Bomba: The Enduring Anthem of Puerto Rico

Bomba: The Enduring Anthem of Puerto Rico

The Look The resurgence of a conventional Afro-Puerto Rican musical style owes one thing to formal experimentation. But some traditionalists worry that its roots are in danger. Photographs by Rose Marie Cromwell Text by Lauren Du Graf Produced by Eve Lyons July 7, 2018 SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Drummers beat the goatskin covers of […]

Judge Orders Extension of FEMA Aid for Puerto Rican Storm Evacuees

Judge Orders Extension of FEMA Aid for Puerto Rican Storm Evacuees

MIAMI — The Federal Emergency Management Agency should proceed to pay for non permanent housing for Puerto Ricans displaced by Hurricane Maria for one more 20 days, a federal choose ordered on Tuesday, one other brief reprieve for tons of of households who’ve been unable to return to their properties. The resolution by Judge Timothy […]

Tropical Forests Suffered Near-Record Tree Losses in 2017

Tropical Forests Suffered Near-Record Tree Losses in 2017

In Brazil, forest fires set by farmers and ranchers to clear land for agriculture raged uncontrolled final yr, wiping out greater than three million acres of timber as a extreme drought gripped the area. Those losses undermined Brazil’s current efforts to guard its rain forests. In Colombia, a landmark peace deal between the federal government […]

Opinion

Opinion

In the early days of Donald Trump’s regime, Benjamin Wittes, editor of the Lawfare blog, coined an oft-repeated phrase in regards to the president’s first, slapdash Muslim ban: “malevolence tempered by incompetence.” It’s a helpful formulation; Trump’s fascist instincts could be rather more harmful if he had the self-discipline to pursue them systematically as a […]

Puerto Rico Wants to Hand Its Energy Crisis Over to the Private Sector

Puerto Rico Wants to Hand Its Energy Crisis Over to the Private Sector

Photo: AP Puerto Rico is lastly taking its vitality system non-public. Gov. Ricardo Rosselló signed a invoice Wednesday to promote items of the Puerto Rican Electric Power Authority (PREPA). The system’s been in shambles since Hurricane Maria hit final yr, and that is seemingly the governor’s last try to salvage it. This transfer doesn’t come […]

Recounting ‘Horror Stories’ Over Guitar Center’s Warranties

Recounting ‘Horror Stories’ Over Guitar Center’s Warranties

Last 12 months, a unique supervisor wrote: “Just a reminder that this is the last week for the Asurion scratch card contest, as well as our current spiff program paying out up to 4%. Let’s sell like crazy this week! Mention it on every call and plant the seed early!” One former gross sales worker […]

Opinion

Opinion

That absurd determine, and that condescension, are what make the research by unbiased researchers from Harvard and different establishments, printed Tuesday in The New England Journal of Medicine, so wanted. After surveying random households throughout the island and evaluating mortality charges they encountered to these earlier than Maria, they got here up with an estimated […]

Protesters Demand Audit of Hurricane Maria Death Toll in Puerto Rico

Protesters Demand Audit of Hurricane Maria Death Toll in Puerto Rico

After Hurricane Maria, Mr. Bonilla, who lived in Toa Baja, P.R., started having hassle respiratory. He was taken to a hospital, which ran out of oxygen. At one other hospital, the generator offering electrical energy for his ventilator would shut off often. The official reason behind demise on his demise certificates was sepsis. “In reality, […]

Why Are the Death Tolls in Puerto Rico From Hurricane Maria So Different?

Why Are the Death Tolls in Puerto Rico From Hurricane Maria So Different?

The examine’s principal discovering was that residents of Puerto Rico died at a considerably greater price throughout the three months after the hurricane than they did throughout the identical interval within the earlier yr, and that roughly a 3rd of these deaths resulted from delayed medical care. The researchers stated within the report that their […]

Puerto Rico’s Hurricane Maria Death Toll Could Exceed 4,000, New Study Estimates

Puerto Rico’s Hurricane Maria Death Toll Could Exceed four,000, New Study Estimates

The surveyors used off-road automobiles due to the persevering with risk of landslides in mountain areas. In a part of Culebra, a small island off the primary island of Puerto Rico, they arrived planning to interview 35 households. Only one particular person remained. “It was a bathroom and half a room,” mentioned Domingo J. Marqués, […]