Black People : Deployed Again: Destination Puerto Rico

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In the Afro-Caribbean heart of Puerto Rico, locals fight erosion, government indifference


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Modesta Irizarry, a community leader, in Loíza, Puerto Rico, in June 2019.

Modesta Irizarry, a community leader, in Loíza, Puerto Rico, in June 2019

A community center that was destroyed by the coastal erosion in Loíza, Puerto Rico, in June 2019.

A community center that was destroyed by the coastal erosion in Loíza, Puerto Rico, in June 2019

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House passes Puerto Rico aid in face of Trump veto threat



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Only 54% of Americans Knew Puerto Ricans Were Citizens



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Puerto Rico's economy in limbo as governor rejects debt deal



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FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2019 file photo, Puerto Rico's Governor Wanda Vazquez holds a press conference to announce new administrative appointments at the governor's official residence La Fortaleza in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico's fragile economy is facing an uncertain future after Vazquez rejected on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, a settlement announced late Sunday with bondholders that would reduce the U.S. territory's public debt by 70%. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
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Why Some Black Puerto Ricans Choose 'White' on the Census

Colectivo Ilé, a group of Puerto Rican scholars and organizers, is campaigning for more Puerto Ricans to identify as black on the 2020 census in San Juan, Puerto Rico on Jan. 28, 2020. (Erika P. Rodriguez/The New York Times)

Colectivo Ilé, a group of Puerto Rican scholars and organizers, is campaigning for more Puerto Ricans to identify as black on the 2020 census in San Juan, Puerto Rico on Jan. 28, 2020. (Erika P. Rodriguez/The New York Times)


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