How Businesses in Puerto Rico are Recovering After Maria

By Lizzie O'Leary
Dec 19, 2017 12:15 PM ET
Bacardi rum distillery in Cataño, Puerto Rico. - Joanne Griffith/Marketplace

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The Bacardi rum plant was back up and running less than two weeks after Maria. Good news for the place that produces 80 percent of Bacardi's rum and employs 300 people. The company has paid its employees throughout hurricane recovery. 

"We got some comments from our primos [workers] saying 'coming to Bacardi to work it's like a bubble, because you forget all that's going on around,'" Class said. "But then people told me 'at four I get depressed because I have to go back to the reality of no power, no hot water, no food.'"

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