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Homelessness On The Rise In Puerto Rico
More than 1,650 homeless people were estimated to be living just in the less-populated half of the U.S. territory this year, up from 980 two years ago, according to the nonprofit Puerto Rico Pro Homeless Coalition of Coalitions.
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In this June 25, 2013 photo, a homeless man begs for money at an intersection in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The homeless population in Puerto Rico has risen sharply in the past two years amid an ongoing economic crisis that includes a nearly 14 percent unemployment rate, higher than any U.S. state. Officials say they expect the problem will only grow worse. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)

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In this June 25, 2013 photo, a homeless woman begs for money at an intersection in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The homeless population in Puerto Rico has risen sharply in the past two years amid an ongoing economic crisis that includes a nearly 14 percent unemployment rate, higher than any U.S. state. Officials say they expect the problem will only grow worse. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)

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In this June 21, 2013 photo, a homeless man sleeps with his dogs at his side in front of a global package delivery business in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Across the island of 3.7 million people, homeless people can be seen sleeping on park benches, under bridges or in doorways. Many are addicted to drugs, and it is common to see them begging at stoplights in and around San Juan. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)

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In this June 21, 2013 photo, a homeless man sits in his wheelchair in an area he has set up for the night in front of a business closed for the day, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Aggravating the rising homeless population in Puerto Rico is the lack of emergency shelters and transitional housing. Most of the island's homeless live under bridges or sleep on park benches or parking lots. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)

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In this June 25, 2013 photo, a homeless man sleeps under a bridge beside a garbage pile in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Aggravating the rising homeless population in Puerto Rico is the lack of emergency shelters and transitional housing. Most of the island's homeless live under bridges or sleep on park benches or parking lots. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)

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In this June 25, 2013 photo, protected by an umbrella, a homeless woman walks in the rain at an intersection in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Nearly 80 percent of previous cases involving homeless people were tied to drugs, but that financial and family problems now play a bigger part. "We're seeing more women on the street," said the Puerto Rico Pro Homeless Coalition of Coalitions' executive director. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)

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In this June 21, 2013 photo, homeless men sleep a city park sidewalk in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The homeless population in Puerto Rico has risen sharply in the past two years amid an ongoing economic crisis that includes a nearly 14 percent unemployment rate, higher than any U.S. state. Officials say they expect the problem will only grow worse. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)
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In this June 26, 2013 photo, a homeless couple sleeps in front of a closed business in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Nearly 80 percent of previous cases involving homeless people were tied to drugs, but that financial and family problems now play a bigger part. "We're seeing more women on the street," said the Puerto Rico Pro Homeless Coalition of Coalitions' executive director. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)

Homelessness On The Rise In Puerto Rico

More than 1,650 homeless people were estimated to be living just in the less-populated half of the U.S. territory this year, up from 980 two years ago, according to the nonprofit Puerto Rico Pro Homeless Coalition of Coalitions.

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