Tue, 30 January 2018
Here’s a measure of how the Government of Puerto Rico values the lives of its citizens. When Gov. Ricardo Rosello first told the visiting President Trump the Hurricane Maria death toll of was just 16, literally everyone knew that was wrong. Today the official number is still under 70. But Julio Ricardo Varela of Futuro Media and Latino USA showed the real number is closer to 1000. When it comes to government estimates of the value of property damage done by the storm, they seem almost as high as their death count is low.