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pacific on "cnn's parts unknown." thanks for being me with this sunday. i'm fredricka whitfield. straight ahead "newsroom with ana cabrera." >> thank you for joining me. i'm ana cabrera in new york. right now, millions of americans still living without electricity on the island of puerto rico, now 11 days since the destruction of hurricane maria. restoring power is not the island's only priority. nearly 9,000 people are spending the night in emergency shelters. cell phone service is still down. some land lines have been restored. food and water has been delivered to all 78 municipalities in puerto rico, but that residents in the farthest most remote parts of the island may not have received anything yet and the lack of communication that i just mentioned is not helping the distribution work. straight to san juan, anderson cooper is there. you have been all over the island these past few days. what is it like outside the
bigger cities compared to san juan? >> reporter: we were in aguadia in the west red, a town oguntas in the mountains and the south. stories still of no electricity in many places. it's a story of long, long gas lines. today along highways on the way to oguntas cars pulled alongside the road. first i thought it was a gas line. it was an area where people cell phones were work so long people would get in their cars, drive to this part of the highway and sit on the side so they could finally have communication with people elsewhere on the island and united states and beyond. it's a story in many of these towns and basically every town that i've been in, we've seen community members, people on the street cleaning up, hacking down trees that are blocking roads, doing whatever they can with whatever they have but there is still a lot of need obviously and a lot of people waiting for
that electrical grid to get restored and know it may be several months in some places and as you talked about fema says that the food and water has been delivered to all 78 municipalities. getting it distributed is from within those municipalities is a different matter. i've talked to a number of mayors who have a mayor in aguadia yesterday complaining he has not gotten enough in terms of food and water. they've gotten donations from outside from other places in the united states, but he is really desperate and eager to try to get more supplies from people. we saw folks from the new york city fire department. they were out there working with the red cross, fire department has a thing called darda disaster assistance recovery team that's not fema. it's a separate thing that works with the red cross. they had requisitioned a truckload of mres, handing them out as fast as they could. lot of the first responders i talked to are at the lowest
level, not the leadership level. will tell me privately they are frustrated by the lack of organization they've seen. in some cases they've been sitting around for days waiting for a mission and are eager to get out there and deliver aid and to do whatever they can. >> interesting that's still a problem. now, i know you spoke with the mayor of san juan yesterday who has become a central character in the bigger story here. you talked to her specifically about the criticism of her leadership. how is she reacting to the president's tweets and attacks? >> reporter: you know, in terms of the president's actual tweets from saturday morning about her and tweets that have continued, she clearly doesn't want to get into a tit-for-tat with the president. it's a distraction, she doesn't want to be distracted that it's politics. she clearly feels that there's not an advantage in perhaps getting in a one on one. if you actually look back at what she has said, she hasn't
been that directly critical of president trump. she has been certainly insistent on the needs of the people not only in san juan but also of puerto rico, and obviously her voice has been heard, but perhaps the president has perceived as that criticism. if you look at the things she said, she hadn't been directly critical. fema administrator is critical of her. she should be attending the joint field operation meetings. i talked to the mayor about that last night. she has two fema representatives in her office and didn't directly address whether or not she is going to these meetings and whether or not she should, if she's not. >> all right, anderson cooper, we will come back and check in with you later. thank you very much, and while puerto rico remains in desperate need of food, water and other basic necessities, families are coming together to help their loved ones who are still struggling to get by, and cnn's paulo sandoval is following the story. your producer had a chance to
meet with emergency responders yesterday, you were there as we discussed on our show at that gathering of people who were bringing all these goods to donate. >> right. >> you have one story in particular that stood out to you. >> absolutely. what we've seen in the last several hours especially at that event in the bronx, there were just so many people coming together, there is clearly this desire to help people, about 1500 miles away. we saw a family that lives in the new jersey area, a family with loved ones in puerto rico and some of my producing colleagues were able to share with us, this is a family that is taking matters into their own hands taking help to their loved ones. >> did you did your homework yesterday? >> reporter: janie barbosa's household routine household chores and taking her son to school. on this day this new jersey woman and her family are embarking on their own humanitarian mission, getting help to loved ones in
storm-ravaged puerto rico. >> today i'm gonna drop him off and then i'm gonna try to go to walgreens to buy a few things for my mom. that is my mom. >> reporter: mom is over 1600 miles away, stranded in san juan since hurricane maria battered the island, barbosa had to rely on word from relatives to confirm her 76-year-old mother was okay. >> the first week was horrible for me because i didn't know anything about none of my family members until my best friend called me finally and she went, no, christopher -- she went to the house and saw her, that she was okay. >> reporter: barbosa's husband doesn't have that peace of mind. he still don't know the fate of some of his family in the city of callais. >> i heard from one of my daughter that lives there, and, but i don't know anything about my sister or other relatives.
