Category Archives: corruption

Multi-million dollar contracts for Tu Hogar Renace, in English, Your Home Reborn

https://www.elnuevodia.com/english/english/nota/multi-milliondollarcontractsfortuhogarrenace-2462136 See this link for NY Times article referenced here. https://puertoriconewcomer.wordpress.com/2018/12/01/3700-generators-and-666-sinks-fema-contractors-charged-steep-markups-on-puerto-rico-repairs Multi-million dollar contracts for Tu Hogar Renace The program concludes at the end of 2018 Tuesday, November 27, 2018 – 11:11 AM By Wilma Maldonado Arrigoitía   In just … Continue reading

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$3,700 Generators and $666 Sinks: FEMA Contractors Charged Steep Markups on Puerto Rico Repairs

  Sounds like 80% of the FEMA funds were wasted.  Wouldn’t the money have been far more effectively spent in direct payments to the victims, with a mechanism restricting those checks payable only for home repairs?  The widespread culture of … Continue reading

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Trump gripes he gets ‘no credit’ for relief efforts in Puerto Rico

https://nypost.com/2018/11/29/trump-gripes-he-gets-no-credit-for-relief-efforts-in-puerto-rico Trump gripes he gets ‘no credit’ for relief efforts in Puerto Rico By Bob Fredericks, Nikki Schwab and Marisa Schultz November 29, 2018 | 1:50pm | Updated AP President Trump says the amount of money the government spent on … Continue reading

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Puerto Ricans Want Their Government To Be More Transparent

https://www.npr.org/2018/11/19/669145225/post-maria-puerto-ricans-want-their-government-to-be-more-transparent 3:35 Download Transcript November 19, 20184:59 AM ET Heard on Morning Edition Adrian Florido Twitter The movement in Puerto Rico is growing. It’s taken on greater urgency after Hurricane Maria, as the island prepares for the arrival of tens … Continue reading

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Puerto Rican college student illustrates why the Fiscal Oversight Board is necessary to rein in corruption and mismanagement in PR government

https://yaledailynews.com/blog/2018/11/16/wolpert-gaztambide-integrating-puerto-rico WOLPERT GAZTAMBIDE: Integrating Puerto Rico Christian Wolpert Gaztambide 1:44 am, Nov 16, 2018 Guest Columnist In the wake of Hurricane Maria, various campus organizations have mobilized against Yale’s holdings in mutual funds that hold Puerto Rican bonds. While I … Continue reading

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20,000 pallets of bottled water, received from FEMA, wasted after Hurricane Maria

$300,000 was being paid PER DAY to store pallets of bottled water instead of giving it out after Maria, but later it was deemed stale and thus waste?  This is another example of the failed response in Puerto Rico.  20,000 pallets of … Continue reading

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Welfare in Puerto Rico, SNAP, Food Stamps, Fraud

  https://www.offthegridnews.com/current-events/us-food-stamps-in-puerto-rico-costing-you-2-billion-dollars U.S. Food Stamps In Puerto Rico Costing You 2 Billion Dollars Written by: Tara Dodrill Current Events June 17, 2013 169 Comments  Print This Article image credit huffingtonpost.com (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo) More than one-third of the population in … Continue reading

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