Adrian Florido

Adrian Florido appears in the following:

Rebuilding Puerto Rico, As Hurricane Season Returns

Saturday, June 02, 2018

To answer the question of whether Puerto Rico is prepared for this year's hurricane season, you have to understand how far the island has come since Hurricane Maria.


An Impromptu Memorial To Demand That Puerto Rico's Hurricane Dead Be Counted

Friday, June 01, 2018

Hundreds of pairs of shoes were laid out on the marble plaza in front of Puerto Rico's capitol building on Friday, representing hurricane dead who protesters say the government must officially tally.


Puerto Rico Governor Outlines Island's Hurricane Preparedness Plans

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Two days before the start of hurricane season, Puerto Rico's governor outlined the steps his government has taken to prepare. He also responded to the Harvard study on the number of deaths after Hurricane Maria.


FEMA Denies Contract Extension In Puerto Rico, Power Crews Head Home

Friday, May 18, 2018

About one percent of the island's customers remain without power eight months after Hurricane Maria. Officials say power restoration will be done by May 31.


Puerto Rico Officials Say They're Ready For Hurricane Season, But Worries Mount

Thursday, May 17, 2018

The head of the island's emergency management agency admits the government did not take hurricane preparation seriously before Hurricane Maria, but says all that's changed.


Puerto Rico Residents Skeptical Of Hurricane Preparedness As Season Set To Start

Thursday, May 17, 2018

With the start of the Atlantic hurricane less than a month away, Officials in Puerto Rico say they're prepared. But many island residents have their doubts as June 1 looms closer.


Puerto Rico To FEMA: Let The Power Crews Stay

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

The last of the federal government's power restoration crews are scheduled to leave Puerto Rico on May 18. The island's congressional representative wants a 90-day extension.


How Puerto Rico Plans To Spend $1.5 Billion In Federal Recovery Grants

Monday, May 07, 2018

The grants were provided by the Department of Housing And Urban Development, and most of the money will go to rebuilding damaged homes and businesses.


Federal Response To Puerto Rico Reignites Statehood Push

Sunday, May 06, 2018

The federal government's flawed response to Hurricane Maria has rekindled the long-running debate around statehood for the U.S. territory.


Restoring Power To Puerto Rico's Last 2 Percent

Thursday, May 03, 2018

Seven months after Hurricane Maria, thousands of people in the Puerto Rican mountains are still waiting for the lights to come back on. Why is power restoration for the last 2 percent so difficult?


International Workers' Day Protests In Puerto Rico Turn Chaotic

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

What began as an organized series of demonstrations against government austerity measures across the island, ended with police firing tear gas into assembled crowds.


Demonstrators To March In Puerto Rico To Protest Austerity Measures

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Large protests are expected in Puerto Rico on Tuesday over the plans the territory may implement to address its massive debt. Among other things, cuts are planned to pensions.


Puerto Rican Comedy Troupe Aims To Lift Up Spirits Of Those Living On, Off The Island

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Popular Puerto Rican sketch comedy group Teatro Breve has been touring the U.S. mainland with a hilarious take on how Puerto Ricans living off the island dealt with Hurricane Maria.


Puerto Rico Board, Governor Clash Over Finances

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Still reeling from damages caused by Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico's financial situation is in major free fall. The federal oversight board ordered Gov. Ricardo Rosselló to cut public pensions by 10 percent.


In Puerto Rico, Blackouts Continue To Disrupt Lives And The Island's Economy

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Puerto Rico is in the middle of its second major blackout in less than a week, and Puerto Ricans are getting fed up.


Puerto Rico In The Midst Of An Islandwide Blackout

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The power outage was caused by heavy machinery that was being used to remove a collapsed transmission tower. Power is expected to be restored over the next day and a half.


A Tree Falls In Puerto Rico, And 840,000 Customers Lose Power

Thursday, April 12, 2018

A single tree plunged more than half of the island's population into darkness. It was a humbling reminder for some that power restoration is not yet complete in more remote parts of the island.


HUD Announces Billions In Additional Grants To Puerto Rico

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

The Department of Housing and Urban Development is granting $18.5 billion to the Puerto Rico hurricane recovery effort. It's the largest disaster recovery grant the agency has ever given.


Feds And Puerto Rico Reach Deal Allowing Disaster Recovery Loans To Start Flowing

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Puerto Rico's governor had been locked in tense negotiations with the U.S. Treasury over terms governing $4.7 billion in loans that Congress approved to help the island recover from Hurricane Maria.


Unable To Prove They Own Their Homes, Puerto Ricans Denied FEMA Help

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Six months after Hurricane Maria devastated this island commonwealth, many families are unable to get crucial federal repair grants because they've been unable to prove they own their homes.