After being controlled by the federal government for over a century, could Puerto Rico be on a path to statehood?
Though leaked messages and a corruption scandal have brought thousands to the streets, frustrations on the island run much deeper.
Aya de Leon discusses her latest book—and why heist and romance novels lend themselves to political content.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, many college-aged Puerto Ricans are pursuing jobs elsewhere. Others are now deciding to stay.
The bill's failure exemplifies the current political polarization in Congress as it continues to grapple with disaster relief legislation.
A new project reveals the extent of preventable deaths in the wake of the 2017 hurricane.
Pacific Standard spoke with Blanca Cuevas, the director of a reproductive health non-profit based on the island.
Three organizations collected reports from Puerto Ricans who believed their loved ones died as a result of Hurricane Maria but whose death certificates didn't indicate storm conditions as a cause of death.
A new report looks at how the government responded to a quick succession of hurricanes and wildfires last year.
This new death toll is more than twice as high as the estimates the Puerto Rican government released earlier this month.
For months, Governor of Puerto Rico Ricardo Rosselló refused to admit his government might have undercounted—and this is not the only spurious claim made since the disaster.
A federal judge issued an order on Wednesday that will prevent hundreds of Puerto Rican families who fled from Hurricane Maria from being evicted from hotels and motels across the United States—at least until August 31st.
A federal judge ruled Tuesday to extend a Federal Emergency Management Agency program providing temporary housing to Puerto Ricans lacking shelter in the wake of Hurricane Maria.
The records indicate 1,427 more people died on the island in the months following the hurricane than would be expected in a normal year.
FEMA and the Red Cross talk a good game, but the disability community is skeptical.
Hurricane Maria is officially the deadliest storm in modern U.S. history—yet it received just a fraction of the aid given to Houston.
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, is a small town with a long history of integrating Puerto Rican families, but this most recent influx is putting its resources to the test.
Despite Whitefish's small size, the energy company was hired to help restore electrical service to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.
Ricardo A. Rosselló now admits that the toll "may be higher than the official count certified to date."
This is the first time FEMA has offered an air breach.
Even if you ignore the obvious moral necessity for the government to assist Puerto Rico, the government should not ignore its economic and military necessity.