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Raw sewage contaminating waters in Puerto Rico after Maria

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/puerto-rico-struggles-with-massive-environmental-crisis/2017/10/16/6dd1339c-b296-11e7-9b93-b97043e57a22_story.html Raw sewage contaminating waters in Puerto Rico after Maria In this Saturday, Oct. 14 2017 photo, people affected by Hurricane Maria bathe in water piped from a mountain creek, in Utuado, Puerto Rico. Raw sewage is pouring into the … 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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Want to donate to help Puerto Rico? Give to an organization other than the Red Cross. Use CharityNavigator.com

Want to donate to help Puerto Rico? Give to an organization other than the Red Cross. Use CharityNavigator.com to ensure the charity is real and that most of the funds get to the recipients, not going to the high salaries … Continue reading

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84 Percent of Puerto Rico Still Doesn’t Have Power

84 Percent of Puerto Rico Still Doesn’t Have Power By CHRISTINA CARONOCT. 10, 2017 Hurricane damage in eastern Puerto Rico on Sept. 30. The island’s recovery is plodding along. Credit Kirsten Luce for The New York Times It has been … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico struggles to save historic buildings amid crisis

Another consequence of fiscal irresponsibility. http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/puerto-rico-struggles-save-historic-buildings-amid-crisis-48367251 Puerto Rico struggles to save historic buildings amid crisis By danica coto, associated press ·SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Jun 30, 2017, 2:30 AM ET In this June 22, 2017 photo, architect Andy Rivera … Continue reading

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US to cut water monitoring because of Puerto Rico debt

When you don’t pay your bills, your services get cut off.   Things like this make Puerto Rico more like Venezuela.  Socialism is mistakenly thought of as “great” until the money runs out.  People are short-sighted, voting for politicians who promise … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico statehood push faces long odds

  http://thehill.com/latino/338219-puerto-rico-statehood-push-faces-long-odds Puerto Rico statehood push faces long odds By Rafael Bernal – 06/17/17 08:55 AM EDT 114   © Getty Images Puerto Rico’s government made a huge political gamble on mounting a credible campaign for statehood, a proposition that … Continue reading

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