NBC News @NBCNews The leading source of global news and info for more than 75 years. Jul. 17, 2019 1 min read

As protests grow and turn violent, Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló insists he won't resign.
The protests come after multiple scandals that have hit the Rosselló administration regarding corruption investigations and the leaking of private chats. (1/7)  https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/protests-grow-turn-violent-puerto-rico-gov-rossell-insists-he-n1030396?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_ma 

At least 889 pages of the private chats were released and they include profanity-laced, misogynistic and homophobic comments about officials such as NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, and Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin. (2/7)  https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/protests-grow-turn-violent-puerto-rico-gov-rossell-insists-he-n1030396?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_ma 

The private chat included 7 members of Gov. Rosselló’s staff.

“Can’t we feed a body to the crows?” asked Christian Sobrino in the private chat about a lack of forensic pathologists as the death toll rose after Hurricane Maria. (3/7)  https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/protests-grow-turn-violent-puerto-rico-gov-rossell-insists-he-n1030396?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_ma 

“I was elected by the people,” said Gov. Rosselló, citing this as one of his main reasons for not resigning. (4/7)  https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/protests-grow-turn-violent-puerto-rico-gov-rossell-insists-he-n1030396?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_ma 

Puerto Rico police spokesperson Axel Valencia said the protests against Gov. Rosselló are some of the biggest, most intense he’d seen in the island in recent history — leaving about 40 properties in Old San Juan, where protests took place, damaged. (5/7)  https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/protests-grow-turn-violent-puerto-rico-gov-rossell-insists-he-n1030396?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_ma 

Demonstrations first started with hundreds of people, then grew to thousands of people marching in the capital calling for Gov. Rosselló’s resignation. (6/7)  https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/protests-grow-turn-violent-puerto-rico-gov-rossell-insists-he-n1030396?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_ma 

“Impeachment isn’t on the table yet, but we reserve the right to evaluate if that’s merited,” says the president of the commonwealth’s House of Representatives, Carlos Méndez Núñez. (7/7) #NBCNewsThreads  https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/protests-grow-turn-violent-puerto-rico-gov-rossell-insists-he-n1030396?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_ma 


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