Stories tagged: "Puerto Rico"


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Floricua of the Week: His Bones Were Like Glass. Now Héctor Ramos Is A Bodybuilder

Severe health conditions didn’t stop Ramos from carrying on, even when doctors told him he couldn’t exercise because his bones were too fragile. He will be participating in a bodybuilding national competition next month.

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All of These Things Are Now Reopening in Puerto Rico

Phase three of reopening kicks-off amid a spike in positive cases and hospitalizations, a severe drought, and more tremors that were felt in the south of the island.

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A “Godzilla Dust Cloud” Is Hitting Puerto Rico. Here’s What That Means.

A larger-than-usual dust plume brings unhealthy air to the region this week and makes its way to the United States mainland next week.

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A Cosmetologist, a Mother of Three, a Waiter: Here Are the Faces of Puerto Rico’s Unemployed

Laid-off workers share their stories of frustration, hunger, and uncertainty in face of the inefficiency of the island’s Labor Department.

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Trump Reverses 100 Environmental Regulations That Directly Affect Puerto Rico

In three years, Trump reversed important environmental regulations that affect people on the island “first and foremost” as well as minorities in the U.S.

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No More Hate. No More La Comay. This Is Why We Demand the Show’s Cancelation Again

Six years after activists in Puerto Rico got popular puppet show ‘La Comay’ off-air, the show was brought back by Mega TV and hateful comments attacking a renowned Black lawyer on the island sparked a new boycott.

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How Jorge Pérez Is a Force in the Puerto Rican Community

After living in Orlando for more than 30 years, the inspector reflects on how the problems faced by the Latino community have evolved.