Several tons of Puerto Rico aid halted in San Juan

Several tons of emergency aid which had been prepared and packaged for delivery to hurricane victims in Puerto Rico have been halted at San Juan, the island's main port.

There's been an ongoing and concerted effort by numerous countries and international organizations to get as many supplies to the island territory as possible.

KTLA also reports that the White House has authorized a 10-day waiver of the Jones Act, a federal law that limits shipping to US ports by foreign vessels. 

While the supplies are successfully reaching Puerto Rico, thousands of shipping containers with the needed aid have been held up at the San Juan port.  So what's the problem?

Lack of manpower

The main hindrance in the supplies reaching their destinations is that only 20% of local truck drivers have returned to work since Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico.

A bruised infrastructure

Puerto Rico was already under extreme distress.  They've been in a recession for the past 11 years.  

If that wasn't bad enough, it's being estimated that total recovery efforts will reach up to $95 billion.

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