Category Archives: culture and cycle of dependency

Dealing with Puerto Rico government agencies, needless inefficiency, time wasted, outdated information, DMV, DTOP, CESCO

A reader reports on a recent horrible experience in attempting to renew their car registration.   We would like to emphasize that this person made an extreme effort to comply with the law, but ran into numerous roadblocks. Person received a … Continue reading

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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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Puerto Rico’s unlikely financial bounceback

https://www.axios.com/puerto-ricos-unlikely-financial-bounceback–cd785c49-86ef-4527-83e8-67350cda23f3.html Felix Salmon Oct 28, 2018 Puerto Rico’s unlikely financial bounceback Puerto Rico was the poorest and most struggling part of America even before Hurricane Maria hit in September 2017. Its bonds had been in default for over a year, … 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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Don’t Lecture Greece on Welfare: Puerto Rico USA Is Much Worse

  http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/07/18/dont-lecture-greece-on-welfare-puerto-rico-usa-is-much-worse Don’t Lecture Greece on Welfare: Puerto Rico USA Is Much Worse   18 Jul 2015Newport Beach, CA1271 With Greece defaulting on its debt, the press has been full of complaints that the lazy Greeks would like to live … Continue reading

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Socialism killed Puerto Rico too, not just Greece

  https://www.cnbc.com/2015/07/02/like-greece-puerto-rican-debt-is-all-about-socialism.html Socialism killed Puerto Rico too Jake Novak | @jakejakeny Published 12:34 PM ET Thu, 2 July 2015 CNBC.com Getty Images Capitol building in San Juan I hope no one here in the U.S. is feeling too smug about … Continue reading

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Why are we ignoring this colossal socialist failure in Greece? Similarities to Puerto Rico

  https://www.cnbc.com/2015/07/01/greek-disaster-is-all-about-socialism.html Why are we ignoring this colossal socialist failure? Jake Novak | @jakejakeny Published 1:41 PM ET Wed, 1 July 2015 Updated 3:13 PM ET Mon, 6 July 2015 CNBC.com Marko Djurica | Reuters Pro-Euro protestors attend a rally … Continue reading

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