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Hurricane Maria

  1. authoritarianism
    Trump’s Lawless Wall and Callous Attacks on Puerto Rico Are ConnectedTrump’s campaign says of Democrats, “This country is ours, not theirs.” The president’s policies say the same.
  2. politics
    Puerto Rico’s Problems Are Deeper Than One Corrupt GovernorEd Morales talks with Intelligencer about the roots of Puerto Rico’s problems in colonialism and the debt crisis.
  3. business
    McKinsey Is Running Puerto Rico — and Getting Paid Millions to Do ItWhy is the bankrupt island spending more than a billion dollars on expert advice?
  4. 2018 midterms
    Hurricane Michael Threatens to Upend Florida ElectionsEven if Republicans don’t want to acknowledge that climate change is real, they have to deal with the political reality of more intense autumn storms.
  5. brock long
    FEMA Head Doesn’t Get Why People Care About Real Hurricane Maria Death TollHe also used an unfortunate example involving spousal abuse to illustrate his problems with a updated victim estimates.
  6. hurricane maria
    Trump Continues to Promote Puerto Rico Deaths Conspiracy TheoryThe president will never back down from a lie that makes him look good, and this one is no different.
  7. puerto rico
    Florida Republicans Scramble to Repudiate Trump Tweets on Maria Death TollThe president has thrown a stink bomb into Florida politics at the worst possible moment.
  8. puerto rico
    Trump: Democrats Faked 3,000 Hurricane Deaths in Puerto Rico to Make Me Look BadThe president argues that months-long shortages of electricity, food, and medical care couldn’t possibly have killed more than 18 people.
  9. puerto rico
    Trump: My Handling of the Hurricane in Puerto Rico Was an ‘Unsung Success’Trump says that his response to Hurricane Maria (which is estimated to have killed nearly 3,000 U.S. citizens) was “an incredible, unsung success.”
  10. Puerto Rico Raises Hurricane Maria Death Toll to Almost 3,000A meticulous new study found that 2,975 people perished, making the storm the second-deadliest in American history.
  11. Puerto Rico Admits Official Maria Death Toll Is Off by Nearly 1,400Though the official number still stands at 64, the government has acknowledged that 1,427 people died because of Hurricane Maria.
  12. Trump and Pence Praise FEMA, Ignore Puerto RicoDespite the thousands of people who died during and after Hurricane Maria, Trump and Pence are proud of FEMA.
  13. Harvard Study: Hurricane Maria Killed Thousands of Puerto RicansThe official death toll stands at 64. But researchers say at least 4,645 people died as a result of the storm (and/or, the lackluster relief effort).
  14. hurricane maria
    Las Secuelas de María son la Verdadera Tragedia HumanitariaEl saldo de muertes del huracán en Puerto Rico amenaza con eclipsar el de Katrina.
  15. hurricane maria
    Hurricane Maria Was a Natural Catastrophe. The Aftermath Is a Man-Made Disaster.The death toll from the storm in Puerto Rico is threatening to eclipse Katrina’s.
  16. Puerto Rico’s Official Hurricane Maria Death Toll Off by 1,000, NYT ReportsThe official death toll after Hurricane Maria still stands at 62. That’s far too low.
  17. FEMA Offers to Airlift Desperate Puerto Ricans to MainlandIt’s the first time FEMA will attempt to establish an “air bridge” for disaster survivors stuck in shelters.
  18. Puerto Rican Power Authority Cancels Controversial Contract With WhitefishAfter the governor urged action.
  19. Statistics Can’t Capture the Horror of Hurricane Maria and Its AftermathThe death toll is much higher than the official number
  20. Puerto Rico’s Hurricane Crisis Has Only Just BegunThe failure to promptly restore the island’s electrical grid could kill far more people in the coming months than the storm itself did.
  21. Puerto Rico’s Governor Aims for 95-Percent Power Restoration by DecemberIt’s going to be a long few months for the island.
  22. Trump: Relief Workers Can’t Stay in Puerto Rico ForeverOne-third of the island lacks drinking water. Trump says the hurricane crisis is over.
