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The Hidden Problems With Puerto Rico’s Water Supply – Pollution, groundwater contamination

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/puerto-rico-hurricane-water-contamination The Hidden Problems With Puerto Rico’s Water Supply Hurricane Maria exacerbated long-term issues, and researchers are only just starting to understand how. by Sarah Laskow March 05, 2018 Islands Week Directing water from a cave spring to drinking water … Continue reading

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Puerto Ricans Want Their Government To Be More Transparent

https://www.npr.org/2018/11/19/669145225/post-maria-puerto-ricans-want-their-government-to-be-more-transparent 3:35 Download Transcript November 19, 20184:59 AM ET Heard on Morning Edition Adrian Florido Twitter The movement in Puerto Rico is growing. It’s taken on greater urgency after Hurricane Maria, as the island prepares for the arrival of tens … 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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Puerto Ricans who can’t speak English qualify as disabled for Social Security

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/federal-eye/wp/2015/04/10/puerto-ricans-who-cant-speak-english-qualify-as-disabled-for-social-security Puerto Ricans who can’t speak English qualify as disabled for Social Security By Josh Hicks April 10, 2015 Hundreds of Puerto Rico’s residents qualified for federal disability benefits in recent years because they lacked fluency in English, according to government auditors. … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico’s bankruptcy leaves US island facing hard times

https://www.yahoo.com/news/puerto-ricos-bankruptcy-leaves-us-island-facing-hard-020039188.html Puerto Rico’s bankruptcy leaves US island facing hard times Elodie CUZIN AFPJune 6, 2017 View photos People walk past murals protesting the state of the economy in San Juan, Puerto Rico, as the former Spanish colony of 3.5 million, … Continue reading

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Memo To The Fight For $15: Puerto Rico Happens With A Too High Minimum Wage

The real minimum wage is $0 per hour because when employers cannot justify paying someone who is worth $2/hour while training them the required $7/hour or whatever the minimum wage, they will not employ that person at all. Thus, that … Continue reading

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