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|Puerto Rico Grid ‘Teetering’ Despite $3.8 Billion Repair Job|
After months of darkness and stifling heat, Noe Pagan was overjoyed when power-line workers arrived to restore electricity to his home deep in the lush green mountains of western Puerto Rico. But to his dismay, instead of raising a power pole toppled by Hurricane Maria, the federal contractors bolted the new 220-volt line to the narrow trunk of a breadfruit tree — a safety code violation virtually guaranteed to leave Pagan and his neighbors blacked out in a future hurricane. “I asked…
|AP Explains: ‘Zombies’ vs ‘Frankenstein’ in Spanish politics|
The rhetoric in Spain’s political crisis, in which Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is almost certain to lose a no-confidence vote Friday amid a corruption scandal engulfing his party, is turning ugly.