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Hurricane Exposed “Inequalities and Injustices”

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by PHIL MCKENNA

In rural and impoverished areas of Puerto Rico, a new day means a new search for food and safe water as the humanitarian crisis there continues to escalate.

More than three weeks after Hurricane Maria, more than a quarter of homes in the U.S. territory lack clean water, about 85 percent are without electricity, and President Trump is raising anxieties further as he tweets threats to end federal assistance that aid workers on the ground say has been slow to reach hard-hit areas if it has reached them at all.

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