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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 »

Aid in Puerto Rico isn't getting out of San Juan - Washington Post

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — My pregnant wife and I stood in line for two hours outside our neighborhood grocery store over the weekend. Once inside, we found that most essential products were scarce, and we were limited in the number we could buy of each ...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 »

Trump just favorably compared Puerto Rico's death toll to Katrina - Washington Post

In President Trump's first public remarks in Puerto Rico, he shed almost no light on the federal response to the crisis there. What he did do was praise himself, tell the hurricane-ravaged island that it was putting the U.S. federal budget “out of ...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 »

Puerto Rico Is Getting a Surge of Aid, Governor Says - New York Times

SAN JUAN, P.R. — A surge of fuel and food supplies and federal government personnel has begun to arrive in Puerto Rico, the governor of the storm-battered island said Sunday morning. Gov. Ricardo A. Rosselló told reporters that over the next two days, ...and more »

Trump attacks Puerto Rico mayor: 'They want everything done for them' - The Guardian

Donald Trump lashed out at the mayor of Puerto Rico's capital city on Saturday as the row over his administration's response to a hurricane and humanitarian crisis escalated. Ahead of his visit to the devastated US territory next week, the president ...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 throws paper towels into crowd in Puerto Rico – video - The Guardian

The US president and first lady visit a disaster relief distribution centre at Calvary Chapel outside San Juan, Puerto Rico on Tuesday where Trump throws paper towels into the crowd. Donald Trump's first visit to the US territory since it was pummeled ...and more »

Politics trumps Puerto Rico - Vox

Speaking to reporters in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico on a belated visit after two straight weekends golfing, Donald Trump offered by way of words of comfort the observation that “I hate to tell you, Puerto Rico, but you've thrown our budget a little ...and more »