The electoral legislative delegation of the Victoria Ciudadana Movement (MVC) announced this March that the Fiscal Control Union (JCF), in violation of the proposed Ley PROMESA, presumably imposes a public policy on the Government of Puerto Rico.
The MVC indicates that Ley PROMESA’s measures Estlece’s role of the JCF should be strictly related to the fiscal and the alleged inicios. The Victoria Ciudadana delegation is in charge of reviewing these reports regarding the mobilization and legislative work.
The reports that the JCF pretends to impress at the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) are being released in the last weeks of the press “as part of a bigger problem”, said Ana Irma Rivera Lassén, electing senator for the MVC.
“The implementation of a public policy that will create a private company, McKinsey & Company, contracted by the JCF. This public policy adopts the riots of the people of Puerto Rico, in violation of the provisions of the same PROMISA, in accordance with unpublished criteria and which take into account the particular needs and situation of Puerto Rico ”.
The reports that the (JCF) prosecuted at the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) held in the last weeks of the press, were part of “a major problem”. According to Ana Irma Rivera Lassén, elective senator for the MVC, “the implementation of a public policy that will create a private company, McKinsey & Company, contracted by the JCF. This public policy adopts the riots of the people of Puerto Rico, in violation of the provisions of the same PROMISA, in accordance with unpublished criteria and which take into account the particular needs and situation of Puerto Rico ”.
According to Rafael Bernabe, also an integral part of the MVC’s elective delegation, “four years ago the McKinsey contract was signed into a form for public sector recordings, referring to the ‘rightsizing’ euphemism. In the case of the tax plan of the UPR, this company has taken over as guía (maatstaf) the financing of some public universities in the United States ”.
But, Bernabe said, “this is not the only feasible model of funding public universities. Nada obliga a Puerto Rico has adopted this model of ‘benchmark’. In addition, the situation in Puerto Rico (entrance fee, poverty levels, etc.) is very distinct ”. Bernabe added that the same thing happened to the proprietors of other agencies.
According to the elected representative José Bernardo Márquez, “adopting these models is a public policy form, for which the Junta has no faculty, then its role, according to PROMESA, is fiscally and presumptively. The policy formulation of public policy is the responsibility of the Governor of Puerto Rico and its elected officials ”.
Mariana Nogales, MVC’s electing representative, explains, “because of the fact that the Junta is still struggling with transparency, the studies that are based on these publications are not published, but there are brief comments on the tax plans. Para colmo ”, added,“ the Junta is implanting records that socavan the capacity of the governor to provide essential services, the one that contradicts the provision of Title II of PROMESA that order finances the differences ”.
Bernabe added that the McKinsey company has been criticized, “not only for repeating the same neoliberal and private model everywhere, with devastating effects on the people and the environment, but by their practices and extremes particularly scandalous”.
Según Márquez, “has recently revealed its connection to the policies of pharmaceutical companies that favor the addition of opioids, with a terrible impact on the health of millions of people. Formerly part of the Trump administration’s migration policy, including the infamous policy of separating the nines and niches of its fathers. In the case of Puerto Rico, the New York Times and other media outlets inform that one of McKinsey’s divisions is due to the part of the deu of Puerto Rico, deu cuyo cobro depends on the policies that the Junta is implanted under McKinsey . It is a clear conflict of interest ”.
As of April 2019, McKinsey has raised $ 72 million for its services. Its foundations of the Puerto Rican people, ”Bernabe said. “These are sufficient reasons”, it is indicated, “to demand that the imposition of the ‘rightsizing’ design be carried out by this company and that they conduct their studies and criteria with which they justify their reports”.
The elected legislators of the MVC express that “thanks to the victimization and the privatizations of our people during four years, according to the recent AAFAF information, has generated a fund of about 10.3 million dollars that can be used for one of two: for the economic reconstruction of Puerto Rico or to pay the beneficiaries through an untenable agreement that will ensure a new quiver. We will ensure that we move and that we try to ensure the first release ”.