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Tiffany Brown, Head of the 1-Woman Company That Delivered Only 50,000 of 30 Million Meals to Puerto Rico, Blames FEMA Tiffany Brown, Head of the 1-Woman Company That Delivered Only 50,000 of 30 Million Meals to Puerto Rico, Blames FEMA

An Atlanta woman whose one-person company was contracted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide millions of meals to Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, but delivered only a fraction of that, says that FEMA is to blame.

How Last Year’s Hurricane Season May Have Decimated the Virgin Islands’ Middle Class: Report How Last Year’s Hurricane Season May Have Decimated the Virgin Islands’ Middle Class: Report

Back-to-back strikes from two major hurricanes last year, Irma and Maria, have undone years of economic and social growth in the U.S. Virgin Islands, a new report from the Washington Post finds. The storms have so thoroughly disrupted the islands’ economy, education and health systems that “a generation of Virgin…

Almost 1,000 More People Died in Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria Than Officially Confirmed: Report Almost 1,000 More People Died in Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria Than Officially Confirmed: Report

On Oct. 3, during his horrific visit to Puerto Rico, Donald Trump congratulated the island’s governor, Ricardo Roselló, on the U.S. territory’s death toll following the devastation wrought by Hurricane María.

Whitefish, Candidates for the Scammer Hall of Fame, Billed Puerto Rico More Than 7 Times What They Actually Paid Their Workers: Report Whitefish, Candidates for the Scammer Hall of Fame, Billed Puerto Rico More Than 7 Times What They Actually Paid Their Workers: Report

A new report from the New York Times has uncovered the startling gap between what Whitefish Energy, the small energy company that was charged with rebuilding Puerto Rico’s devastated power grid, charged for its workers and what it actually paid.

Puerto Rico Suffers Major Blackout as Power Line Fails Puerto Rico Suffers Major Blackout as Power Line Fails

After weeks of repairs, Puerto Rico was hit Thursday night with a major power outage that has thrown a substantial portion of the island back into darkness.

1 Fish, 2 Fish, No More Whitefish: Puerto Rico Cancels Controversial Energy Contract 1 Fish, 2 Fish, No More Whitefish: Puerto Rico Cancels Controversial Energy Contract

The Puerto Rican Electric Power Authority, amid mounting controversy surrounding its $300 million contract with Whitefish Energy, has decided to cancel the deal.

Puerto Rico Awards Largest Relief Contract to Small, 2-Year-Old Mont. Firm With Ties to Trump Administration Puerto Rico Awards Largest Relief Contract to Small, 2-Year-Old Mont. Firm With Ties to Trump Administration

Puerto Rico’s power authority, PREPA, has awarded a lucrative contract to rebuild the island’s devastated power grid to a small, 2-year-old Montana firm that had only two full-time employees at the time Hurricane Maria hit, according to a report by the Washington Post.

Trump Gives Himself a 10 for Relief Efforts in Puerto Rico; Former Island Governor Hits Him With #WellActually on Twitter Trump Gives Himself a 10 for Relief Efforts in Puerto Rico; Former Island Governor Hits Him With #WellActually on Twitter

Last week, Donald Trump gave himself a 10 out of 10 when asked about his handling of relief efforts in Puerto Rico after the devastation left behind by Hurricane Maria. On Friday, the former governor of Puerto Rico hit him with a big #WellActually on Twitter.

Report: Water From a Hazardous Waste Site Is Being Given to Puerto Rican Hurricane Survivors to Drink Report: Water From a Hazardous Waste Site Is Being Given to Puerto Rican Hurricane Survivors to Drink

More than three weeks after Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, over 35 percent of the American citizens there (and Puerto Ricans are all American citizens, every single one of them) do not have potable drinking water—and a report that came out late Friday night indicates that the residents of Dorado, Puerto Rico, are…

Disaster Relief Workers in Puerto Rico Treat Themselves to Taxpayer-Funded ‘Spa Day' Given by ... Puerto Ricans Disaster Relief Workers in Puerto Rico Treat Themselves to Taxpayer-Funded ‘Spa Day' Given by ... Puerto Ricans

Here are a couple of things your tax dollars have paid for in the past few weeks: Vice President Michael Pence’s NFL protest/publicity stunt, the Scotch tape keeping Donald Trump’s ties together, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders calling for Jemele Hill to get fired, and federal relief workers…

For Hurricane Relief, Caribbean Americans Step In Where US Media and Government Fall Short For Hurricane Relief, Caribbean Americans Step In Where US Media and Government Fall Short

When it comes to economic stability, many experts invoke the old cliché that when the U.S. sneezes, the Caribbean catches pneumonia. But who helps nurse the Caribbean back to health?

