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Sadness is turning into frustration for Puerto Ricans who lost family members in the wake of Hurricane Maria, all while there is growing controversy over the storm's death toll. Gaby Acevedo reports. [Read More]
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Alexis R. Santos-Lozada, Pennsylvania State University (THE CONVERSATION) On Sept. 20, 2017, Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico, destroying the power grid as well as most of the communications structure. In some cases, it took more than five days for Puerto Ricans in the U.S. to hear about their loved ones. In the case of Debora Pérez, a woman who lost her stepfather due to... [Read More]
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Though the government of Puerto Rico is refusing to share information and give honest answers about how many people died because of Hurricane Maria, journalists continue to ask the question. Some of them have even taken their fight to the courts in... [Read More]
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Lin-Manuel Miranda held auditions for his hit musical "Hamilton" in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Wednesday, June 13. [Read More]
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Gov. Rick Scott and the Trump administration have not done nearly enough to help Puerto Rican families in Florida who fled the island after Hurricane Maria, the head of the DNC says. [Read More]
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Trump's recurring abuses of women, Dreamers, Muslims, immigrants, poor people, science, nature, Puerto Ricans, students, union members - and whomever or whatever irks him next - have been met with a rising level of open rebellion, ranging from a record number of nationwide mass mobilizations to hundreds of local pop-up protests. [Read More]
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Puerto Ricans are not ready for another storm more than a year after Hurricane Maria devastated the island. Residents still need help and New York college students are preparing for relief efforts as part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's New York Stands with Puerto Rico Recovery and Rebuilding Initiative. CUNY student Myra Rosa's grandmother passed away about a month after the storm. It took months to get her proper care after the hurricane. "When we brought her here she wasn't receiving... [Read More]
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Associated Press photographer Ramon Espinosa spent weeks roaming Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria devastated the island last September. He documented the lives of Puerto Ricans who lost roofs and possessions in the storm. Others saw their houses torn completely from their foundations, leaving only concrete bases. He found some well along the path to recovery... [Read More]
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You know how you can tell if displaced Puerto Ricans are eligible to vote in U.S. elections? Just count the number of Florida politicians falling all over themselves to court them — while at the same time distancing themselves from one candidate who didn't get the memo. John Ward is running for the Republican nomination in Florida's 6th Congressional District, which includes Volusia and Flagler counties. Last month video from a candidates debate April 23 at the Mount Dora... [Read More]
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Democratic candidates for Florida Governor may have differences on some issues, but on Monday night they all agreed that the state should increase salaries for teachers, take more action on sea-level rise, support Puerto Ricans moving to the state and push for the immediate resignation of Agricultural Commissioner Adam Putnam for his office's failure to complete background checks for concealed gun permits. [Read More]
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