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COVID-19 Federal Response Proves Puerto Ricans Were Right

Puerto Ricans were not crazy after Hurricane María. It’s the federal government that’s crazy. The crisis over COVID-19, otherwise known as the coronavirus, has proven it beyond a doubt. The thread tying the two disasters together is the horrendous response of the federal government in the face of a catastrophe. […]


Ready to Ship – ‘Tossed to the Wind: Stories of Hurricane Maria Survivors” 1 comment

Tossed to the Wind: Stories of Hurricane Maria SurvivorsBy María T. Padilla and Nancy RosadoPrice: $24.95 Available: Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.comTable of ContentsExcerptFramed by the stories of Hurricane Maria evacuees, Tossed to the Wind is the gripping account of the wreckage, despair, and displacement left in the wake of one of the deadliest natural […]


Bloomberg Comes for Puerto Ricans

Driving to an event in Orlando, Michael Bloomberg, former mayor of New York and current Democrat presidential candidate, kept me company. No, not Bloomberg in person but Bloomberg appealing to Orlando’s Latino voter community in a radio ad. “Juntos vamos a reconstruir la nación,” he said. Together we will rebuild […]