Articles by: Muffy Sunde

In Penuelas, Puerto Rico, power lines were downed by Hurricane Fiona in September 2022. PHOTO: Ricardo Arduengo / Reuters

Puerto Rico: FEMA corruption sabotages aid for islanders

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is failing in its mission to help those in need after a disaster. Its mandate is simple — repair and rebuild — but racism, economic bias, and corruption leave the destitute without help. In Puerto Rico, the bureau made a bad situation worse after Category 4 Hurricane Maria devastated the area in 2017. When[Read More…]

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Dying to work at Amazon

Dying to work at Amazon

“I’m still too young to feel like I’m 90 years old,” Candace Dixon told the Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR). Dixon lost her job when two month’s work at Amazon’s new “fulfillment center” in Eastvale, California, left her permanently disabled, with bulging discs, a back sprain, joint inflammation and chronic pain. Unable to work, she worries about losing her home.[Read More…]

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