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Recipe for Rice and Beans in Post-Maria Puerto Rico

Today, cooking a simple dish of rice and beans is not as easy as it used to be: buying the rice and finding clean water to cook it in, and preparing the sofrito have become a challenge for many on the island. With much of the island without clean water

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Penelope Casas, 1943 – 2013

  My parents married in 1977. Shortly after that, my dad, a naval officer in the JAG Corps, got sent to the base in Rota, in southern Spain, where my parents stayed until 1981. For part of that time they lived in base housing, but when I was born in

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