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"We're American Citizens. We Can't Be Left to Die."

Puerto Ricans Call for Aid Amidst Catastrophe: "We're American Citizens. We Can't Be Left to Die"
Sept. 26, 2017 - democracynow.org

Six days after Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico, 3.4 million U.S. citizens in the territory remain without adequate food, water and fuel. But as the massive crisis became clear over the weekend, President Trump failed to weigh in, instead lashing out at sports players who joined in protest against racial injustice. It took the president five full days to respond, with comments that appeared to blame the island for its own misfortune. We examine the dire situation in Puerto Rico with Yarimar Bonilla, Puerto Rican scholar, who wrote in The Washington Post, "Why would anyone in Puerto Rico want a hurricane? Because someone will get rich." And we speak with Puerto Ricans in New York who have been unable to reach loved ones after nearly a week.
- more: https://www.democracynow.org/2017/9/26/puerto_ricans_call_for_aid_amid

This is a good report about what's going on on the ground in Puerto Rico, including interviews with people from the Puerto Rican Family Institute, who are helping Puerto Ricans on the mainland connect with family members back home.

More Democracy Now coverage of Puerto Rico: https://www.democracynow.org/topics/puerto_rico

Also see: Why would anyone in Puerto Rico want a hurricane? Because someone will get rich by By Yarimar Bonilla, Washington Post, 9/22.

Good points.

It was a tragic miscalculation to ignore big chunks of the upper Midwest and shift the campaign's focus to Utah, Arizona, and Georgia.

I sincerely hope Democratic Party leaders are learning from such mistakes.
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