Residents line up to collect water from a tanker parked next to the road in Naranjito, Puerto Rico, in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria
Residents line up to collect water from a tanker parked next to the road in Naranjito, Puerto Rico, in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria PEDRO PORTAL pportal@miamiherald.com
Residents line up to collect water from a tanker parked next to the road in Naranjito, Puerto Rico, in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria PEDRO PORTAL pportal@miamiherald.com

Much of Puerto Rico has no running water – and the problem is not just cleanliness

October 05, 2017 12:39 PM

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