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PUERTO RICO’S MOMENT FOR CHANGE

Governor Rosselló at a press conference on his administration’s scandal on July 16

When I flew to Puerto Rico in 2017 and looked out at the damage caused by Hurricane Maria, I realized that the island on which I was born and raised would never be the same. The landscapes and topographies I knew so well were gone. I was confident that the island would recover, but I also knew that what would emerge would be something

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