San Juan Mayor Rebukes White House Over Response In Puerto Rico

)Advertisement Continue reading the main storyAfter CNN played Ms. Duke’s comments for the mayor, Ms. Cruz called them “an irresponsible statement.”
But the idea that there was anything good about the news didn’t sit well with Carmen Yulín Cruz, the mayor of San Juan.
(Ms. Cruz is a member of the Popular Democratic Party, which advocates maintaining the island’s commonwealth status.
PhotoA White House official’s praise of the government response to Hurricane Maria drew a sharp rebuke from the mayor of San Juan, as Puerto Ricans grew desperate in the aftermath of the storm, struggling to obtain basic life-sustaining supplies.
Elaine Duke, the acting head of Homeland Security, said on Thursday that she was “very satisfied” with the government’s response so far and the progress that has been made.

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