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Puerto Rico's governor is pledging to lift the US territory from a deep recession by creating more jobs, reversing a migration exodus and implementing a range of incentives as the island struggles to recover from Hurricane Maria.
Nearly six months after Hurricane Maria, many Puerto Ricans are still stranded in hotels and facing an end to federal housing money.
Puerto Rico's population is set to decrease by 14% to 2.9 million inhabitants by 2019 due to an exodus of residents fleeing the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria.
More than 73 000 Puerto Ricans have fled emergency conditions at home to Florida since Hurricane Maria devastated the US territory in the Caribbean.
Dismissing critics, President Donald Trump has heaped praise on his administration's response in Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico.
Hurricane Maria, which pummeled Puerto Rico in September 2017, is likely responsible for the deaths of more than 4 600 people, some 70 times higher than official estimates, say researchers.
Puerto Rico authorities say nearly half of power customers in the US territory still lack electricity more than three months after Hurricane Maria.
An animal shelter says one of two dogs killed when a restaurant fire spread to a pet store had recently arrived from Puerto Rico after surviving two hurricanes.
President Donald Trump has lashed out at hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico, insisting that federal help will be limited and blaming the US territory for its financial struggles.
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