Puerto Rico Earthquake Case Study

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U.S. News (required): After hurricane Irma and Maria, Puerto Rico is going through rough times. President Trump decided to lift the almost decade long maritime law. Officially known as the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, the law mandates that shipping between U.S. ports and its territories, such as Puerto Rico and Guam, must be done only by U.S.-owned, U.S.-flagged and U.S.-built ships operated by American citizens. He did this to get more supplies to the stranded people that need basic supplies.
World News: People in Mexico hurry to help earthquake victims get basic supplies. The earthquake was Mexico’s deadliest earthquake in 32 years. People from some of the poorest districts were helping high-class citizens. This caused many unlikely friendships

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