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November 6, 2019

Engineering Student at Purdue Refused By CVS to Get Meds Because He Had A PR License

A Purdue University engineering student said a CVS employee grilled him about his immigration status, even asking him for his visa, and denied over-the-counter cold medicines because his driver's license showed he was from Puerto Rico.

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Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory and Puerto Ricans are U.S. citizens by birth.
José Guzmán Payano, a junior at Purdue, went to his local CVS store to purchase some Mucinex on Oct. 25. While completing the self-checkout, the CVS employee approached him and asked him for his identification, at which point he provided her with his driver’s license, which was from Puerto Rico. According to Guzmán Payano, the employee repeatedly told him that the store could not accept his identification, then asked him for his visa.
“She said she needed a U.S.-issued ID, Canada or Mexico license. That's when I tell her that was a U.S. issued license, and I didn't need anything else but that license," Guzman Payano told WTHR, NBC News’ Indianapolis, Indiana, affiliate. “When she asked me for a visa, I was in shock at that time.”
Guzmán Payano said incidents like this have happened to him before, which is why he carries around his U.S. passport in his backpack. Yet, the CVS employee would not accept his passport — which showed he was born in Puerto Rico — as a valid form of ID either and instructed Payano that he needed to provide documentation that verified his immigration status.
Guzmán Payano said he left the store without the medicine and returned a few minutes later to see whether a shift supervisor or a manager could assist him, but was once again told he’d need a U.S.-issued ID. Upon leaving, he called CVS to file a complaint.
"I was a little nervous," Guzman Payano told WTHR. “I was shaken by what had happened.”
Though the incident occurred in late October, it gained momentum online after Guzmán Payano’s mother, Arlene Payano Burgos, wrote about it on her Facebook page.
“My son, or any other consumer, is not obligated to disclose his immigration status to any CVS employee! What caused this employee to ask him for his visa? Was it his accent? Was it his skin color? Was it the Puerto Rican flag on the license?,” Payano Burgos wrote in the post that as of Monday, had received more than 5,000 likes and more than 10,000 shares. “Whatever triggered her to discriminate against my son embodies exactly what is wrong in the United States of America today.” CVS has since apologized for the incident and clarified that the store does accept Puerto Rican IDs as valid forms of identification that can be used to purchase cold medicine.
“CVS Pharmacy is committed to ensuring that every customer receives courteous, outstanding service in our stores and we have apologized to our customer in West Lafayette and his mother following his recent experience in one of our stores,” Amy Thibault, senior manager of corporate communications at CVS, wrote in an emailed statement to NBC News. “While we are confident that this was an isolated incident, we will be reiterating to all of our stores the correct procedures to follow when requesting identification that is required by law for certain transactions, as well as the forms of identification we accept, including IDs issued by U.S. territories such as Puerto Rico.” 
However isolated the incident involving CVS may be, there have been other documented cases of U.S. businesses not accepting IDs issued in Puerto Rico. Last year, a Puerto Rican couple visiting California for their niece’s wedding said they were not able to check in to a Motel 6 because their IDs weren’t considered valid. 
Both incidents underscore misunderstandings surrounding Puerto Rico’s relationship with the United States. The U.S. took control of Puerto Rico after the Spanish-American War of 1898. In 1917, Puerto Ricans were given U.S. citizenship through an act of Congress.
Yet, a 2017 poll found that only 54 percent of Americans know that people born in Puerto Rico are U.S. citizens.
“I guess I should be thankful that he wasn’t thrown in the back of an ICE van and interrogated, or worse,” Payano Burgos wrote in her Facebook post, referring to Immigration and Customs Enforcement. “What happened to my son today is not unlike what many other families have had to face since Trump was sworn into office and it’s completely unacceptable.”
From NBC Latino 

July 9, 2018

"Whites Only" NC Man Loses Job For Keeping Black Mom Out of Pool

 Jamie Hein, a landlord in Cincinnati, asked the Ohio Civil Rights Commission to reconsider a ruling it made regarding a law she violated.  What law did she violate you ask?  Well Ms. Hein violated the Ohio Civil Rights Act by posting a sign that reads “PUBLIC SWIMMING POOL, WHITE ONLY” (yes, it was 2012!)