so it's been hard. >> so i have to carry those on. >> reporter: tired of waiting, the couple is heading to puerto rico and they're not packing light. lan temps, medicines for mom, provisions that are badly needed are all packed in this pile of boxes. the next morning -- >> do you think that one is gonna be enough? >> reporter: the family stock of supplies are successfully checked in at jfk, bringing them one step closer to takeoff. four hours later, barbosa, her family and the supplies land safely in san juan. >> mommy. >> reporter: first a reunion with her mother. >> come sta? >> reporter: then it was off to search for her husband's sister, vivian. it's been over two weeks since they heard from her. [ speaking in foreign language ] >> reporter: at her home, a much anticipated reunion. >> meja! >> reporter: moments like these
provide relief, the weeks of uncertainty as over 90% of the island is still without power, telecommunications are largely off line and over half of the country's grocery stores remain closed. this family representing the reality for millions of american citizens in puerto rico, some are reunited. all are on the long road to recovery. >> i'm trying to, not to cry, but it's hard. it's hard. it's very hard. you have to be here to believe it, and see it with your own eyes. >> of course it does change things, too, when the individuals are able to make that journey, land in puerto rico, see the home they grew up in and what's left of it, as for janie, that young woman you heard from a while ago she's still in puerto rico right now. she expects to fly back come thursday with her husband, with her little boy, who you saw in that video, and she has hope that her mom will also want to come back to new jersey with her, while her native puerto
rico continues to recover. >> i'm sure it's a mix of emotions those tears of joy seeing your family members okay and tears of pain in seeing the destruction and what a lot of people are living through right now. thank you, polo, to are that story. great to see the whole process from start to finish and them helping in any way they can. i want to bring in puerto rico's congressional delegate jennifer gonzalez colon joining us on the phone. i want to get your take how things are going in puerto rico. you have visited the island yourself and have been in contact with the residents there. >> yes, thank you for the opportunity. i was there during the hurricane, and i just came back monday and then went back on friday. it's a little bit of -- there's a little bit of improvement but still we still need a lot of employees, we still need a lot of supplies to arrive, and to manage the issue about logistics, what you see, what
you saw a few minutes ago with those people reunited with their families is what's going on on the island. people are desperate because they don't have water, they don't have food. they don't have access to reach their family in other towns. more than 80% of the island is without communications but of course we are receiving more of federal aid. we are receiving a lot of people coming from different federal agencies. the president assigned more than 36 agencies to the island to oversee this situation, and i hope with the current days and leading effort of the governor and the general -- more helicopters because as you know, there are so many towns that haven't received yet enough supplies for their communities. that's the main problem we got, the logistics to get the supplies and commodities of water, food that are essential
to those, to everybody there. >> we talked to a number of people with experience, and responding to natural disasters, who worry this administration was a little slow to respond with adequate help. i'm curious, when was the first time the president contacted you regarding this crisis in puerto ri rico? >> the federal agencies have contacted me since the first day actually, more than 4,000 federal employees were there on the island before hurricane irma, and i went even to their offices and we got a lot of meetings, a lot of communication. i think brett long was there during irma. they were there before, during and after maria. the real problem is we never expected to be hit by another hurricane and this time a category 5, in less than ten days, so when you look what happened, i mean, we were hit by irma in 80 miles per hour, and
then eight, ten days later with maria with a catastrophic winds that has actually decimated the whole island. so i will tell you this. we still need a lot of supplies and get better logistics to have the job done, but i can tell you, i mean the president's cabinet, hhs, the corps of engineers and all the federal agencies are with boots on the ground doing the job, and i want to thank the people who are coming from california, mississippi, west virginia, florida, they are sending their teams to recover the power grid of the island. you can see the air force, the navy, coast guard doing their job, so this is the time to unite all the united states in one effort, and that effort is saving lives, because as we
speak, there are missions of recovery undergoing, of rescue, more than 800 people were rescued by the different agencies, but we still need a lot of help and i hope the president visit next week is going to bring that at a new level, because this is the first time we will see the visit of a president after a hurricane hit the island. >> and it has been 11 days. the president has not gone yet, as you mentioned. he plans to go on tuesday. he's been talking about that, in his twitter feed this weekend. in the meantime he has also blamed puerto rico's financial situation and ailing infrastructure there for the extent of desperation there. he blamed the mayor of san juan, said the people of puerto rico want everything done for them. do you have any problems with the tone this president has taken? >> maybe, you know what? this is not the time for politics to have in people, different bodies saying and blaming one or another.
