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Apr 27, 2018

Return to Puerto Rico

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Seven months after Hurricane Maria, we found two distinct Puerto Ricos — people still seeking recovery assistance and people seeing Maria's aftermath as opportunity to transform the island. 

Stories From this episode

Economics of Disaster

In Puerto Rico, no title, no lease and no assistance to rebuild

by Peter Balonon-Rosen Apr 26, 2018
There's no official count of how many people lived in makeshift, informal housing but estimates put over half of the housing on the island as built informally.
Peter Balonon-Rosen/Marketplace
Economics of Disaster

Puerto Rico's school system braces for change: closures and charters

by Lizzie O'Leary Apr 26, 2018
Government officials plan to close over 280 public schools, combine resources and introduce charter schools and a private school voucher program to the island.
Second grade teacher Pierette Hidalgo leads students and parents in a chant during a school closing protest at Escuela Elemental John F. Kennedy in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico on April 17, 2018. The school is one of 283 schools slated to be close on the island following population declines.
Peter Balonon-Rosen/Marketplace
Economics of Disaster

Puerto Rico governor says to people in informal housing "It's time to go"

by Danielle Chiriguayo Apr 27, 2018
We check in with Gov. Ricardo Rosselló on housing, education, pensions, and who is actually in charge.
Puerto Rican Gov. Ricardo Rosselló in his office in San Juan in 2018.
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Ask A Manager

How to talk to your co-workers

by Alison Green Apr 27, 2018
You don't usually get to choose who you spend your days with, so Ask a Manager's Alison Green teaches you how to navigate choppy waters.
American actor Joan Crawford (1904 - 1977) sits on a sofa, reading a book with her pet poodle, 1940s.
Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images
Economics of Disaster

A slice of life — and pastelillo — in Puerto Rico

by Paulina Velasco Apr 27, 2018
The impact of a looming school closure on the owners of a food truck who have been feeding students and parents for 31 years.
Since 1987, the food truck formally named "Love Pizza" has operated outside of Escuela Elemental John F. Kennedy, an elementary school in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico slated to close this summer. Students and parents call the truck "Maggie's Food Truck."
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Economics of Disaster

Following the hurricane, recovery in Puerto Rico takes different forms

by Marketplace Weekend Staff Apr 27, 2018
We revisit a dairy farmer, a convenience store owner, a homeowner and a community center to see where things stand seven months after Hurricane Maria.
Clockwise from top left: Juan Orta says he's spent $75,000 of his own money to reopen his convenience store in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico; Cows at Vaqueria Ceiba del Mar in Hatillo, Puerto Rico; Luis Martinez, owner of Ceiba del Mar; Glorimar Rivera who lives on a street that was once covered in power lines and fallen poles.
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