Ricardo Rosselló

Justice Secretary Wanda Vazquez Garced, speaking with reporters in 2018.
Carlos Giusti/AP via CNN
August 07, 2019 - 9:02 pm
By Ray Sanchez, CNN (CNN) -- Puerto Rico's Justice Secretary Wanda Vázquez Garced was sworn in Wednesday afternoon as the third governor that the financially and politically troubled island has had in less than a week. Hours earlier, the highest court declared unconstitutional the governorship of...
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In this Sept. 24, 2013 file photo, Pedro Pierluisi, Puerto Rico's representative in the U.S. Congress, speaks during a conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Ricardo Arduengo/AP Photo, File
August 01, 2019 - 10:12 am
By Danica Coto, Associated Press SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governing party was in full-blown crisis Thursday as the nominee to succeed departing Gov. Ricardo Rosselló headed to a disputed and uncertain confirmation vote in the U.S. territory's legislature. Rosselló is leaving...
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Philadelphia Poet Laureate Raquel Salas Rivera participates in protests in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Courtesy of Raquel Salas Rivera
Shara Dae Howard
July 29, 2019 - 11:29 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia Poet Laureate Raquel Salas Rivera was among the crowds of thousands upon thousands who took to the streets of San Juan, Puerto Rico, for nearly two weeks demanding that Gov. Ricardo Rosselló resign after the leak of homophobic and misogynistic group chat...
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Puerto Rico Secretary of Justice Wanda Vazquez Garced is next in line to the governorship if Governor Ricardo Rosselló leaves office.
Xavier Araujo/AP via CNN
July 25, 2019 - 8:59 pm
By Ray Sanchez and Eric Levenson, CNN (CNN) - - Now that Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló has said he will leave office after major protests on the island, Secretary of Justice Wanda Vázquez Garced is next in line -- and in the crosshairs of wary demonstrators. Vázquez became Secretary of Justice...
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Puerto Rico protests
Dennis M. Rivera Pichardo/AP
July 25, 2019 - 11:21 am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Anger turned to jubilation in the streets in a flash as Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló announced his resignation overnight, ceding power after nearly two weeks of furious protests and political upheaval touched off by a leak of insulting chat messages. A crowd of...
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Thousands of Puerto Ricans gather for what many are expecting to be one of the biggest protests ever seen in the U.S. territory, with irate islanders pledging to drive Gov. Ricardo Rossello from office, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Monday, July 22, 2019.
Carlos Giusti/AP Photo
July 22, 2019 - 9:47 am
By Danica Coto, Associated Press SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Waving flags, chanting and banging pots and pans, tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans filled a central highway Monday to demand the resignation of Gov. Ricardo Rosselló in what appeared to be the biggest protest on the island in nearly...
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Puerto Rico gov will not seek re-election, leaves his party
Carlos Giusti/AP Photo
July 21, 2019 - 6:48 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's embattled governor says he will not seek re-election but will not resign as the island's leader, though he will step down as head of his pro-statehood party. Ricardo Rosselló made the announcement Sunday via a brief Facebook video as hundreds of viewers...
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Protesters have marched in Old San Juan for days calling for the governor's resignation.
Jose Jimenez/Getty Images via CNN
July 20, 2019 - 1:00 pm
By Mayra Cuevas, Dakin Andone and Amir Vera, CNN (CNN) - - As thousands of people crowded the streets calling for Gov. Ricardo Rosselló to step down, the president of Puerto Rico's House of Representatives created a special committee on Friday to advise him on whether the governor committed...
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In this Oct. 5, 2017 file photo, a Puerto Rican national flag is mounted on debris of a damaged home in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in the seaside slum La Perla, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa
August 28, 2018 - 1:15 pm
By Danica Coto, Associated Press SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — An estimated 2,975 people died in the six months after Hurricane Maria as a result of the storm, with the elderly and impoverished most affected, according to a long-awaited independent study ordered by the U.S. territory's government...
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Trees remained damaged and destroyed on the edge of a lake and blue FEMA tarps covered rooftops more than seven months after Hurricane Maria, Wednesday, April 18, 2018 in Villalba, Puerto Rico.
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Andrew Kramer
July 28, 2018 - 9:44 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's been almost a year since Hurricanes Irma and Harvey — then followed by Hurricane Maria, which wreaked havoc on Puerto Rico. In an effort to see how recovery efforts are going, Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi is visiting Puerto Rico along with a congressional...
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