After Government of Puerto Rico Confirms Much Higher Hurricane María Death Count Estimate, Says GW Study Will Be Made Public Last Week of August

“The official number will be updated once the GW study is out,” Pedro Cerame, a spokesperson for the Puerto Rico’s Federal Affairs Administration, said.

  • Aug 9, 2018
  • 10:07 AM

Government of Puerto Rico Says It Expects GW Hurricane Death Count Study With Estimates in 2–3 Weeks

“We don’t have anything of the actual study in our hands. The government doesn’t have anything right now,” a spokesperson said.

  • Jul 26, 2018
  • 6:05 PM

14 Democrats Sign Letter Calling for Investigation of Puerto Rico Hurricane María Death Count

“This staggering loss of American life and the significant variance from officially reported figures points to the need for further oversight.”

  • Jun 5, 2018
  • 9:21 AM

Rosselló Goes on CNN Twice to Address Puerto Rico Hurricane María Death Count and Says “There Will Be Hell to Pay’

The government of Puerto Rico has not made any public data of 2017 mortality statistics since the first week of January.

  • Jun 1, 2018
  • 11:58 AM

GW’s Puerto Rico Hurricane María Death Count Study Won’t Be Available Until Summer

“The research process so far, including the paperwork related to contractual and data-use agreements, has taken longer than expected,” a spokesperson told Latino Rebels.

  • May 21, 2018
  • 3:56 PM

George Washington University Team Will Now Conduct Recount of Puerto Rico’s Hurricane María Deaths

Governor Ricardo Rosselló’s decision delayed the publication of a much-anticipated death recount report until May.

  • Feb 22, 2018
  • 7:26 PM

BuzzFeed News Report: Aide to Puerto Rico Governor Tried to Stop Questions About Death Count

“As BuzzFeed News asked the questions, Rosselló’s spokesperson tried to conclude the interview.”

  • Feb 15, 2018
  • 3:49 PM

The Response to Puerto Rico’s Missing Persons and Death Count After María Is ‘Too Little, Too Late’

“You know, early on, since week number one or two, we already had a lot of evidence that the deaths were skyrocketing.”

  • Dec 19, 2017
  • 5:32 PM

Government of Puerto Rico Responds to Hurricane María Death Count Story

“With this, I suggest that the number of total deaths in Puerto Rico is not a fixed one.”

  • Dec 13, 2017
  • 11:04 AM

FEMA Responds to Reports of High Death Count in Puerto Rico After Hurricane María

A comment was made 36 hours after requests to both the White House and Department of Homeland Security.

  • Dec 8, 2017
  • 8:50 PM

Dozens of Uncounted Deaths From Hurricane María Emerge in Puerto Rico

All one needs is to visit town halls, police stations, and funeral homes in Puerto Rico’s towns to find them.

  • Nov 16, 2017
  • 1:17 PM

Sources: Democratic Lobbyist With Ties to Puerto Rico Gov’t Urged Senators to Not Focus on María Death Count

Manuel Ortiz, known as “Puerto Rico’s go to guy in Washington,” expressed concern about a letter calling for a formal investigation about the number of people who died, sources told Latino Rebels.

  • Oct 19, 2017
  • 11:06 PM

Guatemala Postpones ‘Safe Third Country’ Meeting With Trump

Domestic and international commentators believe Guatemala is “ill-prepared” to harbor U.S.-bound asylum-seekers.

  • Jul 15, 2019
  • 1:45 PM

Corruption Case Hits Former Education Secretary, 5 Others in Puerto Rico

Prosecutors say that former Education Secretary (DE) Julia Keleher spent $13 million in securing illicit contracts.

  • Jul 11, 2019
  • 11:00 AM

Community Health Centers Were Lifesavers After Hurricane María, But Puerto Rico Government Didn’t Count on Them

“We were alone in the world,” said César Montijo, chief executive officer of SANOS, a health center in Caguas, when describing how his clinic stepped in to provide medical services and even food to communities in need 72 hours after the hurricane hit.

  • Jul 8, 2019
  • 12:46 PM

A Public Call to Congress: It’s Time to Hold Hearings on Puerto Rico’s Fiscal Control Board

Signers are encouraging the Senate to hold a hearing in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee to properly investigate the conflicts of interest on the body and the level of accountability and transparency achieved by the public agency.

  • Jun 20, 2019
  • 3:05 PM

A Deadly Bacteria Has Killed People in Puerto Rico, and Health Officials Didn’t Detect it

Leptospirosis is no stranger to Puerto Rico, and research by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention has shown that before people got sick after Hurricane María, health officials’ passive surveillance hampered the ability to detect and prevent getting infected with this bacteria.

  • Jun 5, 2019
  • 11:11 AM

After Extended Delay, Senate Approves Disaster Relief Funds for Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico will receive a little over $1 billion in disaster relief from the aid package more than a year after Hurricane María devastated most of the island.

  • May 24, 2019
  • 12:20 PM