Puerto Rico is struggling to simultaneously tackle two emergencies with limited resources: earthquakes that have not stopped since December and the COVID-19 pandemic. Although the earthquakes in the south of the island have never ceased, none have been as strong as the magnitude 5.4 earthquake reported at 7:13 a.m. Saturday.
The information that Deseda has provided over the past few weeks is incorrect, inconsistent and imprecise. The CPI verified some of Deseda’s claims from Wednesday, Feb. 26, until the last conference she went to.
U.S. Rep. Darren Soto is seeking statehood for Puerto Rico, but many island residents and opposition political parties questioned both Soto’s intentions and whether the bill had a chance of passing.