The following story will move Monday as this week’s Tuesday Spotlight, a feature showcasing the best off-the-news enterprise in the AP report:
PUERTO RICO IN THE DARK
ADJUNTAS, Puerto Rico — They are considered “los duros.” The hardcore ones. The ones who have survived nearly 10 months without power after Maria slammed into Puerto Rico as a Category 4 storm last year. Among them is a 90-year-old man who subsists mainly on canned food and the mother of a toddler who has to ferry dirty clothes to a relative’s wash machine several times a week. They’re not only part of the last 1 percent waiting to be connected — they’ve never even had a generator, unlike the majority of those still living in the dark. By Danica Coto. UPCOMING: 950 words, photos, video.