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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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How much does each mayor earn in Puerto Rico?

https://www.metro.pr/pr/noticias/2018/11/16/cuanto-gana-alcalde-puerto-rico.html How much does each mayor earn in Puerto Rico? None of the salaries is equal to or less than the average income of its constituents By Metro Puerto Rico Friday, November 16, 2018, at 17:18 The Censal Information Center … 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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