Manyconsequences …. to me, this is the most important:
“If the press investigate this event, then report it fully and fairly, it may focus international attention on the economic and political crisis in Puerto Rico.”
A 36-year old man has attacked a Monsanto subsidiary in Salinas, PR with Molotov cocktails.
He carried a hand-lettered bed sheet, which read: “Rise up, Boricua. The moment to defend our country has arrived. Viva P.R. Libre.” Here is a video report…
The Monsanto subsidiary is named Dupont Pioneer. The Molotov assailant, Noel D. Cruz Torres, was arrested by police and FBI agents on Saturday, June 18, 2016.
The FBI, not the local police, assumed jurisdiction over the investigation.
MANY POSSIBLE CAUSES
On the island, in the press, and over the internet, many potential causes for the Molotov attack are already being discussed.
Most frequently mentioned are the economic crisis in Puerto Rico, and the PROMESA bill which will soon install a Washington-based Financial Control Board over the entire island.
Both major candidates for governor in Puerto Rico oppose the PROMESA bill, and said they’ll work…
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