Crime Rises in Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria

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More than a month after Hurricane Maria wrecked the island, Puerto Rico’s overwhelmed police force of 13,000 officers is struggling to contain crime, just as before, but now with longer shifts, against emboldened criminals and on streets cloaked in darkness, the Miami Herald reports. “It’s easier to burglarize — there’s no alarms, no phone systems. It’s dark. The delinquents are taking advantage of the . . .

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