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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 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 - USA TODAY

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 »

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 died ...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

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 »

'There Are No Natural Disasters': A Conversation With Jacob Remes - Pacific Standard

The U.S. Naval Hospital Ship Comfort in the Port of San Juan, arriving on October 3rd, 2017, after Hurricane Maria swept through the island of Puerto Rico. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images). Whose fault is the crisis in Puerto Rico? A lot of people are ...and more »

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

Hurricane Maria has absolutely devastated Puerto Rico. Two weeks after the storm made landfall, the vast majority of the territory lacks power, and most households don't have running water. The death toll is officially at 34 but could potentially reach ...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 »