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A former Puerto Rico gubernatorial aide says the island's lone nonvoting voice in Congress partly explains why the recovery effort has been so lacking. [Read More]
I hope all citizens will exercise their right to vote in November. We need to make certain we keep our country free and our speech unimpeded. Socialism and communism is not what our forefathers had in mind when they penned our Constitution. For the life of me I don't understand why people will come to this country and expect to bring their form of government with them when they are coming for the opportunities that America has to offer.(ie: Mr.Soros and the young lady from Puerto Rico). The... [Read More]
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Puerto Rico left to fend for itself as it struggles to recover from Hurricane Maria. [Read More]
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Even before Hurricane Maria upended life in Puerto Rico, there was an ugly crisis brewing on the picturesque island.Just months before the storm, the first comprehensive mental health survey of the island found 7.3 percent of the population was suffering from a "serious mental illness" — far higher than the national average of 4 percent.Marilisa Celia Garcia, a 44-year-old cab driver, said she was already suffering from postpartum depression and... [Read More]
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The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra's season-opener includes "Pines of Rome" and traditional Puerto Rican songs. [Read More]
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On this edition for Saturday, Sept. 22, thousands take to Twitter to respond to President Trump about why they didn't report sexual assaults, and a new investigation of Puerto Rico's death toll after Hurricane Maria. Also, is there a way to put the world-famous Parthenon Marbles back together again? Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York. [Read More]
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"Big, angry baby with a fragile ego and tiny hands" hits Florida on one-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria. [Read More]
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This week marked one year since Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico. Now, Michigan State University will study how important information was communicated during the disaster. MSU received a roughly $400,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. They plan to use the money to look at how information spread during and after last year's hurricane. they will also map areas still... [Read More]
Demanding justice for Puerto Rico. [Read More]
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Hundreds of people gathered in downtown West Palm Beach Saturday to show support for Puerto Rico and people still recovering from Hurricane Maria, which made landfall on the island a year ago. ... [Read More]
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Mr. Eliezer Roque, 32, died on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, at Yale New Haven Hospital. He was born on Feb. 6, 1986, in Guayama, Puerto Rico, to Maria Ramos of Pennsylvania and the late Samuel Roque. Visitation is Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Chapel Memorial Funeral Home, 35-37 Grove St. Burial... [Read More]
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It's been a year since Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, but locals who have family on the island are still living with the aftermath.After the Sept. 20 storm, Wilma Martinez of Stroudsburg recalled how she couldn't reach her mom, Gladys, and other family members for a month."I was waiting by the phone, waiting to hear from my family, going crazy," she recalled. Her mom left the island after Maria and lives in Bronx, New York with Wilma's brother.Wilma and her husband, Oscar Martinez,... [Read More]
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Hurricane Maria left a plethora of devastation in her wake, but one event in particular broke records.The electrical blackout on Puerto Rico became known as the longest and largest power outage in American history.PREPA, the Puerto Rican Electric Power Authority, is a government subsidized utility agency that provides electric power to the entire island without competition.Puerto Ricans were no stranger to power outages before Maria, with outages becoming more frequent each passing year. The... [Read More]
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As Hurricane Maria battered Puerto Rico, Sylvia Chaluissant watched water pour out of her home&... [Read More]
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Rally for Puerto Rico... [Read More]
A year ago this week, Hurricane Maria slammed Puerto Rico. The massive storm left the island in the dark for months, claiming thousands of lives. [Read More]
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Democrats want to examine President Donald Trump's tax returns. There's talk of launching an independent commission into his administration's handling of the hurricane that wracked Puerto Rico. Progressive activists are ready to start impeachment proceedings.Get ready. If Democrats take control of a congressional chamber in the November election, expect a flood of hearings, investigations, probes and special commissions starting in January. Democrats on two government... [Read More]
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One year ago, Puerto Rico was reeling in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Maria. In the following months, an estimated 3,000 people died from medical conditions that could not be treated in parts of the island. David Begnaud reports. [Read More]
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After Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, the island's favorite pastime was put on hold. One year later, the game is back, with baseball players telling NBC News' Gabe Gutierrez that their focus is on giving back to the fans and the community. [Read More]
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Dozens of vehicles slowly approached President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida on Saturday afternoon, blasting reggaeton and salsa as they drove by. They honked their horns and waved Puerto Rican flags draped from their car windows and trunks. They were on their way to a rally a few miles away to mark the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria. Despite the scorching hot sun, hundreds of activists showed up at the Meyer Amphitheater in West Palm Beach. Buses full of protesters came from as far as Miami and Orlando. The crowd was lively. People spread out on the grass... [Read More]
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