Turn it, bake it, fry it any way you like; But the white truth is we have been living in a racist society. No not 50% of the population but through Trump supporters we know it's around the 38%, give or take. If liberals, Progressives and some independents would have realized that in 2016, Trump would have never won because people would know the war is NOT won and no matter what we do if we give the government to these bigots, they will change our nation. Some say we are a nation of laws and we have the constitution etc. Well as you know, laws can be changed and the constitution can be amended. What I've learned in the past two years is that is not the bottom feeders, the 1or 2% max. I was wrong. By the time the next election comes around, we will have a real fight on our hands because these people would feel empowered and they would cheat like before and they will do things decent people won't do, And we could lose.   

 WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A  North Carolina man has lost his day job and pool chairmanship after an allegedly racially charged incident recorded on a cell phone Wednesday went viral. 
The Winston-Salem Police Department confirmed they received a "disturbance" call on July 4 around 1:21 pm at the Glenridge Community Swimming Pool. The caller identified himself as Adam Bloom and said he was the chairman of the pool, according to the police report. 
Officers spoke with Bloom who said he was concerned that a woman identified as Jasmine Abhulimen was using the pool without authorization to do so.
The responding officers determined during their investigation that Abhulimen did have proper access via her pool access card. The officers said no crime was committed.
Abhulimen recorded the incident on her cellphone and the video has since received national and international attention. She accused Bloom of racial profiling and said in the video that she was the only one asked to show ID.  
John Vermitsky, Adam Bloom's attorney, told the Winston-Salem Journal that Bloom confronted Abhulimen after speaking with another board member and learning of a possible discrepancy with Abhulimen's address.
Bloom's job as a pool chair included removing people from the pool who were not authorized to be there. He did so several times a year, and people who have been removed include a variety of ages and races, Vermitsky told the paper.
Eric Ellison, Abhulimen’s attorney, issued a statement Friday saying Abhulimen "was the target of racial profiling" and that “this incident was traumatizing to Mrs. Abhulimen and her entire family."
The Homeowners Associated released this statement to WFMY News 2 about the incident
The company that Adam Bloom worked for, Sonoco Products, released a statement saying he was no longer an employee there.

We are aware of a terrible incident involving the actions of one our employees outside of the workplace, and we have released this statement.
Many on social media have labeled Bloom "ID Adam" in the wake of the incident. 
Other people who have been accused of racial profiling have been similarly labeled on social media, including Permit Patty and Pool Patrol Paula.
Contributing: Joel Shannon, USA TODAY

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We need more Rosa Parks preferably white

May 20, 2018

NYC Berserk Lawyer Got a Mexican Musical Armada at Home in His Neighborhood to Welcome Him

Dozens of people on Friday protested a New York lawyer who was filmed threatening to call immigration officials on people speaking Spanish in a Manhattan restaurant.
More than 100 people gathered outside the home of Aaron Schlossberg, with a Mariachi band and free tacos featured at the protest, The New York Post reported.
I think after this anti Spanish or anybody but people like him will get some medication to control himself when in the subways, restaurant, bus or the street he decided to open his mouth while on berserk mode. Imagine him getting off in one or two stops on the train to where you have a cluster of Hispanics, Indians, Muslims and start telling them they are not Americans or they can't speak their native language or he will report them to Immigration. I will guarantee you the guy will need plastic surgery or even worse. NYC is a tough city and it is to the temperament of the customers and employees when he went berserk that someone would not have made sure via a punch he did not speak any language while his broken jaw healed. I am very proud nothing of what happened and he was left to uninterrupted said whatever he could not control of saying.

May 19, 2018

The Languages Each Neighborhood in NYC Speaks the Most

 Lawyer went bezerk when he heard restaurant workers speaking to each other in spanish of all places, Manhattan, NYC

This week, a video of a lawyer threatening to call ICE on women speaking Spanish at a restaurant went viral. "This is America," said Aaron Schlossberg, the attorney. "Your staff should be speaking English, OK?"
This guy is obviously a racist, but he's also just wrong. Americans — and New Yorkers in particular — speak all kinds of languages, not just English. And there are many parts of New York where English isn't even the most common language you'll hear on the streets, in businesses and in homes. Business Insider's Andy Kiersz used data from the Minnesota Population Center to map the most common languages spoken in each neighborhood of New York City, and the results speak for themselves:  


(That enclave of Russian speakers at the southern tip of Brooklyn? That's where Brighton Beach and Coney Island are.)
Although the map of the most commonly spoken language in each neighborhood is pretty edifying, things get really interesting when you drill down to the second and third most commonly spoken languages in each neighborhood, which include Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Creole, French, Greek, Italian, Kru (a family of languages spoken in the Ivory Coast, Liberia and Burkina Faso), Punjabi, Polish, and Yiddish.
 (Check out Business Insider's post to see maps showing where those languages are commonly spoken.) New York really is an amazingly diverse city — and most New Yorkers like it that way.

