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Hurricane Maria caravan, rally focuses on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago

The Associated Press
| Saturday, September 22, 2018 12:36 p.m
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Dignitaries and guests attend a remembrance ceremony convened by the Governor of Puerto Rico Ricardo Rossello at the San Cristobal Castle, on the anniversary of Hurricane Maria, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Thursday, September 20, 2018. Hurricane Maria left almost three thousand dead, caused economic losses amounting hundreds of millions of dollars and left a path of destruction and damaged infrastructure through the island.

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Activists marking the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria’s devastation of Puerto Rico are staging a rally and caravan focused on President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.

Organizers say the Saturday afternoon event will include about 20 buses carrying Puerto Ricans and members of other Hispanic groups, along with faith leaders, progressives and others around the Palm Beach resort. A rally will follow in nearby West Palm Beach to remember those who suffered and died in last year’s hurricane.

Among the scheduled speakers is Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson, who faces a re-election challenge from Republican Gov. Rick Scott. Both have campaigned steadily among Puerto Ricans living in Florida.

Trump recently has challenged estimates that nearly 3,000 died in the storm, claiming the number is aimed at making him look bad.

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