Puerto Rico news update

This video from the USA says about itself:

In Puerto Rico’s Highlands, Hurricane Maria Has Exploded Fault Lines of Poverty & Austerity

3 November 2017

Six weeks after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, millions of residents are still living without safe drinking water and electricity. Health experts say the storm’s massive damage to Puerto Rico’s water system is threatening to cause a public health crisis, as more and more people are exposed to contaminated water. Over the weekend, Democracy Now! was in Puerto Rico, and we traveled about three hours into Puerto Rico’s mountainous highland region in the interior of the island in order to look at the ways austerity has exacerbated the crisis caused by Hurricane Maria.

This video from the USA says about itself:

Economist Yanis Varoufakis: Puerto Ricans Deserve an Escape from “Permanent Debt Prison

3 November 2017

As the White House finally agrees to release FEMA disaster aid with more flexibility to try to help rebuild Puerto Rico’s devastated power grid and other infrastructure, we speak with economist Yanis Varoufakis, former Greek finance minister, about the history of the island’s debt crisis and what to do as it recovers from Hurricane Maria.

PUERTO RICO’S MOST VULNERABLE ARE STILL WAITING FOR HELP 7 WEEKS AFTER MARIA A look at how the undocumented have been left behind in relief efforts. And yesterday, the country was plunged into darkness when a major transmission line failed. Controversial Montana company Whitefish Energy Holdings had worked on the line and declared it repaired in an Oct. 26 Twitter post. [HuffPost]

Twenty-one teachers in Puerto Rico were arrested Tuesday afternoon during a protest at the Education Department headquarters in San Juan, where they were demanding the reopening of schools throughout the hurricane-ravaged island: here.

As scores of public school teachers marched in San Juan Thursday to demand the reopening of their schools, US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos visited Puerto Rico to further the ongoing project of converting the island’s public schools into for-profit charter schools: here.

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