May 18, 2018

NYC Based Lawyer Goes Berserk! When He Heard Restaurant Employees Speaking Spanish


The video for this jackA, appeared on a tweet two
days ago which this blog sent to FaceBook
and other sites. We like to give you a follow-up.

It is short of amazing this episode happens today.

A lawyer who does not know the constitution
of his country which nowhere you find
English nor any language as the official
language. Even if such was the case it certainly would not be in
Manhattan, NYC, in which you find every language and dialect spoken
under the sun. But having an individual who is supposed to be well
educated,  the video hits many of us right under the chin!

Where did this bigot grow up, go to school and what is going
on in his place of work since it is a LAW firm? They Don't take Spanish or
any other customer that can't or won't speak English??? Do They have
a sign at the door that reads "English ONLY"?

The rampage from this bigot against people that are bilingual sheds light
on the importance to know more than one language, like most Europeans do.
Why? Because today the information unites every nation to every other people
regardless of distance. If one wants to do well in business, in a global
environment one needs to understand the customers or even the owners
of the corporation paying your salary which might be in Germany or China.
I just feel sorry for this poor fool.

Aaron Schlossberg, a New York-based lawyer, became Internet famous on Wednesday for the worst of reasons: a racist rant that went viral.
Schlossberg was captured on a smartphone video yelling at employees in the restaurant Fresh Kitchen in midtown Manhattan. His complaint was that the workers were speaking Spanish to customers.
"And my guess is they're not documented," Schlossberg said to an employee, who appeared to be a manager. "So my next call is to ICE to have each one of them kicked out of my country."
ICE is the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which is responsible for enforcing federal laws on border control.
Beyond just facing the wrath of Twitter, Schlossberg's business is getting pummeled online.

A lot of people are sharing this video. I shared it earlier and got a phone call from someone in my circle who went to law school with him. Aaron M. Schlossberg. Here's his website:  All systems go! 
His firm, the Law Office of Aaron M. Schlossberg, has been flooded with one-star reviews on Yelp, with commenters calling him a "vile racist" and surfacing other incidents of disparaging remarks he's made in public toward minority groups.
So many reviews were flooding Schlossberg's page that Yelp jumped in to say the listing is undergoing an "active cleanup alert." According to Yelp, when a business attracts posts because it "made waves in the news," the company works to "remove both positive and negative posts that appear to be motivated more by the news coverage itself than the reviewer's personal consumer experience with the business."
People also altered online listings of the law firm on Google by changing it to the 'Spanish restaurant' category and switching out the photo of Schlossberg with a dog being hit in the face by a frisbee, 
His firm, the Law Office of Aaron M. Schlossberg, has been flooded with one-star reviews on Yelp, with commenters calling him a "vile racist" and surfacing other incidents of disparaging remarks he's made in public toward minority groups.
So many reviews were flooding Schlossberg's page that Yelp jumped in to say the listing is undergoing an "active cleanup alert." According to Yelp, when a business attracts posts because it "made waves in the news," the company works to "remove both positive and negative posts that appear to be motivated more by the news coverage itself than the reviewer's personal consumer experience with the business."
People also altered online listings of the law firm on Google by changing it to the 'Spanish restaurant' category and switching out the photo of Schlossberg with a dog being hit in the face by a frisbee,  
Schlossberg's website says the firm handles business and commercial law in New York.

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March 5, 2018

Taking a Page from Trump Israel Will Deport LGBT Asylum Seekers to Rwanda//Uganda Putting Their Lives at Risk

Israel intends to deport LGBT asylum seekers to Rwanda and Uganda, even though the governments of both countries are likely to persecute them for their sexual orientation or gender identities.  

