Flint Mayor Rips Trump in Solidarity Letter to San Juan - NBCNews.com

The mayor of Flint, Michigan, still enduring a polluted-water crisis, sent a letter of solidarity to the mayor of hurricane-battered San Juan, Puerto Rico, this week in which she commiserated over their treatment by the government and bashed President ...

With Traffic Lights Out, Puerto Ricans Cope With Road Snarls - U.S. News & World Report

Vast stretches of Puerto Rico's capital remain without power in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria _ including its traffic lights. Oct. 5, 2017, at 4:33 p.m.. With Traffic Lights Out, Puerto Ricans Cope With Road Snarls ...

Flint mayor sends letter of support to San Juan mayor after Trump visit - The Hill (blog)

Flint, Mich., Mayor Karen Weaver (D) sent a letter to San Juan, Puerto Rico, Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz after President Trump's visit to the island this week, saying she was “disappointed and outraged” at the Trump administration's lack of support for ...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump strikes false notes on Puerto Rico - Daily Mail

WASHINGTON (AP) - An AP Fact Check finds that President Donald Trump struck some false notes about Puerto Rico during and after his trip this week. On the matter of erasing the island's debt, he seemed to raise false hopes. Trump said of that ...

Reporter's Notebook: The Puerto Rican spirit is battered, but not broken after Maria - ABC News

It's really anyone's guess how long it will take for Puerto Rico to fully recover from the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. More than two weeks after the storm, 93 percent of the island remains without power. The majority of hospitals are struggling to ...

Puerto Rico, Trump's DC hotel, Tom Price, Steve Mnuchin, tax reform, gun legislation - Dallas News

Re: "Trump lauds officials over death toll -- He says 16 fatalities compares favorably with 'real catastrophe like Katrina,'" Wednesday news story. As a Louisiana native, I understand the urge to politicize the term "his Katrina" when comparing Bush's ...

San Juan Mayor Wears "Nasty" Shirt On Air in Response Trump - Papermag

Mayor of San Juan Carmen Yulín Cruz is not backing down after Trump's attempts to silence her via his favorite medium. Trump called Cruz "nasty" on Saturday, a day after the mayor said in a press conference, "I am begging, begging anyone who can hear ...

What the Hurricane Maria migration will do to Puerto Rico — and the US - Vox

People wait in line to get a flight out of the Luis Munoz Marin International Airport in San Juan. Joe Raedle/Getty Images. Hurricane Maria has absolutely devastated Puerto Rico. Two weeks after the storm made landfall, the vast majority of the ...

San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz Wears 'Nasty' Shirt on TV After Donald Trump's 'Insulting' Visit - Us Weekly

San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz wore a T-shirt adorned with the word "nasty" during a TV interview on Wednesday, October 4, after President Donald Trump repeatedly used the term to describe her. Donald Trump's Most Outrageous Quotes Ranked.

Opinion: Puerto Rico's debt stands in the way of recovery from hurricanes and austerity - MarketWatch

Demonstrators rally outside of Trump Tower in New York on Tuesday to demand quick relief to Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria. By. JakeJohnston. “We're going to have to wipe that out,” Donald Trump said Tuesday about Puerto Rico's massive debt ...

Lab Report: What Trump Didn't See in Puerto Rico - CityLab

Uneven comeback: In Puerto Rico, semblances of normal life—schools, leisure, cocktails—are returning now, two weeks after Hurricane Maria. At least that's the case in and around the capital city of San Juan, where President Trump spent his visit this ...

Why does Puerto Rico have more than $70 billion in debt? - MarketWatch

Puerto Rico, and domestic entities linked to the U.S. territory, owe creditors more than $70 billion. A double-whammy of devastating hurricanes in recent months, Maria and Irma, only exacerbated the plight of the Caribbean island that sits about 1,150 ...

How colonialism and racism explain the inept US response to Hurricane Maria - Vox

US senator, 1898: Puerto Ricans can't govern themselves. President Trump, 2017: They “want everything done for them.” Updated by Carrie Gibson Oct 5, 2017, 8:40am EDT. tweet · share. People walk across a flooded street in Juana Matos, Puerto Rico, ...

Puerto Rico health system on life support two weeks after Hurricane Maria - USA TODAY

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Two weeks after Hurricane Maria toppled Puerto Rico's communications towers, wrecked its electrical grid and knocked out power to water systems, medical officials said the island's health system is "on life support." "We have ...

Trump said he wants to bail out Puerto Rico. His budget head says he didn't mean it. - Chicago Tribune

Director of the Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney departs the White House on Sept. 13, 2017. (Alex Brandon / AP). Justin Sink and Jennifer EpsteinBloomberg. President Donald Trump's budget chief said not to take literally the president's ...

Poll: Low marks for Trump's Puerto Rico response - Norman Transcript

In this Oct. 3, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk after arrival Tuesday at the Luis Muiz Air National Guard Base in San Juan, Puerto Rico. According to a new poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public ...

San Juan mayor dons 'NASTY' T-shirt to take on Trump - AOL

The mayor of San Juan proudly sported a T-shirt emblazoned with the word “NASTY” on it for a TV appearance during which she took shots at President Trump's response to Hurricane Maria. Carmen Yulin Cruz, who appeared on Univision on Wednesday, ...

Two weeks after Maria, Puerto Rico's forgotten coast suffers deeply - MyPalmBeachPost (blog)

Ponce, Puerto Rico — Two weeks after Hurricane Maria changed Puerto Rico, people on the deeply bruised south side of the island are sweaty, thirsty and waiting in line. While Black Hawk helicopters buzzed above San Juan and President Donald Trump ...

Donald Trump makes trip to Puerto Rico all about himself - unsurprisingly - Stuff.co.nz

US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania visited a disaster relief distribution centre in Puerto Rico, where he threw paper towels into the crowd. OPINION: ​Sadly, it's not surprising that US President Donald Trump made his trip to the ...

Forgive Puerto Rico's Debt - New Republic

Donald Trump may have stumbled upon one idea that might actually help the island territory. By Bryce Covert. October 5, 2017. Amid telling Puerto Rico that its suffering has “thrown our budget out of whack,” blaming residents for wanting “everything ...