Three Months After Hurricane Maria
Today I paid 75 cents for a small apple. I purchased four of them at the Marias’ Supermarket, Las Marias. Most things went up. A box of 12 candles sticks was under 2 dollars before the disaster, but now is close to 4 dollars or more.
Elsewhere, the same story. Gasoline went up from 62 cents regular per liter to 72 cents or more per liter. I paid 8 dollars for a quart of oil for my car.
But nevertheless, a bottle of water is more expensive than gasoline costing a buck or more for about 16 oz.
Happy Thanksgiving to one and to all!
By Francisco Sanchez, Las Marias, Puerto Rico