Monthly Archives: December 2017

Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico has become a man-made disaster, with a death toll threatening to eclipse Katrina’s.

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/12/hurricane-maria-man-made-disaster.html Maria’s Bodies The hurricane in Puerto Rico has become a man-made disaster, with a death toll threatening to eclipse Katrina’s. By Mattathias Schwartz Photographs by Matt Black Trailers Full of Bodies: Near the Institute of Forensic Sciences in San … Continue reading

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Anger, dejection grows as only half of Puerto Rico has power

From the date Hurricane Maria hit, 9-20-17 to 12-31-17, 3 1/2 months later, 660,000 customers or about 1/2 of all customers in Puerto Rico still don’t have power!  See the comments at the end. https://www.yahoo.com/news/anger-dejection-grows-only-half-puerto-rico-power-050238257.html Anger, dejection grows as only … Continue reading

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Dark, desperate life without power in Puerto Rico

The comments in the linked article should be read as well which illustrate the typical reaction. nolie “Sadly, these poor folks will be fooled into voting for leftist with the mistaken idea that things will then get better.” Wes “Whats … Continue reading

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The Next Crisis for Puerto Rico: A Crush of Foreclosures

The Next Crisis for Puerto Rico: A Crush of Foreclosures By MATTHEW GOLDSTEINDEC. 16, 2017 Moisés Martinez, with help from his grandson, cleaning out his home in San Juan, P.R., in October after Hurricane Maria destroyed it. A federal moratorium … Continue reading

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Parts of Puerto Rico Won’t Have Power for 8 Months. What’s the Holdup?

Parts of Puerto Rico Won’t Have Power for 8 Months. What’s the Holdup? By FRANCES ROBLES and PATRICIA MAZZEIDEC. 23, 2017 San Isidro, P.R., this week. Some areas of Puerto Rico will not have power for as long as eight … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico gives out $100 million in bonuses after pleading for $94 billion in hurricane relief

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/dec/3/puerto-rico-gives-christmas-bonuses-after-asking-h Puerto Rico gives out $100 million in bonuses after pleading for $94 billion in hurricane relief Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello went to Capitol Hill to ask for $94 billion to pay for the territory’s recovery from Hurricane Maria. … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico’s Slow Hurricane Recovery Is Suffocating Small Business

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-12-07/puerto-rico-s-slow-hurricane-recovery-is-suffocating-small-business December 7, 2017, 5:01 AM EST Illustrator: Khylin Woodrow This fall’s hurricane season has been rough on Jesús Vázquez’s family business outside San Juan. Their 35-year-old ice factory and adjacent laundromat hasn’t had power since Hurricane Irma, which hit … Continue reading

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