Tag: San Juan (Puerto Rico)

Puerto Rico Got a New Governor 3 Days Ago. But His Future Is Already in Doubt.

Moments after being sworn in as Puerto Rico’s new governor, Pedro R. Pierluisi pledged in no uncertain terms that he would willingly step down in the coming days if the island’s Senate voted against confirming him — even if that made him one of the shortest-serving governors ever to take office. “I have to admit […]

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Political Drama Delays Vote on Puerto Rico Governor’s Successor

SAN JUAN, P.R. — The political crisis that has paralyzed the government of Puerto Rico for the past three weeks deepened on Thursday and left the island’s 3.2 million residents increasingly unsure who will ultimately lead the territory. A day of closed-door maneuvers among powerful political leaders failed to clearly determine who will succeed Gov. […]

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Puerto Rico Protesters Get Creative: Dancing, Singing, Diving…

The protests in Puerto Rico that besieged the island’s embattled governor, Ricardo A. Rosselló, before he announced on Wednesday that he was resigning, were unlike any San Juan had seen before. Hundreds of thousands of people from all corners of the island jammed highways and surrounded the governor’s mansion. But they did not just march […]

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Puerto Rico Governor Misread Anger Brewing Against Him

SAN JUAN, P.R. — The people of Puerto Rico knew him first as Ricky, the handsome boy who moved into the governor’s residence when he was just 13. His father was the governor, and Ricardo A. Rosselló grew up as a child of privilege in historic La Fortaleza, a palatial 16th-century mansion with heavy drapes […]

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‘We Just Changed History’: Cheers and Tears in San Juan

SAN JUAN, P.R. — All day, the drums and the chants had blared through the streets outside La Fortaleza, the governor’s residence in San Juan, the Puerto Rican capital. But just before midnight on Wednesday, a silence fell over the crowd. For nearly seven hours, Puerto Ricans had gathered to protest their embattled governor, Ricardo […]

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An Anxious Puerto Rico Waits: Will the Governor Resign?

SAN JUAN, P.R. — An anxious sense of expectation gripped Puerto Rico on Wednesday as Gov. Ricardo A. Rosselló kept his people guessing — and waiting for hours — for what appeared to be his imminent resignation. Late in the afternoon, his spokesman said Mr. Rosselló would address the Puerto Rican people by the end […]

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Puerto Rico Authorities Seize Cellphones Connected to Online Chat That Triggered Uprising

SAN JUAN, P.R. — Law enforcement authorities in Puerto Rico executed search warrants on Tuesday against several people in Gov. Ricardo A. Rosselló’s inner circle whose exchange of sexist and homophobic chat messages triggered a popular uprising on the island. A judge issued warrants for the cellphone seizures on Monday, said Mariana Cobián Rodríguez, a […]

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‘The People Can’t Take It Anymore’: Puerto Rico Erupts in a Day of Protests

SAN JUAN, P.R. — Hundreds of thousands of people swept through the capital of Puerto Rico on Monday, shutting down a major highway and paralyzing much of the city in the latest in a series of furious protests over the island’s embattled governor, Ricardo A. Rosselló. The protest was one of the largest ever seen […]

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Puerto Rico Protests: Live Updates

Here’s what you need to know: ImagePeople swarmed the Las Americas Highway in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Monday morning demanding the resignation of Governor Ricardo Rosselló.CreditEric Rojas/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Organizers hope to draw a million people to the main protest. SAN JUAN, P.R. — Thousands of Puerto Ricans shut down traffic on a […]

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Defying Protests, Gov. Ricardo Rosselló of Puerto Rico Refuses to Resign

SAN JUAN, P.R. — Facing an angry public uprising against his administration, Gov. Ricardo A. Rosselló of Puerto Rico announced on Sunday evening that he would not seek re-election in 2020, and would immediately step down as president of his political party. But Mr. Rosselló refused to resign, as tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans […]

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‘Sharpening the Knives’: Musicians Join the Protests in Puerto Rico

Among the tens of thousands who flocked to the streets of Puerto Rico this week to call for the resignation of the island’s governor, Ricardo A. Rosselló, there was a new kind of activist: well-known musicians ready to use the clout of their enormous social media followings to energize the brewing discontent. The pop superstar […]

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The Political Crisis in Puerto Rico

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher Hundreds of leaked text messages revealed the governor of Puerto Rico mocking his own citizens. For many Puerto Ricans, it was the last straw. [For an exclusive look at how the biggest stories on “The Daily” […]

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‘Too Many Years of Putting Up and Holding Back’: Puerto Ricans Say They’ve Had Enough

SAN JUAN, P.R. — Flags in hand, Puerto Ricans descended into the streets of San Juan on Wednesday, arriving by the thousands for several hours before the start of a massive protest. They filled a boulevard lined with palm trees, a sea of people covering every inch from the imposing Capitol to the waterfront with […]

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Puerto Rico Governor Insists He Will Not Resign After Tumultuous Protests

SAN JUAN, P.R. — Facing intense pressure to resign, Gov. Ricardo A. Rosselló addressed Puerto Rico on Tuesday, the morning after tumultuous street protests shook the capital of San Juan, and refused to step down despite what he acknowledged was widespread public discontent. “I understand perfectly that this was a message against me personally,” he […]

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After Tumultuous Protests, Puerto Rico Governor Insists He Will Not Resign

SAN JUAN, P.R. — Facing intense pressure to resign, Gov. Ricardo A. Rosselló addressed Puerto Rico on Tuesday, the morning after tumultuous street protests shook the capital of San Juan, and refused to step down despite what he acknowledged was widespread public discontent. “I understand perfectly that this was a message against me personally,” he […]

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Police Fire Tear Gas to Quell Protests Over Puerto Rico’s Governor

SAN JUAN, P.R. — An afternoon of extraordinary protests demanding the immediate resignation of Gov. Ricardo A. Rosselló of Puerto Rico turned chaotic late on Monday when police in riot gear launched tear gas and pepper spray into a crowd of thousands of demonstrators. The volleys of gas just after 8:30 p.m. dispersed much of […]

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‘A Space Where You Could Be Free’: Puerto Rico’s L.G.B.T. Groups Rebuild After a Hurricane

SAN JUAN, P.R. — Puerto Ricans mourned so many losses after Hurricane Maria that the closing of a beloved tiki bar in San Juan might have seemed of little consequence, another casualty of the battered post-storm economy. But the bar — El Escondite, or the Hideaway — was not just a place for a strong […]

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