In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, Donald Trump blames Puerto Rico’s continuing struggles on “poor leadership.” Pictures tell a very different story.
While the president sunk to an inexcusable new low on Saturday, images coming out of the storm-ravaged U.S. territory show us what’s really going on. It is much as San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz described it: “This is a ‘people are dying’ story.”
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With a non-existent power grid and completely decimated infrastructure, the people of Puerto Rico are actively suffering as you read this on Sept. 30, 2017. There’s no end in sight, either, as fixes for even the most basic functions of life in the 21st century — electricity, and everything it provides — are said to be many months away. Read more…