Puerto Rico Receives Love and Lyrics from Lin-Manuel Miranda

Puerto Rico Receives Love and Lyrics from Lin-Manuel Miranda

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Four weeks ago, if you’d played a word association game with ‘Maria’ and ‘Puerto Rico,’ your mind might have conjured up the image of a dark-haired girl in 1950s New York City, leaning over a balcony and wishing goodnight to the boy she’d just met at a dance in a gym. It is a beautiful yet heart-wrenching image of youthful passion that has appeared on stages across the world since West Side Story premiered on Broadway in 1957.   But Mother Nature has changed that image.    Now the image is one of homes ripped apart as if they’d been nothing …