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Health vs. Livelihood: Puerto Rico’s Diving Fishermen Face Stark Choice

Region: Puerto Rico

Topics: EarthEconomyJobsWater

A declining fish population has forced Cabo Rojo’s diving fishermen into deeper waters, where many exceed safe dive times to make a living. Their efforts can lead to decompression sickness, and emergency treatment is hours away.

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Puerto Rican Tourism, Business Suffer Due to Coronavirus

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Puerto Rican Ice Cream Shop Adapts to Coronavirus Restrictions

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With School and Work Canceled, Puerto Ricans Turn to New Hobbies

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Once-Proud Puerto Rican Zoo Faces Cruelty Allegations, Uncertain Future

Region: Puerto Rico

Topics: EarthEconomy

It was once known as one of the Caribbean’s best zoos, but hurricane damage forced its closure in 2017. Alleging animal cruelty, some activists now say it should be closed for good.

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Construction Worker Sells Masks During Coronavirus Crisis

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University Students Affected by Coronavirus Receive Food Aid

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Coronavirus Devastates Puerto Rico’s Tourism Industry

Region: Puerto Rico

Topics: CoronavirusDevelopmentEconomyJobs

With cruise ships not sailing, tour guides, shopkeepers and restaurant owners in Old San Juan and across the region say business has stopped. Though the economy is set to reopen, the question remains: When will the tourists return?

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Puerto Rico’s Lockdown Could Trap Abused Women, Advocates Warn

Region: Puerto Rico

Topics: AutonomyCoronavirusWomen's Rights

In Puerto Rico, where domestic violence rates soar, the coronavirus lockdown could exacerbate abuse, leaving some women trapped in their own homes.

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Under-Resourced and Medically Understaffed, Puerto Rico Faces the Coronavirus

Region: Puerto Rico

Topics: AccessCoronavirusDevelopmentHealthHuman RightsInfrastructure

When the coronavirus hit, doctors and medical equipment already were in short supply thanks to the lingering impacts of a destructive hurricane and debilitating debt. Now some worry about what could happen if the coronavirus outbreak here were to “get out of hand.”

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