Hurricane María


Comparing COVID-19 and Hurricane María Disaster Responses

The eery similarities between the disastrous federal response to the COVID-19 pandemic and Hurricane María in Puerto Rico in 2017 keep on coming. You can find my thoughts and comparisons of the two on the Facebook page for the new book, Tossed to the Wind: Stories of Hurricane María Survivors, […]


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 […]


Same-old, Same-old for Donald Trump 1 comment

It’s deja vu all over again for Donald Trump, who visited Orlando this week to launch his presidential re-election campaign using all his familiar tropes and messaging. Fake news, immigration, MS-13, the wall, border control, Crooked Hillary, socialism, no collusion, no obstruction, low unemployment and poverty, packing the courts, a […]


Azalea Park Is Focus of Social Mobility Study

Talleres de Bienvenida, which sponsors acculturation workshops for Hispanic newcomers, has launched a deep-dive study of Azalea Park, with an eye to providing services to the population. Azalea Park is the first Puerto Rican enclave in Orlando, with settlement going back decades. It became a hot spot once again after […]