Carlos Rolón, a financial planner from the town of San Lorenzo, stops along the Caguas road to say goodbye to a coworker after the Rolón family’s decision to leave Puerto Rico on Oct. 22nd.
Carlos Rolón, a financial planner from the town of San Lorenzo, stops along the Caguas road to say goodbye to a coworker after the Rolón family’s decision to leave Puerto Rico on Oct. 22nd. PEDRO PORTAL pportal@miamiherald.com
Carlos Rolón, a financial planner from the town of San Lorenzo, stops along the Caguas road to say goodbye to a coworker after the Rolón family’s decision to leave Puerto Rico on Oct. 22nd. PEDRO PORTAL pportal@miamiherald.com

For a Puerto Rican family, a fateful decision is made, echoed across the island

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