Noticel has an interesting piece on the rumors regarding who holds true power in the halls of Fortaleza. It appears that the person calling the shots is Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla’s brother, Antonio Garcia Padilla, who previously served as President of the University of Puerto Rico. A picture of the latter’s car in Fortaleza on a day the actual Governor is in the mainland fueled the talk about the real power dynamic in the executive branch. It’s a very troublesome if not entirely surprising situation. The Governor isn’t particularly known for his intellectual chops and appears to be easily swayed. Not helping the situation is the executive’s admission that he consults with his sibling on certain issues.Think Raymond Tusk to President Garrett Walker (this is a House of Cards reference and if you didn’t get it, you need to stop what you’re doing and go binge watch it now.)
Though, that makes us wonder, in this scenario, who is the Frank Underwood?