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Puerto Rico struggles to prepare as Dorian gains strength

by Andy Uhler Aug 26, 2019
Sixty percent of the island's population doesn't have the resources to prepare for the storm, one expert says.
People walk across a flooded street in Juana Matos, Puerto Rico, in September 2017. The U.S. territory faced dangerous flooding and an islandwide power outage following Hurricane Maria.
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U.S. to publish economic data on Puerto Rico for the first time

by Andy Uhler Mar 5, 2019
On foot of concerns that numbers from Puerto Rico itself could be flawed, the U.S. government is preparing to release gross domestic product data on the U.S. territory for the first time. We took a look at what the adjusted…
The U.S. government is going to release gross domestic product data on Puerto Rico for the first time because there's concern that numbers from the U.S.
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For Puerto Ricans, a first step toward debt relief

by Andy Uhler Nov 7, 2018
A U.S. judge approved a deal to address some of Puerto Rico's massive debt.
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The Big Book

How a chef helped serve 3.6 million meals in Puerto Rico

by Kai Ryssdal and Maria Hollenhorst Sep 13, 2018
“Every time we made contact with a community, we kept going back, and we kept going back, every day without missing a beat,” José Andrés says.
With schools closed or only open for a short time, children across the island were a priority.
Photo courtesy of World Central Kitchen

It’s official: FEMA wasn’t equipped to handle the devastation of Hurricane Maria

by Erika Beras Sep 5, 2018
A new report by the Government Accounting Office doesn’t bode well for future disaster relief.
 A flooded street is seen as people deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Maria on Sept. 25, 2017 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. 
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My Economy

For a recovering restaurant in Puerto Rico, sometimes it's just about making it through the day

by Maria Hollenhorst Aug 29, 2018
An executive chef in San Juan describes life in the food industry post-Hurricane Maria.
An American flag and Puerto Rican flag fly next to each other in Old San Juan in Puerto Rico.
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Puerto Rico looks to private sector after insolvency

by Nancy Marshall-Genzer Jul 27, 2018
Private companies now manage public airports, water meters and the electric grid.
A view of damaged homes in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the day after Hurricane Maria made landfall on September 21, 2017.
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Puerto Rico seeks greater business role in hurricane planning

by Andy Uhler Jul 11, 2018
Residents of Puerto Rico are expressing relief that Hurricane Beryl has weakened as it sweeps over the island. But Puerto Rico is still recovering from last year’s hurricanes as more crop up in the Caribbean. One suggestion for how the island…

Thousands of families displaced by Hurricane Maria are living in hotels. The FEMA program that pays for that is about to end

by Lizzie O'Leary Jun 15, 2018
Since Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico in September 2017, thousands of people have fled the island to come to the mainland. Many of them — some 1,600 families — have been staying at hotels paid for by the Transitional Shelter Assistance program…

For older Puerto Ricans, limited housing is a barrier to mainland life post-Hurricane Maria

by Renata Sago Jun 8, 2018
Older evacuees in FEMA's transitional shelter program have special concerns when seeking affordable housing on the mainland.
A flag of Puerto Rico is seen on a damaged house in Yabucoa, in eastern Puerto Rico, on Sept. 28, 2017.
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