Puerto Rico

Money Laundering Scandal Forces Puerto Rico's Governor to Cut His Vacation Short — Just in Time for Another Scandal

A leaked chat full of memes and misogyny has rocked the Puerto Rican political establishment for the second time.
Alex Lubben
hurricane michael

"It's not even a city anymore": How Hurricane Michael tore up the Panhandle's trailer parks

Many residents still don't have cell service, or they lost their vehicles and can't evacuate.
Emma Ockerman
hurricane florence

“You can feel the spray”: Poop lagoons are making life hell for African-Americans in North Carolina

Hurricane Florence flooded many hog waste pits, but the problem has plagued the community for decades.
Sarah Sax

We Still Don’t Understand the Superstorms of the Anthropocene

Hurricane Michael has killed five people and counting in Virginia—more than 800 miles from where the storm first made landfall.
Caroline Haskins
hurricane florence

North Carolina’s poor had barely recovered from Hurricane Matthew. Then came Florence.

“We’re at a standstill,” said Rory Parker, whose home was destroyed in Matthew. “We’re done, tapped out of money.”
Charlie McGee
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Trump to America: This Hurricane Is Wet 'from the Standpoint of Water'

He also called it "not good," "a nasty one," "a big one," and "tough" three times.
Drew Schwartz
The VICE Guide to Right Now

One Man Rescued 64 Dogs and Cats from Hurricane Florence in a School Bus

And he's heading back down to Wilmington, North Carolina, for more.
Nicole Clark
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Weather Channel Defends Dramatic Hurricane Reporter, Blames the Grass

Savage, dangerous, sopping wet grass.
River Donaghey

The Weather Channel Is Using Unreal Engine to Show How Dangerous Hurricane Florence Is

The technology that powers blockbuster video games is visualizing the destruction caused by powerful storms.
Matthew Gault
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Hurricane Florence Could Also Bring a Plague of Venomous Snakes

As if people didn't already have enough to worry about.
Drew Schwartz
hurricane florence

At least 650 inmates in South Carolina could be stranded when Hurricane Florence hits

“Previously, it’s been safer to stay in place with the inmates rather than move to another location," the South Carolina Department of Corrections told VICE News.
Tess Owen
climate change

What Puerto Rico Can Teach Us About Surviving Climate Change

“Maria didn’t cause everything. Maria just revealed to the world how we are living."
Jane Palmer