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Sep 22, 2017, 3:36pm EDT
  • February 27, 2020

    A 13-year-old’s death highlights Puerto Rico’s post-Maria health care crisis

    Hundreds of doctors have left the island, and hospitals and clinics remain shuttered.

  • February 24, 2020

    The continuing disaster aid crisis in Puerto Rico, explained

    The House passed an earthquake relief bill that has yet to be taken up by the Senate. Meanwhile, hundreds wait in tents for aid.

  • August 3, 2019

    After weeks of protest, Puerto Rico has a new leader — for now

    Pedro Pierluisi is Puerto Rico’s new governor. But he faces legal challenges and protesters who want him gone.

  • July 25, 2019

    Puerto Ricans pushed out a sitting governor for the first time in history

    The massive protests worked.

  • April 17, 2019

    Puerto Rico is targeting 100% renewable energy. The Trump administration has other ideas.

    The island is undertaking one of the most aggressive turns toward clean energy in the United States.

  • April 2, 2019

    Trump’s latest outburst against Puerto Rico, explained

    The president isn’t happy about Democratic efforts to provide disaster relief to the hurricane-ravaged US territory.

  • March 29, 2019

    Congress is at a stalemate over disaster relief because Trump doesn’t want to help Puerto Rico

    Trump told senators he thinks Puerto Rico got too much funding compared to mainland states.

  • September 24, 2018

    Puerto Rico’s push for statehood, explained

    Puerto Rico is asking to become the 51st US state. Trump just said no.

  • September 24, 2018

    Trump’s latest rant about Puerto Rico’s death toll makes no sense

    The president seems mad that people still want to talk about Hurricane Maria.

  • September 20, 2018

    4 ways Hurricane Maria changed Puerto Rico — and the rest of America

    The worst disaster of the Trump administration (so far).

  • September 15, 2018

    What we know about the death toll in Puerto Rico

    (Hint: Trump is wrong.)

  • September 13, 2018

    Florida’s GOP candidate for governor wants nothing to do with Trump’s Puerto Rico conspiracy

    Ron DeSantis "doesn’t believe any loss of life has been inflated."

  • September 7, 2018

    House Democrats accuse Republicans of shutting down Hurricane Maria investigation

    They say the GOP is trying to "insulate Trump" from scrutiny over his response to the deadliest hurricane in modern US history.

  • August 31, 2018

    Puerto Rico is asking for statehood. Congress should listen.

    Hurricane Maria proves that Puerto Rico’s status as a territory is a human rights issue.

  • August 29, 2018

    Trump’s continued indolent response to Hurricane Maria is our worst fears about him come true

    Almost 3,000 dead and he says, "We did a fantastic job."

  • August 15, 2018

    It took 11 months to restore power to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. A similar crisis could happen again.

    1.5 million customers lost electricity across Puerto Rico, causing the largest blackout in US history.

  • August 9, 2018

    1,427 deaths: Puerto Rico is coming clean about Hurricane Maria’s true toll

    In a report to Congress, Puerto Rico’s government said there were 1,427 more deaths than normal in the four months after the storm hit.

  • July 3, 2018

    Puerto Rico’s deadly record blackout is almost over

    Unfortunately, we’re already in another hurricane season.

  • June 20, 2018

    9 months after Hurricane Maria, thousands of Puerto Ricans still don’t have power

    The ongoing outage is a national disgrace.

  • June 15, 2018

    About a quarter of Puerto Rico’s schools are shutting down. Here’s a look inside one.

    The last days of Paso Palmas — one of nearly 300 schools that Puerto Rico is closing permanently.

  • June 13, 2018

    Sen. Warren blasts FEMA for doing nothing about Puerto Rico’s hurricane death count

    Democrats want the Trump administration to acknowledge the real impact of Hurricane Maria.

  • June 10, 2018

    Democrats have a plan to prevent another Puerto Rico hurricane death-toll fiasco

    Studies show that the official death toll from Hurricane Maria is way off. A new bill hopes to avoid future miscounts.

  • June 7, 2018

    Trump’s hurricane briefing at FEMA covered a lot of topics. Puerto Rico wasn’t one of them.

    A week after a new study showed that thousands died because of Hurricane Maria, Trump remains quiet on the topic.

  • June 5, 2018

    A judge just ordered Puerto Rico to release all death certificates issued after Hurricane Maria

    The government was trying to keep the death records from the press.

  • June 2, 2018

    Stunning new Hurricane Maria death toll confirms Puerto Rico’s devastating losses after the storm

    More than 4,600 people may have died as a result of Hurricane Maria, a study shows. The government’s official death toll is still 64.