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Puerto Rico residents go without water every 24 hours in drought during pandemic. Why are the citizens having to face this issue all over again?

This is not a new problem.  There was widespread water rationing in 2015 with TWO days of no water, then ONE day of water.   Where is the leadership in dredging the reservoirs so that they can hold more water?  … Continue reading

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Worsening drought forces state of emergency in Puerto Rico, rationing areas expanding

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/ap/article-8471651/Worsening-drought-forces-state-emergency-Puerto-Rico.html Worsening drought forces state of emergency in Puerto Rico By Associated Press Published: 12:47 EDT, 29 June 2020 | Updated: 18:56 EDT, 29 June 2020 SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) – Puerto Rico´s governor on Monday declared a state … Continue reading

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Pharmaceutical industry: Eyes on Puerto Rico – To reduce overdependence on China for drug supply, increase production in PR with tax incentives

  https://www.elnuevodia.com/english/english/nota/pharmaceuticalindustryeyesonpuertorico-2551776 Pharmaceutical industry: Eyes on Puerto Rico Discussion on new incentives to increase the production of pharmaceuticals on the island after the crisis in China revives Tuesday, March 10, 2020 – 9:04 AM By José A. Delgado The federal … Continue reading

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Coronavirus shows US needs to restore pharmaceutical production — in Puerto Rico

Excellent article shows how dependence on China for medical supplies & drugs, as 2 examples, are dangerous since over-reliance on outside countries can prevent the supply chain from operating to supply whatever is needed in a timely manner. https://nypost.com/2020/03/07/coronavirus-shows-us-needs-to-restore-pharmaceutical-production-in-puerto-rico Coronavirus … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico could learn from the perils of price controls that lead to shortages such as masks to protect against the Coronavirus

Puerto Rico should eliminate the inventory tax as this discourages companies from being more prepared, which discourages them from keeping more emergency supplies in stock, especially since many supplies cannot easily be trucked in, such as can be done in … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico’s Agriculture and Farmers Decimated by Maria

Puerto Rico’s Agriculture and Farmers Decimated by Maria By FRANCES ROBLES and LUIS FERRÉ-SADURNÍSEPT. 24, 2017 Photo Plantain trees flattened by Hurricane Maria in Yabucoa, P.R. In a matter of hours, the storm destroyed about 80 percent of the crop … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico Experiences an Agricultural Renaissance

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/puerto-rico-experiences-agricultural-renaissance-n656001 Puerto Rico Experiences an Agricultural Renaissance by Associated Press / Sep.28.2016 / 10:17 AM ET / Source: Associated Press This Sept. 23, 2016 photo shows a produce stand at La Placita de Santurce farmers’ market that sells mostly locally … 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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Minus Electrical Grid, Puerto Rico Becomes Generator Island

Minus Electrical Grid, Puerto Rico Becomes Generator Island By RICHARD FAUSSET, FRANCES ROBLES and DEBORAH ACOSTAOCT. 7, 2017 Bella Group, in San Juan, P.R., has been selling 200 generators a day since Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico. Credit Dennis M. … Continue reading

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Finding Water in Puerto Rico: An Endless Game of Cat and Mouse

  Finding Water in Puerto Rico: An Endless Game of Cat and Mouse By CAITLIN DICKERSONOCT. 12, 2017 The beverage shelves were empty at a Walgreens store in the Santurce neighborhood of San Juan. Credit Dennis M. Rivera Pichardo for … Continue reading

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