hurricane maria


Meet the Queer Chefs Helping Puerto Rico's Culinary Community Shine

“I’ve never cooked in a kitchen with only queer people, mostly women, and centering Puerto Rican food and ingredients. There’s a lot to say here."
Keia Mastrianni

José Andrés Fed 3 Million People in Puerto Rico, But Wishes It Had Been More

"I think leadership is 51 percent empathy. With empathy, you can gain the hearts of anybody, if you mean business."
Danielle Wayda
Puerto Rico

Photos Show Millions of Bottles of Water Never Distributed to Puerto Ricans After Hurricane Maria

Trump has called the federal response to Hurricane Maria, which left thousands dead, an 'incredible unsung success.'
Jelisa Castrodale
Puerto Rico

Nine Months After Hurricane Maria, Congress Isn't Doing Much to Help

Advocates are demanding investigations, accountability, and relief money, but little seems to be forthcoming.
Mark Hay

Joyful Photos of a Wild Puerto Rican Day Parade in NYC from the 80s

Ahead of the 60th annual parade, photographer Ricky Flores shares his snapshots from the 1983 celebration in Central Park.
Miss Rosen

New Estimate Puts Puerto Rico’s Hurricane Maria Death Toll at Nearly 5,000

The official number still sits at 64, but new research shows the number may be more than 70 times higher.
Sophie Kleeman

Photos of My Bipolar Father During His Last Days

"I took on the challenge of studying my father and his condition by photographing his daily endeavors."
Gabi Perez

Corporations are Privatizing Power in Puerto Rico as Trump Administration Relief Aid Continues to Stumble

A toxic combination of incompetency, greed and vulnerability after Hurricane Maria make the island ripe for a dangerous move toward privatization of major utilities.
Alice Rowsome

Months After Hurricane Maria, Musicians in Puerto Rico Still Need Help

We chatted with PRIMA Fund co-creator Raquel Berrios, whose band Buscabulla is playing a NYC farewell show Wednesday at Elsewhere to benefit the initiative.
Algodón Egipcio
Rise Up

Over 22,000 Puerto Rican Students Are Out of School Since Hurricane María

As enrollment shrinks after the storm, 1 in 13 kids across the island won't be back to school.
Alice Rowsome

Vibrant Photos Showcase the Rebirth of Puerto Rico

Photographer and former resident Ruben Natal-San Miguel captures the contrast of beauty and recovery after Hurricane Maria.
Elizabeth Renstrom
Livable Planet

Climate Change-Fueled Natural Disasters Made 2017 the Costliest Weather Year Ever

The U.S. suffered 16 weather and climate disasters that each caused losses in excess of $1 billion, but recovery programs are trying to combat this new normal.
Meg Charlton