What caused so much havoc in Puerto Rico?
Just as in Chicago or New Orleans, the issue is political corruption. And while the media pushes fake news about thousands dead in the storm, while somehow blaming it on President Trump, its own favorite mayoral martyr is being entangled in a corruption investigation.
BI agents raided San Juan’s municipal building on Tuesday amid an investigation into purchasing practices used by city officials, including Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz.
Video posted on Twitter shows several uniformed FBI agents proceeding into the building Tuesday morning. Local journalist Luis Guardiola noted in a tweet that “dozens” of FBI agents were involved in the raid.
A spokesman for the agency told news service elnuevodia.com that Tuesday’s raid was related to an ongoing investigation into whether the mayor’s office and other city officials had shown favoritism when the city agreed to a contract with the company BR Solutions for $4.7 million over two years.
BR Solutions is owned by Leonel Pereira O’Neill, a Puerto Rican businessman who has donated to the campaigns of several local politicians, including Cruz’s, according to the news service.
Cruz got famous parading around on CNN with t-shirts and caps claiming that everyone in Puerto Rico was dead now, but the t-shirt printing places were still open. The media adopted her. But before too long, it will have to start ignoring her if she goes the way of Nagin.
The initial attempt to blame Katrina on Bush foundered under the weight of local corruption. The same story is happening again in Puerto Rico.