The Population, Immigration, and Border Authority recently rejected a request that this community is added to the categories of people who can’t be deported, such as women and children.
Though asylum seekers can raise their sexual orientation or gender identity as an argument against deportation in their pre-deportation hearings it is unlikely to be accepted – Israel has previously refused to accept LGBT identity as grounds for receiving refugee status. In January, the refugee aid organization HIAS and the Israeli nonprofit Aguda - LGBT Task Force asked both the Interior Ministry and the Justice Ministry to protect LGBT individuals from deportation, but both rejected this request. The Justice Ministry said the existing mechanism of pre-deportation hearings “provides a suitable solution under the circumstances to the fears that have been raised.” 
Since 2015, the LGBT Task Force has handled the cases of about 30 LGBT asylum seekers but it believes there are many, possibly even hundreds, more. It’s hard to estimate their numbers accurately since many fear being exposed as gay or lesbian within their own communities, where they are likely to encounter prejudice.
Task Force officials said many LGBT asylum seekers are marginalized by their countrymen in Israel and suffer persecution, harassment, and exploitation of fellow asylum seekers. They generally lead lonely lives and are frequently pushed into prosecution for lack of any other way to earn a living.
Yet, even so, their situation in Israel is much better than what they can expect in Uganda or Rwanda, as attorney Yonatan Berman wrote in a 2016 article. He quoted the asylum application of one African asylum seeker who said he was violently assaulted and raped in his country of origin because of his sexual identity, yet received no protection from the police and lived in constant fear of violence from the authorities. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees recommend that Israel recognize him as a refugee, but the Interior Ministry’s advisory committee on refugees refused to do so. 
“Our position is that sexual orientation isn’t protected by the convention, and this is an unjustified expansion of the convention,” said attorney Sara Shaul, the ministry’s representative on the panel, referring to the UN Refugee Convention. 
Many Western countries have recognized LGBT individuals, including citizens of Uganda, as refugees on the grounds that they had a justified fear of persecution in their own countries. But Israel is now proposing to send LGBT individuals to Uganda, which is considered one of the most dangerous places in the world for them, in part due to laws that greatly restrict their freedom, including one punishing gay sex by life in prison.
Though homosexuality isn’t illegal in Rwanda, members of the LGBT community don’t have equal rights and face harassment by the authorities, including verbal and physical violence, extortion by soldiers, arbitrary arrest by the police and discrimination in housing, employment and education.

October 12, 2017

Puerto Rico's Water-Heath Condition is Dire

Latest: Before I go on with this page let me inform those that have not heard that Trump this morning accused Puerto Rico of being at fault for its condition and for not having a good grid. He threatened to pull out FEMA and the Soldiers first Responders out of the Island. One can only hear or read these words in incomprehension of how this nightmare is come to be. 
Puerto Rico is had its terrible moments like all states in the mainland and always what we have given in life's and treasure to the government comes back in those moments and the population is able to pull out of it. Thanks to a psychotic man elected as President, the island finds itself like no other place in the US. Some say Trump got offended by San Juan Mayor's and the crazy man reacts like he always reacts like a spoiled child that he is. 
Others Including this writer believe the 'main' among others he is behaving this way and I know no one can get into that crazy head of his but you can study the man's history of public and some private life. No matter who we say we are, the way we have behave all our lives particularly an old man is the real way we are. History and facts do not lie no matter if one likes to make excuses for someone's behavior. Trump has always dislike people unlike him, not talking bahaviour but color. It's plainly as day from the days he almost went to jail with his dad for not renting to blacks and latinos in Manhattan instead sending applicats to the Bronx and Brooklyn. Even Queens where he is from was not good enough. I have writen about all these along so many bloggers before the election but nobody wanted to know. 
Most Puerto Ricans are the wrong color and he associates Puerto Ricans in the Island to the NewYorkricans he read on the New York Post when up in his tower. He cannot keep a secret, just like when he brought the Russians into the White House without US press and divulged secrets of the US- which many did not want to believe, it cost the lives of at least one Israeli secret agent.  
Most of the information is obtained from his lips, particularly when he gets pissed and he was pissed last night. But unlike some people that get mad and calm down afterward when he gets mad, he gets even. He only says the way he feels when he is pissed and what his intentions are. 
My suggestion is for those that have internet, to email, call congresspeople particuklalry those people in the states. The savious for Puerto Ricans are Puerto Ricans then congresss (then we have a Republican *𐩮 congress) to follow by other nations is he drops the help, then Puerto Rico should dissallow the Jones act but for that, you have to put pressure in the Governor and PR"S senate. The Governor is been walking on eggshells not to offend this man  *𐩮 We read stories about other nations having leaders like this, then someone elected this man.  *𐩮  If you need more information about anything I'm writing and you can't find it on google, let me know.
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(Caguas) Harry Figueroa, a teacher who went a week without the oxygen that helped him breathe, died here last week at 58. His body went unrefrigerated for so long that the funeral director could not embalm his badly decomposed corpse.
Miguel Bastardo Berroa's kidneys are failing. His physicians at the intensive care unit at Doctors Hospital in Carolina are treating him for a bacterial disease that he probably caught in floodwaters contaminated with animal urine.
José L. Cruz wakes up in the middle of the night three times a week to secure a spot in line for dialysis. His treatment hours have been cut back to save fuel for the generators that power the center.
“Because of the electricity situation, a lot of people died, and are still dying,” said Mr. Figueroa’s daughter, Lisandra, 30. “You can’t get sick now.” 


