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The Hurricane Trifecta: One Year Later

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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Somewhere off the coast of San Juan | Political Cartoons

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“The waves are perfect now!”

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Teachers’ Federation of Puerto Rico relentless in ongoing battle to save public schools, rebuilding the island

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After two major hurricanes, Puerto Rico was left to rebuild its infrastructure and institutions. Discontinuing public education has been on the agenda, but local teachers continue to fiercely fend off privatizing local schools.

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One island, two nations divided: Drastically different outcomes in times of natural disasters for Haiti and the Dominican Republic

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Two centuries of political and ethnic battles keep two nations sharing the same island, at odds, even during crises and rebuilding efforts.

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‘Let us make our nation great again’: Severely damaged Caribbean islands by last year’s hurricanes struggle to recover

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A year has passed since a trio of hurricanes—Harvey, Irma and Maria—pummeled parts of the United States and the Caribbean, leaving death and destruction and ravaging these areas with property damage skyrocketing into the hundreds of billions and leaving, in some cases, whole islands uninhabitable.

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Black liberation in relief aid: Social change for one group meant self-sustainability during a natural disaster

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Black empowerment and social justice group spearheaded critical emergency rescue and relief efforts when they saw that aid missed communities that looked like them.

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Reconstructing Houston one house at a time

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When major disasters strike, some professional athletes like J.J. Watt use their platforms to provide aid.

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