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Puerto Rico governor: Scrap Whitefish energy grid deal

Puerto Rico’s governor has called for a controversial contract given to a tiny Montana firm to help reconstruct the island’s power grid to be cancelled. Ricardo Rossello also said he wanted to see repair teams brought from New York and ...

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Trump gives Puerto Rico response a grade of 10 out of 10

President Trump speaks during a meeting with members of the Senate Finance Committee and his economic team in the Cabinet Room of the White House on Wednesday. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) President Trump on Thursday said the federal response to ...

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Puerto Ricans tap into potentially unsafe water

That doesn’t stop Juan Carlos Oquendo, 39, from peeling away a corner of the fence and jumping inside. He’s brought a van load of containers to fill. But what he doesn’t fully understand is that water from the faucet is ...

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Trump: ‘We’ll Be There’ for Puerto Rico, a Day After Critical Messages

WASHINGTON — President Trump sought to reassure Puerto Rico on Friday that he was not abandoning the hurricane-ravaged island, shifting his message a day after blaming its leadership for the territory’s ongoing crisis and warning that he “cannot keep” federal ...

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Traveling doctors help Puerto Ricans cut off from care

Traveling doctors help Puerto Ricans cut off from care

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Trump’s tweets anger, but do not surprise, Puerto Ricans

Men look at a road washed away by Hurricane Maria outside the municipality of Barranquitas near San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Oct. 11. (Shannon Stapleton/Reuters) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Jose Vazquez was listening to the radio this morning when the ...

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Trump warns Puerto Rico: ‘We cannot keep FEMA, the Military & the First Responders . . . forever!’

During a visit to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico on Oct. 3, President Trump delivered aid supplies at Calvary Chapel in Guaynabo. (The Washington Post) President Trump served notice Thursday that he may pull back federal relief workers from Puerto Rico, effectively threatening ...

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Wall Street Firms Gambled on Puerto Rico. They’re Losing.

A few days after Hurricane Maria leveled Puerto Rico, John A. Paulson, the billionaire hedge fund manager, boarded his company’s 23-seat Bombardier jet and flew to San Juan. Mr. Paulson wanted to check personally on several resorts and a large ...

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An Exodus From Puerto Rico Could Remake Florida Politics

ORLANDO, Fla. — Every day dozens of Puerto Ricans straggle into the Orlando area, fleeing their homes and lives ravaged by Hurricane Maria. In the months to come, officials here said, that number could surge to more than 100,000. And ...

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