Issue #36: Venezuela threatened a ship carrying aid to PR, researchers are studying climate change in El Yunque and more...
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)