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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 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 ...and more »

Trump contrasts Puerto Rico death toll to 'a real catastrophe like Katrina' - CNN

(CNN) President Donald Trump told Puerto Rican officials Tuesday they should be "very proud" that hundreds of people haven't died after Hurricane Maria as they did in "a real catastrophe like Katrina." "Every death is a horror," Trump said, "but if you ...and more »

Puerto Ricans are Americans, too! But they live in a 'zombie state' - CNN

(CNN) Throughout President Donald Trump's visit to Puerto Rico on Tuesday, he's combating the perception that the federal government did less for the island territory after Hurricane Maria than it did for the US states that suffered damage after ...and more »

Trump in Devastated Puerto Rico: You've Thrown Budget 'Out of Whack' - Newsmax

Trump pledged an all-out effort to help the island but added: "Now I hate to tell you, Puerto Rico, but you've thrown our budget a little out of whack because we've spent a lot of money on Puerto Rico. And that's fine. We've saved a lot of lives." He ...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 »

Puerto Ricans Hope President Trump Gets an Eyeful of Devastation During Visit -

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Ricans remained in survival mode on the eve of President Donald Trump's visit — and many residents were downright exasperated. "He's pretty late," Bethsaida Colón said Monday as she waited in a wheelchair in line at the ...and more »

Trump says Puerto Rico didn't suffer a 'real catastrophe' like Katrina - Yahoo News

President Trump kicked off his visit to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico Tuesday by continuing to applaud his own federal recovery efforts while simultaneously attempting to downplay the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria, which has left 95 percent of ...and more »

Puerto Rico Governor: A Quarter Of the Island Should Have Power Next Month -

About a quarter of Puerto Rico will regain power by next month, said Puerto Rico's governor, Ricardo Rosselló, said at a news conference Monday. About 10 percent of households are expected to have electricity in the next two weeks.and more »

A tale of two Puerto Ricos: What Trump saw — and what he didn't - Washington Post

CAGUAS, PUERTO RICO — The Puerto Rico that President Trump saw during his four-hour visit on Tuesday afternoon was that of Angel Pérez Otero, the mayor of Guaynabo, a wealthy San Juan suburb known for its amenity-driven gated communities that ...and more »