Puerto Rico: As Whitefish Contract Faces Scrutiny, Fluor and Other Companies Move to Privatize Water

    <a href="http://www.democracynow.org/2017/11/1/puerto_rico_as_whitefish_contract_faces"><img alt="_s3_carmen-yulin-cruz-dc" src="https://www.democracynow.org/images/story/53/39253/w320/_S3_Carmen-Yulin-Cruz-DC.jpg" style="float:right; padding-left:5px;" /></a>We look at the recovery of Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, which dominated a Senate hearing Tuesday and was supposed to be the focus of another hearing in the House today, before it was canceled. San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz was set to testify at the hearing alongside <span class="caps">FEMA</span> chief Brock Long. Earlier Tuesday, Long testified before the Senate that his agency had nothing to do with approving the controversial $300 million no-bid contract with Whitefish Energy, a tiny company based in the Montana hometown of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. Meanwhile, Democracy Now!&#8217;s Juan González says other companies are moving in to privatize other services on the island, such as the public water utility.

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