Puerto Rico’s Governor to Quit Aug. 2 in Face of Protests

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló announced that he will resign Aug. 2, conceding power after nearly two weeks of furious protests and political upheaval touched off by a leak of crude and insulting chat messages between him and his top advisers.

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló announced that he will resign Aug. 2, conceding power after nearly two weeks of furious protests and political upheaval touched off by a leak of crude and insulting chat messages between him and his top advisers. A crowd of thousands outside the governor’s mansion in Old San Juan erupted into cheers and singing after Rosselló’s announcement on Facebook just before midnight. “My only priority has…

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