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Michelle Flandez's son Inti Perez — pictured at home in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, in 2016 — was born with microcephaly linked to the mosquito-borne Zika virus. Carlos Giusti/AP hide caption

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Puerto Rican nationalist Oscar López Rivera gestures as he is released Wednesday from house arrest in San Juan, Puerto Rico, after 36 years in custody. Carlos Giusti/AP hide caption

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A mural displays notable historical figures and a fading Puerto Rican flag on a dilapidated building in San Juan earlier this month. Between its public-sector debt and money owed pension funds, the U.S. territory is grappling with more than $120 billion in debt. Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Puerto Rican sugar refinery in 1973. In 1964, sugar accounted for almost half of all agricultural sales on the island, and sugar manufacturing accounted for 23 percent of all wages that Puerto Ricans earned. Then, within just a few years, the industry collapsed. NARA hide caption

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An environmental group finds a high rate of water quality violations in Puerto Rico and calls on officials on the island and in Washington to invest in safety improvements. Ricardo Arduengo/AP hide caption

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People carry a large Puerto Rican flag as they protest looming austerity measures amid an economic crisis in San Juan, Puerto Rico on Monday. The May Day demonstrations come as the island faces a Monday deadline for reaching a deal on debt payments, or entering bankruptcy-like proceedings. Danica Coto/AP hide caption

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Yalieth Gonzalez and her baby Micaela Delgado at the Maternal Infant Studies Center at the University of Puerto Rico. Marisa Penaloza/NPR hide caption

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Living With Zika In Puerto Rico Means Watching, Waiting And Fearing Judgment

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United States' Ian Kinsler watches his two-run home run against Puerto Rico on Wednesday during the third inning of the final of the World Baseball Classic in Los Angeles. Mark J. Terrill/AP hide caption

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At the Germán Rieckehoff Olympic Village in Salinas, Puerto Rico young athletes train in this swimming pool. Greg Allen/NPR hide caption

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In Competitive Sports, Puerto Ricans Gain A Sense Of Independence

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The Capitol of Puerto Rico, Capitolio de Puerto Rico, in San Juan. Puerto Rico is under federal control, but isn't allowed voting representation in Congress, and residents can't vote for president. Greg Allen/NPR hide caption

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Puerto Ricans Reflect On A Century Of (Limited) Citizenship

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Cacao pods ready for harvest at the Loiza Dark Chocolate farm. Courtesy of Loiza Dark Chocolate hide caption

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Reviving Puerto Rico's Cocoa Farms, Centuries After Hurricanes Destroyed Them

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Mike McCloskey, his cousin Manuel Perez (left), and one of their co-workers on a beach at the edge of their new farm in Puerto Rico. McCloskey and Perez played on this beach as children. Dan Charles/NPR hide caption

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Chasing A Dream Built On Dairy, This Master Of Milk Came Home

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