Archiv: Ricardo Rosselló
Scandal in Puerto Rico threatens chance at statehood
These protests need to be seen with the larger context of the political contest in Puerto Rico, particularly with regards to the status issue. Although it is true that people of all persuasions have asked for the resignation of Rosselló, it is also clear that the protests are being politically co-opted by the territorial and pro-independence factions — here in Puerto Rico and in the mainland — which are utilizing his egregious missteps as a cudgel to oppose statehood.
BREAKING: @ricardorossello is the U.S. commonwealth’s first governor to resign. #RickyRenunció
US-Außengebiet Puerto Rico: Gouverneur kündigt Rücktritt an
In den vergangenen Wochen waren in San Juan immer mehr Menschen auf die Straße gegangen, um Rossellós Rücktritt zu fordern. Die bislang größte Demonstration gab es am Montag mit geschätzt etwa 500.000 Teilnehmern.
Auslöser der Proteste war die Veröffentlichung von Nachrichten einer privaten Chat-Gruppe zwischen Rosselló und elf Vertrauten, in denen sie sich abschätzig über mehrere Personen äußerten.
Shep Smith presses Puerto Rico’s Governor: Attacks on your own people are not mistakes
Puerto Rico’s Ricardo Rossello addresses scandal, says he won’t seek re-election but won’t immediately resign in first interview since ‚Rickygate‘ scandal broke.
Ricky Martin protesting in Puerto Rico and showing the world what democracy looks like! ?️???
Democrats slam Puerto Rico governor over ’shameful‘ comments, back protesters
Former Vice President Joe Biden has expressed support for protesters in Puerto Rico demonstrating against Ricardo Rosselló (D), the island’s embattled governor who has faced calls to resign over a corruption scandal and leaked text messages containing offensive language.
(1/3) I’m calling on all the candidates vying for the Democratic nomination to come here to Puerto Rico to show your support for the Puerto Rican Americans …
who are in dire need of all the support they can get. The Democratic governor and his administration…
(2/3) …are corrupt to the core, and the people of Puerto Rico have been suffering because of this kind of corruption for far too long. Anyone of us who is elected will be the head of the Democratic Party, and as such we need to let all Democrats know—indeed all Americans—that…
(3/3) …we will stand up against corruption, even when that corruption is within our own Democratic ranks. So please come down here, even if it’s just for a day, to show your support for the Puerto Rican people and their righteous cause
In Old San Juan tonight to stand with the people of #PuertoRico against corruption. They deserve a government that serves them. #RickyRenuncia #RickyRenunciaYa
Growing calls for governor of Puerto Rico to resign
Calls for Puerto Rico’s governor to resign are growing, as thousands of protesters continue to march in the streets of San Juan. Governor Ricardo Rosselló’s two top aides were arrested on corruption charges earlier in the week, and then homophobic and sexist messages were leaked between Rosselló and his administration. David Begnaud reports on the latest from San Juan.
Hawaii and Puerto Rico share many of the same experiences and stories. I stand with Puerto Ricans demanding change, who have had enough of government corruption, and who deserve a government of, by, and FOR the people. El pueblo unido jamás será vencido. #RickyRenuncia
‘Chatgate’ scandal throws Puerto Rico’s governor into crisis
Last week, two of his top former officials were arrested by the FBI on corruption charges.
But the scandal that is threatening to buckle the boyish 40-year-old governor centers on a profanity-laced and at times misogynistic online chat with nine other male members of his administration in which some of the U.S. territory’s most powerful men act like a bunch of teenagers.
Tear Gas Fired at Puerto Rico Protesters Amid Calls for Governor’s Resignation
“The chat was the final straw,” said Norma Jean Colberg, 58, one of the protesters.
These are some of the leaked chat messages at the center of Puerto Rico’s political crisis
The governor and 11 top aides and Cabinet members exchanged profanity-laced, homophobic and misogynistic messages about fellow politicians, members of the media, celebrities and others in a scandal many are calling „RickyLeaks.“
A Telegram chat may (rightfully) bring down Puerto Rico’s governor
Calls for the governor to resign have grown after nearly 900 pages of a chat on the private messaging app Telegram were leaked by a source to Puerto Rico’s Center for Investigative Journalism, which published them in their entirety on Saturday.
FBI makes arrests in Puerto Rico corruption scandal, prompting calls for governor’s ouster and concerns about billions in storm aid
The FBI on Wednesday arrested two former senior officials who served in the administration of Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló, leading the chairman of the House committee that oversees Puerto Rico to call for the governor to step down.
Puerto Rico Ex-Officials Accused of Steering $15.5 Million in Contracts to Consultants
Investigators found that government officials and employees used personal email and Telegram, a mobile encrypted messaging app, to conduct government business.