“Banquete Total” … This is how corruption worked & works in PR!!
“Banquete Total,” by journalist Jay Fonseca, is an excellent book. It reveals how every branch of Puerto Rico’s government – the governor, legislature, courts, and 78 mayors – all became completely corrupt.
The book is so detailed that it needed a three-part series.
The following article is Part III: Governor Luis Fortuño, the magician of Puerto Rico, makes $100 million disappear.
THE BAIT AND SWITCH TRICK
In politics and magic, the hand is quicker than the eye. The politician and magician both develop one great talent: that of misdirection.
They distract and confuse you, then move things around very quickly, so that you forget where they were in the first place. Usually they were in your pocket…but guess what?
They’re gone now. Your pocket is empty.
That’s what Luis Fortuño did, during his four years as governor of Puerto Rico. Fortuño appropriated $100 million of the island’s budget for the…
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