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Día de los Muertos, a Latin American tradition making death a colorful holiday

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    Mission San Luis Rey, CA - 28 October 2018: Older woman with sugar skull (Catrina) makeup at Day of the Dead celebration (Dia de los Muertos)
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In the 1970s, Chicano activists brought Mexican traditions honoring the dead to the United States. Decades later, skeletons and cemetery celebrations are the norm in some cities.

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Puerto Rico: Nearly a year after Hurricane Maria | Panel Discussion

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In Ark Republic’s culminating event for our first, major collaborative project, “The Hurricane Trifecta: One Year Later,” a panel discussion exploring post-Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, shows on one hand, gross government neglect, while on the other, creative and effective grassroots and community organizing.

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Reports of local police using military equipment and tactics during hurricanes draw concern

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Military tactics and military equipment have become a normal part of emergency efforts by local police in times of crises and disaster. The lines between law enforcement and national defense continue to blur.

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Beyond the Hurricanes: The quest to grant US territories statehood

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To be or not to be a state? After the 2017 hurricanes, the question of statehood for US territories, Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands, have different perspectives.

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Island of continued enchantment: Puerto Rico’s rise from the ashes of Hurricane Maria

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Mother Nature has a habit if throwing hard blows and sucker punches at unsuspecting countries. The summer of 2017 was a prime example, as it was not one, but three hurricanes that ravaged the Caribbean and the southern United States.

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Banking on tragedy: How foreign corporations make a profit from natural disasters

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The privatization of services has become a lucrative outcome for disaster capitalism. In recent years, hurricanes were no exception.

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Luxuriating in the mess: The desensitized reality of tourists locale in regions devastated by Hurricanes Harvey, Maria and Irma | Podcast

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In this special podcast by “The Night Drive,” with host Nobi DeLon, the discussion between four world-traveling panelists focused on the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, and how vacationers can hold some accountability in rebuilding areas devastated by natural disasters. This dialogue asks, “How can tourists reconsider being a responsible traveler?”

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iLucha Sí: Fight for public education in Puerto Rico | Film Documentary

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An excerpt from the documentary, “iLucha Sí,” filmed by award-winning documentarian, Jennifer Wager, follows the fight over the control of Puerto Rico’s educational system following the island’s recovery from the devastation experienced by Hurricane Irma and Maria.

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In hurricane ravaged areas, how do residents and tourists co-exist? | Political Cartoon

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“Hey, where’d you stay?”

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Understanding Puerto Rico through Diaspora

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Puerto Ricans, both displaced by the 2017 hurricanes and those who migrated to the mainland US before the major storms, must navigate identity, place, power and belonging in New York City.

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