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Puerto Rico's troubled utility is a goldmine for US contractors

1 month ago   |   By Grist

This story was originally published by HuffPost and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.
The asthma attack that killed Anibal Dones Torres came in the inky darkness of night.
Hours after he and his family went to bed on February 9, 2018, the 54-year-old awoke gasping for air. He had suffered from asthma since childhood, and his nebulizer was always nearby. But Hurricane María destroyed Puerto Rico's electrical grid just five months earlier, leaving his home in the eastern mountain town of San Lorenzo with no power.
“He told me, ‘My God, help me,'” his sister...
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