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Study: Hurricane Maria’s death toll 70 times higher than Puerto Rican officials have reported

Study: Hurricane Maria’s death toll 70 times higher than Puerto Rican officials have reported

By Karen Kaplan and Amina Khan | L.A. Times

May 29, 2018


Filed under National News

Officials in Puerto Rico say that 64 people lost their lives after Hurricane Maria slammed into the island in September. A new report says that estimate is off _ by about 4,600. If the analysis is correct, it means that for every hurricane-related death that's currently on the books, another 70 fatalities...

Hurricane brings Puerto Rican law students to Pitt

Hurricane brings Puerto Rican law students to Pitt

By Laura Howe | Staff Writer

December 4, 2017


Filed under 2. Featured, Campus, News

When Hurricane Maria struck the island of Puerto Rico in September, it left almost the entire island without electricity, and residents had limited access to food and water. David Canino was thankful for the bare essentials. “Even though I didn’t have water or light, nothing happened to my house. S...

Pika shoots for Pitt and Puerto Rico

Pika shoots for Pitt and Puerto Rico

By Dominic Campbell | Staff Writer

December 1, 2017


Filed under Top Stories, Women's Basketball

Pika Rodriguez may have just started playing for the Pitt women’s basketball team, but she comes in with valuable experience that most players don’t have. Before the first-year guard arrived at Pitt, she devoted two years to the Puerto Rican national team. Now, she’s establishing her presence...

Whitefish debacle points to dubious dealings

Whitefish debacle points to dubious dealings

By Bianca De | For The Pitt News

November 14, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

As a small-town business owner, what do you do when a local Facebook friend suddenly becomes Secretary of the Interior? If you happen to live in Whitefish, Montana, you simply wait for the next natural disaster. Puerto Rico was almost entirely without power after Hurricane Maria devastated the isl...

In wake of Maria don’t blame Puerto Rico, blame the U.S.

In wake of Maria don’t blame Puerto Rico, blame the U.S.

By Maggie Durwald | For The Pitt News

October 17, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

In the wake of Hurricane Maria, an overwhelming 80 percent of the 3.4 million Americans in Puerto Rico are still without electricity, adequate amounts of food and hospital supplies and, most alarmingly, potable water. Shipments of water can’t keep up with the demand, and the islanders are turning to w...

Editorial: Don’t forget about Puerto Rico in wake of Maria

Editorial: Don’t forget about Puerto Rico in wake of Maria

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

September 26, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

When it made landfall in Puerto Rico Sept. 20, Hurricane Maria was the largest storm the island faced in the last 80 years. Almost the entire population of the island — nearly 3.5 million American citizens — still do not have electricity. Many also do not have running water, and 95 percent of ...

Column: U.S. shows hypocrisy toward Puerto Rico

Column: U.S. shows hypocrisy toward Puerto Rico

By Christian Snyder / Opinions Editor

July 11, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Since the Spanish claimed Puerto Rico for their own in 1493, the land saw independent rule from July 17 to July 25 1898. Eight days. The American invasion of Puerto Rico on July 25, 1898, changed the land, politics and people forever. And today, it’s for the worse. Puerto Rico is in serious eco...

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