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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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Puerto Rico’s Population Declines 7% in 5 Years

http://www.laht.com/article.asp?CategoryId=14092&ArticleId=2409040 Puerto Rico’s Population Declines 7% in 5 Years 3-31-16 SAN JUAN – The population of Puerto Rico declined by almost 7 percent over the past five years to 3.4 million, a trend that is predicted to continue in the … Continue reading

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Economic Crisis Causes Greatest Exodus in Puerto Rico’s History

http://www.laht.com/article.asp?CategoryId=14092&ArticleId=2411359 5-3-16 Economic Crisis Causes Greatest Exodus in Puerto Rico’s History SAN JUAN – The severe economic crisis that the U.S. commonwealth of Puerto Rico has gone through over the past 10 years has caused the greatest exodus in its … Continue reading

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Lares, once-thriving Puerto Rico mountain town faces economic abyss

http://www.caribbeanbusinesspr.com/news/once-thriving-puerto-rico-mountain-town-faces-economic-abyss-117806.html Issued : Friday, September 18, 2015 07:59 AM Once-thriving Puerto Rico mountain town faces economic abyss By : The Associated Press cbnewsroom@gmail.com; cbprdigital@gmail.com Ismael Rodríguez looked out on a nearly empty plaza from the clothing store he opened in … Continue reading

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Economic hardships in Puerto Rico spur a mass exodus to the U.S. mainland

“The government gives money to the people who don’t work, to those doing drugs, living on welfare,” she said. “I’m not willing to do that anymore.” Taken to its logical conclusion, rewarding bad behavior by rewarding non-workers, yet punishing workers, … Continue reading

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Economic exodus means two-thirds of Puerto Ricans may soon live in US

I thought the water rationing was solely because of the drought, wholly unrelated to the debt problem. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jul/02/puerto-rico-economy-exodus-us-mainland Alan Yuhas in New York @alanyuhas Thursday 2 July 2015 07.00 EDT Economic exodus means two-thirds of Puerto Ricans may soon live … Continue reading

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