New figures from Puerto Rico show a spike in suicide rates and calls to suicide hotlines after Hurricane Maria, even though the island had a steady drop in suicides for years before that.
On this day five months ago, Puerto Rico was ravaged by Hurricane Maria. More than 900,000 people in the island still have no power. Here's why the restoration process has been so slow.
“‘Tackling racism and discrimination right off the bat was letting you guys know we’re going to talk about important issues, we’re going to be relevant, we’re going to be on topic, we’re going to do it with humor,” said One Day At A Time star Justina Machado about the Netflix show’s second season. “I hope that non-Latino families watching our show on television can tell we’re more alike, than we are different.”
When will all Puerto Rico residents get their electricity back?
About a third of Puerto Rico's residents — over 900,000 — are still living without electricity five months after Hurricane Maria battered the island on Sept. 20th. Here are some answers - and background on Puerto Rico's power utility, which is in the spotlight.
About a third of Puerto Rico's residents — over 900,000 — are still living without electricity five months after Hurricane Maria battered the island on Sept. 20th.
“I would hesitate to give you a date,” said Lt. Col. John Cunningham of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the deputy commander for the Task Force Power Restoration on the island. "We would like to go faster, but right now we’re going as fast as we can."
“I hope that non-Latino families watching our Latino family on television can see that we are more alike than we are different," says Justina Machado, reflecting on the success of Netflix's "One Day at a Time," now in its 2nd season.
These Puerto Ricans have the means to leave the island and relocate, but they're choosing to stay and see a brighter future ahead.
“We need to see this as an opportunity to rebuild the island for the better. We need to be less dependent and produce more locally," said an island-based publicist. "I personally learned and confirmed that we are capable of anything.”
"You can’t have a successful career or proclaim to be a King of Bachata if you don’t have records that are just that, bachata. Just pure hick, soulful, you know like the bachata our parents used to listen to. And I wanted to include that in 'Golden.'”
The president of the League of United Latin American Citizens, LULAC, says he's not going anywhere.
Roger Rocha told NBC News he would not resign and plans to finish his term.
Students in Houston are outraged over a fellow classmate who was detained by ICE and could face deportation after he was arrested in a school altercation. His lawyer said he was bullied and called a "f...ing wetback."
"They took somebody they shouldn't have taken and they took him away from his family and his friends. He had scholarships to play soccer everywhere," said a fellow classmate.
Figure skater Rudy Val Galindo, who grew up in a working-class Mexican-American family, went on to win U.S National Championships and World Junior Championships in a sport that doesn't see many Latinos. Now he is training a new generation of skaters, and he reflects on his role as a pioneer on and off the ice.
At least 17 people are dead after a 19-year-old former student opened fire at a South Florida high school on Wednesday afternoon.
The suspect was identified as former student Nikolas Cruz. A student, Eddie Bonilla, told NBC Miami that Cruz was "a little bit off" and "troubled," and used to show off his guns, bragging about shooting them for fun. Students used to joke "that he'd be the one to shoot up the school."
Hours after a shooter opened fire at a high school in Parkland, Florida, student Jeremiah Baez is reunited with his mother, who says it’s “a joy” to know that her son is safe.
Authorities continue to investigate the incident.
This father-of-three in Washington state called 911 to report a trespasser. Next thing he knows, he's up for deportation.