hurricane Maria

In Puerto Rico, Desperation Grows despite US Army Presence to Help with Reconstrucion

 09/29/2017 - 04:39
Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rossello (R) speaks next to US Admiral Jeffrey Hughes (C) during a press conference at the Government's Command Center in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Sept. 28, 2017. EPA-EFE/Thais Llorca

Some 9,500 containers with all sorts of supplies have been "logjammed" at the island's ports because there are not enough truckers to distribute them, given that they themselves are incommunicado, need to attend to their own families' problems or are concerned about the lack of security among an increasingly desperate population.

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Electric service in Puerto Rico to take 4 months to be restored after Maria

 09/25/2017 - 04:05
Las autoridades reparten alimentos entre la población de San Juan, Puerto Rico,donde el huracán Maria ha dejado a miles de personas incomunicadas y sin acceso a electricidad ni agua corriente. EFE/Thais Llorca

The death toll in Puerto Rico has risen to at least 10 people after the passing of Hurricane Maria, the strongest hurricane to hit the island in 100 years. Millions of residents struggle to rebuild amid a major power outage and no access to telephone or running water. 

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