[Editorial] Masters of Disaster – Caribbean Business

Editor’s note: The following editorial originally appeared in the Sept. 20, 2018, issue of Caribbean Business.

The recent firefight between politicos on the national and insular stage over the thousands of people who died in Puerto Rico as a consequence of Hurricane Maria has the truth buried beneath layers of mud that have more to do with upcoming midterm elections than the true tragedy at hand. The salvos fired this time came in an email thread between high-ranking military personnel tasked with the oversight of search and rescue operations in Puerto Rico received by this newspaper and other media outlets.

The email thread dated Sept. 29, 2017, has Department of Defense field operatives reporting the discovery of “mass graves in mudslide areas….

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