I would correct the title of the post … there is no shame in Puerto Rico!!
The shame is on the governance of the mighty U.S. of A. … they don’t care, they never have and never will care about Puerto Rico!
They will use, abuse and squeeze it until there’s not one drop of blood coming out of their colony!!
The shame is on the American Master!!
It is eight months now since Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, leveling 70,000 homes and leaving 3.3 million people without power or water and the health care system in tatters. By any measure, the catastrophe was on a level with Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy, two other storms that devastated large regions of America. But the response, as demonstrated most recently by a report that estimates the death toll as more than 70 times larger than the official one, has been slow and inadequate.
There are various reasons for that, including Puerto Rico’s distance from the United States mainland and local mismanagement, the latter exemplified by an infamous repair contract inexplicably granted soon after the hurricane to a Montana firm with two employees. The bankruptcy of the island has made federal legislators wary of how relief funds are disbursed. But the chief reason…
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