Adrian Florido

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Puerto Rico Governor Faces Calls To Resign Over Messages

Sunday, July 14, 2019

The governor of Puerto Rico is facing calls to resign after the release of contents of messages with government officials which include insults and profanity.


Corruption Charges Filed Against Top Puerto Rico Officials

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Prosecutors filed federal corruption charges against two former officials in the administration of Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello. Some are saying Rossello should resign.


This Isn't The First Time Americans Have Debated What To Call Detention Centers

Friday, July 05, 2019

The fight over what to call the detention centers at the Southern border evokes a similar debate over what to call Japanese American incarceration during World War II.


For Those Missing Puerto Rico, A Song About Dreaming Of Home

Thursday, June 20, 2019

The official anthem of the capital city, "En Mi Viejo San Juan" also serves as a nostalgic lament, evoking memories of the island for the many forced to leave it behind.


On Mother's Day In Puerto Rico, Hope To Visit A Mother's Grave Turns To Anguish

Monday, May 13, 2019

The municipal cemetery in Lares, Puerto Rico, has been closed since Hurricane Maria hit. Residents flocked to visit when a portion of the cemetery was opened for Mother's Day, but many were unable to reach their loved ones' graves.


Residents Of Puerto Rico Protest Austerity On May Day

Thursday, May 02, 2019

In Puerto Rico, May Day has become an important day for people to protest the austerity measures being imposed by a federally appointed oversight board.


When A Mexican American Student Group Voted To Change Its Name Controversy Ensued

Friday, April 19, 2019

A decision to change the name of a historic student group has sparked a debate about Mexican-American identity and the future of the Chicano movement.


'Tales Of Clamor' Tells The Emotional Reckoning Of Japanese-Americans After WWII

Saturday, March 30, 2019

A new play in Los Angeles explores what happened after Japanese-Americans were let out of World War II internment camps: their struggle to acknowledge what happened to them and eventually speak out.


Venezuela Faces Power Outage, Again

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Power is off across much of Venezuela as the second extended power outage this month closes government offices and schools.


Puerto Ricans Concerned That $20 Billion Recovery Plan Is 'Not For The People'

Monday, January 28, 2019

Island officials will have discretion to spend the federal money as they see fit. But some worry the government's plans will leave local communities behind.


'Hamilton' Arrives In Puerto Rico, Bringing A Bit Of Controversy With It

Friday, January 11, 2019

When Lin-Manuel Miranda announced plans to bring Hamilton to the island, it was meant to lift the spirits of the island's residents. But things haven't gone as planned.


News Brief: Trump Inaugural Committee, Border Wall, Possible Ban On Cockfighting

Friday, December 14, 2018

Federal prosecutors are investigating President Trump's inaugural committee spending. The U.S. military may be asked to build a border wall. An effort to ban cockfighting in Puerto Rico is underway.


Puerto Ricans Angry Over Impending Ban On Cockfighting

Friday, December 14, 2018

As part of the farm bill, lawmakers on Capitol Hill have voted to ban cockfighting in Puerto Rico. The practice is already banned in all U.S. states, but the island has scores of cockfighting arenas.


'My Father Is In There': Anguish Builds In Puerto Rico Mountains Over Decimated Tombs

Thursday, December 06, 2018

The damage to 1,800 tombs in the Lares Municipal Cemetery was so extensive — and so horrifying — that health officials locked the cemetery gates after Hurricane Maria. They haven't been reopened.


Advocates Fight 'Culture of Secrecy' In Post-Hurricane Puerto Rico

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Puerto Rico's governor pledged to run a transparent recovery process. But as billions of dollars are on the way, many say there are indications that transparency may not be a top priority.


Puerto Ricans Want Their Government To Be More Transparent

Monday, November 19, 2018

The movement in Puerto Rico is growing. It's taken on greater urgency after Hurricane Maria, as the island prepares for the arrival of tens of billions in federal recovery grants.


Government Lawyer Says Puerto Rico's Hurricane Response Plan 'Does Not Exist'

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

For months, Puerto Rican officials have said their government is ready for another hurricane. But the part of its emergency response plan dealing specifically with hurricanes hasn't been completed.


Why Stay During A Hurricane? Because It's Not As Simple As 'Get Out'

Thursday, October 18, 2018

As rescues continue after Hurricane Michael, officials expressed frustration at people who didn't evacuate. But experts say people's decisions to stay are almost always carefully considered.


Where Hurricane Maria First Made Landfall, Songs Memorialize The Tragedy

Thursday, September 20, 2018

At 6:15 a.m. on Sept. 20, 2017, Hurricane Maria made landfall on the shores of Yabucoa, Puerto Rico. One year later to the minute, and at the same spot, a choir memorialized that tragedy with song.


One Year After Hurricane, How Puerto Rico Has Changed

Thursday, September 20, 2018

It's been a year since Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico. Though many buildings have been repaired, and the power is on in every part of the island, it's clear the storm provoked lasting change.