Puerto Rico

Two years later, Hurricane Maria survivors speak to displacement and starting over

On Sept. 20, 2017, Hurricane Maria touched down in Puerto Rico. Thousands of families relocated to Rochester in the months that followed. Karla Reyes...
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Fri, 09/20/2019 - 5:50am
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Connections: Discussing the future of Puerto Rico

The leadership of Puerto Rico is in turmoil following the recent resignation of the Puerto Rican governor. Rochester is home to one of the largest...
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Mon, 07/29/2019 - 10:16am
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Connections: Angelica Perez-Delgado and Hilda Rosario Escher of Ibero

We sit down with the outgoing and incoming presidents of the Ibero-American Action League . Angelica Perez-Delgado has been named the organization’s new...
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Fri, 12/07/2018 - 10:47am
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Connections: Local Puerto Ricans discuss cultural pride, politics, and more

Rochester is gearing up for the Puerto Rican Parade and Puerto Rican Festival . We discuss those events, along with issues pertaining to the Puerto...
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Mon, 07/23/2018 - 10:18am
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Connections: An update on the crisis in Puerto Rico, and cultural competency in medical care

A new study from researchers at Harvard estimates that nearly 5,000 people may have died in Puerto Rico as a result of Hurricane Maria. That's more than...
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Mon, 06/04/2018 - 10:21am
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Connections: How to meet the needs of bilingual students

The Rochester City School District has released its proposed budget, and it has slated an increase in funding for bilingual education staff and services...
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Tue, 05/08/2018 - 12:02pm
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Connections: Updates from Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico's Department of Education announced last week that it will close nearly 300 schools due to a decline in enrollment. The news comes as more...
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Mon, 04/09/2018 - 10:57am
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Connections: Challenges faced by Puerto Rican families who have moved to Rochester

More than two months after Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, 53 percent of the island's residents are still without power, and 1,520 people are still...
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Tue, 11/28/2017 - 10:44am
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Connections: How Rochester is assisting with recovery efforts in Puerto Rico

Six weeks after Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, 70 percent of the island is still without power. When Governor Andrew Cuomo visited last week, he...
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Thu, 11/02/2017 - 10:21am
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Connections: Updates from the Puerto Rican community after the devastation of Hurricane Maria

We sit down with members of the Puerto Rican community to discuss what is needed most after Hurricane Maria. They share their stories of trying to reach...
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Wed, 09/27/2017 - 11:29am
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