The U.S. Congress is holding hearings this week, that will determine the future of Puerto Rico. Will it go bankrupt? Will the U.S. offer any help? Will a Financial Control Board take over the entire government, and create a new dictatorship in the Caribbean?
A gladiator stepped into the arena. Congressman Luis Gutierrez took the microphone and blew everyone away. His words cut through the entire hearing room – so sharply you could hear a pin drop. You can see his testimony right here:
Rep. Gutierrez spoke from 1:29:45 till 1:35:30, just under six minutes…but those six minutes cut through a century of congressional ignorance and hypocrisy. Gutierrez made it clear that Puerto Rico is a U.S. colony, and that the U.S. government bears great responsibility for the economic chaos on the island.
He talked about the Jones Act, economic development…and jobs, jobs, jobs.
Other voices were heard that day.
Eric LeCompte, Executive Director of Jubilee USA, made great sense (32:30 – 36:55).
Thomas Moers Mayer was paid handsomely to represent the hedge funds (39:05 – 45:35).
Pedro Pierluisi boldly declared that “the majority of people in Puerto Rico support the concept of a Financial Oversight Board.” (47:55 – 48:10).
But it was Congressman Luis Gutierrez who made the case for Puerto Rico. He spoke and acted like a true champion…a champion for his island.
A champion for his people.
For a history of the War Against All Puerto Ricans, read the book…
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