Carmen Yulín Cruz spoke on about the growing crisis in Puerto Rico – and appealed directly to the US president. Read a transcript of her speech here

Carmen Yulín Cruz, the mayor of San Juan, spoke on Friday afternoon at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum. Like the rest of the US territory, the capital of Puerto Rico was hit hard this month by two hurricanes, Jose and Maria.

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