Yarelis Rosa visited her husband, Miguel Bastardo Beroa, at a hospital in Carolina, Puerto Rico. Doctors suspect that he contracted leptospirosis in contaminated floodwaters.CreditDennis M. Rivera Pichardo for The New York Times 
Nearly three weeks after Hurricane Maria tore through Puerto Rico, many sick people across the island remain in mortal peril. The government’s announcements each morning about the recovery effort are often upbeat, but beyond them are hidden emergencies. Seriously ill dialysis patients across Puerto Rico have seen their treatment hours reduced by 25 percent because the centers still lack a steady supply of diesel to run their generators. Less than half of Puerto Rico’s medical employees have reported working in the weeks since the storm, federal health officials said. Hospitals are running low on medicine and high on patients, as they take in the infirm from medical centers where generators failed. A hospital in Humacao had to evacuate 29 patients last Wednesday — including seven in the intensive care unit and a few on the operating table — to an American military medical ship off the coast of Puerto Rico when a generator broke down.
There are urgent attempts to help. The federal government has sent 10 Disaster Medical Assistance Teams of civilian doctors, nurses, paramedics and others to the island. Four mobile hospitals have been set up in hospital parking lots, and the Comfort, a medical treatment ship, is on the scene. A 44-bed hospital will soon open in badly wrecked Humacao, in the southeast.
But even as the Army Corps of Engineers is installing dozens of generators at medical facilities, and utility crews work to restore power to 36 hospitals, medical workers and patients say that an intense medical crisis persists and that communications and electrical difficulties have obscured the true number of fatalities directly related to the hurricane. The official count rose on Tuesday to 43.
Matching resources with needs remains a problem. The Puerto Rico Department of Health has sent just 82 patients to the Comfort over the past six days, even though the ship can serve 250. The Comfort’s 800 medical personnel were treating just seven patients on Monday. 


Villa Hugo in Canovanas remained flooded for days after Hurricane Maria swept across the island. Reports of diseases related to water contamination have been rising.CreditDennis M. Rivera Pichardo for The New York Times 
The mayor of Canóvanas, in the northeast part of the island, reported over the weekend that several people in her city had died of leptospirosis, the bacterial disease Mr. Bastardo is believed to have caught from the floodwaters. The Puerto Rico Department of Health said Sunday night that several cases were being evaluated, but that lab tests had not yet come back to confirm the diagnosis. At the same time, the agency urged people to drink only bottled water and to wear protective shoes near bodies of water that could be contaminated with animal urine.
Carmen C. Deseda, the Puerto Rico state epidemiologist, said that six people were being treated for leptospirosis, even though test results to confirm the diagnosis would not be complete for another week or two. Puerto Rico usually sees a few dozen cases a year and perhaps one death, but officials are expecting an increase because of the flooding.
Forty percent of the island still lacks running water because of the blackout, which still affects 85 percent of the island. As a result, many people are bathing in streams and receiving nonpotable water from huge tanks.
Yarelis Rosa, 37, said her husband, Mr. Bastardo, was infected because he had cut his hand a few days before the storm and it had not fully healed when he spent hours in the floodwaters trying to escape his home in Canovanas. A few days later, Mr. Bastardo’s head, feet and knees hurt and his temperature soared to 106 degrees. She took him to the hospital more than a dozen times, she said.
“I.V., injection, go home. I.V., injection, go home. I.V., injection, go home,” Ms. Rosa said, describing the revolving door of medical treatment. 