  23. Puerto Rico Death Toll Rises to 45And it will likely go higher.
  24. Trump Eloquently Defends Throwing Paper Towels to Crowd of Puerto Ricans“The cheering was incredible.”
  25. How Organizations Are Fighting to Bring Relief to Puerto RicoDamaged roads, spotty phone service, supply shortages, and no internet are just some of the challenges.
  26. Trump Says ‘Puerto Rico’ Repeatedly in a Spanish AccentKeep the presidency weird.
  27. 9 Cringeworthy Trump Moments From Puerto Rico“Now I hate to tell you, Puerto Rico, but you’ve thrown our budget a little out of whack.”
  28. the national interest
    The Race-baiter As Kindly Monarch: Trumpism in Puerto RicoA disaster opens a new window into the president’s creepy worldview.
  29. Trump Tells Puerto Ricans They Didn’t Suffer a ‘Real Catastrophe’ Like KatrinaDuring a day trip to the island.
  30. How Puerto Rico Struggled to Communicate After Hurricane MariaA different kind of powerlessness.
  31. Puerto Rico’s Recovery Depends on Updating Economic PolicyThe temporary suspension of the protectionist Jones Act is a good start.
  32. The New Yorkers Worrying About Puerto Rico, From AfarSix people on the struggles of communicating with family in Puerto Rico, and the bleak reports they’re hearing back.
  33. San Juan Mayor Rips DHS Official: ‘Dammit, This Is Not a Good-News Story’More than a week after Hurricane Maria, the federal government is finally stepping up its response.
  34. How Climate Change Is Creating More Powerful HurricanesThe looming threat of warming oceans is becoming hard to ignore.
  35. first person
    A Hurricane Survivor in Puerto Rico on Growing Threats of Lawlessness and Hunger“I can’t believe there are going to be any normal days soon. We are far from normal.”
  36. Trump Reverses Course, Waives Jones Act for Puerto RicoThe law requires that all cargo sent to the island be transported on U.S. ships — a restriction that was increasing the cost of emergency supplies.
  37. Is Trump Hurting Puerto Rico to Protect America’s Shipping Industry?Yes and no.
  38. the national circus
    Frank Rich: Roy Moore’s Victory Only Adds to Trump’s Power Over the GOPThe president may have backed the wrong guy in Alabama’s Senate race, but the revolution continues.
  39. reunions
    At JFK, Awaiting One of the Few Flights From Puerto Rico to New YorkDesastre,” one family said, of the island after Hurricane Maria.
  40. hurricane maria
    Sonia Sotomayor’s Message of Hope to Puerto Rico: ‘You Are Not Alone’The Supreme Court justice also struggled to get in touch with her family after Hurricane Maria hit.
  41. natural disasters
    Trump Botches His Response to the Crisis in Puerto RicoRather than demonstrating his disaster-response skills, he fired off tweets about the island’s preexisting infrastructure problems.
  42. Trump Still Silent on Puerto Rico Amid Worsening Catastrophe3.5 million American citizens are in serious crisis.
  43. Puerto Rico Still Reeling After Hurricane MariaAny sense of normalcy is a long, long way off.
  44. Dam Failure in Puerto Rico Prompts Evacuations as Maria Death Toll ClimbsThe rains are slowly starting to let up, but Puerto Rico’s troubles are just beginning.
  45. ‘Devastation’ in Puerto Rico As Hurricane Maria StrengthensThe island is reeling after being hit by its strongest hurricane in 80 years.
  46. Hurricane Maria Knocks Out Power to the Entire Island of Puerto Rico“We are going to find our island destroyed.”
  47. Puerto Rico Braces for ‘Potentially Catastrophic’ Hurricane MariaThe Category 5 storm is headed for U.S. territory, with winds of 165 miles per hour. It could be the strongest storm to make landfall in a century.
  48. hurricane season
    Hurricane Maria Intensifies to Category 4The storm could strengthen even more, and it is aimed straight toward Puerto Rico.
  49. extreme weather
    Hurricane Maria Headed for Caribbean, Jose to Skirt Northeast CoastThe U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico could be facing another major hurricane by the middle of the week.