Restless, Puerto Rico has a new governor after the mass protests

It is a political one, and the lingering economic crisis has hit the island of Puerto Rico, after a wave of massive protests, and a new governor. In the sixty years of Pedro Pierluisi explained that the sworn statement, after the governor general by Ricardo Rosselló Nevares, his function, was deposited under the pressure of the protesters.

Roselló was the first governor of the island by protests, will be forced to step down. He moved Pierluisi will be the successor towards the front.

For political stability, ensures that it is not, as Pierluisi himself recognised, when he was, according to the newspaper, El Nuevo Día, immediately announced that next Wednesday, to be the Puerto Rican senate; to him, if the governor agrees. Also, the senate tackles the upcoming week has been designated.

If it is not approved, it carries Pierluisi, of the house of the advocate, the baton over to the minister of Justice, Resumption of Vásquez, which is used by many of the 3.2 million residents, it is also seen as a politician of the old guard.

Pierluisi’s predecessor, Rosselló was in the time after the messages in a group chat with top aides uitlekten. It was more of a female politician decided to “whore”, and the spot price is driven by a huge courtyard that is filled to overflowing was in the aftermath of the storm, Mary in 2017.

About one-third of the total of the 3.2 million Puerto Ricans went to the streets at his departure, to no avail. Rosselló was a period of time to refuse, but he chose to lay his money when it became clear that he had few allies it had.


‘Haatappjes’ the governor, are, drop to the protesters, and Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is in an economic mess

The leaked instant messages, three days after the U.s. government and two former employees of the Rosselló of the fraud defendants, to the outside. It was the latest in an impressive series of corruption scandals. Spicy that Rosselló’s father was, at the time that the governor was, also, in connection with any fraud.

Puerto Rico, which is due to years of budget deficits, is in deep debt, sunk. It is, in fact, bankrupt. The island, which is part of the US, but it does not have the status of a full-fledged state, it is the devastation that hurricane Maria of the form are also not made it to the top.


  • Each and every morning to know what is at night you have missed it? Around midday an update on the most important piece of news? Subscribe to our daily newsletter.

Follow us

Don't be shy, get in touch. We love meeting interesting people and making new friends.

Most popular