Adrian Florido

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After Hurricane Fiona, avocados have become a currency of community in Puerto Rico

Friday, September 23, 2022

The storm blew most of Puerto Rico's avocados off their trees. Now people are racing to eat and give them away before they go bad.

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In Puerto Rico, people rush to eat and share avocados knocked off trees by hurricane

Friday, September 23, 2022

Hurricane Fiona knocked many of Puerto Rico's avocados off their trees. In the days since the storm, everywhere you go, people are scrambling to eat and give away avocados before they rot.

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Puerto Rico's infrastructure wasn't ready for the serious flooding that Fiona caused

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Hurricane Fiona dumped so much rain on Puerto Rico that its network of rivers flooded, causing catastrophic damage in many communities. It was worsened by poor past planning and development choices.

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Puerto Rico's southern coast takes stock of the destruction left by Hurricane Fiona

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Hurricane Fiona has left Puerto Rico, but left behind a terrible mess. Whole communities have been cut off by mudslides. Roads and bridges are washed out, which is complicating the recovery effort.

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Some areas of Puerto Rico remain in danger after devastation of Hurricane Fiona

Monday, September 19, 2022

Hurricane Fiona spent most of Sunday dumping heavy rain and lashing winds across Puerto Rico. On Monday, people on the island have been trying to figure out just how bad the damage is.

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Hurricane Fiona hits Puerto Rico causing an assortment of problems

Monday, September 19, 2022

Power remains out for hundreds of thousands of people on Puerto Rico after Hurricane Fiona stormed ashore. Flash flooding, mudslides and downed trees have made it difficult to assess the damage.

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Hurricane Fiona is moving over Puerto Rico, which has lost all of its electricity

Sunday, September 18, 2022

The National Hurricane Center says the eye of Hurricane Fiona has officially made landfall in Puerto Rico. It lands just after the entire island lost power due to the storm.

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Debt relief for Black farmers shows challenges of pursuing racial equity with policy

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

A federal program to forgive loans for many Black farmers was ensnared in lawsuits. It speaks to the Biden Administration's challenges in pursuing racial equity through federal policy.

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Former Puerto Rico governor arrested on bribery charges

Thursday, August 04, 2022

The FBI arrested the former governor of Puerto Rico, Wanda Vazquez, Thursday on federal bribery charges. It's related to the financing of her 2020 campaign.

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Some parents fear Uvalde schools' safety upgrades won't be ready by new school year

Friday, July 15, 2022

The school district in Uvalde, Texas, promised safety upgrades before the new school year begins, but some parents fear they won't be done in time and are considering keeping their kids at home.

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What new footage of the Uvalde shooting recording tells us about the police response

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

New surveillance footage shows every minute of what police did as they delayed more than an hour to enter a classroom and kill the gunman.

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The evolving grief of Uvalde residents

Sunday, June 19, 2022

Almost four weeks after the mass shooting at Robb Elementary, the town of Uvalde, Texas has begun to quiet down, and its residents have been left with their grief and in search of a way forward.

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Former federal judge warns of danger to American democracy

Saturday, June 18, 2022

NPR's Adrian Florido speaks with retired federal judge J. Michael Luttig about his testimony during a recent Jan. 6 committee hearing.

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Mourning a Mexican-American tragedy, under the shade of pecan trees

Thursday, June 09, 2022

Before 19 children and two teachers were killed there, Robb Elementary School played an important role in the fight for Mexican-American equality in Uvalde, Texas. A young teacher was a catalyst.

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Robb Elementary in Uvalde was integral to Mexican-American equality in the city

Wednesday, June 08, 2022

NPR's Adrian Florido reports on Robb Elementary, an overwhelmingly Mexican-American school in Uvalde, Texas where 19 children and two teachers were gunned down.

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New detail raises more questions about the botched response to the shooting in Uvalde

Thursday, June 02, 2022

One of the teachers killed by the gunman called her husband, a Uvalde schools police officer, after she'd been shot. This and other new details raise questions about police's response to the shooting.

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Should Robb Elementary be rebuilt? Here's what other school shooting sites did

Wednesday, June 01, 2022

In Newtown, Conn., a new Sandy Hook Elementary opened in 2016, four years after the shooting there. In other places, some have said that leaving buildings in place can offer survivors a way to heal.

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What Robb Elementary School has meant in Uvalde's history of Mexican activism

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

In 1970, Mexican-American families whose children attended Robb Elementary staged a walkout, making it a pivotal place in the community. Now, some wonder if the school can remain after the shooting.

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Children were calling 911 from within the Uvalde classroom as police waited to enter

Friday, May 27, 2022

The director of Texas's Department of Public safety said, "It was not the right decision," after he revealed police waited more than an hour to enter the school in Uvalde during the shooting.

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Uvalde parents question the police's response to the deadly school shooting

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Questions have emerged about the response to the attack at a Uvalde school. Parents want to know how the gunman was in the building for so long – and question whether officers entered early enough.

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