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Puerto Rico puts Hurricane Maria — and the bulk of the recovery — behind it

  https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/travel/puerto-rico-puts-hurricane-maria–and-the-bulk-of-the-recovery–behind-it/2018/12/06/dff10a40-f25c-11e8-aeea-b85fd44449f5_story.html Puerto Rico puts Hurricane Maria — and the bulk of the recovery — behind it By Andrea Sachs December 7, 2018 Hurricane Maria did a job on El San Juan Hotel, the storied property in Puerto Rico where … 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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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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For Puerto Rico, the Return to Business as Usual Is Slow

  It’s sad for Puerto Rico.   With no power for extended time periods like 6 months, it’s extremely difficult to successfully run a business in a modern economy.  With less economic activity, fewer jobs available, this causes more people to … Continue reading

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Parts of Puerto Rico Won’t Have Power for 8 Months. What’s the Holdup?

Parts of Puerto Rico Won’t Have Power for 8 Months. What’s the Holdup? By FRANCES ROBLES and PATRICIA MAZZEIDEC. 23, 2017 San Isidro, P.R., this week. Some areas of Puerto Rico will not have power for as long as eight … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico’s Slow Hurricane Recovery Is Suffocating Small Business

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-12-07/puerto-rico-s-slow-hurricane-recovery-is-suffocating-small-business December 7, 2017, 5:01 AM EST Illustrator: Khylin Woodrow This fall’s hurricane season has been rough on Jesús Vázquez’s family business outside San Juan. Their 35-year-old ice factory and adjacent laundromat hasn’t had power since Hurricane Irma, which hit … Continue reading

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Weak Building Code Enforcement Exacerbates Destruction in Puerto Rico

  https://www.wsj.com/articles/weak-building-code-enforcement-exacerbates-destruction-in-puerto-rico-1512475200 Weak Building Code Enforcement Exacerbates Destruction in Puerto Rico Far fewer homes on the island might have been damaged during Hurricane Maria if all of them had been built to code Pedro Deschamps helps workers hired by FEMA … Continue reading

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