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Tue Apr 28, 2020, 06:17 AM

San Juan Mayor Says 'No One' in Puerto Rico Has Received a COVID-19 Stimulus Check

The mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, has alleged that none of the island’s eligible residents have received their expected stimulus payments from the federal government.

In an appearance on MSNBC on Saturday, Carmen Yulin Cruz, the mayor of the U.S. territory’s capital city, said the island has not yet benefited from one of the U.S. government’s signature responses to the COVID-19 pandemic: stimulus checks that are intended to put up to $1,200 into the hands of many Americans.




Cruz said that the island has been struggling to get resources to the people who need them most and has insufficient equipment and tests to check its residents for the virus. She also said the island has struggled to deliver $500 payments promised by the governor, new requests for food stamps and over 130,000 pending unemployment requests. Cruz and other mayors have had to rely on religious and community leaders to hand out food to citizens in need, she said.

“Money is not getting into people’s hands because of the current local government of Puerto Rico, and perhaps, guidelines that have not been distributed,” said Cruz. “But the problem is not getting the support that we need. The problem is that the support goes to the higher levels of government, and doesn’t reach the people that it’s supposed to reach.”

Read more: https://time.com/5827679/puerto-rico-stimulus-checks-mayor-coronavirus/

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Apr 28, 2020, 06:57 AM

1. Strangling Puerto Rico systematically, continually, relentlessly, on purpose. tRump racism


I bet tRump was never a friend to the large Puerto Rican community in New York City. Now he is acting out.

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 28, 2020, 08:59 AM

3. I read something about

Puerto Rico defaulting on some bank loans and ever since then it’s been, let PR and her people die. I have to wonder if the big banks have some input into US policy. It seems like they do. I remember watching Michael Moore’s film about capitalism and that point was made in that film too.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Apr 28, 2020, 07:07 AM

2. of course not...not as long as we have a racist pig in the WH

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