Cash-strapped cities around the nation are increasingly using heavy fines to fund basic services — in turn, sending residents into debt and bankruptcy.
It’s been more than a year since Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, so why are street lights still out and why are there houses without roofs?
The storm caused nearly 3,000 deaths and billions of dollars in damage to the island. NPR’s Adrian Florido has been in Puerto Rico as people have tried to rebuild.
He joins us as we check-in on the island — what progress has been made? What’s left to do? And exactly how much help is coming from the federal government?
Produced by Amanda Williams.
- Adrian Florido NPR National Desk Reporter covering Puerto Rico; reporter for NPR's Code Switch. @adrianflorido
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