Puerto Rico Fiscal Control Board’s Scandalous Secrecy Exposed

In a legal fight for access to information that has been going on for more than two years, the Fiscal Control Board (JCF, for its initials in Spanish) argued before the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico that it has not delivered public information to the Center for Investigative Journalism (CPI, for its initials in Spanish) to avoid revealing which politicians accept public services reductions. This and other JCF arguments are contained in a motion that seeks to dismiss the second lawsuit submitted by CPI to gain access to communications between that entity and the Government of Puerto Rico. The second lawsuit was made necessary this year since the non-elected body that governs the island’s finances has delayed the delivery of 22,000 documents (out of a total of 40,000) that they have acknowledged would be responsive to a request made by CPI in a first lawsuit filed in 2017. The delivery of the first tens of thousands of documents served to source several stories about the Board’s communications with local and federal government entities included in the series “Los emails de la Junta” (“The Board’s emails”). Some revelations were even mentioned by Puerto Rican U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor in the Oct.

Se levanta una rebelión contra el régimen corrupto de Rosselló

El país ha visto a Rosselló resbalándose una y otra vez en la misma cáscara de guineo. En la marcha contra Rosselló del miércoles 17 de de julio, cuando cientos de miles de manifestantes se congregaron por cuarto día consecutivo para exigir su dimisión, estaba claro que prácticamente todo el país se le había volcado en contra.

Gobiernan un país que no conocen 

Día tras otro, el líder de la Manada, el propio gobernador Ricardo Rosselló pide perdón, dice que cometió un error, que no lo vuelve a hacer. Como si lo que revelaron las casi 900 páginas de sus conversaciones electrónicas privadas, con las personas más allegadas a él, — dentro y fuera del gobierno — fuese algo que podríamos llamar error.