PR's Gov Says Trump Won't Meet to Discuss Hurricane Relief
Issue #36: Venezuela threatened a ship carrying aid to PR, researchers are studying climate change in El Yunque and more...
|Bianca||Feb 25, 2019|
Gov. Ricardo Roselló and President Donald Trump are clashing over the disbursement of hurricane recovery funds. Roselló says Trump has declined to meet with him. (Steve Peoples / Associated Press)
“This is a direct threat against a humanitarian mission being carried out by American citizens. This is unacceptable and shameful.” – Gov. Ricardo Roselló (Camilo Montoya-Galvez / CBS)
One in four children in Puerto Rico now suffers from anxiety. Adverse childhood experiences can lead to increased risk of chronic disease and premature death. (Dr. Robin Ortiz / ABC News)
NPR interviews Zaida Lopez, a woman from Barranquitas, who, in the wake of Hurricane Maria, struggled to care for her son who was born with an extremely rare genetic disorder that requires him to use a trachael tube and a feeding tube. (Tom Dreisbach / NPR)
*Ed note: I, along with my colleague Elaine Cromie, interviewed Zaida and her family a couple of weeks after Hurricane Maria, when they still did not have running water or electricity. You can see that story, for the Detroit Free Press, here.
A Georgia graduate student who is a native of Puerto Rico, is working to study Leptospirosis, a deadly disease that killed people on the island after Maria. (Matt Mackie / WGXA)
Scientists in Puerto Rico are studying how hurricanes and higher temperatures may affect rainforests, using El Yunque as their research lab. (Danica Coto / Associated Press)