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Puerto Rico’s earthquakes pile up fresh challenges for the US territory

https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2020-01-10/puerto-ricos-earthquakes-pile-up-fresh-struggles-for-the-u-s-territory Puerto Rico’s earthquakes pile up fresh challenges for the U.S. territory A Guayanilla, Puerto Rico, church was heavily damaged in a magnitude 6.4 earthquake. (Jorge Castillo / Los Angeles Times) By Jorge Castillo Jan. 10, 2020 9 AM GUAYANILLA, Puerto … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico earthquake aftershocks again rattle coastline as residents deal with disaster after disaster

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/puerto-rico-earthquake-aftershocks-again-rattle-coastline-as-residents-deal-with-disaster-after-disaster/2020/01/11/f3c843a6-347f-11ea-9313-6cba89b1b9fb_story.html Puerto Rico earthquake aftershocks again rattle coastline as residents deal with disaster after disaster (The Washington Post) By Arelis R. Hernández and Cristina Corujo  January 11, 2020 at 5:35 PM EST GUÁNICA, Puerto Rico — Puerto Rico has not stopped … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico Gov Declares State of Emergency After Earthquakes Rattle Island

Puerto Rico Gov Declares State of Emergency After Earthquakes Rattle Island Puerto Rico Gov Declares State of Emergency After Earthquakes Rattle Island By José Alvarado Vega on January 7, 2020 Gov. Wanda Vázquez meets with government officials (Courtesy) SAN JUAN … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico’s unlikely financial bounceback

https://www.axios.com/puerto-ricos-unlikely-financial-bounceback–cd785c49-86ef-4527-83e8-67350cda23f3.html Felix Salmon Oct 28, 2018 Puerto Rico’s unlikely financial bounceback Puerto Rico was the poorest and most struggling part of America even before Hurricane Maria hit in September 2017. Its bonds had been in default for over a year, … Continue reading

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Trump gripes he gets ‘no credit’ for relief efforts in Puerto Rico

https://nypost.com/2018/11/29/trump-gripes-he-gets-no-credit-for-relief-efforts-in-puerto-rico Trump gripes he gets ‘no credit’ for relief efforts in Puerto Rico By Bob Fredericks, Nikki Schwab and Marisa Schultz November 29, 2018 | 1:50pm | Updated AP President Trump says the amount of money the government spent on … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico’s leaders don’t know who has power. Most Puerto Ricans STILL don’t have power, 50 days after Hurricane Maria!

42% power generation in PR as of 11-8-17 does little good when less than 5% of Puerto Ricans have electricity, even 50 days after Hurricane Maria. Upper right box shows the government-owned monopoly’s power generation at Status.PR. http://status.pr The discrepancy … Continue reading

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Even before Hurricane Maria hit, Puerto Rico was a mess

https://www.economist.com/news/united-states/21730432-even-hurricane-maria-hit-it-was-mess-story-puerto-ricos-power-grid Even before Hurricane Maria hit, it was a mess Oct 19th 2017 | SALINAS IN A room beneath the smokestacks of the Aguirre steam plant in south-eastern Puerto Rico, an engineer points to a colourful poster entitled “How Electricity … Continue reading

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