SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — As three lanes of traffic sped toward him, Officer Ulises Villanueva held up the palms of both hands and blew a whistle, bringing the cars to a stop beneath a string of twisted, darkened traffic lights.
With most of Puerto Rico lacking power two weeks after Hurricane Maria struck, hundreds of police officers have been deployed to tame the snarls of traffic.
“The only thing that kills you is the heat,” said Villanueva, clad in a dark blue uniform from his cap to his boots as he worked a 12-hour shift at an intersection on F.D. Roose
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