The U.S. Congress passed a significant expansion of the bloated military budget worth $80 billion in a 89-8 vote, but lately it hasn’t shown anywhere near as good of treatment to the struggling Puerto Rico residents who aren’t part of the military-industrial complex.
In Puerto Rico, Governor Ricardo Roselló has asked for more government aid in order to avert a total humanitarian catastrophe, six days after Hurricane Maria devastated the island. More than 3.4 million U.S. citizens in the territory remain without adequate food, water and fuel. The Category 4 storm brought record rainfall and catastrophic flooding, destroyed power lines and left the entire island in the dark. At least 13 people have died so far. San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz said, “What we’re now seeing is that the aftermath is almost more horrific than the actual passing of the hurricane itself.”