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Latinas And Power A Star-Studded Event

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Carmen Yulín Cruz, Marilyn Alverio, Ana Navarro

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In the days and weeks after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, Carmen Yulín Cruz, the mayor of San Juan, became the face and voice of an island engulfed in a massive humanitarian crisis and crying for help.

The images of Yulín wading through waist-deep water to help the storm’s victims and her relentless and often emotional prodding of the Trump administration and the international community to do more for the 3.5 million Puerto Ricans trying to subsist under dire conditions and the gratitude of millions of Puerto Ricans living on the mainland.

Last week, Yulín was in Hartford to accept the ...

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According To Elon Musk, Tesla Has ‘About 11,000’ Energy Storage Projects Underway In Puerto Rico

Photo provided by Tesla

Photo provided by Tesla

 

Tesla is apparently significantly ramping up its effort to help rebuild the power grid in Puerto Rico after it was destroyed by hurricanes last year.

After having completed hundreds of energy storage project on the islands in the last few months, Tesla CEO Elon Musk now says that they have ‘about 11,000’ energy storage projects underway in Puerto Rico, which means something big is in the work.

Last month, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that the company installed batteries at 662 locations in Puerto Rico.

We reported that they focused on critical services. For example, Tesla deployed a series of Powerpack systems on the ...

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A Latina Foster Mom And Family Making A Difference

 

(From left) Maritza's husband Carmelo Morales, son Michael, daughter Melissa, Maritza, grandson Juan, Naiomy and Gabriela

(From left) Maritza’s husband Carmelo Morales, son Michael, grandson Juan, daughter Melissa, Maritza, grandson Juan, and Naiomy and Gabriela in front row.

 

Annika Darling/CTLatinoNews.com 

It was in March of 2016 when Maritza Morales met 13-year-old Naiomy and 15-year-old Gabriela. The sisters were part of the Milford based Boys & Girls Village (BGV) Therapeutic Foster Care program—a program that has successfully matched qualified foster parents with vulnerable children throughout the state for more than 75 years. Since being placed with Morales, the girls have begun to thrive in school, have been exposed to many new experiences and are looking forward to a bright, hopeful future.

Morales was one of the ...

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