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When the pandemic hits a shelter for abused boys 

Aged five to 10 and all survivors of neglect, physical and sexual abuse, they are no strangers to traumatic experiences.

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Puerto Rico plans to reopen parts of the economy

But the U.S. territory, as of last week, had the lowest coronavirus testing rate in the country, performing an average of 15 tests a day for every 100,000 people.

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Losing a loved one to the coronavirus

What pains her the most is the thought of her aunt dying alone, away from family and surrounded by strangers. 

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Puerto Ricans crowd supermarkets as government ramps us restrictions

The governer ordered businesses to bar anyone not wearing some sort of face mask from entering until further notice, and said scarves wrapped around the face would be admitted.

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Puerto Rico hospitals that turned away patients with Covid-19 symptoms will face penalties

Puerto Rico has reported 286 cases of the coronavirus and 11 deaths as of Wednesday. 

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Puerto Rican journalists cover the coronavirus from home

The journalists at El Nuevo Día, Puerto Rico’s largest newspaper, have seen it all. In a span of less than […]

Special Report: Shutdown: The Coronavirus

Lockdown in Puerto Rico puts victims of domestic violence at risk

For women who are experiencing gender-based violence, a mandatory lockdown traps them with their abusers, giving them less opportunities to escape physical and verbal abuse. 

Special Report: Shutdown: The Coronavirus

Tourism workers on front line fight of Covid-19 in Puerto Rico

The hotel staff said they work for tourism, but they can’t sustain their business if the virus overwhelms the island.

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Airport feels like a ghost town during coronavirus pandemic

Halls were barren, and stores were closed, except for a brightly lit Hudson News store.

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Puerto Ricans rally for the island’s independence

For the activists  in the march, the route to the island’s decolonization is through independence as opposed to statehood. They also demanded the cancellation of Puerto Rico’s over $70 billion national debt.