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Academics weigh in on post-Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico
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Academics weigh in on post-Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico
Excerpt: In a May 27 panel at the Latin American Studies Association’s annual conference, held in Boston, experts discussed the impacts of Hurricane Maria on Puerto Rico.
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A push to cancel Puerto Rico debt
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A push to cancel Puerto Rico debt
Puerto Rican activists rallied Monday outside Boston’s John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse to ask a federal judge to erase part of the island’s $72 billion debt and protect its retirement pensions.
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Marchers demand Puerto Rico’s freedom
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Marchers demand Puerto Rico’s freedom
Activists calling for the “decolonization of Puerto Rico” marched through the South End last Thursday in protest against the U.S. government and to mourn the thousands of lives lost since Hurricane Maria hit last year.
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Puerto Rican Festival kicks off in Boston this weekend
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Puerto Rican Festival kicks off in Boston this weekend
The annual Puerto Rican Festival of Massachusetts has been a tradition since 1967, but this year, the event holds even greater significance to local Puerto Ricans as the U.S. territory continues to recover after Hurricane Maria.
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Mass. activists continue to demand PR debt relief
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Mass. activists continue to demand PR debt relief
As a federal bankruptcy court in Boston held a hearing to determine the future of Puerto Rico’s debt crisis, local grassroots organizations gathered outside the John Joseph Moakley Courthouse Monday to demand cancellation of the island’s debt and diversion of more U.S. government resources to further rebuild Puerto Rico.
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