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Adrian Florido

Adrian Florido

Reporter, Code Switch

Adrian Florido is a reporter for NPR's Code Switch team, where he's covered race, identity and culture since 2015.

He's based in Los Angeles but reports nationally, looking for small or nuanced human stories that tell us something larger.

In 2018 he was based in San Juan, Puerto Rico, reporting on the aftermath of Hurricane Maria while on special assignment for NPR's National Desk.

Before joining NPR, he was a reporter at NPR Member station KPCC in Los Angeles, covering public health. Before that, he was the U.S.-Mexico border reporter at KPBS in San Diego. He began his career as a staff writer at the Voice of San Diego.

Florido is a Southern California native. He graduated from the University of Chicago with a degree in history, with an emphasis on U.S.-Latin America relations. He was news editor of the student paper, the Chicago Maroon. He's also an organizer of the Fandango Fronterizo, an annual event during which musicians gather on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border and play together through the fence that separates the two countries.

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Police In Puerto Rico Fire Tear Gas At Thousands Of Protesters

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Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló says he will not step down following the publication of private chat messages laden with misogynist and homophobic language. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Puerto Rico's Governor Resists Calls To Resign As Protests Against Him Grow

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Protesters In Puerto Rico Call For The Governor To Resign

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Calls For Puerto Rico Gov. Rossello To Resign Over Profane Private Chats

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Puerto Rico Governor Faces Calls To Resign Over Messages

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Corruption Charges Filed Against Top Puerto Rico Officials

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This Isn't The First Time Americans Have Debated What To Call Detention Centers

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A woman walks through La Perla, a neighborhood on the edge of Old San Juan, in 2017. AFP Contributor/Getty Images hide caption

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For Those Missing Puerto Rico, A Song About Dreaming Of Home

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Eligia González, 84, (left) and her daughter, Carmen Román, 54, brought flowers to the Lares Municipal Cemetery. Román felt she had been deceived, after she realized her grandmother's grave was inaccessible. Erika P. Rodriguez for NPR hide caption

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On Mother's Day In Puerto Rico, Hope To Visit A Mother's Grave Turns To Anguish

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Residents Of Puerto Rico Protest Austerity On May Day

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When A Mexican American Student Group Voted To Change Its Name Controversy Ensued

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'Tales Of Clamor' Tells The Emotional Reckoning Of Japanese-Americans After WWII

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