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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 »

Twitter Slams Trump Over Comments On San Juan Mayor's 'Poor Leadership' - International Business Times

President Donald Trump went after San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz on Twitter criticizing her leadership and also complained that people in Puerto Rico “want everything to be done for them.” His comments come after a Category 4 storm hit the island ...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 »

Trump in Puerto Rico: A narcissist's tour de force - CNN

Michael D'Antonio is the author of the book "Never Enough: Donald Trump and the Pursuit of Success" (St. Martin's Press). The opinions expressed in this commentary are his. (CNN) Finally lumbering into a devastated Puerto Rico aboard Air Force One ...and more »

Trump hails 'incredible' response in 'lovely' trip to storm-torn Puerto Rico - Washington Post

President Trump arrived in Puerto Rico on Tuesday as the territory struggled to recover from Hurricane Maria, which has left nearly all the island without power and most residents without water nearly two weeks later. But Trump's focus was on the ...and more »

6 reasons why Puerto Rico slid into financial crisis - CNBC

Puerto Rico's attempts to slash its massive debts have taken on greater urgency after Hurricane Maria devastated the island, leading to President Trump's comments Tuesday that the U.S. territory's liabilities should be eliminated. But the island's ...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 »

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 »

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

Share Puerto Rico pays taxes. The US is obligated to help it just as much as Texas and Florida. tweet share Reddit Pocket Flipboard Email. Joe Raedle/Getty Images. Part of Understanding the Trump era. When a president visits a disaster zone, three ...and more »

Puerto Rican Evacuees Could Turn Florida From Red to Purple—or Blue - Observer

The devastation Hurricane Maria brought to Puerto Rico last month left the island in tatters. And now, many want to leave. Florida Gov. Rick Scott released a statement on Monday saying the state is opening up disaster relief centers at various ...and more »