Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz of San Juan, Puerto Rico recently told CBS, "People are starting to die. I've put them in the ambulances when they're gasping for air."
A week after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, a majority of the island’s 3.5 million residents still don’t have access to basic necessities, including food, water, power, and fuel. It could take four months to restore power. Why has it taken so long for the US government to respond?
Ed Morales, freelance writer and lecturer at Columbia University’s Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race
Dr. Jonathan Daniel Rosa, assistant professor of Anthropology and Linguistics at Stanford University
The Washington Post: Hot, isolated, and running out of supplies, parts of Puerto Rico near desperation