Luigi Ramirez lets a yellow rope slip through his hands slowly at first. When his fingers open, 200 hundred pounds of concrete sail through the lush tropical canopy. Before Hurricane Maria, he sent tourists whizzing across ravines like this one in Puerto Rico’s El Yunque National Forest. But that business closed.
“Because that company depends on the trees, and all the trees are damaged in the majority of the forest,” Ramirez says.
Now, he’s running a zip line to deliver construction materials.