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Dissent is a slow brew on the streets at this year’s UN General Assembly

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NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK — For a city that never shuts up, New York is pretty quiet in the first days of this year’s United Nations General Assembly — the annual circus that brings the entire world into Manhattan. From politicians to activists, they all roll in, the former rubbing elbows over expensive meals in plush hotels and embassies, the latter, at sign-making parties and marches. But with protest permits stacked up for next week — when the high-level meetings start to happen — the designated protest zone across from the United Nations was quiet on Thursday, jammed on […]

Trump says Hurricane Maria response was ‘unsung success’ despite nearly 3,000 deaths

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A recent study determined nearly 3,000 Puerto Ricans died due to devastation caused by Hurricane Maria. Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello has accepted the findings of the report. However, that hasn’t stopped President Donald Trump from continuing to brag about the federal response to the storm. During a briefing about Hurricane Florence with FEMA administrator Brock Long on Tuesday, Trump called the response in Puerto Rico “an incredible, unsung success” and “one of the best jobs that’s ever been done.” San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz, an outspoken critic of the administration’s handling of Hurricane Maria, was quick to respond […]

Florida’s new Puerto Rican residents poised to have a big impact on midterm elections

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ORLANDO, FLORIDA — On a sweltering Sunday — the last day of early voting before Florida’s primary — a group of volunteers sat beneath a tent outside a public library in Orlando, waiting for Spanish-speaking voters to approach them with questions about the election. Latinos make up almost a quarter of Florida’s population and roughly 18 percent of the state’s electorate, and that number is growing. After Hurricane Maria left nearly 3,000 people dead and caused over $140 billion in damage to Puerto Rico in September of 2017, roughly 18,000 U.S. citizens relocated from the island to Florida, largely concentrating themselves […]

Puerto Rico’s Farmers Face a Long Road to Recovery

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On the morning of September 21, 2017, Carlos Lago and Justina Díaz Bisbal emerged from their household into a post-apocalyptic world. Their once-lush five-acre fruit farm in southern Puerto Rico was entirely stripped of its foliage. Tree limbs were broken or twisted; pieces of metal from nearby homes, trash, and even… Read more… Read more: earther.gizmodo.com Please follow and like us: