Adrian Florido

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Puerto Rico Residents Skeptical Of Hurricane Preparedness As Season Set To Start

Thursday, May 17, 2018

With the start of the Atlantic hurricane less than a month away, Officials in Puerto Rico say they're prepared. But many island residents have their doubts as June 1 looms closer.


Puerto Rico To FEMA: Let The Power Crews Stay

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

The last of the federal government's power restoration crews are scheduled to leave Puerto Rico on May 18. The island's congressional representative wants a 90-day extension.


How Puerto Rico Plans To Spend $1.5 Billion In Federal Recovery Grants

Monday, May 07, 2018

The grants were provided by the Department of Housing And Urban Development, and most of the money will go to rebuilding damaged homes and businesses.


Federal Response To Puerto Rico Reignites Statehood Push

Sunday, May 06, 2018

The federal government's flawed response to Hurricane Maria has rekindled the long-running debate around statehood for the U.S. territory.


Restoring Power To Puerto Rico's Last 2 Percent

Thursday, May 03, 2018

Seven months after Hurricane Maria, thousands of people in the Puerto Rican mountains are still waiting for the lights to come back on. Why is power restoration for the last 2 percent so difficult?


International Workers' Day Protests In Puerto Rico Turn Chaotic

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

What began as an organized series of demonstrations against government austerity measures across the island, ended with police firing tear gas into assembled crowds.


Demonstrators To March In Puerto Rico To Protest Austerity Measures

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Large protests are expected in Puerto Rico on Tuesday over the plans the territory may implement to address its massive debt. Among other things, cuts are planned to pensions.


Puerto Rican Comedy Troupe Aims To Lift Up Spirits Of Those Living On, Off The Island

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Popular Puerto Rican sketch comedy group Teatro Breve has been touring the U.S. mainland with a hilarious take on how Puerto Ricans living off the island dealt with Hurricane Maria.


Puerto Rico Board, Governor Clash Over Finances

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Still reeling from damages caused by Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico's financial situation is in major free fall. The federal oversight board ordered Gov. Ricardo Rosselló to cut public pensions by 10 percent.


In Puerto Rico, Blackouts Continue To Disrupt Lives And The Island's Economy

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Puerto Rico is in the middle of its second major blackout in less than a week, and Puerto Ricans are getting fed up.


Puerto Rico In The Midst Of An Islandwide Blackout

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The power outage was caused by heavy machinery that was being used to remove a collapsed transmission tower. Power is expected to be restored over the next day and a half.


A Tree Falls In Puerto Rico, And 840,000 Customers Lose Power

Thursday, April 12, 2018

A single tree plunged more than half of the island's population into darkness. It was a humbling reminder for some that power restoration is not yet complete in more remote parts of the island.


HUD Announces Billions In Additional Grants To Puerto Rico

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

The Department of Housing and Urban Development is granting $18.5 billion to the Puerto Rico hurricane recovery effort. It's the largest disaster recovery grant the agency has ever given.


Feds And Puerto Rico Reach Deal Allowing Disaster Recovery Loans To Start Flowing

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Puerto Rico's governor had been locked in tense negotiations with the U.S. Treasury over terms governing $4.7 billion in loans that Congress approved to help the island recover from Hurricane Maria.


Unable To Prove They Own Their Homes, Puerto Ricans Denied FEMA Help

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Six months after Hurricane Maria devastated this island commonwealth, many families are unable to get crucial federal repair grants because they've been unable to prove they own their homes.


Months After Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico Has A Long Recovery Ahead

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

It's been six months since Hurricane Maria blasted Puerto Rico. One of the top reasons FEMA is denying people grants to repair their houses is that many can't prove they own their properties.


6 Months After Hurricanes, 11 Percent Of Puerto Rico Is Still Without Power

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

As of this week, many Puerto Ricans have been without power for six months. They've been waiting not since Hurricane Maria, but since Hurricane Irma, which struck two weeks earlier.


Puerto Rican Government Considering Changes For Public Schools After Hurricane Maria

Thursday, March 01, 2018

The Puerto Rican government wants to make big changes to the island's public school systems, including allowing charter schools. But critics say officials want to privatize the system, using the chaos after Hurricane Maria as an excuse.


How Ranchera Music Helped 1 Woman Fall In Love With Her Mexican Culture

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Before Valentine's Day, love is in the air. But sometimes, love hurts. It's a harsh reality that many Mexicans deal with by listening to rancheras, traditional songs from Mexico's countryside that you can put on when you just need a good cry. One young woman found a connection to her ancestors through the sounds of guitars and tears.


Power Restoration In Puerto Rico Experiences Setback With Blackout in San Juan

Monday, February 12, 2018

In Puerto Rico, an explosion at a major power substation plunged San Juan and the surrounding areas back into darkness on Sunday. The blackout was a further setback in the ongoing efforts to restore power to the island.