Puerto Rico: Six Months After Hurricane Maria

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View of the Old San Juan community of La Perla, with locals in the process of replacing a roof that had been damaged by Hurricane Maria
View of the Old San Juan community of La Perla, with locals in the process of replacing a roof that had been damaged by Hurricane Maria

To mark the six-month anniversary of Hurricane Maria’s devastating landfall, the Village Voice is embarking on a week of coverage investigating how Puerto Ricans are navigating the fallout from the storm, both on the island and on the mainland.

Monday, March 19

Puerto Rican Evacuees Face New York Housing Crisis: FEMA aid is running out for families fleeing the devastation left by Hurricane Maria (by )

A Cartoon History of Colonialism in Puerto Rico: A primer on how the island became the last colony (by and )

Tuesday, March 20

Six Months Later, Tourists Haven’t Returned to Puerto Rico: Puerto Rico is attracting barely half as many visitors since Hurricane Maria (by )

Living in the Dark: A Graphic Novela: True tales from Puerto Rico’s ongoing power outages (by and )

Puerto Rico National Park’s Long Road to Recovery: It may be fifty years before El Yunque is fully back to normal after hurricane damage (by )

Wednesday, March 21

The New York Roots of the Puerto Rican Fiscal Crisis: The oversight board deciding the island’s future can trace its ancestry back to the city’s 1970s woes (by )

Thursday, March 22

The Great Puerto Rico Doglift: The Sato Project is working to rescue Puerto Rico’s street dogs for U.S. adoptions — and to reunite them with their storm evacuee families (by )

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