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Why is the culture of corruption in Puerto Rico politicians so pervasive and persistent?

Donald Trump gets many things wrong, but he was right about Puerto Rico’s culture of corruption, incompetence, mismanagement. “Puerto Rico is one of the most corrupt places on earth. Their politicians are either incompetent or corrupt.” – Donald Trump Recent … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico Ex-Officials Accused of Steering $15.5 Million in Contracts to Consultants

http://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/10/us/puerto-rico-corruption.html Puerto Rico Ex-Officials Accused of Steering $15.5 Million in Contracts to Consultants Federal agents escorted Ángela Ávila Marrero, the former executive director of the Puerto Rico Health Insurance Administration, who was arrested in San Juan on Wednesday.Credit…Carlos Giusti/Associated Press … Continue reading

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$19 million excessive potential profit in alleged Covid-19 testing kits tied to PNP’s Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced’s administration, being investigated by FBI, Puerto Rico Justice Department

Will corruption and kickbacks in Puerto Rico be par for the course, or is someone going to jail, to draw a line in the sand that this is not acceptable?  Who is going to save the Puerto Ricans from those … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico Lags Behind Everywhere Else in U.S. in Virus Testing. How much is due to corruption, cronyism, kickbacks?

Is this what is really happening, the Puerto Rico politicians thinking, “how can we siphon off part of the millions to unjustly enrich ourselves through our cronies?   We did it with Hurricane Maria, we did it with the January 2020 … Continue reading

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Board tells Vázquez purchase orders also require review

What a weasel excuse, trying to claim a purchase order isn’t a contract, as the reason for not needing approval.  The corruption and cronyism in Puerto Rico seems to be never ending. https://www.elnuevodia.com/english/english/nota/boardtellsvazquezpurchaseordersalsorequirereview-2560065 Board tells Vázquez purchase orders also require … Continue reading

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Sound public administration saves lives in Puerto Rico

https://www.elnuevodia.com/english/english/nota/soundpublicadministrationsaveslives-2559838/ Sound public administration saves lives We hope that the promise made by the governor will be fulfilled and that the entire process of awarding the contract and the people who participated in it will be thoroughly investigated. Thursday, April … Continue reading

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Puerto Ricans have a right to information in the times of COVID-19

Puerto Ricans deserve transparency and honesty from Puerto Rican politicians.  The culture of corruption and cronyism must stop. https://www.elnuevodia.com/english/english/nota/therighttoinformationintimesofcovid-19-2561066 The right to information in times of COVID-19 The disturbing lack of direct access to our highest authority to learn about … Continue reading

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Serious doubts cast shadows over Puerto Rico’s government response to Covid-19

https://www.elnuevodia.com/english/english/nota/seriousdoubtscastshadowsovergovernmentresponse-2561633 Serious doubts cast shadows over government response The picture is very troubling. A still limited government health response that does not seem to match the social and economic sacrifice people are making. And serious allegations of cronyism in the … Continue reading

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Voting for Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders? Take a look at the results of leftist, Socialist policies

Voting for Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, or other politicians who offer to “buy” your votes with promises of free stuff like college education?  Take a look at the results of leftist, Socialist policies, such as those espoused by Clinton and … Continue reading

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Helping Puerto Rico may start a whole new wave of bailouts

http://nypost.com/2016/03/22/helping-puerto-rico-may-start-a-whole-new-wave-of-bailouts Helping Puerto Rico may start a whole new wave of bailouts By Betsy McCaughey March 22, 2016 | 8:54pm If you have a retirement fund or pension, or you’re a taxpayer, get ready to have your pockets picked. The … Continue reading

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