Puerto Rico

There's a hospital ship waiting for sick Puerto Ricans -- but no one knows how to get on it

<b>San Juan, Puerto Rico (CNN) —</b> Sammy Rolon is living in a makeshift clinic set up at a school. He has cerebral palsy and epilepsy and is bedridden. He's waiting for surgery that was scheduled before Hurricane Maria smashed into Puerto Rico. Now, he can't even get the oxygen he needs.<p>There is help …

Toronto

Dangerous countries: Canada’s list of risky travel spots

Travelling to Iraq or Afghanistan may be obvious places to avoid for many Canadian globetrotters because of the high risk of terrorism, violent …

Canadian News

Private security mercenaries are now moving into Puerto Rico

The situation is so bad in Puerto Rico that a private security firm formerly known as Blackwater has fielded several requests to send employees to …

Latin America

Lin-Manuel Miranda's Puerto Rico relief song tops Billboard chart

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda's star-studded charity song to fund relief efforts in Puerto Rico topped the Billboard digital singles chart on Monday, while Christian music rapper NF topped the Billboard 200 album chart.<p>Miranda's "Almost Like Praying" debuted at No. 1 …

Lin-Manuel Miranda

Elon Musk's Tesla Powerwalls Have Landed in Puerto Rico

Exactly one week after Tesla CEO Elon Musk suggested his company could help with Puerto Rico’s electricity crisis in the aftermath of Hurricane …

Latin America

The Caribbean 'Is Open' for Fall and Winter Travel

Following a brutal September, the hurricane-battered islands have banded together to as 'One Caribbean Family' to deliver a simple message: Come. Please come.<p>We've heard this refrain all too often in the last month, from our readers on social media and friends in passing: "I thought the Caribbean …

Caribbean

Trump gives his own performance a Trump-sized endorsement

The president called an impromptu Rose Garden press conference on Monday to sell reporters and the public on his job performance.<p>Friends say President Donald Trump has grown frustrated that his greatness is not widely understood, that his critics are fierce and on TV every morning, that his poll …

Donald Trump

Elon Musk’s Puerto Rico promise falls flat — they need more than just good intentions

The situation in Puerto Rico is desperate. Hurricane Maria has wreaked havoc on the island, destroying thousands of homes and businesses. To date, …

Caribbean

SWAT Team Raids Autonomous Relief Efforts in Puerto Rico - It's Going Down

Several police vehicles, an armored tactical vehicle, and law enforcement personnel including swat team pointed their guns at relief workers while …

Latin America

President Trump's Approval Rating on Hurricanes Drops 20% After Maria Hit Puerto Rico

President Donald Trump's approval rating regarding his handling of the federal government's response to hurricanes fell 20 points after Hurricane …

Politics

Tesla is fixing Puerto Rico because Donald Trump isn't

Almost one month after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, technology firms like Tesla are stepping in to fill the relief-effort void that many …

Caribbean

Yadi on ground in PR delivering food, water

Cards catcher also raising funds for Maria victims in his homeland<p>ST. LOUIS -- There has been little opportunity for Yadier Molina to rest since the …

Yadier Molina

Morning Joe Blasts Trump on Puerto Rico Response: 'National Disgrace'

The island faces a humanitarian crisis after it takes a direct hit from Hurricane Maria<p>“Morning Joe” hosts spent some time in their first hour Monday …

Donald Trump

With Tesla's Disappointing Numbers, Maybe Elon Musk Should Focus on Building Cars

Is Elon Musk spreading himself too thin?placeholder<p>I know it's nearly heretical to criticize anything Elon Musk does. He is, after all, America's real-life Tony Stark. He's going to placeholdercolonize Mars, save Puerto Rico, free us from dependence on fossil fuels, redefine high-speed …

Tesla

WATCH: Puerto Rico's Delegate To Congress: 'Everything We've Asked For, Trump Has Provided'

Speaking to <i>USA Today</i>, Puerto Rico's delegate to the United States Congress, Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon, challenged claims that President Donald Trump …

Conservative View

The death toll in Puerto Rico is impossible to know. But it is expected to rise dramatically.

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Latin America

Trump Drowns The 'Forgotten Men And Women' In Swamp Water

Trump’s true plan to “drain the swamp” has now become clear: Make the “forgotten men and women” of this nation drink swamp water until they choke.<p>Hurricane victims in Puerto Rico are getting sick and dying from drinking polluted water. And now, Trump’s lone wolf attack on health insurance markets …

Health Care

Senate Democrats ask FEMA to fully fund Puerto Rico repairs

Senate Democrats on Monday called on Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Brock Long to provide Puerto Rico with the funding necessary …

Caribbean

FBI: Felonious Deaths of Officers Spiked 61% in 2016

The FBI's annual Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted (LEOKA) report says 118 American law enforcement officers were killed in the line of …

Law Enforcement

Prepare To Be Wowed By Demi Lovato's 'Hallelujah' Cover To Support Disaster Relief

She performed at this weekend's benefit concert.<p>When it comes to stunning covers, Demi Lovato is the queen. Over the weekend, she shared a beautiful …

Good News

Arctic Sunrise to sail from NYC with supplies for Puerto Rico

The retooled ship with a rainbow logo will dock at three other U.S. cities along the way to collect goods for its humanitarian run.

Caribbean

'The American Government Has Failed.' Celebrity Chef José Andrés Slams FEMA's Puerto Rico Response

José Andrés is proud to say he's serving nearly 100,000 meals a day in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico. But the celebrity chef says much more needs to …

Caribbean

How Data Can Save Us From The Trumpocalypse

In 2017, Americans need as much access to public information as possible, pleads political scholar Sarah Kendzior.<p><i>This story reflects the views of this author, but not necessarily the editorial position of</i> Fast Company<i>.</i><p>It sounds like the plot of a horror movie, the tropical paradise transforming …

Latin America

Mudslide hits Puerto Rico neighborhood that Trump visited

<b>Guaynabo, Puerto Rico (CNN) —</b> Torrential rains washed away weeks of clean-up and brought new problems for Puerto Ricans on Monday.<p>A small creek a few miles outside of San Juan became a raging river, picking up trees, pipes and rubble from a mountainside where they had been dumped after Hurricane …

News

Recent Collapse Of EMP Commission Leaves U.S. Vulnerable To Attack; Congress Being Implored To Act Now

The current EMP Commission was terminated on September 30, thus ending the uncompensated service of commissioners who, since the turn of the cetury, …

North Korea

Hurricane Victims Don’t Have the ‘Complexion for Protection’

Lois Marie GibbsA full-blown humanitarian crisis is on the horizon.

Latin America

Puerto Rico's Man-Made Disaster Might Be Worse than the Hurricane

Puerto Rico is getting lots of attention because Hurricane Maria caused a tremendous amount of economic damage.<p>That leads to an important discussion …

Caribbean

Jalopnik Is Throwing A Car Show In New Jersey For Hurricane Relief And You Should Come

I think most of us can agree it’s been a bad year. But for a lot of us it’s been even worse thanks to the series of hurricanes that hammered the Gulf …

Weather

Mother starts petition over girls cross-country uniforms

EducationMore>><p>Updated:Monday, October 16 2017 7:11 PM EDT2017-10-16 23:11:35 GMT<p>A Sayville mother is outraged over uniforms for the girls cross …

Education

“Almost Like Praying” Bathroom Demo Shows Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Brilliance, but the Finished Version’s Better, Obvi

Demos are fascinating in that they give us a glimpse into the creative process of musicians we love. We all know what a brilliant songsmith …

Lin-Manuel Miranda