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Wed Aug 29, 2018, 08:13 AM

Puerto Rico's governor acknowledges he made mistakes, after new Maria death toll report

A new report nearly one year after Hurricane Maria shows the storm is officially the most deadly U.S. natural disaster in the last century. Puerto Rico's government requested an independent review by George Washington University, which found Maria killed an estimated 2,975 people – more than 46 times the original official death toll of 64.

For months, there's been speculation the death toll was much higher than what the government was reporting. San Juan's mayor, Carmen Cruz, called the new report "painful and shameful," and told CBS News' David Begnaud the governor should take more responsibility.

"When I saw people dying I opted to shout it. I opted to ask for help. When others saw people dying they opted to shut up," Cruz said.

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló acknowledged Tuesday that he made mistakes.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/puerto-rico-governor-ricardo-rossello-acknowledges-mistakes-hurricane-maria-death-toll-report/

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Response to Agent_86 (Original post)

Wed Aug 29, 2018, 09:38 AM

1. Cruz is under investigation for corruption

during the relief effort.

Fuck Cruz. And fuck those that use her to peddle this bullshit spin.

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Response to Agent_86 (Original post)

Wed Aug 29, 2018, 10:06 PM

2. Sonofabitch Trump!

People living on an island in the hurricane factory of the planet get killed by a storm... that SOB!
It's all his fault!

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