Six months after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, residents of the coastal towns hit hardest by the storm are still suffering. On the morning of September 20, 2017, the eye of Hurricane Maria passed over Maunabo on the southeast coast of Puerto Rico. In this rural town where 56% of the population lives below the … Continue reading Powerless
In 1917, Woodrow Wilson bestowed on Puerto Ricans a class of U.S. citizenship that was decidedly less than what residents of the mainland enjoyed. It was the start of a long history of inequitable treatment by the U.S. government, which today has left Puerto Rico with a weakened infrastructure, a tattered healthcare safety net, and … Continue reading Puerto Rico’s Public Health Crisis Has Its Roots in a Law Signed 100 Years Ago
According to the vanished report, published four years ago and available online until recently, “It is no longer a question whether the coasts of Puerto Rico and many port cities in the Caribbean will be inundated, but rather it is a question of when and by how much.” Updated, 10/20/17: The PRCCC website and the State … Continue reading What Happened to the Puerto Rico Climate Change Council’s ‘State of the Climate’ Report? UPDATED: The Council Website is Back Online.