US Puerto Rican astronaut reaches out to island's schoolkids

22:36  12 january  2018
22:36  12 january  2018 Source:   Associated Press

Oscar Lopez Rivera wants U.S. relief workers out of Puerto Rico

  Oscar Lopez Rivera wants U.S. relief workers out of Puerto Rico Oscar Lopez Rivera has a message for American relief workers helping to rebuild Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria: Go home. Rivera — the co-founder of radical Puerto Rican separatist group FALN behind the deadly 1975 bombing at Fraunces Tavern in Manhattan who was released from prison last year when President Obama commuted his sentence— said Puerto Ricans “do not need anything from them,” according to comments reported in Spanish by Metro Puerto Rico."We do not need anything from them, they need us,” Rivera said in part, according to Metro, saying the United States can only govern Puerto Rico through “corruption.

– The first astronaut of Puerto Rican heritage reached out Friday to schoolchildren on the hurricane-bashed island . Flying aboard the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Joe Acaba fielded questions from students at the Puerto Rico Institute of Robotics in Manati.

(AP) — The first astronaut of Puerto Rican heritage reached out Friday to schoolchildren on the hurricane-bashed island . Flying aboard the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Joe Acaba fielded questions from students at the Puerto Rico Institute of Robotics in Manati.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The first astronaut of Puerto Rican heritage has reached out to schoolchildren on the hurricane-bashed island.

Flying aboard the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Joe Acaba fielded questions Friday from students at the Puerto Rico Institute of Robotics in Manati. One student asked how Puerto Rico looked from space after Hurricane Maria struck in September. Acaba says the first thing he noticed was the lack of electricity, making the island almost impossible to see at night.

Another youngster noted after the hurricane, Puerto Ricans had limited food to eat. Does Acaba find the limited space menu tough to swallow? He says the menu, while pretty good, repeats every week or two and does get monotonous.

Florida communities scramble to help displaced Puerto Ricans .
<p>At Leslie Campbell’s office in the central Florida city of St. Cloud, the phone will not stop ringing. Director of special programs for the Osceola County School District, Campbell helps enroll students fleeing storm-ravaged Puerto Rico.</p>At Leslie Campbell’s office in the central Florida city of St. Cloud, the phone will not stop ringing. Director of special programs for the Osceola County School District, Campbell helps enroll students fleeing storm-ravaged Puerto Rico.

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