The Slow Recovery in Puerto Rico


… ‘ after almost one year after the hurricane, Puerto Ricans feel not only devastated but abandoned.’
Wake up Puerto Ricans … there’s not help coming!! Rise up and be counted!! Neighbor helping neighbor!! Boricuas … Puerto Rico se levanta! Be proud … the “Master’ doesn’t care!!

Repeating Islands

kulaug2018_m07_photorodriguezErika P. Rodríguez (Smithsonian Magazine) writes about her connections to and observations of Puerto Rica, especially, after Hurricane María. She writes that, one year after the hurricane, Puerto Ricans feel not only devastated but abandoned. Here are just a few excerpts; read the full article and see Rodríguez’s poignant series of photos at Smithsonian Magazine.

[. . .] So we exist in a confusing, kind of gray realm. We use U.S. dollars and U.S. postage stamps. We serve in the U.S. military and our borders are monitored by U.S. Customs. In my California student days, I’d give my phone number to friends and they would ask if it was an international call. I had to check with my telephone company to find out (it isn’t). That’s Puerto Rico.

I’ve been documenting this ambiguity for the past six years, starting with an internship at a Puerto Rican newspaper…

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About Dr. Rex

I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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