i can tell you the president has called me twice actually asking me directly how he can help, what can be improved, how many more people, resources we need. he just approved $40 million for highways to repair highways and rebuild highways on the island. he just sent a lot of new beds for the hospitals, working with the generators. i mean, nothing is perfect, because we have been hit by a catastrophic hurricane. i want to be the problems solve already but that's not true. we're still working. there's 78 municipalities and we need to converge and coordinate this frustration and converge it to coordination within the federal agencies. that's what the governor is doing, that's what the rest of the mayors are doing. that's what i'm doing, because we need to get ahead of this situation, be stronger, and of course let the people have what
they need, water and food. the mayor is saying what she said. i think we should get a hold of frustration and convert that to solve the situation, not to blame. i think we are very grateful for all the help we received from the federal government and we still need more, so this is not solved yet, and i hope in the next days we can continue to see the improvement of what has been done. >> all right, thank you so much, representative jennifer gonzalez colon for shedding some light on the situation for us. we really do appreciate it. we wish the very best for the people in your island in puerto rico, those americans who are having to bear through the devastation and the long road to recovery, but again, we hope it is as swift as can be. thank you. still ahead in "the newsroom" the president tells his secretary of state through a tweet he is wasting his time looking for a diplomatic solution to the north korea threat. what message does that send to the regime?
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president trump publicly subverting the message of his own secretary of state whose message was one of diplomacy. the president tweeting "i told rex tillerson our wonderful secretary of state he is wasting his time trying to negotiate with little rocket man. save your energy, rex. we will do what has to be done." he went on to say being nice to rocket man hasn't worked in 25 years. why would it work now? clinton failed. bush failed. and obama failed. i won't fail. one day ago in beijing secretary tillerson revealed the u.s. has direct lines of communication with north korea. he said he is probing to find ways to resolve tensions over north korea's nuclear weapons. tillerson says his goal is to try to "calm things down." in another bizarre move the white house contradicting the president's tweets a senior administration official tells cnn "we are still committed to
the diplomatic approach on north korea." let's bring in ryan brown, cnn's pentagon reporter. what is remarkable here is the president is publicly disagreeing with not only his secretary of state, but his secretary of defense, and other senior officials there in the white house. >> well it was definitely a loud message and taking place while secretary tillerson was in china and china being a key player in any u.s. attempt to get north korea to curb its missile and nuclear activity. again, secretary of defense mattis has pushed diplomacy as well, but one thing to look at here is trump was responding directly to this channel, this idea of a direct communication with pyongyang, potential direct negotiations. there are other diplomatic initiatives and i think that's what the administration is focused on like secretary mattis and secretary tillerson that's working to get china on board, working through the u.n. to do additional sanctions but could be a good cop/bad cop scenario where trump is applying pressure via twitter while the diplomacy
efforts are done by secretary tillerson in beijing. >> what kind of impact does this have on tillerson's effectiveness as secretary of state, his ability to try to negotiate? >> well i think it definitely in terms of these channels with north korea it's going to cause them to have questions as to exactly what they can expect the u.s. message to be potentially. they're seeing these very different one attempt to temper things down a little bit, through secretary tillerson and another from president trump ruling out any direct negotiations it would appear with pyongyang through his tweets. so again, it will be interesting to see kind of way approach the u.s., actual u.s. folks executing the foreign policy tillerson, mattis, et cetera, what approach they take moving forward. >> could the president's tweets risk taking that diplomatic option off the table? >> it may risk the direct communications through the back channels with pyongyang but i don't think -- i think u.s. military officials, state
