A shocking video recorded by Puerto Rico’s Secretary of State, Luis Rivera Marin, shows that United States aid to Puerto Rico is going to waste and being thrown away in dumpsters before it can reach the millions of island residents afflicted by Hurricane Maria:
Puerto Rico’s Sec. of State, Luis Rivera Marín recorded this video, in a dumpster, showing what he says is mishandled aid in Patillas, PR pic.twitter.com/e6jeRsG4Ri
— David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) October 17, 2017
Most of Puerto Rico still does not have power, and its inhabitants are struggling with shortages in food, water, and essential supplies. However, yesterday Marin made the shocking discovery that a sizable portion of United States aid to Puerto Rico is going to waste before it ever reaches the hurricane victims.
The video shows countless unopened boxes full of ready-to-eat meals in a dumpster, presumably thrown away by Puerto Rican officials. The video was shot in Patillas, a city on the island’s southeastern coast.