Protestors Demand Governor's Resignation - State and Federal Communications

July 23, 2019  •  

Protestors Demand Governor’s Resignation

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello

Tens of thousands of protesters marched in San Juan during a territory-wide strike to call for the resignation of Governor Ricardo Rosello.

Rosello was already facing accusations of embezzlement when the Center for Investigative Journalism published over 800 pages from a leaked private group chat where the governor used derogatory slurs about stateside politicians and institutions, joked about assassinating a political opponent, and made light of the death toll from Hurricane Maria.

Rosello, who’s administration has received over $92 billion in federal aid, has resigned from the New Progressive Party and dropped his re-election bid; however, he is vowing to finish his current term in office.

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