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After Government of Puerto Rico Confirms Much Higher Hurricane María Death Count Estimate, Says GW Study Will Be Made Public Last Week of August
“The official number will be updated once the GW study is out,” Pedro Cerame, a spokesperson for the Puerto Rico’s Federal Affairs Administration, said.
Government of Puerto Rico Says It Expects GW Hurricane Death Count Study With Estimates in 2–3 Weeks
“We don’t have anything of the actual study in our hands. The government doesn’t have anything right now,” a spokesperson said.
Latino Rebels Radio, June 10, 2018
“This staggering loss of American life and the significant variance from officially reported figures points to the need for further oversight.”
Rosselló Goes on CNN Twice to Address Puerto Rico Hurricane María Death Count and Says “There Will Be Hell to Pay’
The government of Puerto Rico has not made any public data of 2017 mortality statistics since the first week of January.
“The research process so far, including the paperwork related to contractual and data-use agreements, has taken longer than expected,” a spokesperson told Latino Rebels.
Governor Ricardo Rosselló’s decision delayed the publication of a much-anticipated death recount report until May.
“As BuzzFeed News asked the questions, Rosselló’s spokesperson tried to conclude the interview.”
“You know, early on, since week number one or two, we already had a lot of evidence that the deaths were skyrocketing.”
“With this, I suggest that the number of total deaths in Puerto Rico is not a fixed one.”
A comment was made 36 hours after requests to both the White House and Department of Homeland Security.
61 days later, we’re still waiting.
All one needs is to visit town halls, police stations, and funeral homes in Puerto Rico’s towns to find them.
Sources: Democratic Lobbyist With Ties to Puerto Rico Gov’t Urged Senators to Not Focus on María Death Count
Manuel Ortiz, known as “Puerto Rico’s go to guy in Washington,” expressed concern about a letter calling for a formal investigation about the number of people who died, sources told Latino Rebels.
Domestic and international commentators believe Guatemala is “ill-prepared” to harbor U.S.-bound asylum-seekers.
Prosecutors say that former Education Secretary (DE) Julia Keleher spent $13 million in securing illicit contracts.
Community Health Centers Were Lifesavers After Hurricane María, But Puerto Rico Government Didn’t Count on Them
“We were alone in the world,” said César Montijo, chief executive officer of SANOS, a health center in Caguas, when describing how his clinic stepped in to provide medical services and even food to communities in need 72 hours after the hurricane hit.
Signers are encouraging the Senate to hold a hearing in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee to properly investigate the conflicts of interest on the body and the level of accountability and transparency achieved by the public agency.
Leptospirosis is no stranger to Puerto Rico, and research by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention has shown that before people got sick after Hurricane María, health officials’ passive surveillance hampered the ability to detect and prevent getting infected with this bacteria.
Puerto Rico will receive a little over $1 billion in disaster relief from the aid package more than a year after Hurricane María devastated most of the island.