Hurricane Maria’s Victims – 2,975: Who Were They, How Did they Die?

Editor’s Note: is providing this list to give our readers a more detailed understanding of those who lost their lives as a result of Hurricane Maria. As you read their names and how they died below, we all begin to understand more deeply the impact on the island and those  who lost their family and friends. This database was assembled by the reputable Puerto Rico’s Center for Investigative Journalism. 

About the investigation

This is a database of people who died due to Hurricane Maria.

Over the last year, reporters from Quartz and Puerto Rico’s Center for Investigative Journalism (CPI) collected hundreds of stories from Puerto Ricans who say their ...

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Teresa Romero, a Mexican Immigrant, Is United Farm Workers’ First Female President

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Fifty-two years after Dolores Huerta negotiated the United Farm Workers union’s first successful collective bargaining agreement, Teresa Romero will become the first woman to serve as its president.

Romero, 60, will take over the job when the current president, Arturo Rodríguez, steps down in December. She becomes only the third person to hold the job. Before Rodríguez, the late civil rights leader César Chávez served as the UFW president.

The UFW said Romero is the first Latina and first immigrant woman to head a national union in the United States.

“Sometimes I still pinch myself,” Romero said Tuesday in a phone call with NBC News. “This is what ...

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