Puerto Rico
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Overview

Hurricane Maria caused deaths and widespread damage to infrastructure, housing and essential services. Protections for transgender people and of freedoms of expression and association suffered setbacks. Austerity measures put human rights at risk. Police used excessive force to quell protests on International Workers’ Day.

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Death penalty status

Retentionist

Retains the death penalty in law

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Duncan Tucker

Americas Media Manager, +52 (1) 55 48 48 82 66

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Section office

Calle Humacao Edif 994 Apt. 1ª Urb. Santa Rita RIO PIEDRAS PR 00925

Phone

001787763 8318

Fax

001787763 8318

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