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    Ordinary Girls

    Jaquira Diaz reflected on her experiences growing up in Puerto Rico and Miami. She spoke at the Wisconsin Book Festival in Madison.

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    News Conference on Puerto Rico Recovery

    At a news conference for the Take Action for Puerto Rico! Coalition, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said he was “disappointed” and “angered” by the Senate parliamentarian’s…

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    Ordinary Girls

    Jaquira Diaz discussed identity and race and her experiences growing up in Puerto Rico.

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    Fantasy Island

    Journalist Ed Morales talked about his book, Fantasy Island: Colonialism, Exploitation, and the Betrayal of Puerto Rico, on the relationship between the U.S. government and Puerto Rico…

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    We Fed an Island

    Chef Jose Andres talked about his book, We Fed an Island: The True Story of Rebuilding Puerto Rico, One Meal at a Time, on the efforts of the World Central Kitchen to feed the people of…

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    Medicaid Programs in Puerto Rico and Other Insular Areas

    The House Natural Resources Committee held a hearing on Medicaid funding for Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and other insular territories of the U.S.A. Representatives from the territories…

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    Political Situation in Puerto Rico

    The Inter-American Dialogue hosted a discussion on the resignation of Puerto Rico Governor, Ricardo Rosselló and the top priorities for the island’s next political leader. Panelists…

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    FEMA Contracting

    Two House Homeland Security subcommittees held a joint hearing on how FEMA contracts are awarded and managed. The committee heard testimony from a FEMA associate administrator, a Government…

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    Hearing on Puerto Rico

    Puerto Rico’s Governor Ricardo Rosselló (New Progressive) testified before the House Natural Resources Committee on legislation aimed at stabilizing the island’s economy and boosting its efforts to…

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    Democracy at Work in Rural Puerto Rico

    This U.S. Agriculture Department film profiles the history, culture, and farm produce of the Caribbean territory of Puerto Rico. The film emphasizes the self-reliant nature of Puerto Rican…

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    Jonathan Levin on Hurricane Relief for Puerto Rico

    Jonathan Levin talked about recovery aid to Puerto Rico. The program began with a two-minute clip of an exchange between MSNBC’s Hallie Jackson and White House principal deputy press…

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    Senator Leahy on Disaster Relief Funds

    Appropriations Committee Vice Chair Patrick Leahy said on the chamber floor that the $13.45 billion disaster relief package awaiting Senate action was being rewritten by Republican leaders…

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    Senator Schumer On Disaster Relief Funds

    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said the $13.45 billion disaster relief bill is bogged down over Puerto Rico. The U.S. island territory receives $600 million for food aid.…

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    State of U.S. Territories

    The governors of Puerto Rico, Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Northern Mariana Islands testified on the state of the United States territories. They discussed the need for further relief funding…

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    Puerto Rico's Economy

    The Inter-American Dialogue hosted a discussion on Puerto Rico’s economy and energy infrastructure more than one year after Hurricane Maria devastated the island. Puerto Rico’s secretary of state provided an…

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    Jose Andres at The Atlantic Festival

    In this portion of The Atlantic Festival, chef Jose Andres talked about his philanthropic efforts in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria struck the island in 2017.

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    We Fed an Island

    Chef Jose Andres talked about the efforts of the World Central Kitchen to feed the people of Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria.

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    Puerto Rico Electric Power

    The House Natural Resources Committee examined Puerto Rico’s electrical system and the reported management failures of the commonwealth’s sole energy utility. Among those appearing at the hearing were…

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    Marvin Olasky on the Fiscal State of Puerto Rico

    Marvin Olasky talked about his WORLD Magazine article, "Island in Crisis, on Puerto Rico and the potential for a bailout of the unincorporated territory of the U.S. According to Mr. Olasky’s article, Puerto…

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    Puerto Rican Independence Movement

    Puerto Ricans became U.S. citizens in 1917 and the territory became a U.S. Commonwealth in 1952. Throughout this period there was a movement for Puerto Rico’s independence from the United…

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