Puerto Rico's Other Storm : Code Switch Long before Hurricane Maria devastated the territory, the threat of financial disaster loomed over Puerto Rico. Now, an old, bitter struggle over who gets to chart the islands' economic future is upending life for everyday Puerto Ricans trying to pick up the pieces.
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Puerto Rico's Other Storm

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Puerto Rico's Other Storm

Puerto Rico's Other Storm

Puerto Rico's Other Storm

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Long before Hurricane Maria devastated the territory, the threat of financial disaster loomed over Puerto Rico. Now, an old, bitter struggle over who gets to chart the islands' economic future is upending life for everyday Puerto Ricans trying to pick up the pieces.

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