Good morning. I appreciate the opportunity to talk in this Public Briefing of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights on the Civil Rights Implications of Disaster Relief: Hurricane María in Puerto Rico. I hope that this becomes a productive forum in which we are not only heard, but that can be linked to solutions to the problems and injustices that are brought to your attention. My name is Carla Minet, and I am the executive director of the Center for Investigative Journalism (Centro de Periodismo Investigativo, or CPI in Spanish).
The CPI is a nonprofit news organization celebrating 15 years of doing incisive investigative journalism, training journalists in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean and litigating for access to public records. We have a team of five journalists that has been devoted permanently for the past four years to investigating the recovery process after hurricanes Irma and María.