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Puerto Rican Day Parade to shine light on hurricane struggle

Jun 9, 2018 Read more: SFGate
NEW YORK (AP) - There will be floats, musicians and brightly colored costumes when the Puerto Rican Day Parade makes its way along Fifth Avenue this Sunday, as there always are. But amid all the fun and celebration planned on Sunday, organizers and participants want to keep a spotlight on something serious - that months after Hurricane Maria roared over Puerto Rico, and as the next hurricane season arrives, the U.S. island territory is still struggling. "This is a year where Puerto Rico has been devastated," said Louis Maldonado, chairman of the board that oversees the parade and its affiliated events. "We need to keep that part of the conversation.

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