Government of Puerto Rico says that it will comply with a Superior Court order to release all death certificates issued after Hurricane Maria hit the U.S. territory. The court order came after CNN and Puerto Rico's Center for Investigative Journalism sued the territory's government amid allegations of undercounted fatalities.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Puerto Rico's government said Tuesday it will comply with a court ruling that orders officials to release all death certificates issued after Hurricane Maria hit the U.S. territory amid allegations that the official death toll of 64 is severely undercounted.
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