hurricane maria

Philadelphia Poet Laureate Raquel Salas Rivera participates in protests in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Courtesy of Raquel Salas Rivera
Shara Dae Howard
July 29, 2019 - 11:29 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia Poet Laureate Raquel Salas Rivera was among the crowds of thousands upon thousands who took to the streets of San Juan, Puerto Rico, for nearly two weeks demanding that Gov. Ricardo Rosselló resign after the leak of homophobic and misogynistic group chat...
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Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jimmy Fallon on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon."
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January 11, 2019 - 6:55 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Lin-Manuel Miranda is reprising his lead role in the hit musical "Hamilton" on Friday night to start a two-week run in Puerto Rico expected to raise thousands of dollars for artists and cultural groups struggling in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Dozens of fans chatted...
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Puerto Rican parrots eat inside one of the flight cages at the Iguaca Aviary in El Yunque, Puerto Rico.
AP Photo/Carlos Giusti
November 20, 2018 - 3:10 pm
EL YUNQUE, Puerto Rico (AP) — Biologists are trying to save the last of the endangered Puerto Rican parrots after more than half the population of the bright green birds with turquoise-tipped wings disappeared when Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico and destroyed their habitat and food sources. In the...
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Justin Udo
September 30, 2018 - 2:43 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia's largest and most festive celebration of Puerto Rican pride and Latino heritage took over part of the city during the Puerto Rican Day Parade Sunday. Dancers, floats, and various groups made their way from 16th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway to...
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A house with a Puerto Rican flag Puerto Rico.
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Pat Loeb
September 24, 2018 - 6:41 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The annual ceremony of the raising of the Puerto Rican flag at Philadelphia City Hall seemed more somber than festive Monday, as the aftermath of Hurricane Maria still looms over the island a year later. The flag-raising featured the usual pomp and ceremony, but this...
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In this Sept. 8, 2018 photo, a home that was abandoned after Hurricane Maria hit one year ago stands full of furniture in the San Lorenzo neighborhood of Morovis, Puerto Rico.
AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa
September 20, 2018 - 2:29 pm
By Danica Coto, Associated Press SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The uplifting strains of one of Puerto Rico's most beloved songs filled the air at 6:15 a.m. on Thursday as a choir stood in the coastal town where Hurricane Maria made landfall at that moment exactly one year ago. The serenade in...
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In this Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, photo, Jose Santiago checks on items in the kitchenette in his room at the WoodSpring Suites in Orlando, Fla.
AP Photo/John Raoux
September 13, 2018 - 11:05 am
By Mike Schneider and Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Like many Puerto Ricans who fled to the mainland after Hurricane Maria, Jose Santiago has been scrambling to find a place to live. The federal vouchers that pay for his hotel room near the Orlando airport expire at...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a Congressional Medal of Honor Society reception in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018.
AP Photo/Susan Walsh
September 13, 2018 - 9:36 am
By Catherine Lucey, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday rejected the widely accepted conclusion that nearly 3,000 died in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria, arguing without evidence that the number was wrong and calling it a plot by Democrats to make him look bad...
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In this Oct. 5, 2017 file photo, a Puerto Rican national flag is mounted on debris of a damaged home in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in the seaside slum La Perla, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa
August 28, 2018 - 1:15 pm
By Danica Coto, Associated Press SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — An estimated 2,975 people died in the six months after Hurricane Maria as a result of the storm, with the elderly and impoverished most affected, according to a long-awaited independent study ordered by the U.S. territory's government...
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In this June 1, 2018 file photo, a child shines a light on hundreds of shoes at a memorial for those killed by Hurricane Maria, in front of the Puerto Rico Capitol in San Juan.
AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File
August 09, 2018 - 9:56 am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico has conceded that Hurricane Maria killed more than 1,400 people on the island last year and not just the 64 in the official death toll. The government acknowledged the higher death toll with no fanfare in a report submitted to Congress this week in which it...
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