FEMA says the bottles were delivered in 2017 and turned over to the “central government.” It is unclear who is responsible for failing to distribute the water. Last month, prosecutors charged 6 former officials of the Puerto Rican government with embezzling $15-million in hurricane reconstruction money.
Puerto Rico’s fertile land is a crop and pesticide poison test site for Monsanto, and many locals near the company’s seed sites complain of illness. The governor of Puerto Rico said that the transnational companies account for 42% to 46% of the economy, although Monsanto/ Bayer receives a 90% tax exemption.
A few weeks ago, Puerto Rico raised its death toll from Hurricane Maria from 64 to 2,975. Critics say the death toll now is greatly inflated to qualify for more money from the US Congress as the Puerto Rican government has submitted a request for $139-billion for new projects. The likelihood of this being granted is in proportion to the number of deaths attributed to the tragedy.