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A Bittersweet Journey Back to Puerto Rico After Maria

It was a phenomenon, but who cares. We’re alive, we’re alive.

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After Hurricane Maria, thousands of Puerto Rico residents fled the island. Many are now returning home to rebuild their lives. In this story, a New York Times reporter follows an older couple as they return home to Puerto Rico and work to rebuild their lives.