A Journalist Is Tweeting The Names Of Puerto Rico Residents Who Died Due To Hurricane Maria

"I'm going to spotlight the stories of the dead."

In the wake of the May 29 study that estimated a much larger death toll in Puerto Rico due to Hurricane Maria than the one originally reported by the government,  journalist Andrea González-Ramírez is making it her mission to give a voice to the voiceless. 

In response to the comparative dearth of media coverage surrounding Puerto Rico, Gonzalez-Ramirez is using the tools at her fingertips to share their stories.

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Hurricane Maria hit the island in October 2017. The massive hurricane and lack of relief efforts following  took the lives of an estimated 4,645  people in Puerto Rico, according to a Harvard study. The New York journalist shared stories of the family members who have lost their uncles, daughters, aunts and sons. 

Earlier this month, in a similar effort to call attention to the loss of life in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria, the country held an impromptu memorial service for those who lost their lives in San Juan.

Cover image via Shutterstock / Rena Schild.

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