Hurricane-Struck Puerto Rico Pleads for Help Amid 'Genocide' Conditions

The Navy's hospital ship Comfort departs from Norfolk Va. to support hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico

Earlier today, Elaine Duke, the acting secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Secretary, said that she was "proud" of the relief initiatives taken by the U.S. government, claiming they would make a "good news story". Shipping industry lobbyist Darrell Conner told Planet Money that USA commercial ships could be conscripted into military service if needed.

US President Donald Trump lashed out at Cruz who has been critical of the federal response to the devastation on the island, saying on Saturday that she was showing "poor leadership".

The waiver will guarantee the needed equipment to fix infrastructure damaged by the storm and restore emergency services, Duke said in a news release. "I'm sorry but that really upsets me and frustrates me", Cruz said. Can you tell us about what you've been seeing when you've been out and about?

"It limits the flagged ships that Puerto Rico can use, and by doing so it increases cost of supplies", Padilla said. Food and drinking water are also hard to come by, and the recovery will be long, hard and expensive. So much for the president's self-declared love of the Puerto Rican people. On October 3, President Trump is going to visit Puerto Rico.

Further complicating recovery is a financial crisis marked by Puerto Rico's record bankruptcy filing in May and the weight of $72 billion in outstanding debt. "I don't even know how to explain it, it's an overwhelming feeling to know that what we're doing here is going to be so helpful over there because I know that we heard that it's pretty bad over there".

They added that the two massive hurricanes show the urgency of the need to address climate change.

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"If you want to send a bunch of oranges by truck from Florida to Baltimore, no one cares who made the truck".

The bishops stressed that as people rebuild houses, churches or roads, they also need to fix "the damage that does not allow us to grow as a people and to progress as a nation". And they're just not getting paid and they're not working.

Volunteer doctors with operational cars and adequate fuel have begun taking matters into their own hands, traveling to San Juan to obtain medical necessities and transporting them back to their local hospitals, clinics and shelters.

How do supplies get from the ports to where they're needed? "Don't take my word for it, take a three-star general's word for it".

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Group fundraising services such as GoFundMe let people raise money for friends, families, neighbors or themselves - as well as for charity. Officials said Puerto Rico requested assistance from NC National Guard through an Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) request with NC Emergency Management to aid in recovery.

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