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On the streets of San Juan, police struggle to rein in crime after Hurricane Maria


By -- Miami Herald —— Bio and Archives--October 23, 2017

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Hurricane Maria ripped apart daily life in Puerto Rico but it hasn’t brought a halt to the crime that has long plagued the poverty-stricken island.

In the hard-scrabble neighborhood of Rio Piedras, Jessica Rojas was at work this week making sandwiches at a Subway restaurant — a cash-only operation because of the limited power supply — when two young gunmen dressed in black burst through the door demanding money.—More…



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