It’s been five months since Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico, devastating an island whose economy was already struggling under an untenable $120bn of debt and pension obligations. Ricardo Rosselló Nevares, governor of Puerto Rico, joins the FT’s Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson to discuss the state of the recovery.
Congressman Benny Thompson has asked the Department of Homeland Security if the agency knew Puerto Ricans were drinking water from a federally designated hazardous-waste site. CNN’s Ana Cabrera and Ed Lavandera have the story
And boxes of food and water stockpiled in a government office in Florida were infested by rats, Bianca Padró Ocasio of The Orlando Sentinel reported last week. As for the cronyism: … The Puerto Ricangovernment terminated the contract after its questionable terms prompted investigations. Looking ahead.
As of Monday, 99% of customers in Puerto Rico had running water, and 84% of the island had power back. More than 400,000 customers … “They’ll be working throughout today to fully restore service,” Quinones said, adding that authorities are investigating what caused the fire. Photos posted to Twitter by …