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Re: humanitarian aid/evac for Puerto Rico & other islands

Posted by AquaRN on 9/25/2017, 6:25 am

I wonder if the problem is their leadership. I have heard that there is a lot of corruption in many places including infrastructure. Apparently the country was already in dire shape/bankrupt due to gross mismanagement of previous US funds over decades.

Money and help sent has to go to the people that need it asap, not corrupt officials/businesses who say they are helping recovery but are really pocketing the money.  So sad. And, those same leaders have demanded the US bail them out...and please send more $$!

There are hundreds of people on that island now that have arrived and are addressing multiple issues.  And, a lot of volunteer organizations are beginning to arrive too.  The US is not sitting by not doing anything, but you have got to get safeguards/oversight  in there or the poor people will get nothing.

Couple of articles:

http://dailycaller.com/2017/08/08/bankrupt-puerto-rico-gave-millions-to-sketchy-firms-with-government-ties/

http://cfif.org/v/index.php/commentary/43/2990-puerto-ricos-untold-tale-of-corruption

http://caribbeanbusiness.com/seventh-puert-rico-anti-corruption-summit-slated-for-nov-3/




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humanitarian aid/evac for Puerto Rico & other islands - cypresstx, 9/25/2017, 5:25 am

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