By: Allison Soliman, Editor
The tragedy in Puerto Rico the last few weeks has been heartbreaking to watch. Men, women, and children left to pick up the damage for themselves after a natural disaster has completely destroyed cities and families. President Donald Trump went to Puerto Rico a couple weeks ago and threw paper towels to the people in need, as if that would clean up the mess that the hurricane made in the country. A week or so later, the President tweeted, “…We cannot keep FEMA, the Military, and the First Responders, who have been amazing (under the most difficult circumstances), in P.R. forever!” even though Puerto Rico needs help from the United States now more than ever due to the damage the country has experienced.
On the bright side, many people of Latinx descent have been speaking out about the situation in Puerto Rico and what the government is doing to help. Tony Award winner, Lin-Manuel Miranda has been tweeting and speaking out about it nonstop and even got a bunch of latinx celebrities to collaborate with him on a new song regarding the devastation. He is donating all the proceeds from the song to the Hispanic Federation. You can find the link to the song in this article.
Puerto Rico is in desperate need of help from the United States. Without it, many more people may suffer and more lives will be lost. It is doubtful that the President will work very hard to keep First Responders in Puerto Rico, so the citizens of this country should work hard to help them instead. They are just as important as Texas and Florida.