Displaced Puerto Ricans Have Another Month of Housing—But What’s Next?

Ruth Santiago Nieves arrived in Massachusetts from Caguas, Puerto Rico, just a few days after Christmas last year. The 47-year-old suffers from a range of health problems, including diabetes, legal blindness, and depression. She, her husband, and their 16-year-old son couldn’t stay on the island any longer without…

Hurricane Maria 'Climate Refugees' Avoid Displacement for a Couple Days Longer [Updated: Extension Granted]

For those who’ve lost their homes since Hurricane Maria, the hits keep rolling. Over the weekend, more than 1,700 people displaced by the Category 4 storm nearly lost aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). They were temporarily rescued when a court ruled Saturday to extend the housing assistance…

Six Months After Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico's Famous Telescope Is Still Under Threat

ARECIBO, PUERTO RICO—The drive to the Arecibo Observatory from San Juan is breathtaking in both beauty and treachery. The hour-long journey follows a roller-coaster-like path of humps and switchbacks through the dense tropical forest on what should be, but is not, a one-way road. Houses remain covered in tarps,…

DC's Heroes Are Teaming Up With La Borinqueña to Benefit Puerto Rico 

Though Puerto Rico might no longer dominate the headlines the way it did in the days and weeks after last year’s hurricane season left at least 1,000 people dead, there are still countless more people on the island who are still fighting to piece their lives back together. In the spirit of rebuilding, comics creator…