A Doctor’s Abandoned Journey Into Isolated Puerto Rico


… and this it the way it is into the mountains of Puerto Rico!!

Repeating Islands

A report by Richard Fausset for the New York Times.

Dr. Lissette Gutierrez is normally not one to curse. But when the S.U.V. she was traveling in hit a rut and bounced wildly on a mud road carved into a mountainside — a steep decline inches to her right, the pounding rain all around — an expletive escaped her lips like some rare ugly moth.

It was Saturday afternoon, and Dr. Gutierrez was part of a small medical convoy trying to get to an isolated community called Don Alonso, in the mountainous center of Puerto Rico. There was word that no doctor had been to the place since Hurricane Maria had roared over the island Sept. 20, triggering mudslides throughout the largely rural municipality of Utuado, at least one of them deadly.

Dr. Gutierrez, 45, a gynecologist, is a Puerto Rican living on Long Island, and her decision to…

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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