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Another Victim of Hurricane Maria: Puerto Rico's Treasured Rainforest - New York Times

LUQUILLO, P.R. — When you looked up, you could once see nothing but the lush, emerald canopy of tabonuco and sierra palm trees covering El Yunque National Forest. That was before Hurricane Maria obliterated the only tropical rain forest in the United ...and more »

Puerto Rico's Health Care Is in Dire Condition, Three Weeks After Maria - New York Times

CAGUAS, P.R. — Harry Figueroa, a teacher who went a week without the oxygen that helped him breathe, died here last week at 58. His body went unrefrigerated for so long that the funeral director could not embalm his badly decomposed corpse.and more »

Everything that's been reported about deaths in Puerto Rico is at odds with the official count - Vox

Death tolls are the primary way we understand the impact of a disaster. And for nearly two weeks after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, as a humanitarian crisis was intensifying, the death toll was frozen at 16. “Sixteen people certified,” Trump said ...and more »

Nearly 3 weeks after Hurricane Maria, distributing aid across Puerto Rico is a mess - USA TODAY

Corrections & clarifications: In an earlier version of this article, the list of reasons for the bottleneck was inaccurate. There is no shortage of trucks or drivers. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Auxilio Mutuo Hospital here can't figure out how to get ...and more »

Marketing a devastated Puerto Rico should not be the priority - University of Florida

A UF political scientist considers the cost of Puerto Rico's significant efforts to brand itself as a means of attracting foreign investment to counteract debt, unemployment and massive migration to the United States. President Donald Trump's recent ...and more »

In Puerto Rico, No Power Means No Telecommunications - WIRED

Nearly three weeks after Hurricane Maria tore through the Caribbean, Puerto Rico is still mostly an island deleted from the present and pushed back a century or so—with little clean water, little electric power, and almost no telecommunications. For ...and more »

The Strange Case of Puerto Rico - Slate Magazine

The devastation wrought by Hurricanes Irma and Maria has reawakened many Americans to the existence of Puerto Rico as well as the archaic laws and domineering bureaucracies that continue to burden the island. News outlets have scrambled to explain ...and more »

Powerless Puerto Ricans huddle around their generators - Yahoo News

BAYAMON, Puerto Rico — By 6 p.m., Calle Alameda is completely dark except for a few houses, where the sing-song of Puerto Rico's coqui frogs is drowned out by the loud humming of a generator. On an island that was already suffering from a crippling ...and more »

Come On, Bondholders! Give Puerto Rico a Break. - Bloomberg

Is it possible that Puerto Rico's bondholders are finally coming to their senses? For a few of them at least, it certainly looks like an overdue change of heart has taken place. And to think: All it took was a Category 4 hurricane that destroyed the ...and more »

Puerto Rico's hurricane death toll rises to 45 - CNN

(CNN) Nearly three weeks after Hurricane Maria pummeled Puerto Rico, the vast majority of the island remains without power and the death toll from the storm has risen to 45, authorities said. At least 113 people remain unaccounted for, according to ...and more »