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Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo A. Rossello will resign amid uprising and impeachment threats following a leaked group chat, he announced on Facebook Live Wednesday.
Rossello said he will step down on August 2. A leaked private group chat revealed inappropriate and crude conversations between Rossello and his advisors. The announcement comes after over a week of public protests calling for him to step down.
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The Center for Investigative Journalism published the messages, which included homophobic language and jokes about victims of Hurricane Maria. Many also referred to some of the messages as misogynistic.
Local media reported that Rossello would be resigning Wednesday, according to CBS News. When the announcement was made, protestors who had gathered in San Juan, the capital, celebrated. They also cheered outside of the governor’s home, according to the New York Times.
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“We’re not a small group,” protestors chanted. “We’re Puerto Rico!”
Wanda Vazquez, the secretary of justice, will replace Rossello, the governor said in his announcement. The former district attorney is the next in line after the secretary...
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