The Crisis in Puerto Rico Is a Racial Issue. Here’s Why The Crisis in Puerto Rico Is a Racial Issue. Here’s Why

Last week, CNN’s Jake Tapper interviewed Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and asked if he thought President Donald Trump’s punishing response to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico had something to do with “race or ethnicity.” Sanders hesitated a bit but ultimately said, “We have a right to be suspect.”

FEMA Officials Say It’s Not Their Job to Distribute Food and Water to Hurricane Victims in Puerto Rico: Report FEMA Officials Say It’s Not Their Job to Distribute Food and Water to Hurricane Victims in Puerto Rico: Report

Nearly three weeks after Hurricane Maria brought devastation to the island of Puerto Rico, people in the town of Aibonito still have not received any food or water from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The reason? FEMA said it’s not their job to distribute food and water to the hurricane victims.

US Virgin Islands Says ‘Nah, We’re Good’ to Trump Visit US Virgin Islands Says ‘Nah, We’re Good’ to Trump Visit

A delegate representing the U.S. Virgin Islands has, in the most polite and diplomatic way possible, said there’s no need for Donald Trump to visit the islands, which are still recovering from hurricanes Irma and Maria.

Judge of Characters: Trump Saves the World With Cheap Paper Towels

This week, the whole world got a chance to see just how terrible the U.S. president could be when he finally made his way to the devastation in Puerto Rico. When Donald Trump wasn’t blaming Puerto Ricans for busting the budget because, you know ... aid, he was throwing paper towels and flashlights at them, claiming…

Puerto Ricans Will Now Be Able to Use Food Stamps to Buy Ready-to-Eat Hot Meals Puerto Ricans Will Now Be Able to Use Food Stamps to Buy Ready-to-Eat Hot Meals

After initial claims circulated saying that the people of Puerto Rico were being denied the ability to use food stamps to purchase ready-to-eat hot foods, reports now say that a waiver has been granted so that the people who have had their island torn apart by Hurricane Maria can use food stamps to purchase prepared…

The So-Called Christians Defending Sweet Potato Saddam Are Begging to Be Jumped by Jesus The So-Called Christians Defending Sweet Potato Saddam Are Begging to Be Jumped by Jesus

Last weekend the president of the United States turned his sights away from a humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory ravaged by Hurricane Maria, to a subject more in line with his interests: black football players daring to exercise their right to peaceful protest.

President Trump to Visit Puerto Rico for 5 Hours President Trump to Visit Puerto Rico for 5 Hours

President Donald Trump is scheduled to complete what will amount to a toe touch on the hurricane-ravaged island of Puerto Rico on Tuesday. According to the itinerary posted by the White House, Trump is expected to spend a whopping five hours in Puerto Rico. In fact, he’ll only be spending some 35 minutes with victims…

My Grandmother, Like Millions of Puerto Ricans, Deserves Better Than Donald Trump My Grandmother, Like Millions of Puerto Ricans, Deserves Better Than Donald Trump

I’ve always been convinced that my grandmother has a direct line to God. But on the evening of Sept. 5, I prayed she would be wrong about her most recent revelation.

‘I Don’t See People Dying’: Ever Classy, Fox’s Geraldo Rivera Questions San Juan’s Mayor About the Devastation in Puerto Rico  ‘I Don’t See People Dying’: Ever Classy, Fox’s Geraldo Rivera Questions San Juan’s Mayor About the Devastation in Puerto Rico 

Apparently, someone thought it would be a great idea to hand Fox’s Geraldo Rivera a mic and send him to Puerto Rico.

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