Adrian Florido

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FEMA To End Food And Water Aid For Puerto Rico

Monday, January 29, 2018

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has delivered millions of meals and gallons of water since Hurricane Maria devastated the island. Four months later, it says that help is no longer needed.


Plans Are Announced To Privatize Puerto Rico's Electric Utility

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Gov. Ricardo Rossello announced plans Monday to privatize the island's troubled electric utility. In a speech, he said the process of selling off the public utility's assets would begin in days.


After Four Months Without Power, A Puerto Rico Town Strings Its Own Lines

Friday, January 19, 2018

The Pepino Power Authority of Puerto Rico is a volunteer band of citizens restoring power on their own. The island's electric utility says their work is illegal. Residents don't care.


Univision Names Ilia Calderon As Co-Anchor Of Its Flagship Evening News Program

Thursday, November 09, 2017

Univision has named Ilia Calderon as co-anchor of Noticiero Univision — Spanish-language media's most important evening news show. Calderon is the first Afro-Latina to anchor a national news program


There's An Immigration Gap In How Latinos Perceive Discrimination

Sunday, November 05, 2017

A new survey found that Latinos born in the U.S. tend to see racial or ethnic discrimination differently than Latinos who came to the country.


For The First Time Since Hurricane Maria, Some Kids In Puerto Rico Went Back To School

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

In Puerto Rico, some students returned to class on Tuesday, more than a month after Hurricane Maria shut down the public school system island-wide. But many schools have not re-opened, fueling frustration among teachers, parents and students.


Puerto Rico Re-Opens Some Schools, Considers How To Make Up Classes

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Public schools in some parts of Puerto Rico reopen for the first time since Hurricane Irma caused so much damage more than a month ago. Reopening the schools has been hard because of power outages.


Puerto Rico's Governor Is In Washington To Meet With Trump

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Parts of Puerto Rico look as if the hurricane struck yesterday, not last month. Gov. Ricardo Rossello is in Washington to speak with members of Congress. He'll also meet with President Trump.


More Rain In Puerto Rico Brings Misery To Those With Damaged Roofs

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Puerto Rico has had steady rain this week, meaning misery for those whose roofs were damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Maria. Across the island, frustration is building over delays in the distribution and installation of the tarps usually provided by FEMA and the Army Corps of Engineers.


Puerto Rico Health Officials Worry About Contaminated Water Effects

Monday, October 16, 2017

It's been nearly a month since Hurricane Maria ripped across Puerto Rico. Nearly a third of the island still lacks potable water which is raising health concerns.


Advocates Struggle To Help Undocumented Immigrants Find Relief After Harvey

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

One out of every 10 Houston residents is undocumented. Many lost everything in the storm, but unless they have a U.S.-born child, they don't qualify for FEMA assistance. Advocates are trying, but struggling, to help potentially hundreds of thousands of people left with nothing, and no other recourse.


As Flood Recovery Starts In Houston, Many Go Back To Church

Sunday, September 03, 2017

Across Houston, both the pastors and the congregants are finding comfort in their faith as they begin recovering from the flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey and returning to their churches.


President Trump Visits Houston As The Aftermath Of Hurricane Harvey Sets In

Saturday, September 02, 2017

In Houston, floodwaters have mostly receded and residents are starting to turn toward rebuilding. But in places farther east like Beaumont and Pasadena, many communities are still under water.


In Texas, Harvey Forces Tens Of Thousands Into Shelters

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Flooding and damage from Harvey has forced tens of thousands of people out of their homes in Texas. The largest shelter in Houston is the downtown convention center.


Here's Why The Census Started Counting Latinos, And How That Could Change In 2020

Thursday, August 03, 2017

On the Code Switch podcast this week, a look at concerns and issues facing people of color in the 2020 Census, and a look back at the reasons why "Hispanics" became a word in the first place.


Viral Video Of Man Tipping Over LA Street Vendor's Cart Fuels Protests

Friday, July 28, 2017

The video shows a man knocking over a Mexican vendor's cart. It's ignited tensions around street vending, which is both ubiquitous and illegal in LA, and about the racial discrimination vendors face.


Facing A Population Decline, Baltimore Set Up A Legal Defense Fund For Immigrants

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Officials in many cities have said protecting immigrants from deportation is a moral imperative. In cities with dwindling tax bases, like Baltimore, it's also a financial one.


Cities Create Defense Funds For Immigrants Facing Deportation

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Many cities are establishing funds to provide lawyers to immigrants facing deportation. But as they develop these funds, they're struggling to decide who should get access to the money. Any immigrant in need of a lawyer, or only those with clean criminal records?


California Debates Bill To Stop Cooperation With Federal Immigration Enforcement

Saturday, April 22, 2017

As California officials oppose the Trump administration's immigration crackdown, they wonder how far they can push. A legislator introduced a bill to not allow local authorities to work with ICE.


Juan Felipe Herrera On Poetry In Tough Times

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Juan Felipe Herrera is the 21st Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress. NPR met with Herrera on World Poetry Day, March 21, 2017, to talk about the role of poetry in society.