The island’s political leaders say the aftermath of Hurricane Maria and poor treatment in the new tax law make clear that residents need added political clout.
Months after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, Caitlin Dickerson, a Times reporter, visits a suicide prevention center where calls are on the rise. Public health officials say there are signs of a severe mental health crisis on the island.
The authorities said Friday that “approximately 55 percent of the customers who are able to receive electric power have the service restored.”
Questions for the Army Corps of Engineers and the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority on the power failures on the island.
Large parts of Puerto Rico still don’t have power, but some residents are determined to celebrate Christmas one way or another.
The governor acknowledged on Monday that the official toll of 64 deaths from Hurricane Maria might be too low, after independent analyses yielded far higher estimates.