Beaches belong to the people …. Not anymore??
The pillaging of Puerto Ruco continues!!
On Friday June 24, with only one “No” vote, the Legislative Assembly of Puerto Rico overwhelmingly approved PC 2853: a bill which transfers beaches in huge coastal areas – including Vieques, Culebra, Condado, Isla Verde, Isabela, Lajas, Cabo Rojo, Guánica and Rincón – into “private” ownership.
If this bill becomes law, all “private” beaches in these areas will be closed to the Puerto Rican public. But the DEEPEST significance of this bill, is that the politicians of Puerto Rico are knowingly…intentionally…doing the DIRTY WORK of the Financial Control Board, before they even arrive on the island.
The POLITICS of this bill are important to understand. Please note the following:
It was introduced in the very last days of the legislative session. This allowed little time for public review, debate or amendment. Probably, many legislators did not even read it.
The near-unanimity was striking: both parties approved it…
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