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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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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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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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