department officials have long said diplomatic efforts with china, with other countries in the region, south korea, japan, at the u.n. will continue, because there are military options, the pentagon's constantly working on those plans but they have publicly said that diplomacy, there will always be a diplomatic option. ana? >> ryan browne for us at the pentagon, thank you. while diplomatic efforts to calm things down between the u.s. and north korea go on, new information is turning up in the mysterious death of an american college student just days after his detention in north korea ended. cnn's brian todd has the story. >> reporter: ana, the controversy over otto warmbier's death is intensifying. the north koreans are pushing back hard right now to the warmbier family's allegations that he was tortured while in their custody, and veteran coroners are complaining we may never know for sure, because of a decision the warmbier family made. the mystery over what happened to otto warmbier while he was in
north korean custody is deepening. kim jong-un's regime now denies allegations that the 22-year-old college student was tortured during the 17 months they held him. president trump tweeted this week otto was tortured beyond belief by north korea. warmbier's parents told their story to cnn. >> otto was systematically tortured and intentionally injured by kim and his regime. >> warmbier's father says after his son was returned from north korea in june in a vegetative state and before otto died a few days later he examined his son's bottom teeth and found what he says is evidence of torture. >> his teeth look like they had been rearranged with a pair of pliers. >> reporter: but the hamilton county coroner in ohio who did an external indication contradicts the father's claim. >> no evidence of trauma.
we were surprised, yes, at that statement. >> reporter: the coroner says postmortem examination found no obvious signs of torture. we may never know for sure. warmbier's family declined a full autopsy and the coroner went along with that request. dr. sick victor weeden a forensic pathologist who investigated hundreds of murders said that was a mistake. >> this is a case that has tremendous potential international repercussions. this is a case where there's a possibility that it was a homicide. in those cases there should be no questions. you should do an autopsy. it's possible that a torturer can be committed and you don't see signs on the outside of the body but might see signs internally. >> reporter: warmbier's doctors have said he lost much of his brain tissue due to oxygen deprivation to the brain. veteran coroners tell cnn that could have been caused by strangulation and also possibly by medication, a heart attack, a blood clot, or a botched suicide attempt. warmbier was sentenced to hard
labor for allegedly stealing a political poster during a visit to pyongyang. some analysts believe it may not have been in the north korean's interest to torture warmbier severely because they frequently use american prisoners as bargaining chips. >> it's as with any kidnap victim, it does you no good to try to get a ransom if the goods frankly are not still breathing and healthy and safe. >> reporter: but most everyone agrees whether the north koreans tortured otto warmbier or not, his fate falls squarely on the shoulders of kim jong-un. >> there is no doubt that this is the kim regime's fault. if he hadn't been imprisoned by the north koreans otto warmbier would be with us today. >> reporter: a key question now, what can the trump administration do to punish north korea for the death of otto warmbier? human rights advocates say the administration could push more sanctions on the regime or place the regime back on the list of
state sponsors of terrorism. right now the state department is being non-committal about doing that. ana? >> brian todd, thank you for that. a shocking and violent attack on a police officer and several others in canada and it started in front of surveillance cameras. this is edmonton, alberta, a white car with an isis flag in the window plows into a police officer, knocking him down and then the car's driver gets out and starts stabbing the policeman on the ground. the attacker got away on foot. afterward the suspect led them on a chase in a u-haul truck and hit four pedestrians before crashing. the suspect was arrested. police are calling this an act of terrorism. to spain now, more than 800 people are hurt after fighting with police in spain. this is in northeastern spain near barcelona, cat lone in a, and people are trying to vote in a referendum to make that part of spain independent.
that vote was not allowed to happen. it is illegal according to the spanish government. police today forced their way into polling places, they grabbed boxes full of votes and got physical with voters who tried to stop them. pro-independence people in that region compared the crackdown to the days of spain's dictatorship. >> president trump called on nfl players to stand for the national anthem but many players continued their protest anyway. what fans have to say about all this, next.
