Puerto Rico

Ruined infrastructure and a refugee crisis

Print edition : December 08, 2017

An aerial view of Toa Alta, Puerto Rico, in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Photo: Gerald Herbert/AP

Risky ride under a utility pole that was hit by the hurricane in Naguabo. Photo: REUTERS

Electric lines that collapsed as Hurricane Maria passed through San Juan, Puerto Rico. Photo: RICARDO ARDUENGO/AFP

Two months after two hurricanes hit Puerto Rico, the island nation continues to be plagued by collapsed infrastructure, widespread power failure and fears of a health crisis, even as residents leave en masse for the U.S. mainland.
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