Puerto Rico, still no electricity this year

This video from the USA says about itself:

History Will Remember US Empire’s Torment Of Puerto Rico

9 January 2018

Four months after Hurricane Irma, almost half of Puerto Rico still has no power. Ana Kasparian, John Iadarola, and Michael Shure, hosts of The Young Turks, discuss.

“Federal officials said Monday that efforts to fully restore power to Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria should get a boost with more work crews and more supplies arriving in the coming weeks.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said that it is getting its own barge to ship items and that materials it requested several months ago have been manufactured and are finally on their way to the U.S. territory. “We’re doing everything we can to increase the (power company’s) ability to do this as fast as possible for the people of Puerto Rico”, said Col. John Lloyd, who is helping oversee power restoration efforts for the Corps of Engineers.

He told The Associated Press that officials over the weekend also discovered some needed materials in a previously overlooked warehouse owned by Puerto Rico’s Electric Power Authority.”

Read more here.

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