Crux Quotes Eric LeCompte on Puerto Rico's Need for Disaster Recovery Aid

Crux quotes Eric LeCompte on Puerto Rico's need for disaster recovery aid after being hit by Hurricane Fiona. Read an excerpt below, and click here for the full article.

Puerto Rico devastated after Hurricane Fiona hits

By John Lavenburg

Eric LeCompte, the executive director of Jubilee USA Network, told Crux in August that Puerto Rico needed an additional $50 billion in disaster recovery aid, and an acceleration of the disbursement of the $55 billion in disaster recovery aid that Congress has already allocated for recovery efforts related to Hurricanes Maria and Irma, cautioning how bad things could get if it experienced another disaster.

He renewed that call Sept. 20, saying in a statement that “Puerto Rico will need more aid to address the damages from Hurricane Fiona, the island’s child poverty crisis and recovery from previous disasters.”


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