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Corruption and conflict of interest in Puerto Rico can be reduced with transparency

Why should high-priced consultant McKinsey be allowed to profit in the millions on inside information with a conflict of interest? Transparency of Puerto Rico Bankruptcy Is the Aim of a New Bill Puerto Rico’s bankruptcy case is one of the … 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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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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How corrupt are the police, law enforcement in Puerto Rico?

http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/eighty-nine-law-enforcement-officers-and-44-others-indicted-drug-trafficking-crimes-puerto Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, October 6, 2010 Eighty-Nine Law Enforcement Officers and 44 Others Indicted for Drug Trafficking Crimes in Puerto Rico WASHINGTON – Eighty-nine law enforcement officers and 44 others in … Continue reading

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Another FEMA contract questioned – $156 million contract given to company with only 1 employee

Corruption or incompetence?  Either way, it doesn’t look good! https://www.elnuevodia.com/english/english/nota/anotherfemacontractquestioned-2396651 Another FEMA contract questioned Democrats question failed $ 156 million agreement for food on the Island Wednesday, February 7, 2018 – 10:31 AM By José A. Delgado When the contract … Continue reading

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FEMA Contract Called for 30 Million Meals for Puerto Ricans. 50,000 Were Delivered

  FEMA Contract Called for 30 Million Meals for Puerto Ricans. 50,000 Were Delivered. Leer en español By PATRICIA MAZZEI and AGUSTIN ARMENDARIZFEB. 6, 2018 Residents of San Isidro, P.R., waited for food and water in October. Credit Erika P. … Continue reading

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Armed Federal Agents Enter Warehouse in Puerto Rico to Seize Hoarded Electric Equipment

Who is responsible for creating the artificial shortage by the withholding of supplies and why? https://theintercept.com/2018/01/10/puerto-rico-electricity-prepa-hurricane-maria Armed Federal Agents Enter Warehouse in Puerto Rico to Seize Hoarded Electric Equipment Kate Aronoff January 10 2018, 11:38 a.m. On Saturday, a day after … Continue reading

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