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Puerto Rico fires two more officials after Hurricane Maria aid found unused amid current earthquake aftermath


Written by Danielle Wallace | Fox News

URL of the original posting Site: https://www.foxnews.com/us/puerto-rico-hurricane-maria-aid-emergency-supplies-earthquake-fired

On Sunday, Puerto Rico Gov. Wanda Vázquez fired two more officials in the most recent development since anger broke out over a viral video showing unused emergency supplies – allegedly left-over aid from Hurricane Maria – sitting in a warehouse in the southern coastal city of Ponce.

“There are thousands of people who made sacrifices to bring aid to the south and it’s unforgivable that resources have been kept in a warehouse,” the governor’s initial statement said.

In Ponce,  thousands remain in shelters since a 6.4 magnitude quake struck the island two weeks ago.

People break into a warehouse with supplies believed to have been from when Hurricane Maria struck the island in 2017 in Ponce, Puerto Rico on Jan. 18, 2020, after a powerful earthquake hit the island. (Photo by Ricardo ARDUENGO / AFP)

Housing Secretary Fernando Gil and Department of Family Secretary Glorimar Andújar were dismissed Sunday. The previous day, Gov. Vázquez had fired Carlos Acevedo, director of Puerto Rico’s Office of Emergency Management, hours after a Facebook video showed residents breaking into the warehouse to distribute supplies.

The video, posted live by blogger Lorenzo Delgado, shows a warehouse filled with water bottles, cots, baby food and other basic supplies that had apparently been sitting there since Hurricane Maria battered the U.S. territory in September 2017.  A group of people is then seen breaking in and distributing the supplies.

A woman carries boxes of baby wipes she removed from a warehouse filled with supplies, including thousands of cases of water, believed to have been from when Hurricane Maria struck the island in 2017 in Ponce, Puerto Rico on Jan. 18, 2020, after a powerful earthquake hit the island. (Photo by Ricardo ARDUENGO / AFP) 

A woman carries boxes of baby wipes she removed from a warehouse filled with supplies, including thousands of cases of water, believed to have been from when Hurricane Maria struck the island in 2017 in Ponce, Puerto Rico on Jan. 18, 2020, after a powerful earthquake hit the island. (Photo by Ricardo ARDUENGO / AFP)

The firings come amid concerns over Puerto Rico’s credibility in Washington. The U.S. had temporarily retained some federal funds for Maria relief amid concerns of corruption and mismanagement. Last week, the Trump administration lifted on monthlong hold on $8.2 billion in congressionally approved disaster aid funding to help with earthquake relief efforts, Politico reported.

On Thursday, President Trump declared a major disaster in Puerto Rico, allocating federal funding for repairs, temporary housing and low-cost loans “to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster,” the White House said.

A man pulls a pallet of gas canisters believed to have been from when Hurricane Maria struck the island in 2017 in a warehouse in Ponce, Puerto Rico on Jan. 18, 2020, after a powerful earthquake hit the island. (Photo by Ricardo ARDUENGO / AFP)

A man pulls a pallet of gas canisters believed to have been from when Hurricane Maria struck the island in 2017 in a warehouse in Ponce, Puerto Rico on Jan. 18, 2020, after a powerful earthquake hit the island. (Photo by Ricardo ARDUENGO / AFP)

Vázquez has ordered an investigation into the discovery of the supplies. In a press conference Sunday, she said no citizens will be prosecuted for breaking into the warehouse in order to obtain the relief.  She added that she chose to also fire Gil and Andújar after officials were unable to provide further information she requested about other collection and distribution centers in meetings with leaders of her administration that morning.

A girl cries next to her mother after police evacuated people breaking into a warehouse filled with supplies, believed to have been from when Hurricane Maria struck the island in 2017 in Ponce, Puerto Rico on Jan. 18, 2020, after a powerful earthquake hit the island. (Photo by Ricardo ARDUENGO / AFP) 

A girl cries next to her mother after police evacuated people breaking into a warehouse filled with supplies, believed to have been from when Hurricane Maria struck the island in 2017 in Ponce, Puerto Rico on Jan. 18, 2020, after a powerful earthquake hit the island. (Photo by Ricardo ARDUENGO / AFP)

Acevedo meanwhile has denied he mishandled the emergency supplies, saying in a statement that about 600 pallets of water were distributed when Hurricane Dorian, Hurricane Karen and drought all affected the island last year.

He added that the warehouse supplies were expired and no one had ordered for them to be removed or destroyed.

BUILD 45! College Students Are Raising Money For A Trump Statue In PUERTO RICO


Written by K. Walker on June 17, 2019

URL of the original posting site: https://clashdaily.com/2019/06/build-45-college-students-are-raising-money-for-a-trump-statue-in-puerto-rico/

How likely is it that you’ll see this on CNN?

Slim and None and Slim is out of town.

The College Republican Federation is raising money to build a bronze statue of President Trump to be placed in front of the capitol building in San Juan. The “Walkway of Presidents” currently has statues of nine U.S. Presidents that have made official visits to the island during their term in office.

