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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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Mapping the Hurricane Trifecta

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Traveling on the whirlwinds of tempestuous storms that left a path of carnage shows billions of dollars in damage and a long recovery.

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You gotta have faith: Islamic and Jewish groups opened their doors to the poor and tired during Hurricane Harvey

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In the Bible Belt, non-Christian, faith-based groups used their doctrines of goodwill to participate in rescue and relief efforts during and after Hurricane Harvey, even when a major church closed its doors to its congregation.

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When the creek rises: High waters in a New Orleans hostel after Hurricane Harvey

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Hurricane season in New Orleans is never easy — even if you aren’t in the direct path of a storm.

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