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Puerto Ricans still desperate for water weeks after Hurricane Maria.

Half of the island’s residents have no access to clean drinking water.

Puerto Ricans Still Desperate for Water Weeks after Hurricane Maria

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Desperation grows in Puerto Rico’s poor communities without water or power.

The health crisis is intensifying two weeks after Hurricane Maria, and government aid is slow. 'We could see significant epidemics,' a health expert warned.

BY PHIL MCKENNA

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As Trump set to visit Puerto Rico, 95 percent lack power.

President Donald Trump is set to make his first visit to Puerto Rico, and is likely to face more criticism of his handling of the disaster.

* Trump due in Puerto Rico on Tuesday

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Florida needs to step up for Maria evacuees, activists urge.

Gov. Rick Scott reiterated Sunday that his administration is mobilizing resources to provide relief on the island and help evacuees coming to Florida.

ORLANDO -- Florida leaders need to step up immediately to prepare for perhaps hundreds of thousands of evacuees from Puerto Rico, Orlando area legislators and progressive activists declared Sunday at a news conference.

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Failing Puerto Rico dam that endangers thousands not inspected since 2013.

Guajataca Dam was completed in 1927 and is considered a high hazard. Much of Puerto Rico’s dam infrastructure hasn’t been inspected in years.

Puerto Rico’s faltering Guajataca Dam was completed when Calvin Coolidge was president. It is one of 38 dams in Puerto Rico, and according to an Army Corps of Engineers inventory, every single one of them has been rated as having a “high hazard potential.”

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US, Mexico expand pact on managing overused Colorado River.

The United States and Mexico have agreed to renew and expand a far-reaching conservation agreement that governs how they manage the overused Colorado River, which supplies water to millions of people and to farms in both nations, U.S. water district officials said.

DENVER — The United States and Mexico have agreed to renew and expand a far-reaching conservation agreement that governs how they manage the overused Colorado River, which supplies water to millions of people and to farms in both nations, U.S. water district officials said.

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Trump praises disaster relief in Puerto Rico, discounting complaints.

U.S. President Donald Trump praised his administration on Tuesday for “doing a really good job” with disaster relief for Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, discounting complaints that aid has been slow to reach the U.S. island territory.

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump praised his administration on Tuesday for “doing a really good job” with disaster relief for Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, discounting complaints that aid has been slow to reach the U.S. island territory.

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