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carolina panthers quarterback cam newton makes a touchdown in this afternoon's game and then he saw, raised his fist in the sign of solidarity with those protesting racial inequality and injustice. today newton became the if first nfl quarterback to rush for 50 touchdowns and he led his team's upset over the new england patriots and this comes a week after a record 180 nfl players sat, neiled or stayed in the locker room during the national anthem and in some ways the protest does appear to be losing a little bit of steam. more players stood during the anthem at the start of the early games today though just a short time ago, about half the san francisco 49ers took a knee during the anthem. league wide only 11 players sat or neiled during the anthem in the early games. oakland raiders running back marshawn lynch wore a t-shirt that read "everybody versus trump" today. lynch has taken part in the anthem protest this season and the president also tweeting this weekend on this issue saying
very important that nfl players stand tomorrow and always, for the playing of our national anthem. respect our flag and our country!" he tweeted last night. k kaylee hartung joins us from mercedes center. what are they saying? >> talking to atlantaical falcons and buffalo bills fans it became clear the message nfl player, trying to convey taking a knee of racial injustice you spoke of, that message has been lost between the president's tweets, the players action and fans reaction this is entire conversation has been muddied. i think when you listen to what these fans have to say you'll see the difference between the passion some feel versus the offense others take when they see a player take a knee during the anthem. >> my stance is that the flag is our freedom, and you know, i
respect that. that's what i was brought to stand at attention, place my hand on my heart. >> what people have to realize and understand it's not about the flag. it's about the inequality, the injustices, police brutality that's been going on for the longest against minorities. it's not about the flag. >> everyone's entitled to their own opinion but for me personally i think you stand. for them they don't see it that way and this he's that's their . >> reporter: six bills players took a knee as the anthem was played and mercedes-benz dome. her text door neighbor last week after he saw players of his team protest took his season tickets and lit them on fire in his backyard. stadium worker in buffalo walking out as he saw players protest and quitting his job there. paul ryan, house speaker made the point on "face the nation" we have to have two separate and distinct conversations. when you try to talk about the nfl protests and merge it with
the anthem and the flag, it's all lost. >> kaylee hartung, interesting to hear from the fans. two days before president trump is expected to visit storm ravaged puerto rico, doubling down on the criticism of the mayor of san juan. we'll get reaction from a congressman next live in the cnn newsroom. anthony bourdain says parts unknown is more than a food show. he dives deep into singapore's political system, culture and of course the food. >> it's a food show, right? well, not really. it was a concept in a lot of ways. if you look at the mix of people at the cities and religions all living in close quarters it's a success story. place where everything works
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has been critical of the federal response to puerto rico. yesterday president trump public lay tacked her on twitter for that using her, accusing her of having poor leadership abilities and listen to what white house budget director mick mulvaney said on cnn this morning. >> i think it's unfair to say that we haven't done everything we can because we have done everything we can and will continue to do so. it's unfortunate the puerto rico mayor, excuse me the san juan mayor wants to go against the grain. we'd love to have her on the team as we all pull in the same direction. my understanding is that as of yesterday she had not even been to the fema operations center in her own city. >> i want to talk more about the federal government response and the criticism. with me is congressman dan kildee of michigan. thank you for talking about this with us. we heard mick mulvaney went on to say the federal government is doing everything it can in responding to the crisis in puerto rico. do you agree?
