Fed Up Puerto Ricans Protest, Demanding Governor Resign

Protesters are demanding Gov. Ricardo Rossello step down for his involvement in a private chat that showed him and members of his administration mocking women, the handicapped, and victims of Hurricane Maria.

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Karla Villalón has three elementary-age children and an 81-year-old grandmother. Her kids have been uprooted twice in two years when first one school, then another, was closed by budget cuts under Gov. Ricardo Rosselló. Her grandmother, a retired teacher, is anguished over the possibility of losing her pension in future rounds of cutbacks. Villalón was outraged when Rosselló’s former education secretary was arrested and accused of steering millions in…

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