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An Urgent Rescue Plan for Puerto Rico Report

An Urgent Rescue Plan for Puerto Rico

The Biden administration has pledged to provide Puerto Rico—home to more than 3 million U.S. citizens—with the resources and technical assistance it needs to recover and prosper in the wake of multiple natural disasters and ongoing economic and fiscal crises.

Federico de Jesús, Laura Rodriguez

Congress Needs to Stop Trump’s Continued Infliction of Harm and Suffering on Puerto Ricans Article
Visible roof damage to a school in Puerto Rico, September 2018. (Getty/Angel Valentin)

Congress Needs to Stop Trump’s Continued Infliction of Harm and Suffering on Puerto Ricans

Puerto Rican families continue to suffer from unemployment and food insecurity following hurricanes Irma and Maria. They deserve to be able to put food on the table for their families, and Congress should address this much-needed funding now.

Enrique Fernández-Toledo, Rafael Medina, Erin Cohan

Building a Better Energy Future in Puerto Rico Report

Building a Better Energy Future in Puerto Rico

A year after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico’s electric grid, the commonwealth should adopt best practices for reliability, affordability, and emissions reductions from leading states.

Bonnie Krenz

America’s Sordid Legacy on Race and Disaster Recovery Article
A mother holds her baby as her husband works to reconstruct their home destroyed by Hurricane Maria in San Isidro, Puerto Rico, on December 23, 2017. (Mario Tama/Getty)

America’s Sordid Legacy on Race and Disaster Recovery

The United States has a failing record on responsiveness to communities of color following natural disasters—a record that has only worsened under the Trump administration.

Connor Maxwell

Echoes of Katrina: Post-Hurricane Maria Public Health Threats and Trauma Article
A mother holds her 9-month-old baby at their makeshift home, under reconstruction, after it was mostly destroyed by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, December 2017. (Getty/Mario Tama)

Echoes of Katrina: Post-Hurricane Maria Public Health Threats and Trauma

Six months since Hurricane Maria made landfall, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands face the same preventable public health crises and trauma that afflicted Gulf Coast communities after Katrina.

Rejane Frederick, Cristina Novoa