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'Close to genocide': San Juan mayor's dire appeal to US for Puerto Rico relief - The Guardian

Carmen Yulín Cruz makes direct call to Donald Trump: 'I am begging you to take charge and save lives. Enough is enough'. Mayor's harrowing plea to Trump – read the full transcript · Amanda Holpuch in San Juan and Lauren Gambino in Washington. Fri 29 ...and more »

Donald Trump in Puerto Rico defends response to disaster - Financial Times

Donald Trump played down the impact of Hurricane Maria as the US president arrived in Puerto Rico and praised his administration's efforts amid criticism of the speed, scale and tone of the White House's response to the disaster. At a meeting with ...and more »

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 launches new attack on Puerto Rico 'ingrates' - Financial Times

Donald Trump has inflamed another controversy tinged with racial politics over his administration's slow response to a humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico, calling local officials pleading for help in the devastated US territory “ingrates”. In an ...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 »

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 »

Puerto Rico crisis: San Juan Mayor slams US officials over response to Hurricane Maria relief efforts - The Independent

The mayor of Puerto Rico's capital San Juan has hit back at the Trump administration's description of hurricane relief efforts as a "good news" story, calling it "a 'people are dying' story" as millions wait for aid. Reacting with shock and anger to ...and more »

Puerto Rico: Trump lashes out at San Juan mayor over Maria response - BBC News

Donald Trump has lashed out at Puerto Rico politicians over their criticism of US relief efforts on the island following Hurricane Maria. The category four hurricane a week ago killed 16 people on the island and left millions in need of aid. In a ...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 »

The 'nasty' mayor matching President Trump at his own aggressive media game -

It started as a plea for help amid the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Maria, but rapidly escalated into an unprecedented media war between a city mayor and the most powerful man on Earth. For almost a fortnight the world's press has been gripped by ...and more »