>> no i think mick has it dead wrong. i understand he has to defend a president who seems to be more interested in his perception and is willing to attack a mayor, whose people are literally dying. mick is going to defend donald trump. the president has got this wrong. he should be focused on getting more resources to the people of puerto rico. they were slow to respond. there's no two way abos about i. i talked to my colleagues velasquez and gutierrez who have been there and practically in tears at the lack of urgency that this administration has shown. >> if you were to accept that as fact let me. you the it to you this way or think of it this way. you are from ninflint, michigan serious issue on your mind and heart always fighting for the people there, the federal government under president obama has been criticized for responding to the need in that community and that part of our
country. do you think this is a situation in which just president trump is to blame? >> here is the difference. it took congress 11 months to pass the relief package for the city of flint. in this case congress acted pretty quickly in the puerto rico case, but what we see is a president who is just not focused on the real problem. he literally is picking a fight with nfl football players and the mayor of the city that is underwater and is devastated, while her people suffer, rather than focusing 100% of his attention on mobilizing all the federal resources he can. he's at his golf course, for goodness sake, when he should be at the white house directing every agency, every department of the federal government to do everything they can. he has simply not done that. >> we have not heard the same message we are hearing from the mayor of san juan with other officials that we've been talking to and hearing from there in puerto rico. in fact i just earlier this hour
spoke with the representative from puerto rico, jennifer gonzalez colon, and she was very appreciative of all of the help that they have received from the federal government, and spoke very kindly of the efforts that have been made on behalf of the puerto rican people, and what she is seeing, witnessing happening there on the ground, so can you see why some, including the trump administration, is saying that she is politicizing this? >> look, she's the mayor of this city. she is with the people who are suffering. she's living there in that place with them. i've talked to my colleagues who have been there. i trust them, that they understand what's happening and i don't think anyone can say just looking at the images that these three plus million americans have been receiving all the help that they should receive with the speed that they should be receiving it. why wasn't the military deployed right away for example? the president may have reasons, he may have excuses, but one thing he can't do, he shouldn't do is take a victory lap on the
puerto rican relief effort while he should be focusing on just getting more resources to those people. >> speaking of resources we saw congress take swift action in approving money for the disasters hurricane harvey, hurricane irma. what is the plan in congress to approve more money or funding or whatever it is for the response to hurricane maria? >> obviously the immediate relief that we provided has given fema some initial resources but clearly we're going to have to go back and do a whole lot more. that community, that whole island, that 3.5 million -- >> do you anticipate a bill of some sort coming before congress this week? >> i don't know if it will come this beak. the republican leadership has been very cautious about sharing their plans. there's no question, though, that we're going to have to do a lot more. >> i wish we had time to talk about taxes as well today. that conversation will have to happen another day so i hope to have you back. thank you so much for coming on and chatting with us. >> thank you.
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former nfl star o.j. simpson from a prison shortly after mid night local time. here you see simpson signing release paperwork wearing denim and baseball cap. he signed a nine-year sentence for a las vegas kidnapping and armed robbery and best known for the controversial 1995 acquittal in the murder of his ex-wife and ron gold man.
jean casarez is joining us from las vegas. what is next for o.j. simpson? >> you know, i think the big question, anna, is where is o.j. simpson going to have a permanent residence? we know he's in the state of nevada. we believe he is in the las vegas area. but at the parole hearing, he and his attorney made a very big point to say that the intent was to return to florida, that that was where he wanted to live, that is where he wanted to make his home, but the fact is he has to file paperwork and it was said at the time that the paperwork would be sent to florida. it hasn't been. we were able to confirm with the state of florida even today that o.j. simpson has never sent paperwork saying he wants to reside in florida. it was late friday night the attorney general actually sent a letter to her department of corrections requesting that they not allow him into the state of florida. she doesn't want him there. because she sites a lot of
reasons. his criminal issues, civil issues within the country and state of florida and says the taxpayers of her state should not have to pay and also issues and the attorney says that pam bonn d bondy doesn't have a say but we know from the public information officer from nevada parole and probation that going to another state which is part of the interstate compact between all the states that it's a privilege not a would receive that paperwork has a 45-day investigation where they can allow him to enter the state or deny entering. it's really based on the plan he has for parole super vision and support like family support in the state and we know his two children live in the state.
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