Puerto Rico governor will not seek reelection amid texting scandal

22 Juillet, 2019, 16:56 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • Eric Rojas  AFP  Getty Images

The upheaval prompted at least four cruise ships to cancel visits to Puerto Rico, and many officials worry about the impact his resignation could have on the already fragile economy on the island, home to 3 million United States citizens who have no vote in Congress or presidential elections. "In this case, I announce that I will not seek re-election as governor next year", he said, adding that he's resigning from his position as president of the pro-statehood New Progressive Party.

Current and former members of the New Progressive Party earlier called on Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello to step down and avoid getting impeached over a chat message scandal that sparked protests across the United States island territory. He had already announced his intention to seek a second term.

The leaked messages between Rosselló and some officials in his administration mentioned manipulation of public opinion polls, inappropriate comments about political rivals, and jokes about the death toll that resulted from Hurricane Maria.

"I have listened, and I am listening to you today", Rossello said in a video posted on Facebook. "Whoever wasn't sure about going to the march tomorrow has now made up their mind to go".

"Apologizing is not enough", Rossello said in a statement on Facebook.

En pleine canicule, la police demande aux criminels de rester tranquille
Et contrairement à ce que l'on pourrait penser de prime abord, non, il ne s'agit pas d'un fake ou d'un piratage. La police de Braintree a toutefois confirmé à CNN qu'elle était bien à l'origine de ce post.

Manny Pacquiao Defeats Thurman To Capture WBA Crown
This has sparked rumours that the undefeated American could come out of retirement to face Pacquiao once more. After the fight, Thurman was quoted saying: "You get blessings and lessons".

Trump drops in on New Jersey wedding, as attendees chant 'USA!'
You see the President kiss the bride and wave hello to the crowd that is cheering him on. The groom urges the president to stop in later for a couple of minutes. "I admire it.

Puerto Rico's nonvoting representative to the U.S. Congress, as well as Democratic presidential candidates and some Republican lawmakers, have demanded he step down over the leaked messages.

Puerto Rico House Speaker Carlos Mendez, also of the PNP, appointed an independent panel on Friday to investigate whether the chats warranted impeachment. Rossello's term is scheduled to end in January 2021.

Ricky Martin and Lin-Manuel Miranda have joined the cause as tens of thousands are expected to take the streets on Monday.

Martin, a target of the governor's chats, said he would march with protestors on Monday.

Conseillé:

  • Chinese companies seeking new purchases of U.S. farm products

    But Trump said on July 11 that China was not living up to its promises of buying more United States farm goods. Trump noted at the time that China promised to purchase more United States agricultural products.
    United Nations  nuclear watchdog chief Amano dies aged 72 - IAEA

    United Nations nuclear watchdog chief Amano dies aged 72 - IAEA

    The Japanese national had taken over from Mohamed ElBaradei a decade ago and his third term was due to run until November 2021. The IAEA said its flag would be lowered to half-mast in tribute to its leader.
    Une famille agressée par un groupe d'individus cagoulés — Lyon

    Une famille agressée par un groupe d'individus cagoulés — Lyon

    Elle doit notamment permettre de déterminer si ce groupe d'individus a pu commettre d'autres faits lors de cette soirée. La famille a également déclaré que leurs agresseurs avaient proféré des menaces et des insultes à caractère raciste.
  • Widow of baseball great Roy Halladay delivers emotional Hall of Fame tribute

    Widow of baseball great Roy Halladay delivers emotional Hall of Fame tribute

    Mussina pitched for 18 major league seasons and spent his entire career in the high-scoring AL East with the Orioles and Yankees . Rivera is the first player in history to be unanimously voted into the Hall of Fame.
    Heat wave hits NY , causing blackout

    Heat wave hits NY , causing blackout

    Almost 50,000 New York City residents lost power on Sunday evening as the third day of an intense heat wave grips the city. According to the Associated Press , equipment failure, and not heat, caused the NY center to go out.

    " "On a retrouvé le sous-marin " La Minerve " — Toulon

    Malgré les opérations de secours, le submersible n'avait jusque-là jamais été localisé laissant les familles dans l'attente. Le 27 janvier 1968 , le sous-marin militaire avait coulé en quatre minutes seulement.
  • New Zealand tightens gun laws post terror attack

    New Zealand tightens gun laws post terror attack

    Today, Jacinda Ardern and Police Minister Stuart Nash announced the second tranche of changes to New Zealand's gun law. The age at which a person can own a gun - 16 - would be kept the same, Ms Ardern said.
    Isner beats Bublik for 4th Newport ATP title

    Isner beats Bublik for 4th Newport ATP title

    Lajovic was defeated in his first tour final in April at the Rolex Monte Carlo Masters by Italian Fabio Fognini. Isner made his comeback from a broken foot when he reached the second round at Wimbledon earlier this month.

