Two senior members of Gov. Ricardo A. Rosselló’s cabinet have stepped down amid a widening political crisis in Puerto Rico.
Frances RoblesThe situation is still tenuous in Puerto Rico, where even the ruling party is backing away from Gov Ricardo Rossello. There are calls for his resignation. Meanwhile party leaders are scrambling to name a Lt. gov, who resigned over the weekend.
The New York Times visited more than 150 homes in Punta Santiago to document the damage that remains a year after Hurricane Maria.
Frances RoblesThe median grant to help Puerto Ricans help rebuild their homes after Hurricane Maria was just $1,800, compared to $9,000 in Harvey.
Frances RoblesThe Puerto Rican tourism agency has been pushing for media to #covertheprogress in Punta Santiago. So we did. Here's what we found: mold, falling roofs, people living in garages and on the floor.
Frances RoblesFEMA data analyzed by our @jugalpatelNYT shows FEMA spent more than double on housing repair grants in Texas compared to Puerto Rico, on about 50,000 fewer people.
Several Cuban-Americans in Florida say they have been visited by agents and asked about their contacts with Cuban government officials.
Frances RoblesAt least 5 Cuban-Americans in Miami who oppose the embargo with Cuba and promote better relations with the communist government in Havana received surprise visits last week from FBI agents.
“I think that Puerto Rico was an incredible, unsung success,” the president said while touting preparations for another hurricane.
Frances Robles“The death toll issue has been one of the biggest cover-ups in American history,” @chefjoseandres said in an interview. Trump Calls Storm Response in Puerto Rico, Where 3,000 Died, ‘One of the Best’ via @NYTimes
A portrait of life in the shelters for the children detained after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.
Frances RoblesMigrant kids have to clean the bathrooms in their shelter. Shouldn’t there be janitors for that? // Cleaning Toilets, Following Rules: A Migrant Child’s Days in Detention via @NYTimes
When a killer storm came to Puerto Rico, FEMA’s warehouse on the island was nearly empty, with not a single tarpaulin or cot left in stock.
Frances RoblesFEMA's Hurricane Maria after action-report contains several tweaks from the draft -- it no longer says that its hurricane planning estimates were so low, that they used a 5 year old earthquake/tsunami plan instead.
Frances RoblesFEMA's own assessment of its handling of the Puerto Rico hurricane shows it vastly underestimated the need, lost track of the food it distributed and even brought the wrong kind of satellite phones to PR.