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Pennsylvania boasts one of the largest Puerto Rican populations in the country.

Amid discontent among Puerto Ricans with the Trump administration, grassroots organizations and the Democratic party are hoping their ramped up organizing efforts will pay off on election day.

Éxodo Puertorriqueño
: Lo que el viento nunca se llevó

 12/29/2017 - 17:27
Raúl Berríos and Asaf Berríos. Photo: Samantha Laub / AL DÍA News

Raúl Berríos es un músico y promotor cultural de Puerto Rico. Él y su hijo Asaf fueron de los primeros puertorriqueños que llegaron a Filadelfia tras el paso del huracán María por la isla el pasado 20 de septiembre. Hoy ambos tocan puertas para reconstruir sus vidas en una ciudad que los acoge y los intimida.

In Puerto Rico, Desperation Grows despite US Army Presence to Help with Reconstrucion

 09/29/2017 - 04:39
Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rossello (R) speaks next to US Admiral Jeffrey Hughes (C) during a press conference at the Government's Command Center in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Sept. 28, 2017. EPA-EFE/Thais Llorca

Some 9,500 containers with all sorts of supplies have been "logjammed" at the island's ports because there are not enough truckers to distribute them, given that they themselves are incommunicado, need to attend to their own families' problems or are concerned about the lack of security among an increasingly desperate population.

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