Eight days after Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, some relief and supplies are beginning to arrive in San Juan, but little aid is reaching outlying areas.
Eight days after Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico with devastating force, some relief and supplies are beginning to arrive in the capital of San Juan. However, the Associated Press reports that many on the island are “still waiting for help from anyone from the federal or Puerto Rican government. But the scope of the devastation is so broad, and the relief effort so concentrated in San Juan, that many people from outside the capital say they have received little to no help.” Puerto Rico’s governor says he intends to ask for more than a billion dollars in federal assistance.
Most foreign journalists are banned from reporting in Zimbabwe, and strict media censorship is practiced by the government. After Mugabe’s statements regarding the end of cholera in Zimbabwe, orders were sent to cemetery employees not to allow any journalists to photograph funerals.
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