Feds investigate Puerto Rico’s aid going astray, not reaching citizens

Trump blasted Mayor Cruz at the time of the Hurricane that struck Puerto Rico that they weren’t pulling their weight. As usual, Trump is proved right again. Now, the Feds are going after the corruption as it is reported that the Mayors were on the take for handing out the supplies. Just hope they get Mayor Cruz, the big mouth.

And while CNN was all too happy to run with a new narrative essentially accusing the White House of racism for its ‘poor’ response in Puerto Rico, a new report from Metro this morning could prove the President was right all along and that it was local mayors hindering disaster recovery efforts on the Caribbean island and not a lack of federal support.

As Metro reports, the U.S. Attorney in San Juan is now opening an investigation into whether or not local mayors around Puerto Rico have been withholding supplies from residents and/or only delivering them to “constituents who had voted for them.”

“This morning we received information from a town on the Island where a person close to the municipal administration was asking one of our federal agents that the supplies that were there could not be touched because they were for his mayor,” said Rodríguez, who then indicated that the case is already being investigated.

He added that he also received confidences from another islander whose official was also keeping supplies for “constituents who had voted for that person.”

“This is not the time to do politics … this is the time to help and to be kind to others. This is a tragedy and nobody should take advantage of the aid,” said Rodriguez, adding that if they manage to prove the indications, the accusations will arrive” no matter which party, or whoever.

While refusing to give specific names, the U.S. Attorney’s office said that “the first is from the (area) north and the other is from the center; and another is the metropolitan area.

Meanwhile, the investigation was launched after Governor Ricardo Rosselló received multiple complaints that supplies delivered by FEMA to some mayors were not reaching citizenship.

“I want everyone who is listening to us to know that that will be investigated in a rigorous way and that we will not give any opportunity,” he told Wapa Radio, the local chief of justice.

 

He reiterated that the aid that has been taken to “mayors and officials is for citizenship and if someone is committing a crime, receiving supplies and using them for their known people that is a crime and will be investigated”.

Sometimes if you want something done right, you just have to do it yourself…

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Obama sends 10 Million bucks to France to help with African Terrorists

Because we have so many extra bucks, and France loves to fight more than we do, let’s lead from behind and help them out. Anyway, Zero is at the Vineyard and can’t be bothered with detail. France really pulled their weight during WW II, so we really owe them anyway.

Via USA Today

The United States is redirecting $10 million in Pentagon spending to help France fight terrorists in northern Africa.

President Obama issued the order Monday while on vacation at Martha’s Vineyard, Mass.

“I hereby determine that an unforeseen emergency exists that requires immediate military assistance to France in its efforts to secure Mali, Niger and Chad from terrorists and violent extremists,” Obama wrote in a memorandum.

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Sean Penn: A ‘Re-Born’ Haiti is An ‘Opportunity’ to ‘Return’ America’s ‘Dignity

How about being honest Sean. We are one of the most generous nations on earth. No, we do no need an opportunity to return to our dignity thank you very much. At your last interview I saw, you were proud of your Socialist parents. Fine, but there are other countries that need to step up, and you cannot expect to take all of my pie to fulfill your political ideals. Haiti needs to rid itself of its corruption. I use to give to Doctors without Borders, but I found out they have to pay a “steep fee” to gain access. Food is locked up in storage and will not be released unless a bribe. See, we live in a capitalistic society, I like it that way. I intend to keep it that way. So if you are not proud of our Country, that is just too bad.

When speaking in Washington about the status of re-building Haiti one year after its devastating earthquake, Academy award-winning actor Sean Penn said “a re-born Haiti will spark a new generation” of “American might through dignity.” Penn argues that America has an “opportunity” in Haiti to help “return” its “dignity not only internally but globally.”

According to the United Agency for International Development (USAID), theUnited States is the largest contributor of aid to Haiti since the 2010 earthquake, donating $712,727,890. This does not include the close to $1 Billion in Aid Americans have given via non-profits. The international community pledged $5.3 billion Wednesday forearthquake-shattered Haiti over the next two years,

Washington Post

So why did Bill Clinton and everyone else fail in Haiti? The reason is fairly simple.

There is no central authority there. The police are corrupt. There’s no army, and many politicians are thieves. In slums like City Soleil, neighborhoods are run by drug dealers, voodoo priests or common extortionists.

Say relief workers give food and clothing directly to Haitians in need. Odds are as soon as the relief person leaves, a thug will steal the charity from the poor person. Block by block in Haiti, gangsters rule, and the people are powerless to do anything about it. If you fight the criminals, you and your family will be brutalized.

Read more: Fox News

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