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Margarita (Miriam) Abuawadeh is part of the first generation of Puerto Rican Americans born and raised in South Jersey. The youngest of 14 siblings, Margarita was baptized in the Catholic faith and educated in the order of the Jehovah's Witnesses. She converted to Islam during her university years. Photo: Juliet Happy
Juliet Happy

Mother and immigrant rights advocate, Margarita Abuawadeh, is proud to be able to combine her Puerto Rican heritage with the Muslim faith in her daily life.

[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.

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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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