Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 4:15 PM ET

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NAT136 - (Hurricane-Maria) WASHINGTON. x-12s. Puerto Rico faces a long road to recovery from hurricane Maria, and it's not all because of the storm. The island was suffering through a decade of economic decline before the hurricane ravaged Puerto Rico this week. Now, with power out for nearly all 3.4 million residents, many are deciding whether they should leave. Brigadier General Diana Holland with the U-S Army Corps of Engineers says getting the power back on in Puerto Rico and the U-S Virgin Islands is a big focus. ("..treatment plants.") (SOURCE:The Associated Press)

TAG: Puerto Rico is in the grips of a 73-billion dollar debt crisis, has an unemployment rate higher than that of any U-S state and set a record for foreclosures last year.

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