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Powering Puerto Rico | FRONTLINE

Meet Oscar Carrion, a self-taught electrician who’s putting his life on the line to restore power in his community.

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After Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, millions of Americans were without power for months – so one resident took matters into his own hands. The Puerto Rican blackout after Hurricane Maria has been the worst in U.S. history. FRONTLINE and NPR investigate why the island was left in the dark.

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