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Burnaby man describes Puerto Rico destruction after Hurricane Maria

"Our fellow citizens down there are suffering, and we want to do everything we can to help", Stephen Pricey, Communications Director at Teamsters Local 89, said.

She and Trump met briefly during the president's visit to Puerto Rico on Tuesday, when Trump said Puerto Rico, bankrupt before the storm, had thrown the federal budget "out of whack".

This strategy is evident at the Interior Department, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), where climate change pages have disappeared, and many other agencies.

Until sometime between October 3 and October 5, one could find information on how many Puerto Ricans were without power and without access to clean water via FEMA's website.

Burgos told the vice president that her son, who was unable to find a flight until November, remains in Puerto Rico.

Rodriguez left her home on Puerto Rico two days ago, searching for any kind of assistance after the destruction on the island.

The president does not have statutory authority to void any of Puerto Rico's debt, which led some optimistic distressed debt investors to interpret Trump's remarks to mean a bailout may be in the works.

"We're not just sending supplies, but we're going there ourselves", Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said at a briefing.

"I'm challenging all the politicians, as well as the office holders right now, to donate", Hanni said.

"Can we always do better-can the federal government always do better?" he said. Nearly 70 percent of cell towers remained out in the U.S. Virgin Islands, with little progress made over the last week. "They have no clue what they are doing, and I worry that they will mishandle anything that comes their way", Rodriguez said in an editorial in the New York Post.

Following President's Trump contemplated effort of wiping Puerto Rico's debt so as to facilitate the rebuilding of the island, Puerto Rico governor Ricardo Rossello has however told bondholders not to worry and help in the restoration of the Hurricane damaged territory. This was geared towards making them realize that priorities ought to change in regards to Puerto Rico.

With about $40 billion in assets, Banco Popular is Puerto Rico's biggest financial institution. We take pride in being a city made up of people from all different backgrounds, representing many ethnicities and cultural heritages.

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