Fault Lines - Puerto Rico: Shelter After the Storm

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Puerto Rico's status as a US territory has been a source of political, social, and economic conflict on the island. After Hurricane Maria, the most powerful hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in 90 years, destroying 70,000 homes and leaving at least 250,000 homes badly damaged, Porto Rico’s poorest residents are being denied federal aid to rebuilt their homes. Rebuilding housing is projected to be the most expensive part of reconstruction, challenges to rebuild are the level of investment, political will that the members of Congress do not think of Puerto Rico as a part of their constituency and responsibility.

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