Hurricane Maria Killed as Many American Citizens as 9/11 Did
On Aug. 28, 2018, the Milken Institute School of Public Health released a study concluding with 95-percent confidence that Hurricane Maria had led to the “excess” deaths of between 2,658 and 3,290 U.S. citizens on the island of Puerto Rico. It so happens that the average figure of 2,975... Read more
Puerto Rican Assassins Nearly Caught Pres. Harry Truman in His Underwear
When a pro-Independence insurrection broke out in Puerto Rico on Oct. 30, 1950, only limited news of the uprising filtered back to the United States, an incident characterized as a “disagreement between Puerto Ricans.” However two nationalists living in the Bronx, New York decided they needed to strike their... Read more
In 1950, the Puerto Rican National Guard Bombarded a Pro-Independence Uprising
In November 2017, more than a month after Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, territory residents continue to die due to lack of access to electricity and running water. The troubled recovery effort highlights questions over U.S. sovereignty over the island. Puerto Ricans are American citizens, and indeed a majority... Read more
Donald Trump Flew to Storm-Ravaged Puerto Rico to Heap Praise on … the F-35
U.S. president Donald Trump flew to Luis Muñiz Air National Guard Base in Carolina, Puerto Rico, on Oct. 3, 2017 to survey the damage from Hurricane Maria, which struck the island territory in late September 2017. Mid-way through a rambling, incoherent speech downplaying the disaster — which killed at... Read more
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