2019-07-24 12:24:53

Ricardo Rosselló Prepares to Resign as Governor of Puerto Rico

Facing mass civil unrest and a growing protest movement, Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló is expected to resign today. El Nuevo Día first reported the news late Tuesday night.

Rosselló has faced nearly two weeks of demonstrations—each one larger than the last—demanding he step down, following a massive leak revealing sexist, homophobic and violent text messages exchanged between the governor and government officials, in which he mocked victims of Hurricane Maria and joked about shooting San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz.

Democracy Now! speaks with DN co-host Juan González, on the significance of Rosselló’s resignation.

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