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Puerto Rico: "We will not surrender"

Puerto Rico: "We will not surrender"

On a recent Friday, Jose Alvarez arose before dawn, loaded his three children into his van and drove with his wife two hours from their home in the mountainside community of Adjuntas, Puerto Rico, to the San Juan airport.

His wife and children boarded a plane bound for Lorain, Ohio, where they will live with a relative for at least the next year, so the children can resume their education — as their school has been closed since the hurricane. Mr. Alvarez returned alone to Adjuntas, where he will continue to work delivering coffee to restaurants and businesses. He’ll spend the rest of his time building a new home, stronger than the wood frame house that was destroyed in Hurricane...

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