In the wake of Hurricane Maria, a lot of questions remain about the future of Puerto Rico.
The island is one of the poorest in the US, and has been without power since the storm hit.
But the US territory is also the second-largest US territory in terms of population, and one of its most heavily populated.
It’s a big part of the country, with an estimated 50 million people living in the island.
What happened to Puerto Rico after Maria?
The US territory was devastated by Maria, which has caused widespread devastation across the US and the Caribbean.
More than 100,000 Puerto Ricans have been displaced, and an estimated 10,000 are still without power, according to the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
Puerto Rico’s governor, Ricardo Rosselló, has blamed President Donald Trump for the crisis, and says the president has refused to meet with the island’s residents.
On Thursday, the US government asked Congress to waive the island of Puerto Rican jurisdiction from federal law, which would allow the US to return some US assets to the island for the first time in decades.
What does the island need?
The island needs a lot more help, but one thing it does have is a population.
The US Census estimates that Puerto Rico is home to 12.4 million people, while Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands have a combined population of 8.4m.
A recent poll by the Pew Research Center shows that Puerto Ricos are more likely to be unemployed than the average US worker.
Some of the most distressed areas of Puerto Rico are in the northeast, where unemployment stands at over 26%.
In Puerto Rico, the unemployment rate is much higher than in the rest of the US.
Puerto Rico also has a high level of poverty, with some residents living in poverty for 40% of their annual income.
What can the US do to help Puerto Rico?
Puerto Rico has requested a $10bn bailout from the US Treasury, as well as the US Congress, and it’s not clear how that money would be spent.
The government has also requested the help of the World Bank, which is in charge of the island economy.
It says it’s looking for private and public partnerships to help pay for its recovery.
The governor of Puerto Rica, Hector Jimenez, has also suggested that US companies could help.
But as of yet, the only private assistance to Puerto Ricas people has come from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
The US government is looking to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to help, and the IMF has already put $20bn towards the island, which it hopes will allow it to rebuild.
The IMF has also provided $10m towards the reconstruction of a health system damaged by Hurricane Maria.
Who will fund the island?
The United States is one country that is keen to help the island recover.
FEMA and the Treasury Department are looking to private investors to help finance its recovery, as is the Puerto Rican government.
But how will Puerto Rico pay for it?
Puerto Ricoes already have the most expensive health care system in the Americas.
The average Puerto Rican costs $1,800 per month for private health insurance, which adds up to more than $8,000 a month, according the Puerto Rico Institute of Health and Development.
So how much will the US help?
Puerto Rican President Ricardo Rosseló has proposed raising taxes on US businesses to help cover the cost of health care, but there’s no clear way to pay for the islands reconstruction.
A $10,000 (£6,000) tax increase would be enough to cover the islanders health insurance premiums, and could help pay off debt.
The $10.6bn aid request by the US is for the government to cover Puerto Rico for six months, and not until 2018.
What happens if Congress fails to pass an aid package?
Congress has the power to waive Puerto Rico from federal jurisdiction over a number of issues, including Puerto Rico becoming a US territory.
But this could be a difficult option for Puerto Rico because Puerto Rico still doesn’t have the same legal framework as the rest