Trump appoints Coast Guard admiral as recovery czar for Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — As Puerto Rico is struggling to recover from hurricanes and earthquakes, the White House confirmed Friday that it is appointing U.S. Coast Guard Rear Adm. Peter Brown as its liaison for the island.In a statement, the White House said Brown “will coordinate United States Government efforts to build the infrastructure and resiliency of Puerto Rico.”The U.S. territory of 3.2 million people has been hit by a series of natural and political disasters in recent years that are strangling its economy.In 2017, Hurricane Maria razed parts of the island and destroyed the electrica...


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