Melvin Soto Vazquez, the vice president of the federation, explains that the statue is being crowdfunded because of fiscal restraints aimed at curtailing non-essential public works projects. The legislature of Puerto Rico is also quite hesitant to allocate funds to commission the statue for President Trump, so, the college Republicans decided to take the task on themselves. They started a GoFundMe campaign called “Build 45!” with a goal of $45,000 for the statue but so far, they have only managed to raise around $6,700.

Watch Vazquez talk about the statue to Daily Caller reporter, Stephanie Hamill: https://youtu.be/tGioQ_Jqprc

These college kids are fans of the President and want his likeness in front of the capitol building. They think that he’s been doing quite a lot for Puerto Rico by allocating billions in aid in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Of course, you’d never hear that on the Media(D).

These young Republicans also want to have the first statue of President Trump on U.S. soil. Wouldn’t that be a thumb in the eye to the leftists? Pretty cool, guys!

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A.F. Branco Cartoon – Getaway

President Trump stays in Washington DC eager to make a deal as Democrats living it up at a Puerto Rico getaway while Federal employee’s go without a paycheck.

Democrats in Puerto Rico GetawayPolitical Cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2019.
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A.F. Branco Cartoon – Own Goal

Democrats and the media want to blame Trump for the shutdown but it’s the Pelosi and the Democrats that are refusing to negotiate with Trump.

Pelosi Will Not Compromise with TrumpPolitical Cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2019.
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“Act of God”

In their non-stop bash Trump fashion the Leftist Mainstream is now blaming Trump for hurricane Florence and the death of thousands in Puerto Rico.

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No Water, No Power: 21 Photos of Puerto Rico’s Isolation


Reported by  Kelsey Lucas / /

URL of the original posting site: http://dailysignal.com/2017/09/28/no-water-no-power-21-photos-of-puerto-ricos-isolation/?

Rosa Maldonado, 87, is taken to the hospital after sitting in a sweltering damaged home in the La Perla neighborhood in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. (Photo: Carol Guzy/ZUMA Press/Newscom)

It’s been over a week since Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico and most of the U.S. territory still has no electricity or running water. Here’s a look at some of the destruction and isolation the island is experiencing.

People fill containers with water from a tank truck at an area hit by Hurricane Maria in Canovanas, Puerto Rico, Sept. 26, 2017. (Photo: Reuters/Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Newscom)

Julia Davila, who stayed in a shelter at City Hall during storm, returns to her La Perla neighborhood in Old San Juan to view the damage. (Photo: Reuters/Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Newscom)

Ysamar Figueroa, carrying her son Saniel, looks at the damage in the neighborhood after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria, in Canovanas, Puerto Rico.  (Photo: Reuters/Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Newscom)

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A man walks past a damaged church with U.S. and Puerto Rico flags in Carolina, Puerto Rico. (Photo: Photo: Reuters/Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Newscom)

Hurricane Maria’s path of destruction in a rural neighborhood in Hayales De Coamo, Puerto Rico. (Photo: Carol Guzy/ZUMA Press/Newscom)

Seven-year-old Karlian Mercado lies on the part of her destroyed home that used to be her bedroom. (Photo: Carol Guzy/ZUMA Press/Newscom)

A man carries a container filled with water on the street in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico. (Photo: Reuters/Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Newscom)

The city of Hayales De Coamo, Puerto Rico, suffers gas and water shortages, lack of phone service, internet, and accurate news after Hurricane Maria lashed the island. (Photo: Carol Guzy/ZUMA Press/Newscom)

Carmen Marrero rests while she cleans debris from her house in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico. (Photo: Reuters/Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Newscom)

Water damage isn’t the only destruction Hurricane Maria left in people’s homes. Toa Baja residents clean mud from their flooded house. (Photo: Reuters/Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Newscom)

Manuel Torres weathered the hurricane inside his Old San Juan home because he said it was not easy in the shelter for his 87-year-old mother who had had three heart attacks and a stroke last year. After the storm passed, she was taken to a hospital feeling ill from sweltering heat and lack of drinking water. (Photo: Carol Guzy/ZUMA Press/Newscom)

Yamary Morales looks at the damage at a neighbor’s house in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico. (Photo: Reuters/Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Newscom)

Marks of the flood water level are seen on the walls of a house Toa Baja, Puerto Rico. (Photo: Reuters/Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Newscom)

Residents form lines by car and by foot as they wait for several hours for gas in San Juan, Puerto Rico. (Photo: Carl Juste/TNS/Newscom)

Residents of the Zapateria Pizarro area of the oceanside town of Loiza begin to clean up after Hurricane Maria rolled through the island. (Photo: Carol Guzy/ZUMA Press/Newscom)

Irma Torres walks out from what is left of her home in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico. (Photo: Reuters/Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Newscom)

People stay on the roof of a damaged house in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico. (Photo: Reuters/Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Newscom)

San Juan residents deal with navigating high water as many streets remain flooded and blocked by fallen power lines, trees, and debris. (Photo: Carl Juste/ZUMA Press/Newscom)

Ismael Freytes, 69, cleans mud from his family home where water reached over 5 feet high during the hurricane. He lost everything. (Photo: Carol Guzy/ZUMA Press/Newscom)

Employees clean a gas station store covered in mud in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. (Photo: Carol Guzy/ZUMA Press/Newscom)

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Kelsey Lucas, founder of Visualsey, is a contributor The Daily Signal. Send an email to Kelsey.

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