Elizabeth Guerrero Laracuente hugs Magnolia Acosta. Guerrero, a Kendall real estate agent, has been insistently trying — and failing — to reach her 72-year-old mother on the hurricane-ravaged island for three days, virtually ‘round the clock. .
Elizabeth Guerrero Laracuente hugs Magnolia Acosta. Guerrero, a Kendall real estate agent, has been insistently trying — and failing — to reach her 72-year-old mother on the hurricane-ravaged island for three days, virtually ‘round the clock. . Roberto Koltun rkoltun@miamiherald.com
Elizabeth Guerrero Laracuente hugs Magnolia Acosta. Guerrero, a Kendall real estate agent, has been insistently trying — and failing — to reach her 72-year-old mother on the hurricane-ravaged island for three days, virtually ‘round the clock. . Roberto Koltun rkoltun@miamiherald.com

They are desperate for news of loved ones in Puerto Rico. But no one’s answering calls or posts.

September 22, 2017 07:07 PM

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