Embattled governor of Puerto Rico resigns after protests

Puerto Rico Governor Rossello speaks as he announces his resignation in San Juan. (Reuters)

Puerto Rico’s embattled governor Ricardo Rossello announced his resignation late Wednesday following two weeks of massive protests triggered by the release of a chat exchange in which he and others mocked gays, women and hurricane victims.

“I announce that I will be resigning from the governor’s post effective Friday, August 2 at 5 pm,” Rico said, in a video broadcast by the government.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 10:00 - GMT 07:00
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