BARCELONETA, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Electrical linemen descend from helicopters, balancing on steel girders 90 feet high on transmission towers in the mountains of central Puerto Rico, far from any road. At the same time, crews fan out across the battered island, erecting light poles and power lines in a block by block slog....

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    Kissimmee, Florida (CNN)With no running water, no power and no school for her kids, Carmen "Millie" Santiago fled Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria hit the Caribbean last fall. Like thousands of evacuees, she landed here in central Florida. And ...
    04/20/2018 - 1:10 pm | View Link
  • Puerto Rico suffers another island-wide blackout
    Puerto Rico is back in the dark. The entire island lost power Wednesday and was expected to be without electricity for 24 to 36 hours after a private contractor hit a transmission line with an excavator, according to the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority.
    04/20/2018 - 12:04 pm | View Link
  • Puerto Rico Restores Electricity After This Week's Outage
    A transmission line was accidentally damaged by an excavator, reported The Associated Press. After the outage, Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) said that in trying to restore power, it would prioritize hospitals, a major airport, sewer and ...
    04/20/2018 - 7:48 am | View Link
  • Tourism in Puerto Rico unfazed by blackout
    Most of the power has been restored to Puerto Rico, after an island-wide outage threw the country into darkness on Wednesday. Puerto Rico has dealt with smaller outages in the past, but this was the first time that power was knocked out on the entire ...
    04/20/2018 - 3:50 am | View Link
  • Puerto Rico’s imbalance of power: Stadium lights glow, homes do not
    The Major League Baseball games this week between the Minnesota Twins and Cleveland Indians here had dual goals: to affirm the Puerto Rican government’s position that the island was open for business again after the devastation of Hurricane Maria seven ...
    04/19/2018 - 11:31 pm | View Link
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  • Puerto Rico Government
    Puerto Rico is a self-governing commonwealth in association with the United States. The chief of state is the President of the United States of America.
    04/16/2018 - 3:13 pm | View Website
  • Puerto Rico
    Puerto Rico (Spanish for "Rich Port"), officially the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (Spanish: Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico, lit. "Free Associated State of Puerto Rico") and briefly called Porto Rico, is an unincorporated territory of the United States located in the northeast Caribbean Sea.
    04/16/2018 - 12:32 am | View Website
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    US scrutinizes power restoration efforts in Puerto Rico. U.S. federal officials say they expect to have a plan by June on how to strengthen and stabilize Puerto Rico's electrical grid
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    Hurricanes Irma and Maria have had devastating effects on Puerto Rico. Here's a look at what life has been like on the island.
    04/14/2018 - 7:55 pm | View Website
  • Puerto Rico's governor presses power utility privatization ...
    Puerto Rico's Governor Ricardo Rossello on Monday pressed proposals for privatizing the U.S. commonwealth's shattered electrical grid as part of its painstaking recovery from devastating September hurricanes.
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