The incident sets back efforts to restore electricity across the island, which is struggling to recover from destruction caused by Hurricane Maria in September.
In the wake of Hurricane Maria, Gov. Ricardo Rosselló has wasted no time using his territory’s recovery as an opportunity to push policy proposals that are right out of the “disaster capitalism” playbook.
Released from prison in 2017 after 35 years, the Puerto Rican nationalist and activist explains why he’s optimistic about the future and independence for the island.
Officials say 55 percent of the nearly 1.5 million customers have power, marking the first time the government has provided that statistic since the Category 4 storm hit on Sept. 20.
Puerto Rico Police Chief Michelle Hernandez recommends that U.S. National Guard soldiers help fill the temporary vacancies.
The governor of the U.S. territory recently devastated by two hurricanes has sent a letter to Congress begging for a supplemental disaster aid appropriation.
The Vermont senator and a few others have introduced a bill to rebuild Puerto Rico, calling it a “Marshall Plan” for the islands.
There's a suspicion that Trump seeks to rid Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands of their populations in order to create a billionaire’s playground.
Two months after the devastating storm, many people on the island remain without power, clean water or access to health care, medicine and food.