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Old 04-10-2020, 11:44 PM
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"From the infrastructure Puerto Rico looks 100% like American mainland, better than many mainland communities"....you have formed the wrong impression of the Puerto Rico infrastructure...in many aspects, it is close to 3rd world quality.
You must visit to gain a full appreciation of how bad it is.

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exactly, think Georgia/Mississippi/Alabama
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Old 04-11-2020, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Pereira, Colombia
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PR infrastructure is ok, given the terrain and the overall density of the island. They tried to have a Mainland-style highway system, and it's not bad...you can get from San Juan to Mayaguez in about 3 hours. The speeds are a little reduced, and it feels like there's always a lot of construction going on.

Way up in the mountains in the center of the island all they really have are winding two-lane roads, many of which at least partially washed out during the hurricane.
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Old 04-11-2020, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Boydton, VA
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The infrastructure I was referring to was the power grid, water, public transportation, telephony, internet access, etc. I agree about the roads... I traveled many, pre-hurricane, that were on par with mainland roads.....now the drivers...that's a different story.

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Old 04-13-2020, 09:39 AM
 
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exactly, think Georgia/Mississippi/Alabama

I live in Alabama and have spent a lot of time in Puerto Rico. That's a lazy, facile comparison on your part. Infrastructure in Alabama and Georgia is better than places such as New York or Pennsylvania, let alone Puerto Rico.



Jeez. Some people.
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