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'Chatgate' scandal throws Puerto Rico governor into crisis

The Chatgate scandal is threatening to buckle the 40-year-old governor are the details of a profanity-laced and misogynistic online chat with nine other members of his administration in which some of the US territory's most powerful men act like a bunch of teenagers.

Puerto Rico governor slams Donald Trump, seeks swifter storm recovery

Puerto Rico's governor is pledging to lift the US territory from a deep recession by creating more jobs, reversing a migration exodus and implementing a range of incentives as the island struggles to recover from Hurricane Maria.

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Fact Check: Donald Trump misstates hurricane aid for Puerto Rico

Donald Trump asserts the territory had already received $91 billion in aid, which is flat wrong, and readers of his tweets would not know from them that Puerto Ricans are US citizens.

Rebuilding a Puerto Rico barrio: ‘Dead Is the Only Way They’ll Ever Get Me to Leave’

Laborers lured from the countryside during the island’s postwar industrial boom established a squatters settlement. The harbor was a bustling site of factories, military bases and jobs, but nobody had supplied housing for workers.

US President Donald Trump disputes Puerto Rico storm death toll, blames Democrats

The Republican president went on to accuse Democrats of inflating the death toll to make him look bad, without providing evidence.

Puerto Rico hit by island-wide power blackout

In a statement, the Puerto Rican Electric Power Authority, known as PREPA, said "technical personnel" were working to determine a cause and expected to restore service in 24 to 36 hours.

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Six months after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico pleads for help

US lawmakers have appropriated $23 billion in direct aid, a response that some Puerto Rican officials called woefully inadequate.

FEMA says it is not cutting off aid to Puerto Rico

Booher said FEMA is in the process of winding down food and water distribution as stores and markets come back online, but he stressed it will continue to distribute aid to needy towns for the foreseeable future.

Puerto Rico seeks $94 billion in federal aid after Hurricane Maria

The request from Puerto Rico surpasses the $61 billion that Texas is pursuing from the federal government for infrastructure improvements.

Puerto Rico population to drop 14% after Hurricane Maria wreckage

The Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College in New York estimated in a report released last month that about 114,000 to 213,000 Puerto Rican residents will leave the island annually "as a result of Hurricane Maria."

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