL' hammers President Trump over Puerto Rico response - CNNMoney

The 43rd season premiere of the NBC sketch series opened with Alec Baldwin's Trump speaking on the phone with San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz, who was played by Melissa Villaseñor. "I know things are, as the locals say, Despacito," Baldwin's Trump ...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 »

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 »