PuertoRico

  • Bill Clinton helps to distribute supplies in Puerto Rico

    Former President Clinton arrived Monday in Puerto Rico to help distribute supplies and meet with residents as the island recovers from Hurricane Maria. Clinton brought with him medical supplies and solar energy equipment donated by the Clinton Foundation, which has already shipped 76 tons of medicine and medical equipment...
  • Director of Puerto Rico power company resigns amid scrutiny

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) – The director of Puerto Rico’s power company resigned on Friday amid ongoing blackouts and scrutiny of a contract awarded to a small Montana-based company to help rebuild the electric grid destroyed by Hurricane Maria. Puerto Rico’s Electric Power Authority said Ricardo Ramos presented his...
  • Atlanta mayor pledges grant for Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands

    ATLANTA – The city of Atlanta will help with relief efforts in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands as communities continue to recover from Hurricane Maria. Mayor Kasim Reed and other leaders presented a $100,000 check Thursday morning to Map International. The organization will use the money for...
  • Jennifer Lopez is not finished with Puerto Rico Relief!

    When Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico in September, it left catastrophic devastation in its wake. Phone lines went down and most Puerto Ricans outside the island couldn’t reach their loved ones to verify their safety. Jennifer Lopez — born to Puerto Rican parents in New York and raised in...
  • Puerto Rico needs HELP!!!

    Puerto Rico has suffered such extensive devastation from Hurricane Maria that its recovery will fail unless the island gets more U.S. help. That’s the word from Natalie Jaresko, executive director of a federal control board that oversees Puerto Rico’s finances. Jaresko tells Congress that the U.S. territory needs emergency...
  • Puerto Rican Government: 911 People Died After Maria Due to “Natural Causes”

    Officials admitted to approving the cremation of over 900 bodies after Hurricane Maria struck the island in late September. On Friday, Puerto Rican government officials admitted to approving the cremation of over 900 bodies after Hurricane Maria struck the island in late September according to BuzzFeed News. Puerto Rico’s...
  • Dogs rescued from Puerto Rico up for adoption in Atlanta!

    ATLANTA – Several dogs are in need of forever homes after being rescued from Puerto Rico and flown to Atlanta during Hurricane Maria. The Atlanta Humane Society (AHS) told FOX 5 News about nine pups from Puerto Rico are currently up for adoption, including an adorable 3-month-old mixed breed...
  • Puerto Rico’s Drinking Water Is Spreading Disease Due To Animal Urine And Hazardous Waste

    Americans are growing ill and bacteria outbreaks are spiking in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico as people use dirty water – sometimes contaminated by urine and hazardous waste – for drinking and bathing. One month after Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, about 25 percent of its 3.4 million citizens lack clean...
  • Doomsday prepper’s 15K pounds of food feeding starving families in Puerto Rico

    By Rebecca Everett | For NJ.com MEDFORD — A month ago, Joseph Badame, 74, was gloomily preparing for an estate sale where he expected to part with much of his life’s work: a foreclosed-on doomsday compound filled with the facilities, equipment and supplies for 100 people to survive a...