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

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

Kissimmee, Florida (CNN)With no running water, no power and no school for her kids, Carmen "Millie" Santiago fled Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria hit the Caribbean last fall. Like thousands of evacuees, she landed here in central Florida. And ...

News Puerto Rico » Politics: FEMA extends hotel shelter money for Puerto Rican evacuees

News channel or source: http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/fema-extends-temporary-hotel-money-puerto-rico-hurricane-evacuees-20180420.html
Publication date: Friday 20 April 2018

The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Friday extended the hotel stays of 1,700 families who evacuated Puerto Rico and relocated to mainland U.S. states after Hurricane Maria. They were due to lose their temporary housing aid Saturday. Those families ...

News Puerto Rico » Politics: Puerto Rico hit by island-wide power blackout

News channel or source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-puertorico-utilities-blackout/puerto-rico-hit-by-island-wide-power-blackout-idUSKBN1HP2QW
Publication date: hursday 19 April 2018

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A power line failure in southern Puerto Rico cut electricity to almost all 3.4 million residents on Wednesday, the latest in a string of operational and political headaches for the U.S. territory’s bankrupt, storm-ravaged power utility.

News Puerto Rico » Politics: Gov. Scott: Florida has 'no control' over FEMA housing aid for Puerto Rico evacuees

News channel or source: http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/politics/political-pulse/os-rick-scott-kissimmee-20180420-story.html
Publication date: Friday 20 April 2018

The original request by the governor of Puerto Rico for a June 30 deadline still hasn’t been ... He added the event, despite the campaign signs, “is not a political rally.” Cruz, who left as the governor arrived, said the families “just wanted ...

News Puerto Rico » Politics: Puerto Rico restores power to over 70 perecnt of customers after blackout

News channel or source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-puertorico-utilities-blackout/puerto-rico-restores-power-to-over-70-perecnt-of-customers-after-blackout-idUSKBN1HQ1YU
Publication date: hursday 19 April 2018

The power line failure in southern Puerto Rico was the latest in a string of operational and political headaches for the bankrupt, storm-ravaged power utility. The utility has struggled to escape the headlines since Hurricane Maria wiped out power to all ...

News Puerto Rico » Politics: The state of Puerto Rico after another power outage

News channel or source: https://www.yahoo.com/news/state-puerto-rico-another-power-104504032.html
Publication date: hursday 19 April 2018

An island-wide blackout in Puerto Rico, nearly seven months since hurricane Maria hit ... “Velshi & Ruhle” covers the intersection of business, politics, and the economy. The program focuses on big ideas, innovation, industry disruptors, and what ...

News Puerto Rico » Politics: Puerto Rico back in darkness after island-wide blackout

News channel or source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/puerto-rico-back-in-darkness-after-island-wide-blackout/2018/04/18/479b520e-4321-11e8-8569-26fda6b404c7_story.html
Publication date: Wednesday 18 April 2018

Arelis Hernández covers local politics in Prince George’s and regularly moonlights as a national breaking news reporter. She joined the Post in 2014 after nearly four years at the Orlando Sentinel. She most recently spent two months in Puerto Rico ...

News Puerto Rico » Politics: Hurricane season is coming and Puerto Rico still has a big power problem

News channel or source: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/hurricane-season-is-coming-and-puerto-rico-still-has-a-big-power-problem
Publication date: hursday 19 April 2018

In Puerto Rico, it’s happening because the system that was put in place and the power grid is so obsolete, that this is the situation they have. That’s a great question. And that’s sort of what we have been seeing, a political blame game. So ...

News Puerto Rico » Politics: Why Can't We Fix Puerto Rico's Power Grid?

News channel or source: https://www.wired.com/story/why-cant-we-fix-puerto-ricos-power-grid/
Publication date: Wednesday 18 April 2018

“I’d like to imagine that everyone believes that we need an electricity system in Puerto Rico,” Fisher says. “But it appears from the outside that there’s a lot of political infighting about who will take charge of the process.” Engineers love ...

News Puerto Rico » Politics: Puerto Rico’s Major Newspapers Laid Off Reporters Just When the Island Needed Them the Most

News channel or source: http://inthesetimes.com/working/entry/21080/puerto_rico_hurricane_maria_blackout_maria_media_gfr_layoffs
Publication date: hursday 19 April 2018

“GFR is owned by one of the most powerful families in Puerto Rico,” says Yaphett Torres, a representative of the United Steelworkers, which represents employees of both newspapers. “They have influence in politics and everywhere in Puerto Rico.