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Op-ED – Puerto Rico: The Battle For Paradise

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Photo: mostphoto.com

Like everywhere else in Puerto Rico, the small mountain city of Adjuntas was plunged into total darkness by Hurricane Maria. When residents left their homes to take stock of the damage, they found themselves not only without power and water, but also totally cut off from the rest of the island. Every single road was blocked, either by mounds of mud washed down from the surrounding peaks, or by fallen trees and branches. Yet amid this devastation, there was one bright spot.

A Solar Oasis

Just off the main square, a large, pink colonial-style house had light shining through every window. It glowed like a beacon in the ...

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Visiting Her Homeland For The First Time Since 1960, She “Reconciles” With The New Cuba

Arellano Cuba Passport

The original passport of Ana Arellano, a CTLatinoNews.com contributor visits her homeland for the first time after leaving at age five.  Courtesy: Ana Arellano.

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In 1960, when I was five, I left Cuba for the United States, for what I was told was a vacation.  At the same time,   there  was some political thing that needed to be sorted out in Cuba, some “evil” man named Fidel Castro took over.  We knew “Los Americanos” would help us fix this, so during that time, why not see the sights in Miami?  Our vacation would be for two, maybe three weeks. No date was set for our return.  As ...

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Latina Named New Publisher Of USA TODAY

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Gannett veteran Maribel Perez Wadsworth is the new publisher of USA TODAY. Photo Credit: USA Today

Gannett veteran Maribel Perez Wadsworth is the new publisher of USA TODAY. She currently serves as president of the USA TODAY NETWORK, which includes USA TODAY as well as 109 other media brands across the country. She takes the reins as incumbent publisher John Zidich retires.

Why it matters: Perez Wadsworth takes over just weeks after USA TODAY named Gannett veteran Nicole Carroll as editor-in-chief . The company, which represents the largest newspaper network in the United States, is making an array of changes to product, leadership and sales to ensure it survives an ...

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