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Jacqueline Romero and Dr. Carmen Febo-San Miguel. Photographed by Peter Fitzpatrick for AL DÍA News. 

On January 30th, 2018, Dr. Carmen Febo-San Miguel was honored with the La Justicia Award, preceded by opening remarks by Mayor Jim Kenney and presented by the President of The Hispanic Bar Association of Pennsylvania, Jacqueline Romero.

[OP-ED]: Trump in No Hurry to Help Puerto Rico

 09/29/2017 - 10:44
Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan wrote in Facebook, “This is the Trump administration. Granting a mere 10-day reprieve from the Jones Act when recovery will take months costs him nothing politically". EFE

The man took his sweet time, but finally, after resisting for one full week, and just in time for his visit to Puerto Rico on Tuesday, President Trump temporarily lifted the obsolete century-old Jones Act allowing the island, devastated by two hurricanes, to begin receiving ships with desperately needed aid, not only from the U.S., but from other countries as well.