Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Chaos in Puerto Rico as mob find unused disaster supplies

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The head of Puerto Rico’s National Guard said the supplies and equipment that was housed for years in a warehouse in Ponce since Hurricane Maria will be distributed after the commonwealth’s governor fired three officials.⠀ ⠀ Jose Reyes, the head of the National Guard, was named head of the island’s emergency management bureau by Gov. Wanda Vazquez. He announced that those supplies will be distributed after locals discovered they sat unused for nearly three years, triggering a political firestorm that led to the firings of three officials including Puerto Rico’s Office of Emergency Management head Carlos Acevedo, Housing Secretary Fernando Gil, and Department of Family Secretary Glorimar Andújar.⠀ ⠀ Read: https://ept.ms/30Ruc5t⠀ Subscribe: https://ept.ms/Subscribe⠀ ⠀ GET THE APP:⠀ iPhone - https://ept.ms/ETAppiPhone⠀ Android - https://ept.ms/ETAppAndroid

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Gov. Wanda Vázquez fired the heads of Puerto Rico’s housing and family departments Sunday in the latest fallout over the discovery of a warehouse filled with emergency supplies dating from Hurricane Maria.⠀ ⠀ The removal of Housing Secretary Fernando Gil and Department of Family Secretary Glorimar Andújar came a day after the governor fired the director of Puerto Rico’s emergency management agency. Vázquez fired him hours after a Facebook video showed angry people breaking into the warehouse in an area where thousands have been in shelters since a recent earthquake.⠀ ⠀ Read: https://ept.ms/2TKn0qg⠀ Subscribe: https://ept.ms/Subscribe⠀ ⠀ GET THE APP:⠀ iPhone - https://ept.ms/ETAppiPhone⠀ Android - https://ept.ms/ETAppAndroid

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