Category Archives: population changes in Puerto Rico

Exodus from Puerto Rico grows as island struggles to rebound from Hurricane Maria

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/exodus-from-puerto-rico-grows-as-island-struggles-to-rebound-from-hurricane-maria/2018/03/06/b2fcb996-16c3-11e8-92c9-376b4fe57ff7_story.html Exodus from Puerto Rico grows as island struggles to rebound from Hurricane Maria by Arelis R. Hernández by Arelis R. Hernández Email the author National March 6 Email the author A neighborhood in Cayey, Puerto Rico, remains without power … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico’s Slow Hurricane Recovery Is Suffocating Small Business

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-12-07/puerto-rico-s-slow-hurricane-recovery-is-suffocating-small-business December 7, 2017, 5:01 AM EST Illustrator: Khylin Woodrow This fall’s hurricane season has been rough on Jesús Vázquez’s family business outside San Juan. Their 35-year-old ice factory and adjacent laundromat hasn’t had power since Hurricane Irma, which hit … Continue reading

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More than 73,000 Puerto Ricans flee for Florida after Hurricane Maria

https://www.yahoo.com/news/more-73-000-puerto-ricans-flee-florida-hurricane-045107314.html More than 73,000 Puerto Ricans flee for Florida after Hurricane Maria AFP October 26, 2017 The situation in Puerto Rico is still precarious, with around 75 percent of the population without electricity and clean water scarce in many areas … Continue reading

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63% of Puerto Rican women, ages 15-44 who gave birth were unmarried in 2011, far higher than all Hispanic women 47% and the overall rate for US women 38%

http://www.pewhispanic.org/2013/06/19/hispanics-of-puerto-rican-origin-in-the-united-states-2011 Fertility. Almost one-in-ten (7%) Puerto Rican women ages 15 to 44 gave birth in the 12 months prior to this survey. That was slightly less than the rate for all Hispanic women—8%—and about the same as the overall rate … Continue reading

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Debt Alone Won’t Crush Puerto Rico. Depopulation Is the Curse.

https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-10-06/debt-alone-won-t-crush-puerto-rico-depopulation-is-the-curse Debt Alone Won’t Crush Puerto Rico. Depopulation Is the Curse. Erasing the island’s bond obligations would not be sufficient, if migration continues. by Megan McArdle October 6, 2017, 10:00 AM GMT-4 The trend lines in Puerto Rico are going … Continue reading

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Exodus From a Historic Puerto Rican Town, With No End in Sight

Exodus From a Historic Puerto Rican Town, With No End in Sight By FRANCES ROBLES JULY 16, 2017 An abandoned furniture store in Lares, P.R. The town in the mountainous heart of the Caribbean island has lost more people to … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico: An island’s exodus

https://www.ft.com/content/f9251a80-652b-11e6-a08a-c7ac04ef00aa Puerto Rico: An island’s exodus With its manufacturing base depleted and its economy shrinking, people are leaving in droves Locals at an employment office in San Juan, the island capital © Getty August 25, 2016 by: Eric Platt Sprinkled … Continue reading

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