Puerto Rico governor Ricardo Rossello to quit after crude messages leak
The governor of Puerto Rico has announced he will resign on 2 August after there were calls for him to quit over a leak of obscene and insulting messages between him and his advisers.
A crowd of demonstrators erupted into cheers and sang outside Ricardo Rossello’s mansion in Old San Juan, shortly after he made his announcement on Facebook at around midnight on Wednesday.
Addressing the protesters, Mr Rosello said: “The demands have been overwhelming and I’ve received them with highest degree of humility.”
The messages, that were laced with obscenities, involved the governor as well as 11 other men, and infuriated Puerto Ricans that were already angry with corruption, mismanagement, the economic crisis and the slow recovery from Hurricane Maria nearly two years ago.
Tens of thousands of people protested and called for Mr Rossello’s resignation in the biggest demonstrations seen in the country since those that put an end to US Navy training on the island of Vieques more than 15 years ago……..read more
Source: Sky News