Blackout in Puerto Rico


blackout in puerto ricoBlackout in Puerto Rico

Last week, FEMA acknowledged shortcomings in its response to Hurricane Maria on Puerto Rico — including a lack of key supplies on the island before the storm, unqualified staff, and challenges with delivering emergency supplies.  If those flaws sound familiar, it may be because FRONTLINE and NPR outlined them in the May documentary Blackout in Puerto Rico — a seven-month investigation into why the U.S. territory was left struggling to survive after Maria hit.

The film investigated why the federal response in Puerto Rico left millions of Americans in the dark for months — and the storm before the storm: how Wall Street, Puerto Rico’s government, and Washington fueled a debt crisis that left the island’s economy in ruins and its infrastructure crippled even before Maria.

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/blackout-in-puerto-rico/

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