Puerto Rico

A cattle carcass is pictured on the Agropil ranch as the Pilcomayo river faces its worst drought in almost two decades, in Boqueron, on the border between Paraguay and Argentina, July 3, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Adorno TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Climate Change Is Already A Public Health Crisis, Top Medical Journal Says

Climate change is already taking a major toll on public health and threatening to reverse progress made over the past century in combatting infectious diseases, according to one of the world's oldest...
Workers from Montana-based Whitefish Energy Holdings help fix the island's power grid, damaged during Hurricane Maria in September, in Manati, Puerto Rico October 25, 2017. REUTERS/Alvin Baez

Company Granted $300M To Restore Power To Puerto Rico, But It Only Had Two Employees

WASHINGTON ― Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority is canceling its controversial $300 million contract with Whitefish Energy Holdings to restore the island's hurricane-ravaged electrical grid, officia...
U.S. President Donald Trump throws rolls of paper towels to a crowd of local residents affected by Hurricane Maria as he visits a disaster relief distribution center at Calgary Chapel in San Juan, Puerto Rico, U.S., October 3, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Donald Trump Helps Suffering Puerto Ricans By Throwing Paper Towels At Them

In his first visit to Puerto Rico following the devastation of Hurricane Maria, President Donald Trump tossed paper towels at suffering survivors Tuesday. A small number of the more than 3 million res...
U.S. President Donald Trump waves to reporters as he and first lady Melania Trump arrive to board Air Force One for travel to Puerto Rico, to survey hurricane damage, from Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, U.S. October 3, 2017.

Trump Visits Puerto Rico, Tells Officials Hurricane Threw Budget 'Out Of Whack'

President Donald Trump landed on Puerto Rico on Tuesday, almost two weeks after Hurricane Maria pummeled the island and left many of its 3.4 million residents without power, water or food. At his firs...
U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks to reporters as he meets with members of the House Ways and Means Committee about proposed changes to the U.S. tax code at the White House in Washington, U.S. September 26, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Trump Gets Called Out: 'You Don't Give A S**t About Puerto Rico'

President Donald Trump on Sunday dedicated a golf trophy to hurricane victims in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico, and it didn't go well. As Trump spoke at Liberty National Golf Course in Jersey City, N...
SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO - SEPT. 26, 2017: Hospital employees and nurses gather to pray for a co-worker who was critically injured in a violent attack during the chaos post-Maria hurricane. At the Centro Medico Puerto Rico (hospital), critical care cases from all over the island are brought for care. It has been a struggle to keep everything working smoothly given the damage done to infrastructure. (Photo by Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

Doctors In Puerto Rico Face Mounting Medical Crisis In Maria's Wake

Dr. Antonio Rodriguez Mimoso, an OB-GYN in San Juan, Puerto Rico, was on call when Hurricane Maria hit on Sept. 20, blasting the island with 150 mph winds and knocking out the electricity grid. "It wa...
HAYALES DE COAMO, PUERTO RICO - SEPTEMBER 24: Lizzy Alicea wipes away tear as she sees her after traveling from San Juan to check on her because she couldn't get through on the telephone after Hurricane Maria passed through the area on September 24, 2017 in Hayales de Coamo, Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico experienced widespread damage after Hurricane Maria, a category 4 hurricane, passed through. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

A Week After Maria, Many Still Can't Find Loved Ones In Puerto Rico

A week after Hurricane Mariadevastated Puerto Rico, many of the millions of Americans with friends and relatives on the island still haven't heard from their loved ones. As some desperately search for...