Ole Miss
Puerto Rico

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AFTER MARIA: Puerto Ricans striving to rebuild, recover

Towns visited in Puerto Rico


Estimated number of Puerto Ricans who moved away after Hurricane Maria, nearly 4 percent of the total island population
Estimated monetary impact of Hurricane Maria on Puerto Rico

About Puerto Rico, the “Rich Port”

Population: 3.4 million

Puerto Rico has a cultural mix of
Spanish, African and Caribbean influences

Size: 3,500 square miles

This is smaller than the state of
Connecticut and 1/10 the size of Mississippi

About the trip

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