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San Juan Mayor Slams FEMA: 'There Are Children Without Food'

San Juan Mayor Slams FEMA: 'There Are Children Without Food'
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By    |   Wednesday, 31 January 2018 12:56 PM

The mayor of San Juan this week ripped the federal government for ending free supplies of food and water to Puerto Rico while it's still recovering from Hurricane Maria.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced Tuesday that it would cease sending free food and water to the island since businesses and supermarkets are reopening. However, Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz blasted the organization for pulling out of the territory while it's still in the midst of a crisis.

"Yesterday, I had to help — because it is a moral imperative to help — a school about 45 minutes from San Juan that still has no water, no electricity and no milk for their children," Cruz said at the Latino Victory Summit on Tuesday, according to NBC News.

"While I'm standing here with you there are children without food in Puerto Rico," she added. "We need the help and it's not help, we have paid for it," Cruz said, pointing out that Puerto Ricans have fought in every United States military campaign.

"During all the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico, there's been a feature of the Trump administration and that is that they take away the aid before it's done."

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The mayor of San Juan this week ripped the federal government for ending free supplies of food and water to Puerto Rico while it's still recovering from Hurricane Maria.
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