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Hurricane Maria Has Transformed Puerto Rico Into A “Cash Only” Economy



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Hurricane Maria Has Transformed Puerto Rico Into A "Cash Only" Economy
// Silver For The People

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Sep 25, 2017 5:40 PM

Electricity, internet access and cell phone service have been offline in parts of Puerto Rico for a whole week. And with the island still struggling to rescue people stranded in remote villages, those managing the emergency recovery effort have yet to focus their attentions on the monumental task that looms ahead: Rebuilding the island's devastated infrastructure, from communications to sewers and water treatment plants that have been damaged by flash flooding and 155 mph winds that Hurricane Maria visited upon the island.

The damage, as Bloomberg reports, has essentially knocked Puerto Rico's economy back into the 1950s. For locals who're struggling to begin the ...

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