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News Puerto Rico » People: Motel misery: Hundreds fled Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico only to end up functionally homeless in Florida

News channel or source: https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/20/politics/sutter-puerto-rico-motel-misery-invs/index.html
Publication date: Friday 20 April 2018

At issue are two FEMA housing programs. One, called the Transitional Shelter Assistance program, pays motel bills for people whose homes were damaged in Puerto Rico, even if the disaster victims left the island. That program, according to FEMA documents ...

News Puerto Rico » People: FEMA extends hotel deadline just as some Puerto Rican families begin moving out

News channel or source: http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/fema-extends-hotel-deadline-just-as-some-puerto-rican-families-begin-moving-out/ar-AAw7Tpw
Publication date: Friday 20 April 2018

That was news to David Olmeda, 26, who fled Puerto Rico and is now living in a Kissimmee hotel with his wife, Christine Gonzalez, and their 1-year-old son. "They made us wait until the very last minute. I know people who packed up, many people bought plane ...

News Puerto Rico » People: Power Is Mostly Back in Puerto Rico, but the Frustration Remains

News channel or source: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/19/us/puerto-rico-power-electricity.html
Publication date: hursday 19 April 2018

The lines at the gas stations on Wednesday reminded Ms. Ortiz, who moved to Puerto Rico from the Dominican Republic 23 years ago, of the ones shortly after Hurricane Maria. Not knowing how long the power would be out, people rushed to buy fuel for their ...

News Puerto Rico » People: Power Is Back On In Puerto Rico After The Island's Worst Outage Since Hurricane Maria

News channel or source: https://www.buzzfeed.com/amberjamieson/puerto-rico-power-electricity-blackout
Publication date: Wednesday 18 April 2018

The blackout came just six days after authorities said about 840,000 people lost power when a tree fell on a power line. The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA), a government-owned utility, said Wednesday it would take up to 36 hours for power to ...

News Puerto Rico » People: The 2018 Hurricane Season Looms But Hurricane Maria Still Haunts Puerto Rico

News channel or source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/marshallshepherd/2018/04/20/the-2018-hurricane-season-looms-but-hurricane-maria-still-haunts-puerto-rico/
Publication date: Friday 20 April 2018

While the focus of my commentary herein is Puerto Rico, my thoughts are equally with these people too. Two things were specifically on my mind as I stared at the ceiling of my hotel room in Savannah, Georgia this morning. The blackout is already the worst ...

News Puerto Rico » People: How Puerto Rico’s Fashion Industry Is Reinventing Itself After Hurricane María

News channel or source: https://www.glamour.com/story/how-puerto-rico-fashion-industry-is-reinventing-itself-after-hurricane-maria
Publication date: Friday 20 April 2018

The way people shop in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria has highly affected the local retail economy: 5,000 small business closed on the island shortly after the hurricane hit, according to El Nuevo Día. Over half a year later, though, the community ...

News Puerto Rico » People: They fled Maria in Puerto Rico; now they're in motels

News channel or source: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/they-fled-maria-in-puerto-rico-now-theyre-in-motels/ar-AAw83bo
Publication date: Friday 20 April 2018

At issue are two FEMA housing programs. One, called the Transitional Shelter Assistance program, pays motel bills for people whose homes were damaged in Puerto Rico, even if the disaster victims left the island. That program, according to FEMA documents ...

News Puerto Rico » People: 1 dead, 10 injured during shoot-out in Puerto Rico

News channel or source: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2018/04/20/1-dead-10-injured-during-shoot-out-in-puerto-rico.html
Publication date: Friday 20 April 2018

... has been killed and 10 others injured in a shoot-out in Puerto Rico. Police said a 17-year-old boy died early Friday after someone started shooting in front of a business where several people were gathered in the western coastal town of Mayaguez.

News Puerto Rico » People: Puerto Rico board approves fiscal plan as governor vows defiance

News channel or source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-puertorico-debt-fiscal/puerto-rico-governor-will-not-impose-pension-cuts-sought-by-board-idUSKBN1HQ2TG
Publication date: hursday 19 April 2018

Puerto Rico filed the biggest government bankruptcy in U.S. history ... which means the pensions that people expect ... could not be paid without these reforms,” Natalie Jaresko, the board’s executive director, said at the hearing.

News Puerto Rico » People: Hurricane Aid Has Eased Puerto Rico’s Finances. It May Not Be Enough.

News channel or source: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/19/us/puerto-rico-fiscal-plan-hurricane.html
Publication date: hursday 19 April 2018

But board members said none of that would be enough unless Puerto Rico also softened labor laws that make it harder than anywhere else in the United States to lay off workers, which in turn makes employers on the island reluctant to hire people.