RUN FOR YOUR LIVES! PRESIDENT TRUMP WSNTS US TO PUSH AND SHOVE OUR WAY TO THE NEAREST exi...wait, sorry. It’s just a drill. Phew, that was close. I’m too stressed to work after a brush with death. Maybe we should all go to the bar.
Such a treat to work with my Murrow/Peabody Award-winning colleague @leylasantiagocnn on our special @cnn documentary “Storm Of Controversy” airing next Friday. We dig into exactly what is happening in #puertorico one year after Hurricane Maria shattered so many American lives. Set those DVRs, lovers! #Repost@julianquinones ・・・ Strong finish to an eye opening week in Puerto Rico. Special coming next Friday on CNN, a year after Maria made landfall here.
I’m back in Puerto Rico to shoot a @cnn documentary on the one year anniversary of Hurricane Maria and found this infuriating sight on an abandoned runway in Ceiba today. Those are 20,000 palates of FEMA water—more than 30 million bottles—which have been going to waste for MONTHS. In dueling statements, the Feds blame the locals for a lack of distribution while local officials say FEMA simply brought too much, too late. Can’t help but think of all the Americans who got sick drinking rain and river water...and all those from the mainland who desperately tried to help. As we head into another storm season, this pile of failure should be studied at all levels of government but when asked what he learned from Hurricane Maria, President Trump said the response was “an unsung success.” “I actually think it’s one of the best jobs that’s ever been done.”
This is Bob. He is 65 years old. He spent the first half of his life being ridden by tourists until his back began to sway and public outcry ended the practice. Now he spends his days wandering the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park in Zambia with his two wives and two babies and munching snacks at the Elephant Cafe. Meanwhile in neighboring Botswana, the new president lifted a shoot-to-kill poachers policy and without the deterrent, 90 slaughtered elephants have been found in recent weeks, their faces sawed off to harvest ivory tusks worth more in weight than gold or cocaine. In 1900, there were some 10 million wild #elephants in Africa. Now there are fewer than 500,000, a decline of 95%. For Bob and his buddies, the struggle is real and never ending...all thanks to human nature.