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Puerto Rico burning bodies of hurricane victims without including them in official death toll: Report

  http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/puerto-rico-burning-bodies-of-hurricane-victims-without-including-them-in-official-death-toll-report/article/2638829 Puerto Rico burning bodies of hurricane victims without including them in official death toll: Report by Mandy Mayfield | Oct 27, 2017, 4:41 PM Crematoriums and funeral homes are being authorized by the Puerto Rican government to burn … Continue reading

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‘Why can’t we get out of here?’ Airports in Puerto Rico, other islands, damaged and slow to recover

  https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/why-cant-we-get-out-of-here-airports-in-puerto-rico-other-islands-damaged-and-slow-to-recover/2017/09/27/44d83cb4-a2e8-11e7-8cfe-d5b912fabc99_story.html ‘Why can’t we get out of here?’ Airports in Puerto Rico, other islands, damaged and slow to recover Play Video 1:18 Desperate travelers crowd Puerto Rico airport in hopes of way out After Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, … Continue reading

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Some 5,000 Puerto Rico small businesses expected to close after Hurricane Maria; 35% could not reopen

http://caribbeanbusiness.com/some-5000-puerto-rico-small-businesses-expected-to-close-after-hurricane-maria-35-could-not-reopen Some 5,000 Puerto Rico small businesses expected to close after Hurricane Maria; 35% could not reopen By Eva Lloréns Vélez on October 27, 2017 SAN JUAN – Ten percent, or about 5,000 of Puerto Rico’s 50,000 small and midsize … Continue reading

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Without Power Restored, P.R. Retail Sector Could Lose $8.9B in 6 Months

  http://caribbeanbusiness.com/without-power-restored-p-r-retail-sector-could-lose-8-9b-in-6-months Without Power Restored, P.R. Retail Sector Could Lose $8.9B in 6 Months By Eva Lloréns Vélez on October 23, 2017 SAN JUAN – The Puerto Rican Retail Trade Association (ACDET by its Spanish initials), a group founded in … 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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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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‘Days were lost’: Why Puerto Rico is still suffering a month after Hurricane Maria

  http://www.miamiherald.com/news/weather/hurricane/article179744081.html Stories of how people in Puerto Rico survived Hurricane Maria and how they are doing after assessing its damage. Pedro Portal Miami Herald Staff Hurricane ‘Days were lost’: Why Puerto Rico is still suffering a month after Hurricane … Continue reading

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