Huracán María: dónde falló el operativo de respuesta

El desastre permanente ha sido en gran medida por la lentitud e ineficiencia en el despliegue de la respuesta a la emergencia, debido a una combinación fatal entre la falta de liquidez del Gobierno de Puerto Rico y sus municipios, y la inacción del Gobierno Federal, según encontraron el Centro de Periodismo Investigativo (CPI) y el Miami Herald en entrevistas en profundidad a los responsables de la respuesta, y tras la revisión de datos y documentos.

El dilema de reconstruir a Puerto Rico o pagar la deuda

Hicimos un pase de lista en la sala donde se lleva a cabo el proceso de quiebra mediante el Título III. Te contamos los detalles sobre quiénes exigen el pago de la deuda, sus grupos de interés y sus conflictos. ¿Seguirán adelante con su reclamo después de la catástrofe del huracán María?

The dilemma of rebuilding Puerto Rico or paying the debt

We did a roll call in the room where Title III bankruptcy proceedings are held, in the unincorporated territory of the United States. Here are the details of those who require payment of the debt, their groups of interest and their conflicts. Will they go ahead with their claims after Hurricane Maria catastrophe?

Chaos in “operational” hospitals

The crisis in Puerto Rico’s hospitals as a result of Hurricane María’s landfall and the direct impact on patient health is, more than two weeks after the catastrophe, a daily issue. The lack of information, misinformation and contradicting data regarding the real status of these institutions from the government has been constant. Last Tuesday, for example, Gov. Ricardo Rosselló touted as an achievement that 63 of the island’s 69 hospitals were “operational.” He never explained in detail how the government went from having 56 hospitals closed the prior week, as Health Secretary Rafael Rodríguez-Mercado said at that time, to having reopened practically all of them. The great question is: What does “operational” mean? That same day, the Center for Investigative Journalism (CPI in Spanish) visited the Pavía and Susoni hospitals in Arecibo and the Buen Samaritano in Aguadilla and confirmed that none of them were ready to admit critical patients, despite being on the list of hospitals released by the government.