"You should not be wearing that in the United States of America," a man yelled at a Puerto Rican woman in an Illinois park, as she appealed for a nearby police officer's help to no avail.
Nearly 1,800 Puerto Rican hurricane survivors scattered across the United States will be kicked out of their temporary housing this weekend, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
The unofficial death toll makes the disaster the worst to hit U.S. soil in a century.
“I expect that once all of the information is brought to light we will find our government’s inadequate response to Maria constitutes a stain on the moral conscience of our nation,” Nydia Velazquez said.
Puerto Rico has lost 3.4 billion customer hours of electricity service because of Hurricane Maria, making it the largest blackout in U.S. history and the second largest in the world
“We actually presented a program for Puerto Rico, and we got rejected. We have the solution for Puerto Rico…. and we could’ve had power back in 30 days. And they rejected us.”
“I am not satisfied that people in Puerto Rico should have to wait that much time for power.”
Puerto Rico's housing crisis has been exacerbated by homes built without permits and inspections prior to Hurricane Maria.
The campaign, which launched on September 28 and is still running, has since surpassed his goal by more than $23,000.
Many in Puerto Rico are still without power and clean water.
The paper has apologized for the column, which said Jewish people control Congress and want to punish Puerto Rico for its debt because they care so much about money.
After Hurricane Maria slammed Puerto Rico 100 days ago, many people on the island are still living without power and basic necessities.
“We are a significant voting bloc in the United States that perhaps hasn’t been organized very well in the past,” Ricardo Rosselló said.
Hundreds of pets and stray animals have overwhelmed shelters that were damaged by the devastating storm.
The housing secretary visited Puerto Rico for the first time since Hurricane Maria hit in September.
The official death count from the government is 64.
After Puerto Rico's decade of crisis and two hurricanes, who in their right mind would take away jobs from the island?