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Arecibo Heartbreak

The giant radio telescope was a source of pride for Puerto Ricans and a gift to the world. Now it is no more.

My parents and my husband Daniel looking at the platform of the Arecibo telescope in March 2012.

Puerto Ricans tend to be proud people. It’s not the kind of pride that believes they are better than others. No, it’s that feeling that you’re special that you have something that no one else has.




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Dennis Sanders

Dennis Sanders

Middle-aged Midwesterner. I write about religion, politics and culture. Podcast: www.enroutepodcast.org newsletter: https://enroutenews.substack.com

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