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originally posted by: Jobeycool
The media is playing politics with the Puerto Rico disaster and some of you fall for it....
originally posted by: marg6043
Well now that PR is getting in track with the federal government now we most blame Trump of forgetting about the Virgin Islands because is his fault they got hit by Maria too.
It seems that the news media don't have anything anymore from PR now they will move to the Virgin Islands.
The media is in the US doesn't stop amusing and feeding the crowds.
originally posted by: conspiracy nut
don't blame it on the drivers or the union www.snopes.com...
The reason for truck drivers not showing up? The Puerto Rican Truckers Union, Frente Amplio, is refusing to move the product.
The older man in this video (below) is the boss of a very sketchy (corrupt and violent) Puerto Rico trucker’s union called Fente Amplio. The Union Leader’s name is Victor Rodriguez. The reporter is pleading with Rodriquez to set aside his political grievances with the Puerto Rican governor. Mr. Rodriquez (toothless) angrily shouts NO, and states the truck drivers have a right to be mad and will punish Puerto Rico to prove their union’s strength.
There is no question that drivers were ordered NOT TO TOUCH THE TRUCKS as a retaliatory measure against the Governor of Puerto Rico.
The Mayor of San Juan, Carmen Yulin decided to keep her mouth shut about the strike and insult President Trump instead. It was a foolish and unfortunate choice considering Puerto Rico is out in the middle of the ocean. President Trump doubled down his efforts and was preparing for the tragedy “even before” the hurricanes hit Puerto Rico.
originally posted by: marg6043
a reply to: St Udio
That is interesting, it could be, but knowing PR as I do, this will cause problems with the many groups that are a mix of immigrants from neighboring Island that come to PR with fake IDs and expired visas to collect Federal government benefits.
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."