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This Pa. mayor’s trip to Puerto Rico during pandemic drew criticism, attention to Latino health disparities

Reading Mayor Eddie Moran’s recent trip was not prohibited, but some say it was irresponsible as COVID-19 infection rates surge across the country.

By Anthony Orozco

Puerto Rican community in Pa. displaced by Hurricane Maria eager to vote in 2020

The U.S. Census Bureau estimates the Puerto Rican population in the United States grew by more than 200,000 from 2017 to 2018. In Pennsylvania, the increase was nearly 32 thousand – more than for any state except Florida.

Displaced Puerto Rican voters are among the half-million Latinos eligible to vote in the commonwealth, a presence that could prove critical as both President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden see Pennsylvania as in their grasp in November.

By Alanna Elder

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All Puerto Rican players can wear 21 on Clemente Day

The move to wear the number, similar to MLB’s celebration of Jackie Robinson's No. 42 each April 15, started with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
By The Associated Press

Midstate-based disaster relief organization renewing efforts in Puerto Rico following earthquakes

Mennonite Disaster Service has been helping people on the island since Hurricane Maria hit the U.S. territory more than two years ago.

By Rachel McDevitt

Months after blowing deadline, Trump Administration lifts hold on Puerto Rico aid

The tranche of money, more than $8 billion, is allocated through a Department of Housing and Urban Development disaster recovery fund.
By NPR
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