Houston (TFC) – This year’s hurricane season has been more intense than usual. The flooding in Texas was unprecedented, and Hurricane Irma slammed into the Caribbean islands and Florida, leaving devastation behind. The result is that it’s going to cost a lot of money to clean everything up. The flooding is one thing,Continue Reading

San Juan (FAIR) – With crushing debt threatening to annihilate its economy (CounterSpin, 7/31/15, 5/12/17), the island of Puerto Rico was already desperate. Then came Hurricane Maria, the September storm that tore through the US colony, leaving most of the island’s residents without power and many without water. The official death toll on the islandContinue Reading

Port Au Prince (WWP) – While hurricanes Harvey and Maria didn’t strike Haiti, Hurricane Irma gave the country a glancing blow mainly in the northwest, the poorest section of Haiti. It displaced more than 100,000 people and destroyed crops, roads and infrastructure. The rest of the country was spared but lost a majorContinue Reading

Washington (TeleSUR) – Marco Rubio is pushing for Trump to name someone from the Pentagon as the point person to direct ground logistics. Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio is urging President Donald Trump to put the Pentagon in charge of relief efforts in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria hit last week. Rubio isContinue Reading

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Martinique (TeleSUR) – The intense inner core is expected to pass near Dominica in the next few hours. Hurricane Maria has rapidly increased in strength to a major Category 4 hurricane as it closes on the Leeward islands. It was 70 kilometers northeast of Martinique and a little further from Dominica as of 4 p.m. local time, moving at 16 kph inContinue Reading