The Last 2% Of Puerto Ricans Are Still Waiting For Power (360°) | NPR

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In the mountainous regions of Puerto Rico, thousands are still waiting for the lights to come back on. Why is power restoration for the last two percent of Puerto Ricans so difficult?

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foulpotato says:

98% done. Congrats president trump

Bruce Wing says:

Puerto Rico was greedy at the beginning .they had a coal fired electric plant. When it got destroyed and got disaster relief from the federal government they wanted both coal and solar plants .

martybowen1 says:

There wasn't reliable power to several area's BEFORE THE HURRICANE!! PUERTO RICO WAS IN SHAM BELLS WELL BEFORE THANKS TO ITS OWN CORRUPTION!!

gary noland says:

Yeah, but I bet all the corrupt lowlife scumbag politicians are a lot wealthier now.

Thomas Harley says:

surprising that O-Cortez has not found a community organizer to fix the issues…..corruption/greed/theft by their own gov……you do know that the Mayor of SanJuan wit held tons of supplies to get bad publicity on T. for her Dem. Comrades

Bad Blood says:

FAR Q NPR American tax payers shelled out 98,000,000,000.00 dollars NPR SUCKS

Don Page says:

Worked there to start a Pharma pilot plant ,, the power would fail at least twice per week . To maintain product quality we finally just built our own power supply (approx 2 million ) . The government was totally incompetent.

Rose Treiger says:

Puerto Rico was given enough money and enough supplies to rewire the entire place.. Even places that never had power before. Houses were built for people who had shacks, and that's a good thing. If these people can't figure out how to hang a wire or how not to steal the supplies whose fault is that. When our power goes out and things happen here WE fix it. We don't wait for the government to do it for us because were just so unable, and if you don't have the ability to do it then take a class. Don't rely on others for what you should be doing for yourself. And by the way millions of Mainland Americans get their heat by burning wood it's nothing to be ashamed of. As this report implies oh my God they have to burn wood. Are you that comfortable in your soft sad world that you cant imagine not having natural gas or water on demand? No wonder Americans are so fat. In today's world it is considered negative sad to be able to sustain your own life. And a positive action to suck the government teet.

Slim Morden says:

Am I seeing the final necessary phase of Colonization? Hatred of the colonizers blind them, resistance to attention to detail grows. Thus they lost sight of the importance of maintaining the power grid. The jungle took back the power lines. A simple repair became a major undertaking, necessitating bulldozers to reclaim power lines before repairs could start. Like every former colony world wide, they will know better next time.

Sonya Sanders says:

The gov. Of Porta Rico showed us how corrupt they were. All the Dems with their millions went there on a trip to see a play. Why dont they help them???

Sonya Sanders says:

That because it was like that before the storm. USA spent more and made things better then they ever had.

Jennie Garner says:

THERE IS SO MUCH CORRUPTION IN THIS COUNTRY THAT THEIR PEOPLE SUFFER. THE POLITICAL PEOPLE STEAL ALL THE MONEY FOR THEMSELVED AND NONE IS LEFT TO HELP WHATEVER THE PEOPLE NEED. I COULD NOT BELIEVE THAT MILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF FOOD AND WATER WAS DELIVERED AT THE AIRPORT AND NO ONE IN THAT COUNTRY WOULD FIGURE A WAY TO DELIVER IT UNTIL IT STAYED THERE SO LONG IT WAS ALL RUINED. THEY WANTED TO BE PAID FOR DELIVERING IT SO THEY LET IT RUIN, THEY HAVE TO LEARN TO HELP THEMSELVES AND NOT DEPEND ON THE US TO SUPPLY ALL THEIR NEEDS.JJ

Shinob Ogema says:

Please don't let Monsanto move in

Jim Brewer says:

Trumps handling this disaster is absolutely SHAMEFUL! Puerto Rico is after all a U.S. territory/possession and deserving of the same relief effort as any U.S. state

Mark Martin says:

Hey don't worry trumpturd got it all under control.

Anthony e says:

this is BS,, 2% yea right,, 20% may still be out of power, and those who have it have power outages all the time.. also for all you stupid americans that think puerto ricans are not american, more PR join the military per capita then any U.S state and serve for you stupid racist people to sit at home talking your shit.

Miriam Vivo says:

Saludos a todos que dios los bendigas

drewsimm says:

The idea of 360 videos is cool in some circumstances… but once I discover that a video is a 360 video, I can't stop spinning, lifting and lowering my view for fear of missing what I should be watching. Personally, I'd rather news videos actually not be a 360 video.

Nicholas Sorice says:

If Georgia were a state that still didn’t have power this long after a disaster the people would be rioting. That Puerto Rico provides what it does for America and gets the treatment it does is unsettling.

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