Hurricane María


More Difficult Phase of Hurricane Relief Underway

The 2018 new year will open a second, more difficult, phase of Hurricane María relief efforts for Puerto Ricans in Central Florida, after the new arrivals center at Orlando International Airport closes its doors on December 29. The shuttering of the facility – which has helped 34,000 mostly Puerto Ricans […]


Dueling Numbers on Puerto Rican Migration

Dueling numbers on Puerto Rican migration since the hurricanes hit have generated questions about the actual numbers who have landed in Florida. Puerto Rican evacuees in Florida have surpassed the 200,000 mark, according to Gov. Rick Scott’s office in a press release dated November 29 that cites the number of […]


Former PREPA Chief Blames Government Bureaucracy

Three days before Ricardo Ramos resigned as chief of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, he blamed the government bureaucracy as a critical source of PREPA’s incompetence. In a moment that received little attention and which is best described as the embattled Ramos’ cri de coeur,  he told the U.S. Senate […]


Governor Offers No Answers for Puerto Rico Evacuees

Gov. Rick Scott’s meeting with local officials to talk about Puerto Rico evacuees didn’t satisfy anyone looking for answers to questions about homelessness, housing, schools, jobs and transportation. It’s not cheap welcoming over 140,000 evacuees to Florida, as Scott has done, and each level of government is eyeing the other […]