Under the GOP tax plan, Puerto Rico is treated in some ways as a foreign entity, not a U.S. territory. Local officials warn that one provision could drive out drugmakers and manufacturers, at a time when a third of the…
By Danica Coto, Associated Press
Puerto Rico’s governor on Monday ordered authorities to review all deaths reported since Hurricane Maria hit nearly three months ago amid accusations that the U.S. territory has vastly undercounted storm-related deaths.
By PBS NewsHour
On this edition for Saturday, Dec. 16, more details emerge about the Republican tax bill as it nears a final vote next week, and how the lack of electricity in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria is impacting life on the…
Nearly three months after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, the island is generating electricity at about 65 percent capacity. A new interactive report from the Washington Post takes a close look at how the shortage of electricity continues to dramatically…
By Ryan Connelly Holmes
Officials have said more aid will come. But when? And how much? Here’s what we know about what’s ahead for Puerto Rico’s recovery.
Lin-Manuel Miranda has a new role: as an emerging political activist. The Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, composer and actor is calling on Congress to do more to help Puerto Rico recover from the devastation of Hurricane Maria, which…
By Michael D. Regan
Thousands of people rallied in the nation’s capital on Sunday to protest conditions in Puerto Rico nearly two months after Hurricane Maria ravaged the U.S. territory, leaving millions of American citizens without basic services.
By Andrew Taylor, Associated Press
The request, President Donald Trump’s third since hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria slammed the Gulf Coast and Caribbean, would bring the total appropriated for disaster relief this fall close to $100 billion — and that’s before most of the money…
By Matthew Daly, Associated Press
Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, the panel’s chairman, said “a legacy of dysfunction” at PREPA has created “a competence deficit” that threatens Puerto Rico’s ability to improve conditions for its 3.4 million citizens.
By Luis Alonso Lugo, Associated Press
The island is struggling to recover from the damage inflicted by Hurricane Maria, with much of the U.S. territory without power and thousands still homeless, the governor said.
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