After Hurricane Maria hit, authorities began flying kidney patients in Vieques to the Puerto Rican mainland. The storm had ruined the only dialysis center on this tiny island; without treatment, the patients would die.
Consistent with his endless self-praise for his performance in office, President Donald Trump chose the arrival of Hurricane Florence as the occasion to give himself "an A-plus" in last year's Hurricane Maria assault on Puerto Rico.
University of Connecticut political scientist Charles Venator-Santiago offers a deeper history of the misunderstood Jones Act and how it effectively made Puerto Ricans into U.S. citizens, but kept Puerto Rico and the people who lived there a second-class place.
Showing love for their homeland, Puerto Rican-Americans Veronica Dietz, Rosalind Esteves and Susan Matos gathered at Meltdown DIY Art Studio in Eldersburg on Tuesday evening to join the Paint for Puerto Rico fundraiser.
The steam powered, container and vehicle carrier El Faro, en route toward San Juan, Puerto Rico, from Jacksonville, Fla., most likely capsized and sank in the eastern Bahamas on the 1st of October, while trying to maneuver around and survive Hurricane Joaquin. This is a very personal loss for me. I grew up on the Baltimore waterfront and first went to sea in 1982. Four years later, in July, I signed onto El Faro when she was under her original name, Puerto Rico. She was on the Baltimore to San