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New Britain Boricua In Front Line Of Puerto Rico Rising

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New Britain resident Ed Saavedra, AT& T executive (left) and another AT&T employee with San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz during his 60 day work assignment in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.

 

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Hurricane Maria was a lot meaner than the Grinch, stripping Puerto Rico of not only utilities, housing and even its greenery, but as  Christmas approaches, the people of the island are determined to move forward, and with that celebrate the holiday in the best way the  people of the Island of Enchantment can.

“We will find ways,” said Ed Saavedra, an AT&T mobility services executive who returned home to New Britain just in time recently ...

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Puerto Rico Is Facing a Mental Health Crisis After Hurricane Maria

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After the devastation of Hurricane Maria, the road to rebuilding includes restoring power, rebuilding homes and making sure there’s clean water. But it also includes addressing a looming mental health crisis, Caitlin Dickerson writes in the New York Times, and in Puerto Rico, there may not be enough resources to address any of these problems.Hurricane Maria tore through Puerto Rico on September 20th, bringing with it ‘violent winds and screeching rains,’ Dickerson writes. While the storm left visible, infrastructural damage, it was also a an 72-hour assault on the Puerto Rican psyche,” she adds. Health workers are preparing for a population in ...

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Speaking Spanish At Home Has Declined Among U.S. Latinos In The Past Decade

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The share of U.S. Latinos speaking español at home has gone down in the last 10 years, according to an analysis of Census Bureau data by Pew Research Center.

In 2015, 73 percent of U.S. Hispanics spoke Spanish at home, which is down from 2006 when 78 percent spoke the language.

While the share of Latinos who speak Spanish at home has declined, there are more Hispanics speaking Spanish in the U.S. because the population has increased. More than 37 million Hispanics speak Spanish in the U.S. and Spanish is still the most common non-English language spoken in U.S. homes.

Fifty-seven percent of Spanish-speaking Latinos are concentrated in California, Texas ...

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