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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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To End Reliance on Imports, Young Farmers Promote Local Agriculture

Region: Puerto Rico

Topics: AgricultureEntrepreneurshipEnvironmentJobsMoney

Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico nearly three years ago – and highlighted its dependence on imported food. The spread of the new coronavirus could lead to similar food shortages. Green-thumb residents are trying to fix the imbalance by growing and marketing local produce.

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Puerto Rico’s Fishers Fight to Preserve Their Trade

Region: Puerto Rico

Topics: AgricultureClimateEarthJobsWater

As water temperatures rise and fish species vanish, artisanal fishers risk losing a generations-old craft.

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Amid Protest, Resort Construction Begins in Puerto Rican Region Known for Biodiversity

Region: Puerto Rico

Topics: DevelopmentEarthEnvironmentLegal Rights

The Christopher Columbus Landing Resort has spent years in legal limbo, as Puerto Rican conservationists and community members protested its planned construction in an important ecological zone.

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Selling Woodwork in Puerto Rican Market

Region: Puerto Rico

Topics: Moments

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