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Assured Guaranty pulls Puerto Rico lawsuit, cites hurricane

Assured Guaranty pulls Puerto Rico lawsuit, cites hurricane

Governor Ricardo Rossello of Puerto Rico has ordered an investigation over water and food distribution on the hurricane-battered island after complaints that the supplies were not reaching the people in some areas.

Some critics have argued that aid could have been preemptively sent to the area around Puerto Rico - that, in other words, the United States didn't need to wait until after the devastation to begin responding. At least 90 per cent of the population is still without power three weeks after the storm made landfall and nearly half do not access to clean water.

After the Category 5 hurricane made a direct hit on Puerto Rico and ravaged the island for over 30 hours, USA aid has been slow in developing. One damage estimate cited by Rossello, from credit rating firm Moody's, puts the cost of Hurricane Maria at $95 billion, which is one-and-a-half times the island's gross national product.

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The island was impacted by three hurricanes last month.

For Menendez, the memory was very fresh in his mind, since he had just led a fact-finding mission to Puerto Rico to survey hurricane damage and to assess what the federal response had been. This includes 75% of Abbvie's Humira, the world's top-selling drug in 2014, while AstraZeneca's top-selling drug Crestor is made exclusively in Puerto Rico. "NYPA technicians are very familiar with PREPA'S electric system, as it is similar to NY state's system, so I'm confident that our expertise will be of significant value on the ground as we continue to coordinate with federal and local partners to repower Puerto Rico".

He described what he saw as "a human catastrophe" occurring on the island of 3.5 million. President Donald Trump has continued to assert that his government is doing a quote "great job" with their response to the crisis.

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"We got really high marks on Florida, Louisiana, Texas and I think did at least as well in Puerto Rico, the problem is that Puerto Rico was in bad shape before the hurricanes ever got there", Trump said. Many cell towers and power plants are still down, making communication hard.

Blumenthal took the trip with four other senators.

Cruz also tweeted over the weekend, "WE NEED WATER!"

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More than 90 percent of the island is still without power. "[Puerto Rico's Medicaid program] is headed toward a collapse", Edwin Park, vice president for health policy at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, told the publication. "The federal government has the transportation and logistics infrastructure to help alleviate the immediate and overwhelming crisis now facing Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands". "But the local support disappears eventually, and that's when they need the extra support".


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