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These Are Some Of The Forgotten Villages Of Puerto Rico, Where Food Is A 90-Minute Walk Away

These Are Some Of The Forgotten Villages Of Puerto Rico, Where Food Is A 90-Minute Walk Away

Nidhi Prakash/BuzzFeed News Jose looks out at the river near his home. HOYOS PLANES, Puerto Rico — For nearly two weeks after Hurricane Maria swept through Puerto Rico, Jose, known locally as Pito, was trapped on the mountain road where he and a dozen other families live, outside a town southwest of San Juan. On Tuesday, he was able to leave and reach the outside world for the first time since Sept. 20 — but only on foot.“There’s no light or water or anything,” he said about his town. “We’re missing these things but the most important thing is that we can leave and go get things now.”He’s been making the hour-and-a-half journey on foot from Hoyos Planes