Investigation suppressed by Trump administration reveals obstacles to hurricane aid for Puerto Rico

We knew!! As if I needed more reasons to loathe this waste of human skin!! … there were 4,645 people who died after the storm. That is not an exact count of the hurricane dead. It’s one estimate that Harvard researchers published eight months after Maria, while the government’s official count was stuck at 64.

“Trump had also told then-White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly and then-OMB Director Mick Mulvaney that he did not want a single dollar going to Puerto Rico, and instead, he wanted more of the money to go to Texas and Florida.” … there’s more. read the full post!!

Repeating Islands

A watchdog report uncovers bureaucratic hurdles the administration erected for the island to receive aid after Hurricanes Irma and Maria

A report by Tracy Jan and Lisa Rein for The Washington Post.

The Trump administration put upbureaucratic obstaclesthatstalled approximately $20 billion in hurricane relieffor Puerto Rico and then obstructed an investigation into the holdup, according to aninspector general reportobtained by The Washington Post.

Congressrequested the investigationinto the delays to recovery aid for Puerto Rico afterHurricanes Irma and Mariain 2017 left residents of the U.S. territorywithout power and clean waterfor months. But, the report said, former Housing and Urban Development secretary Ben Carson and another former HUD official declined to be interviewed by investigators during the course of the examination that began in 2019.

Access to HUD information was delayed or denied on several occasions. Several former senior…

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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