Maria Had a $43 Billion Impact on Puerto Rico's Economy

Issue #28: FEMA's Administrator Testifies Over Maria Mishap, Chef Jose Andres is Nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize and more...


Report: Maria Had $43B Impact on Puerto Rico’s Economy

Federal aid and insurance payouts have only covered 24% of the losses reported, according to a Puerto Rican economist. (Danica Coto / Associated Press)

House Democrats Grill FEMA Chief in Preview of Investigative Frenzy

“Place blame on me all you want, that's fine, I can take it. But that's not going to be the answer for solving the problems of the future." – FEMA Administrator Brock Long during his opening statement before the House Oversight Committee (Bo Erickson / CBS News)

Puerto Rico Completes its First Debt Restructuring Deal

Some economists are wary of the deal amid concerns that Puerto Rico cannot handle the payments. (Danica Coto / Associated Press)

Puerto Ricans are Thrilled Over Chef José Andrés' Nobel Peace Prize Nomination

Andrés and his team provided more than 3 million means to Hurricane Maria survivors. (Gwen Aviles / NBC News)

These Houses are Designed to Help Puerto Rico Survive Future Storms

Architects want to build a community of affordable homes that will be resilient to future storms. (Adele Peters / Fast Company)

Puerto Rico Approves Laws for Insurance Holders Post-Maria

Thousands of insurance claims on Puerto Rico are still unresolved more than a year after the storm. The new laws are designed to help policyholders save money. (Danica Coto / Associated Press)

Weekend-Long Protests Against Domestic Violence in Puerto Rico End With Police Pepper Spraying Activists

The protestors had several demands: for Gov. Ricardo Rosselló to sign an executive order declaring a state of emergency against misogynistic violence, develop a new protocol for addressing cases, create the inter-agency committee to support survivors and audit more than 2,000 unprocessed rape kits. (Jhoni Jackson / Remezcla)


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