Local Puerto Rican community aids devastated homeland

Cuba offers help to Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico's already weak infrastructure of electricity, running water, and communication and financial systems were wiped out, and have been slow to come back on.

"Las Vegas is home to tens of thousands of people of Puerto Rican origin or descent, and there are many ties that bind us", Collazo said. One official President Donald Trump has taken a liking to: Puerto Rico's Governor Ricardo Rosselló. Don't they speak some other language there?

Critics charge the government has been too slow to respond to hurricane victims in Puerto Rico.

Pretty Lights' Island of Light festival, which was to have taken place December 7 - 10 in Fajardo, Puerto Rico, has been canceled in the wake of the devastation caused by hurricanes earlier this year.

Mexico's Foreign Ministry stated that it will continue to send basic supplies to the staff of the Mexican consulate, which will allow them to continue their work of protection and support to nationals.

"Today we see SUNY and New York State at their very best, as we stand together and extend assistance to a community in need", saidSUNY Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson.

Senator Tim Kaine along with 11 members of Congress will head to Puerto Rico Saturday to assess the damage after Hurricane Maria ravaged the USA territory last month.

About 80 percent of gas stations around the island have opened and have been disturbing fuel to people in need. The storm made landfall on Puerto Rico on September 20, and residents are still facing dire situations.

"[The University of Puerto Rico] made a decision to work with a handful of schools so their students could go in groups and to make sure we had a plan the ABA would sign off on", [FSU Law Dean Erin O'Hara O'Connor] said.

"As a public higher education institution, we don't want to witness students having their education indefinitely interrupted through no fault of their own", Ojakian said.

"Going forward, service providers will have greater flexibility in how they use universal service funding to restore and rebuild their networks".

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