Where do we go from here? It’s clear the United States is in the midst of an opioid crisis. Less clear is how to end it – or what an “end” would even look like.

Journalistically speaking, opioid addiction seemed ripe for the taking. I didn’t know exactly what I was looking for, other than a new angle on a crisis that seems to be in the news every single day. So I set out – blindly, but guided by good faith.

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Una llamada por ayuda y la verdad: Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz visits Chicago

Seven months ago, Hurricane Maria tore through Puerto Rico, leaving the island in a state of humanitarian crisis. But for San Juan mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz and many others, it’s as if the hurricane happened yesterday. The mayor gave the keynote address at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s “Puerto Rico, Hurricane Maria and the Crisis of Colonialism” symposium on Friday, April 20.

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