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Puerto Rico’s Ouster of Its Governor, Ricardo Rosselló, Isn’t Just About One Administration’s Corruption

http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/08/puerto-ricos-problems-are-deeper-than-one-corrupt-governor.html politics Aug. 8, 2019 Puerto Rico’s Ouster of Its Governor Isn’t Just About One Administration’s Corruption By Collier Meyerson Protesters demonstrate near a police barricade on a street leading to the governor’s mansion. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images In the … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico needs an IMF-style economic plan

  https://www.aei.org/publication/puerto-rico-needs-an-imf-style-economic-plan Desmond Lachman October 27, 2017 | Real Clear Markets Puerto Rico needs an IMF-style economic plan Economics, International Economics It would be an understatement to state that the hurricane-battered Puerto Rican economy is at serious risk of entering … 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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Puerto Rico tourism craters in wake of Hurricane Maria

http://caribbeanbusiness.com/puerto-rico-tourism-craters-in-wake-of-hurricane-maria Puerto Rico tourism craters in wake of Hurricane Maria By The Associated Press on October 24, 2017 SAN JUAN — The narrow blue cobblestone streets of Old San Juan are deserted. Cigar shops are boarded up. Boutiques in bright … 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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Small Montana firm, Whitefish Energy, lands Puerto Rico’s biggest contract to get the power back on

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/small-montana-firm-lands-puerto-ricos-biggest-contract-to-get-the-power-back-on/2017/10/23/31cccc3e-b4d6-11e7-9e58-e6288544af98_story.html Small Montana firm lands Puerto Rico’s biggest contract to get the power back on Hurricane Maria knocked out the electricity in Miram Carrasquillo’s home in Canóvanas, Puerto Rico. Ten days after the storm, she was able to get a … 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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