Puerto Ricans Who Moved to Florida Had a Harder Time Than Those on the Island, Study Says

Issue #33: HUD approves a $1.5B recovery grant, bondholders fight against dismissing $6B in debt and more

Puerto Ricans Struggled More in Central Florida

Puerto Ricans who moved to Florida had a more difficult time readjusting to life post-Hurricane Maria than those who stayed on the island, according to a new study. Those who moved to Central Florida had a particularly difficult time with jobs, housing and transportation. (Bianca Padro Ocasio / The Ledger)

HUD Approves $1.5 Billion in Disaster Recovery Funds for Puerto Rico

A long-awaited grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will now be released. (Caribbean Business)

Puerto Ricans Concerned That $20 Billion Recovery Plan Is 'Not For The People'

“This money could be the answer for many communities that within an austerity crisis would not see any money coming in. But what we’ve seen so far is that this is a plan for developers, and not for the people.” – Ariadna Godreau-Aubert, executive director of nonprofit Ayuda Legal Puerto Rico (Adrian Florido/ NPR)

Attorneys Demand More Time to Fight Proposal to Dismiss Puerto Rico Debt

PROMESA had asked a federal judge to invalidate more than $6 billion worth in debt, including any general obligation bonds issued in 2012 and 2014. (Associated Press)

Plans to Privatize Puerto Rico Power After Maria Hit Snag

“We’re dealing with a very uncertain, very volatile environment. There’s still a great deal of uncertainty with how much federal funding will come to Puerto Rico, over what period of time and how that funding will be used.” – Economist Jose Villamil (Danica Coto / Associated Press)

After Feeding an Island, José Andrés and His Nonprofit Now Want to Help Puerto Rico Feed Itself

Andrés said the key to withstanding damage from major storms is to build resiliency – such as developing hydroponic farms – into the system. (Tim Carman / Washington Post)

Latin Trap Artist Kevin Fret Killed In Puerto Rico

The 24-year-old rapper, who referred to himself as the first openly gay Latin trap artist, was shot in Santurce while riding a motorcycle. (Ana Yglesias / Grammys)

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