A blanket that hung at Angel Candelario Padro's wake in Orlando on Wednesday afternoon. Adrian Florido/NPR hide caption

toggle caption Adrian Florido/NPR

For An Orlando Victim, Burial Means A Final Flight Home To Puerto Rico

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/482279745/482279746" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

An aerial view of the Hiram Bithorn Stadium as Puerto Rico plays Dominican Republic at the Caribbean Series baseball tournament in San Juan, Puerto Rico in February. Ricardo Arduengo/AP hide caption

toggle caption Ricardo Arduengo/AP

A barman and a customer watch Alejandro García Padilla, governor of Puerto Rico, giving a speech on a television screen in a bar in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Sunday. Erika P. Rodriguez/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption Erika P. Rodriguez/Bloomberg via Getty Images

A view of the beach known as "La Selva," part of the Northeast Ecological Corridor reserve, in Luquillo, Puerto Rico. Andres Leighton/AP hide caption

toggle caption Andres Leighton/AP

Grass-Roots Fight To Protect Puerto Rico's Coast Scores Environmental Prize

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/473820160/474639421" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

A security guard stands at the gate of the Governor's Mansion, known as the La Fortaleza, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Christopher Gregory/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption Christopher Gregory/Bloomberg via Getty Images

A doctor walks through a hallway at the Centro Medico trauma center in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in 2013. A medical exodus has been taking place for a decade in the Caribbean territory as doctors and nurses flee for the U.S. mainland, seeking higher salaries and better reimbursements from insurers. Ricardo Arduengo/AP hide caption

toggle caption Ricardo Arduengo/AP

SOS: Puerto Rico Is Losing Doctors, Leaving Patients Stranded

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/469974138/470194293" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Blue skies in San Juan, Puerto Rico belie the U.S. territory's struggle with massive debt. The islands have a generous health care program that covers nearly everyone, but economists say it has never been adequately funded. Christopher Gregory/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption Christopher Gregory/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Puerto Rico's Growing Financial Crisis Threatens Health Care, Too

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/468907162/469083189" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Mosquito larvae fill the cup of stale water that entomologist Luis Hernandez dips from a stack of old tires in a suburb of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Greg Allen/NPR hide caption

toggle caption Greg Allen/NPR

Puerto Rico Races To Stop Zika's Mosquitoes Before Rains Begin

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/468266024/468522817" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Previous experience with dengue outbreaks in Puerto Rico has shown that even small amounts of standing water — as in the vases of cemeteries — can serve as breeding areas for the mosquitoes that carry dengue and Zika. Pan American Health Organization/Flickr hide caption

toggle caption Pan American Health Organization/Flickr

With CDC Help, Puerto Rico Aims To Get Ahead Of Zika

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/468179259/468297989" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are displayed at an exhibition on Jan. 28 in Brazil. The mosquitoes can be carriers of the Zika virus. Several cases of the virus have spread to Puerto Rico. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption Mario Tama/Getty Images

Puerto Rico Health Official 'Very Concerned' About Zika's Spread

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/464980582/464995816" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Puerto Rico faces a financial crisis with a debt of $72 billion. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption Joe Raedle/Getty Images

As Debt Talks Hit An Impasse, What's Next For Puerto Rico?

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/464219439/464219440" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

One of the banana plants in the collection at the USDA's Tropical Agriculture Research Station in Puerto Rico. It's just one of many banana collections around the world that might just hold the key to stopping a fungus's deadly reach. Dan Charles/NPR hide caption

toggle caption Dan Charles/NPR

Our Favorite Banana May Be Doomed; Can New Varieties Replace It?

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/462375558/462698295" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript