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  • CBP in San Juan Seizes $27 Million Found Inside Boxes Bound to St. Thomas

    09/01/2020 8:01:48 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 38 replies
    SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO — During a joint investigation between U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Puerto Rico, CBP officers seized Saturday undeclared currency totaling $27 million found inside boxes bound to St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. “Legal currency can be transported if properly declared under US law. Transnational Criminal Organizations seek to conceal proceeds and move it as part of their criminal activities,” indicated Gregory Alvarez, Director of Field Operations in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. “We remain...
  • Trump Was Right! Warehouse in Puerto Rico Discovered FILLED with U.S. Survival Aid for Hurricane Maria

    01/19/2020 8:39:05 PM PST · by montag813 · 44 replies
    24News ^ | 01/19/2020 | Lauren Hass
    by Lauren Hass In September 2017, Hurricane Maria slammed Puerto Rico, leaving many dead and millions desperately needing emergency supplies. The Trump Administration rapidly put the U.S. military and FEMA into action, delivering tens of millions of dollars in supplies to San Juan to be distributed. But corrupt San Juan mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz attacked Trump, falsely claiming he didn't do enough, and was "leaving us to starve and die" because of "racism." CNN championed Cruz' lies, putting her on air over 100 times in just weeks to slam Trump, even making her T-shirts to spread the propaganda: This...
  • Two Year Old Child Dies After Falling From Freedom of the Seas

    07/07/2019 6:12:50 PM PDT · by cll · 16 replies
    Cruise Law News ^ | 7/7/2019 | Jim Walker
    A two year old small child reportedly died today after falling from deck 11 while the Royal Caribbean cruise ship was in port in San Juan. The ship was reportedly docked at the Pan American dock II in San Juan. There are conflicting information regarding the circumstances of the tragedy. One source (translated) states that the child “peeked into one of the windows that was open and fell,” and another newspaper reports that the child “was in the arms of his grandfather who slipped and fell.” The police in San Juan are reportedly investigating the accident. There have been relatively...
  • 3 Puerto Rico Senate officials charged in corruption scheme (my Dad says more arrests likely)

    06/02/2019 4:01:26 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 26 replies
    AP ^ | 5/30/19 | AP News
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Three officials with Puerto Rico’s Senate were arrested by FBI agents Thursday and later charged by the U.S. territory’s federal prosecutor with alleged corruption for a case involving a scheme to defraud the legislature using “ghost employees.” Federal prosecutor Rosa Emilia Rodríguez said 18 charges were brought against Ángel Figueroa Cruz, director of the Senate Office of Government Affair; Isoel Sánchez Santiago, an assistant to the Senate president; and Chrystal Robles Báez, a contractor to the body. “This kind of practice is not going to be tolerated where federal funds are involved,” Rodríguez told...
  • FEMA denies Puerto Rico request for help processing backlog of bodies

    02/28/2019 7:13:03 PM PST · by blueplum · 21 replies
    CBS News via msn ^ | 28 Feb 2019 | Camilo Montoya-Galvez
    Washington — Although the Federal Emergency Management Agency denied Puerto Rico's request to dispatch forensic units to Puerto Rico to help process a mounting backlog of bodies, the island's government has received a much-need reprieve. The fiscal board which controls spending in the U.S. territory will allow Gov. Ricardo Rosselló to use $1.5 million in funding to curtail the backlog in the island's morgue. …(snip) ...he FEMA official said these issues could be not be "attributed" to the natural disasters that struck the island, which triggered the first DMORT deployment. "These and the other courses of action ... address systemic...
  • Puerto Rico’s Biggest Newspaper: The U.S. Hasn’t Helped Us Because Of ‘The Jew’

    01/11/2018 5:08:57 AM PST · by SJackson · 76 replies
    Forward ^ | January 10, 2018 | Jeffrey Boxer
    It has been nearly three months since Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, and the island’s recovery has been slow. The U.S. territory is struggling with shortages of food and medical supplies, and a full 45% of residents still don’t have power.San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz blames Washington for failing to devote adequate resources to Puerto Rico’s recovery — she recently dubbed President Trump the “disaster-in-chief”. But a journalist for El Nuevo Día, the newspaper with the largest circulation in Puerto Rico, has found a different culprit: “the Jew.”Columnist Wilda Rodríguez wrote a piece on Monday, titled “What Does ‘The...
  • FBI agents raid San Juan government offices as part of investigation into fraud, corruption

    10/18/2018 7:24:45 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 18, 2018 | Barnini Chakraborty
    FBI agents this week raided the municipal offices in San Juan, Puerto Rico – rooting through documents and seizing digital records as part of a widespread investigation into fraud and obstruction of justice charges tied to the city government. San Juan’s purchasing division was the target of the raid. And while FBI special agent Douglas Leff did not implicate Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz in the raid, he did tell local media that “we are going to follow the investigation where it leads us.”Cruz tweeted Tuesday that she has instructed city officials to cooperate with federal authorities and said, “If someone...
  • FBI raids Puerto Rico offices after Trump hints at corruption

    10/16/2018 1:38:44 PM PDT · by kevcol · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 16, 2018 | Anna Giaritelli
    FBI agents raided a building Tuesday in Puerto Rico’s capital city of San Juan that is home to municipal offices associated with the administration of San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz, a vocal political opponent of President Trump’s. "More than 10" but "less than 50" agents based on the Caribbean island arrived at the Municipal Tower at 9 a.m. ET and were still conducting the operation as of 2:30 p.m. when FBI spokesman for the U.S. territory, Carlos Osorio, spoke by phone with the Washington Examiner in the afternoon Tuesday. Osorio described the operation as "pretty big."
  • FBI raids San Juan city offices weeks after Trump alleges corruption

    10/16/2018 9:12:04 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/16/18 | JOHN BOWDEN
    FBI 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 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...
  • FBI raids San Juan city offices weeks after Trump alleges corruption

    10/16/2018 11:43:59 AM PDT · by robowombat · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | Oct 16, 2018
    Source: The Hill FBI agents raided San Juan's municipal building on Tuesday amid an investigation into purchasing practices conducted by city officials, including Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz. A spokesman for the agency told news service 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...
  • Shrinks take to streets to demand ‘narcissistic’ Trump’s ouster

    10/15/2017 6:30:56 AM PDT · by SES1066 · 50 replies
    New York Post ^ | 10/14/17 | Amy Russo and Mary Kay Linge
    They’re not nuts about Trump. Some 125 psychologists and other mental health professionals marched along lower Broadway Saturday to demand that President Trump be thrown out of office, based on a constitutional clause allowing presidents to be ousted when their cabinets decide they are ” unable to discharge the powers and duties” of their job.
  • Fact Check: Trump is Right About Puerto Rico, Critics Manipulating Hurricane Maria Death ‘Estimates’

    09/13/2018 12:31:46 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Sep 2018 | Joel B. Pollak
    Democrats and the media have been pounding President Donald Trump over the past few days, as Hurricane Florence nears the Carolinas, over his alleged insensitivity to deaths in Puerto Rico last year from Hurricane Maria. On Thursday morning, President Trump pushed back on Twitter, alleging that Democrats had inflated the death toll “in order to make me look as bad as possible.” That led to more criticism, with the Associated Press accusing Trump of making claims “without evidence.” But Trump is correct. His opponents — including the media — have strained for more than a year to turn Hurricane Maria...
  • Rick Scott and Ron DeSantis softly criticize Trump for Puerto Rico conspiracy theory

    09/13/2018 12:30:28 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 54 replies
    The Week ^ | 9/13/18
    President Trump appears to be alone in his baseless assertion that Hurricane Maria's death toll was inflated "by the Democrats in order to make [him] look as bad as possible."[cut] Rick Scott ✔ @ScottforFlorida I disagree with @POTUS– an independent study said thousands were lost and Gov. Rosselló agreed. I've been to Puerto Rico 7 times & saw devastation firsthand. The loss of any life is tragic; the extent of lives lost as a result of Maria is heart wrenching. I'll continue to help PR 11:45 AM - Sep 13, 2018 11.4K 4,804 people are talking about this Additionally, the...
  • Jeb Bush weighs in on Trump’s Puerto Rico tweets: ‘Incredibly disheartening’

    09/13/2018 6:19:12 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 141 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/13/18 | Megan Keller
    Jeb Bush criticized President Trump's controversial tweets about the death toll in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. "Incredibly disheartening comments from our President," Bush tweeted Thursday. Trump beat the former Florida governor for the Republican nomination for president in 2016. Trump sparked controversy earlier Thursday when he tweeted that the estimated 3,000 death toll was intentionally inflated by Democrats. The 3,000 approximation comes from a George Washington University study that tried to total how many "excess deaths" occurred because of Hurricane Maria and would not have happened in the absence of the cyclone. Those involved with the study have emphasized...
  • Gillibrand to take San Juan mayor to State of the Union address

    01/29/2018 11:50:33 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 28 replies
    NY POST ^ | January 29, 2018 | Bob Fredericks
    New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand will try to bait President Trump on Tuesday by bringing one of the commander-in-chief’s loudest critics to his State of the Union address — San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz. “It is an honor to announce that Mayor @CarmenYulinCruz of San Juan, Puerto Rico will join me at the #SOTU. Throughout the crisis in Puerto Rico, Mayor Cruz has shown extraordinary leadership and fearless advocacy for her city,” Gillibrand tweeted Monday. “I hope Mayor Cruz’s presence at #SOTU will remind the president and my colleagues in Congress of our urgent responsibility to help Puerto Rico...
  • San Juan Mayor Turned Her Back When Asked to Swear an Oath to the U.S. Constitution

    10/06/2017 9:16:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/06/2017
    San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz has been feuding with President Trump, who she says hasn't done enough to aid the people of her island who are suffering after two devastating hurricanes. The Trump administration says they've been doing everything possible, noting that tons (literally) of federal aid has actually been sent their way. Trump rebutted her by musing that the people of Puerto Rico want everything done for them as opposed to picking themselves up by their bootstraps. Like many of Trump's comments, this set off even more of a firestorm. But, it turns out, Yulín Cruz was fairly...
  • President Trump Ignores Scowling San Juan Mayor at Puerto Rico Relief Meeting

    10/03/2017 9:53:18 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 78 replies
    GP ^ | 10-3-2017 | Jim Hoft
    Puerto Rico was devastated by Hurricane Irma and then Hurricane Maria a category 5 monster hurricane two weeks later. Most of the leadership in Puerto Rico praised and thanked the government for the much needed aid. But the far left San Juan Mayor Caren Yuliz Cruz Soto decided on Friday the best way to help those suffering was to go out on all of the liberal mainstream news outlets and trash President Trump. San Juan Mayor: “I’m mad as hell because my people’s lives are at stake… We are dying, and you (Trump) are killing us with inefficiency” The San...
  • Puerto Rico cop describes crisis, begs Feds to take over corrupted distribution (VIDEO)

    10/01/2017 11:40:30 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 18 replies
    La Mega 97.9 New York ^ | 10/1/2017 | La Mega
    Puerto Rican cop calls in to New York radio station, provides fresh details on aid distribution corruption and begs for Federal takeover. Click link for youtube Video
  • San Juan Mayor: Puerto Rican Statehood Like 'a Slave Becoming a Slave Owner'

    10/03/2017 8:50:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/03/2017 | Tyler O' Neil
    San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz gained national media attention after attacking President Donald Trump, sparking a war of words between Trump and yet another Cruz. The San Juan mayor has made some very dubious remarks in the recent past that have nothing to do with Trump, however. In a June interview with Britain's liberal The Guardian newspaper, Cruz compared Puerto Rico's current status as a U.S. territory to slavery and said that Puerto Rico becoming a U.S. state would be tantamount to a slave becoming a slave owner. "You don't fight injustice by asking to become part of the...
  • Fellow Puerto Rico Mayor SHREDS San Juan Mayor Cruz ‘She’s Not Participating in Any FEMA Meetings’

    10/01/2017 11:01:46 AM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 44 replies
    Mayor Angel Perez of Guaynabo, Puerto Rico ripped San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz on Saturday after she attacked President Trump and accused him of doing nothing to help Puerto Rico after the island was devastated by Hurricane Maria. The liberal media is pounding President Trump over the suffering in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. The San Juan Mayor slammed President Trump for ignoring the suffering people of Puerto Rico. She said this while standing in front of pallets of US aid from the mainland. Now we know why the people have no aid. The Teamsters Union drivers did not...