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  1. Housing extended for 1,700 Puerto Rican hurricane evacueesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 1, 2018 | The Las Vegas Sun

    A federal judge in Massachusetts has temporarily blocked the evictions of about 1,700 Puerto Rican hurricane evacuees from hotels across the country. Assistance vouchers from the Federal Emergency Management Agency were set to expire at midnight Sunday when U.S. District Judge Leo T. Sorokin granted a temporary restraining order.


  2. Injunction sought to prevent Puerto Rican refugees' evictionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 30, 2018 | The Las Vegas Sun

    A civil rights group is seeking a federal injunction to block the eviction of about 2,000 Puerto Rican hurricane refugees from Florida hotels as the assistance vouchers they received are set to expire. LatinoJustice PRLDEF filed a lawsuit late Saturday seeking relief for the Puerto Ricans, whose federal housing assistance vouchers expire at midnight.


  3. Many in Puerto Rico still under tarps as storm threat loomsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 19, 2018 | The Las Vegas Sun

    Thousands of people across Puerto Rico are still living in damaged homes nine months since Hurricane Maria devastated the island. Blue tarps or sturdier plastic sheets installed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are widely visible, though FEMA and local government agencies say they can't say for certain how many roofs still need to be replaced.


  4. Puerto Rico issues new data on Hurricane Maria deathsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 12, 2018 | The Las Vegas Sun

    Doctors near his small town sent him to Puerto Rico's main hospital for emergency surgery for an aortic aneurysm. But when the ambulance pulled into the parking lot in the capital, San Juan, after a more than two-hour drive, a doctor ran out to stop it.


  5. The price of an incompetent presidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 11, 2018 | The Las Vegas Sun

    On Wednesday, five days after the official start of hurricane season in the Atlantic, President Donald Trump attended what was supposed to be a meeting on storm preparedness at the Federal Emergency Management Agency headquarters. Most of the meeting was closed to the media, but The Washington Post obtained a recording.


  6. As storm season starts, AP photographer revisits Puerto RicoRead the original story w/Photo

    May 31, 2018 | The Las Vegas Sun

    He documented the lives of Puerto Ricans who lost roofs and possessions in the storm. Others saw their houses torn completely from their foundations, leaving only a concrete base.


  7. Many Puerto Ricans adrift in US hotels after Hurricane MariaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 28, 2018 | The Las Vegas Sun

    After they lost their home in Puerto Rico to flooding during Hurricane Maria, Enghie Melendez fled with her family to the U.S. mainland with three suitcases and the hope it wouldn't take long to rebuild their lives. It hasn't worked out that way.


  8. Puerto Rican governor slams government; says aid inadequateRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2018 | The Las Vegas Sun

    Puerto Rican Gov. Ricardo Rossello on Friday slammed the federal government's response to Hurricane Maria, saying residents of the island, who are U.S. citizens, are being treated like "second-class citizens." Rossello and other critics have complained that the federal aid given to Puerto Rico after its worst natural disaster has not been equal to that given to Florida, Texas and California after similar disasters.


  9. After Maria, US schools get influx of Puerto Rican studentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 15, 2017 | The Las Vegas Sun

    Ten-year-old Anthony Valencia says that after Hurricane Maria destroyed his home in Puerto Rico he played video games for weeks until he was sick of them. Now his smile stretches wide when he talks of going back to school - on the U.S. mainland.


  10. Puerto Ricans leave for U.S. mainland as storm woes lingerRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 11, 2017 | The Las Vegas Sun

    Efrain Diaz Figueroa, right, walks by his sister's home destroyed in the passing of Hurricane Maria, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Monday, Oct. 9, 2017. Maria sent tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans fleeing to the U.S. mainland to escape the immediate aftermath of the storm.


  11. US school districts prepare for influx of Puerto RicansRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 1, 2017 | The Las Vegas Sun

    School districts on the U.S. mainland are making plans to accommodate a possible influx of students from hurricane-battered Puerto Rico. It's been a point of discussion especially in urban areas from Florida to Massachusetts, where Puerto Rican families are planning to open their homes to displaced relatives.


  12. In hurricane-hit Puerto Rico, a stunning silenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 30, 2017 | The Las Vegas Sun

    I was stunned as I walked through the darkened and humid arrivals terminal at San Juan's International Airport two days after Hurricane Maria blasted its way across Puerto Rico. It was quiet.


  13. Maria television reporting raises echoes of Katrina coverageRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 30, 2017 | The Las Vegas Sun

    As the days pass since Hurricane Maria ripped across Puerto Rico, television reports increasingly echo those after Katrina a dozen years ago in sounding the alarm for a desperate population frustrated by the pace of relief efforts. The words were blunt by the usually easygoing Bill Weir on CNN: "This is a humanitarian crisis the likes of which we have not seen for a long time."


  14. Hurricane Maria a reminder of 'second-class' status for someRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 30, 2017 | The Las Vegas Sun

    Xavier Totti moved to the mainland United States from his native Puerto Rico 43 years ago. He is still asked routinely if he is "legal," and when he mails packages to relatives back home, he has to fill out an international form. 8 comments

  15. Trump lashes out at San Juan mayor who begged for more helpRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 30, 2017 | The Las Vegas Sun

    President Donald Trump on Saturday lashed out at the mayor of San Juan and other officials in storm-ravaged Puerto Rico, contemptuous of their claims of a laggard U.S. response to the natural disaster that has imperiled the island's future. "They want everything to be done for them when it should be a community effort," Trump said in a series of tweets a day after the capital city's leader appealed for help "to save us from dying."


  16. Family ties: New York rushes aid to ravaged Puerto RicoRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 27, 2017 | The Las Vegas Sun

    New York state, home to more than 1 million people of Puerto Rican background, is sending a lot more than thoughts and prayers to the hurricane-ravaged island. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo has organized an aid package including 34,000 bottles of water, more than 10,000 meals ready to eat, 1,400 cots, and four Black Hawk search-and-rescue helicopters.


  17. Puerto Rico emerges from storm; water and some food scarceRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 26, 2017 | The Las Vegas Sun

    Supermarkets are gradually re-opening in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico but the situation is far from normal and many customers are going home disappointed. Most food stores and restaurants remain closed.


  18. Feds rush aid to Puerto Rico amid growing pleas for helpRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 25, 2017 | The Las Vegas Sun

    The U.S. ramped up its response Monday to the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico while the Trump administration sought to blunt criticism that its response to Hurricane Maria has fallen short of it efforts in Texas and Florida after the recent hurricanes there. Five days after the Category 4 storm slammed into Puerto Rico, many of the more than 3.4 million U.S. citizens in the territory were still without adequate food, water and fuel. 17 comments

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