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Puerto Rico Celebrates Its First Large Coffee Harvest Since Hurricane Maria

Hurricane Maria's passage through Puerto Rico resulted in one of the most important social and economic tragedies of recent decades. It claimed the lives...
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Four Years Later, Puerto Ricans Remember the Impact of Hurricane Maria

It seems like only yesterday that the deadliest storm in history devastated everything in its path across the island of Puerto Rico. On September...
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Three Years After Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico Becomes an Electoral Issue

With only seven weeks to go before the presidential elections, Puerto Rico has taken center stage in the campaigns for the first time in...
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Assessing the Long-Term Damage of Hurricane Maria: An Increase in Opioid Overdoses and Fatalities

The uptick in opioid deaths in Puerto Rico is a longer-term consequence of the damage wrought upon Puerto Rico by Hurricane Maria, which struck...
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Meet Marianne Ramirez Aponte, the Woman in Charge of the Museo De Arte Contemporáneo...

In Latin America, women are often the brains and hands behind major art institutions. Think Patricia Galeana, Director of Mexico's Museo de la Mujer,...
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Puerto Rico Will Finally Receive Hurricane Aid

Three years after Congress approved the aid needed for Puerto Rico to recover from the impacts of the hurricane, the island will finally see...
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Biden Approves Long-Awaited Maria Relief For Puerto Rico

On Monday, February 2, the White House Press Secretary, Jen Psaki, spoke about the new administration's plan to help with the hurricane disaster Puerto...
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What We Should Learn About Central America’s Hurricane Recovery

The coronavirus pandemic has not been the only devastating thing to hit the world in 2020. In particular, in the Caribbean region, hurricanes and...
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The Aftermath of Fiona: Fate Deals the Caribbean with a Heavier Hand

Hurricane Fiona has raised a lot of questions.  As someone who lives in a hurricane-prone area, I know the fear that grips you as a...
BELatina’s Weekend Recap: The Importance of Latino Representation, Puerto Rico, and More belatina latine

BELatina’s Weekend Recap: The Importance of Latino Representation, Puerto Rico, and More

What a weekend.  It was nearly impossible not to learn about Hurricane Fiona this past weekend. Puerto Ricans did their best to welcome the nasty,...
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BELatina’s Best of the Week: Nalleli Cobo, the Depp vs. Heard Trial, And More

Happy Friday, BELatina, and happy Pride month! We begin one of the most important months for our team, determined to celebrate diversity, the right to...
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Let’s Talk About Urban Art in Puerto Rico

Humans have sought refuge in art for centuries. Different mediums of expression have become an outlet for those whose stories, voices, and wisdom have...