    Hugo Clément interpellé pendant une manif contre une mine de charbon — Australie

    Nous filmions pour France Télévisions une action de blocage d'un port de charbon par un groupe de militants écologistes. Nous avons été remis en liberté à condition de ne plus nous approcher des sites appartenant à l'industrie du charbon .
  • Anthony Joshua given by legendary Mike Tyson for Andy Ruiz rematch

    Anthony Joshua given by legendary Mike Tyson for Andy Ruiz rematch

    Maybe we should, but he doesn't want to take a small fight, he wants the big fight and that's Joshua-Ruiz two". A date is still set to be announced for the rematch, though a slot at the end of 2019 is expected.
    Blade Casting: Mahershala Ali Demanded Marvel Role, Says Kevin Feige

    Blade Casting: Mahershala Ali Demanded Marvel Role, Says Kevin Feige

    There was rapturous applause and screams as Ali took to the stage to reveal he would take on the role of the day walker. Jeremy Renner will play Clint Barton in the upcoming series Hawkeye , which will debut on Disney + in fall 2021.
    Trump célèbre le 50e anniversaire de l'alunissage d'Apollo 11

    Trump célèbre le 50e anniversaire de l'alunissage d'Apollo 11

    L'anniversaire sera aussi célébré à Houston, où se situait la salle de contrôle de la NASA , au centre spatial Johnson. Le 16 juillet 1969, Neil Armstrong (à droite) et son équipage s'apprêtent à rejoindre le complexe de lancement 39A.


Populaire

Man United 'push ahead with £70m bid for Lille star Nicolas Pepe'
The Ivory Coast worldwide scored 22 goals last season, helping Lille to a second-place finish behind PSG and was named in the Ligue 1 team of the year.

Russia's Secret Intelligence Agency Hacked In 'Largest Data Breach In Its History'
That group then shared more of the stolen information on Twitter on Thursday and with the media in Russia, ZDNet reported. Early this February, Russia unveiled plans for an internet "kill switch" to protect itself against cyberwars .

Air raids by Syrian army and Russian ally kill at least 11
His British counterpart, Karen Pierce, seemed skeptical. "But let's get a proper look into that and get a proper answer". On Sunday, government bombing in Idlib killed at least 11 civilians according to the Observatory and first responders.

Australian tennis great Peter McNamara dies aged 64
In his prime, he beat grand slam champions Jimmy Connors and Ivan Lendl en route to two of five singles crowns. Serena Williams' coach Patrick Mouratoglou called him "very charismatic, totally passionate about his job".

Tomorrowland - Un festivalier qui avait fait un malaise décédé à l'hôpital
Il se tient chaque été pendant deux week-ends du mois de juillet depuis 2005 à Boom, au sud d'Anvers, devant 400.000 personnes. Mais cette fois, la célèbre manifestation belge a été endeuillée par la mort, vendredi soir, de l'un des festivaliers.

Astronauts hailed as heroes 50 years after historic moon landing
The Cape Fear Museum was celebrating the Apollo 11 moon landing and launch with a variety of activities. We landed on the moon with 250 million Americans watching our backs.

Actor Mohsin Abbas Haider's wife accuses him of abuse and cheating
Fatima has said that she is going to initiate legal proceedings against Mohsin and will "see him in the court". Fatema further told that when she was in operation theater for the delivery her husband was not with her.

Hugo Clément arrêté en Australie en plein tournage
Les opposants au projet ont subi un revers en juin, quand le groupe indien a obtenu le feu vert définitif pour lancer les travaux. Je ne bloquais pas la voie ferrée", a dit Hugo Clément à Reuters par téléphone.

Egypt criticizes British Airways 7-day flight suspension to Cairo
He said: 'If BA is being threatened and targeted it would be very odd for them to react in this way, for just a time-sensitive period.

SDCC 2019: Marvel Studios' 'Doctor Strange In the Multiverse of Madness' Announced
Arguably one of the most powerful Marvel superheroes, Doctor Strange is returning with more endless impossibilities. There was no mention of who the big bad might be, but the rumor mill says Nightmare is a possibility.