Shelves of medicines at the field hospital in Caguas, P.R., on Saturday. Many medical facilities on the island are short of necessary supplies. CreditDennis M. Rivera Pichardo for The New York Times 
He was intubated on Friday, she said, the same day that the patient next to him died of the same illness.
“Nervous? It looked like a war zone, where you have to evacuate to save your life,” she said, describing the scrambling doctors. “The politicians say that everything is fine because they have nice places to live. Why didn’t they bring Donald Trump here?”
In Caguas, a city of 142,000 south of San Juan, the municipal 911 manager, José Oramas, said that city ambulance had responded to at least four calls since the storm where a patient who had lost power for oxygen tanks or ventilators had died. At Hima Hospital in Caguas, doctors deployed by the federal government are treating patients under an air-conditioned tent in the parking lot. But a health professional from another team, who was not authorized to speak publicly, said many of the teams were not seeing patients and felt powerless to help with the main need, which is a stable power supply.
“It’s very critical,” said Maria Jacobo, the administrator of Hima Hospital. “The whole island is critical, especially for oxygen.”
At the mobile hospital on Sunday, Luz Alverio was with her 72-year-old sister, Irma, whose legs are swollen and discolored from infected insect bites. “People didn’t die in the winds,” Luz Alverio said. “They are dying now.” 


Doctors examined festering insect bites on Irma Alverio’s legs in a hospital tent in Caguas on Saturday as her sister, Luz Alverio, looked on. CreditDennis M. Rivera Pichardo for The New York Times 
The situation is particularly serious for Puerto Rico’s 6,000 dialysis patients.
On its hurricane update website, the Puerto Rican government says that all 46 dialysis centers on the island have received assistance, and the Department of Defense counts 43 centers as operational. The website does not mention that the diesel fuel shortage is still so severe that many patients whose blood is normally cleaned for 12 hours a week are now being treated for only nine.
“At one point, the government said the dialysis situation was controlled and the facilities were getting diesel,” said Lisandro Montalvo, the medical director of Fresenius Medical Care North America, a chain of dialysis centers here. “But they may be supplied diesel to three or four facilities, and we have 26 facilities. We talk to FEMA every day. It’s always an emergency. We have to say: ‘These three are low, please.’ Sometimes they fill it, and sometimes they don’t.”
Mr. Cruz receives his dialysis treatment at a different chain of centers. He said that in the days after the storm, all the centers were closed, so patients were swarming to hospitals, where they were getting just half the prescribed treatment. Witnessing a woman’s death during dialysis helped persuade him that he should leave Puerto Rico, rather than keep having to struggle to find a spot in line. He plans to move to Orlando, Fla., on Wednesday.
“They are cutting my life short,” Mr. Cruz said. “The governor can’t be everywhere at once. If his aides tell him everything is great, he thinks everything is great.’’
Ricardo Rosselló, the governor of Puerto Rico, said on Monday that the authorities were doing their best to stave off a public health disaster. About 70 percent of the island’s pharmacies had reopened, he said, and a special hotline had been established for people to receive insulin. He added that dialysis centers were “in the loop” for fuel and generator repairs and maintenance, and several patients had been evacuated to the mainland United States. 
Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan, who leads the military effort on the island, said that several hospitals had suffered structural damage in the storm and that even those that are officially listed as open face serious limitations.
“Define ‘open,’” General Buchanan said. “The fact that they are providing treatment is one thing. Are they taking new patients? I won’t feel comfortable until the hospitals are back on the grid and they have sufficient medicines across the board.”
Ricardo Ramos, chief executive of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, the island’s utility, said that restoring power to hospitals was the company’s No. 1 priority. Mr. Ramos said the utility had worked hard to make sure that there was at least one hospital able to treat patients in each region of the country, and that it had restored power to one of the island’s two facilities for producing medical oxygen.
“I would love to have all the hospitals energized, but it’s impossible to do that,” he said. “There are hospitals in the mountainside, there are hospitals in the southeast, where my infrastructure is completely destroyed.”
Robert P. Kadlec, the assistant secretary of Health and Human Services for preparedness and response, said the Veterans Health Administration had also opened its hospitals to nonveterans to help meet urgent needs.
“The devastation I saw, I thought was equivalent to a nuclear detonation,” Dr. Kadlec said. “Whatever you do, will be almost insufficient to the demand and need that is out there for these 3.5 million Americans in Puerto Rico. We are doing everything we can with what we have, and we have a lot.’’

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