Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Joins Four U.S. States, Restricting Abortion Rights

Is Puerto Rico quietly trying to restrict abortion, joining eight U.S. states doing an end run around Roe v. Wade? I'm not sure how this got passed me. And further, why isn't this being reported in U.S. mainstream media? Only seven days after the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico's Senate introduced restrictions on…
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Sarah’s Tips for Preparedness: Minimizing the Impact of a Natural Disaster

Both before and in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria (September 20, 2017), whether in person or online, I have been involved in hundreds of discussions about preparedness. For those of us who've been through a natural disaster, we know being prepared was / is the difference between having one be an inconvenience or catastrophic. Obviously…
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Rest in Peace Marcos Ratliff

Under the house of a family who was renting from our friend Olga lived a dog who was chained up. He was a skinny yellow Labrador. Over a six-month period we saw this guy go from healthy and who used every inch of his long chain to roam the space under the house to just giving…
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DESPUÉS DEL NALED: Una entrevista con Sadhu Govardhan

Bueno, la buena noticia es que ya no se fumigará a Puerto Rico con Naled. Yay, ¿verdad? Pero, ¿podemos estar tranquilos? No tan rápido. Ya quisiéramos. No es tan sencillo. Volví a hablar con Sadhu Govardhan y le pregunté sobre las implicaciones de este reciente acontecimiento –y lo que se propone se utilice en su…
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THE NALED AFTERMATH: Follow Up Interview with Sadhu Govardhan

Well, the good news is that Puerto Rico will not be aerial spraying Naled over the island. Yay, right? We can rest easy? Not so fast. I wish. It's not quite that simple. I went back to Sadhu Govardhan and asked him what the implications and about what is being proposed to use in its…
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El Asalto Naled—Una Entrevista con Sadhu Govardhan

Si eres un viajero ocasional o frecuente a Puerto Rico, o nunca has ido pero estás pensando en visitar la isla (o si vives ahí), sin duda has escuchado sobre el virus del Zika. Y si eres un fanático de los medios de comunicación convencionales, es probable que hayas leído que es un virus peligroso…
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The Naled Assault—An Interview with Sadhu Govardhan

Whether you are an occasional or frequent traveler to Puerto Rico, have never been but are considering visiting the island or you live here, you’ve no doubt heard or read about the Zika virus. If you’re a fan of mainstream media, you have probably read that it is a dangerous virus that poses all sorts…
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A Day in the Life of This Transplanted Utuadaño

What do: Los rotos (giant potholes) Road closure of the main road from my house to the town of Utuado A detour down an alternate road Me unable to back up the hill to allow a car to pass because I have zero depth perception The starter in my car dying Three men—one a client…
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Héctor’s Gonna Do What Héctor’s Gonna Do!

Twice daily we go hiking. Although many might assume because we work for ourselves that we don’t keep to a schedule, we are actually ruled by routine. Our day always starts out the same. The three roosters remind us why we no longer need an alarm clock. The time varies but they generally start the…
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