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A destroyed house in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria - Pepperdine Magazine

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Catch a glimpse into the town of Ponce, Puerto Rico, in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria

The birthplace of numerous celebrated salsa vocalists and musicians, Puerto Rico’s southern town of Ponce has been defined as the cultural heart of the island. After the devastating impact of Hurricane Maria, the town commonly known as “The Pearl of the South” is now among the island’s desolate grounds.

Photo: David Andrade (MPP ’11)