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Homemade coquito for Navidad.
Pandemic-Proof Your Puerto Rican Holiday Traditions

From hosting a virtual coquito happy hour to delivering pasteles to your neighbors, here are some ideas to safely celebrate your favorite traditions during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Thousands of Floricuas Could Spend the New Year in the Dark if Moratoriums Are Not Extended

Marta Orbe and Bethzaida Vázquez are among the thousands of residents that could be evicted or lose utility services if moratoriums are not extended in Florida.

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DeSantis Rules Out Closing Restaurants as ‘Unrelenting’ COVID Spread Hits Florida

Though the White House Coronavirus Task Force report puts Florida in the "red zone" for high COVID-19 spread, Gov. DeSantis has ruled out new business restrictions.

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Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Neighbors: We Don’t Want You Here

A letter from the Mar-a-Lago neighbors of the president says Trump needs to be notified that he cannot use the storied resort as his residence.

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Meet the Nurse Who Administered the First COVID Vaccine in Puerto Rico

Hilda Alemán is the first health practitioner to give an anti-COVID shot on the island, and the fourth person to receive the much-anticipated vaccine.

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SNAP Applications Are Spiking. Advocates Say Congress Needs to Expand the Program Now.

Florida counties are seeing a surge of food insecurity. In Miami-Dade County, it has increased from 11.8% to 15.9%. In Bradford County, it has jumped to 19.1%, and in Marion County, it's at 17.9%.

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COVID Treatment Used by Trump Arrives in South Florida

Most of South Florida’s major hospitals say they have a supply of the treatment, but they have strict criteria to determine who can receive it. And time plays a factor.