Here’s what you might’ve missed last week:
Lin-Manuel Miranda affirmed in a series of tweets that the decision to move Hamilton from the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) theater was because of security reasons and had nothing to do with the government. He clarified this, in a series of tweets, after the theme of Hamilton’s move from the theater appeared in the group chat governor Ricardo Rosselló.
The ex-secretary of the Department of Education declared herself “not guilty” after being accused of corruption and fraud.
The Puerto Rico Association of Advertising Agencies suspended the membership of KOI advertising agency due to its president involvement in the leaked Telegram group chat. The Association rejected the statement made by Edwin Miranda in his participation in the chat and stated that they will continue the process set by the bylaws for expulsion.
This week #ColumnWednesday had two special editions where the author expressed his thought about the current political crisis Puerto Rico is facing.
The past week has been filled with protests against Governor Ricardo Rosselló in San Juan. Protests started after 889 pages from a private group chat, where he made misogynistic and homophobic comments were revealed. Several ex-functionaries from the government were arrested two weeks ago, beginning the corruption scandal that has been shaking the island.
- In Old San Juan, Puerto Rico stood up
Here are some of the highlights regarding those events:
Students from the University of Puerto Rico in Cayey, Río Piedras, Ponce and Mayagüez
asked the governor for his resignations amid corruption scandal.
A day after governor appeared at a service in the church El Calvario AD in Carolina, a group of fours protestant churches demanded the governor to resign due to the events regarding the published group chat scandal.
Throughout the protests these past days, 5 protesters were arrested on Tuesday. The crowd protesting was affected by
Artists like Ricky Martín, Bad Bunny, Residente and Tommy Torres ask the governor of Puerto Rico to resign and joined the people on Wednesday in the protest.
After days of protests, on Thursday, Governor Rosselló expressed in a press release that he wanted to maintain his commitment to the people and keep working for them.
The Organized Corporation of Police and Security (COPS, in Spanish) sent the governor a letter asking for his resignation.
Governor Ricardo Rosselló denied committing any illegal acts within the leaked group chat in which he discusses government issues and shares confidential information. He declared that a group of lawyers evaluated the group chat’s content and did not find any illegal activity.
The Student Council of the UPR’s Law School supported Jay Fonseca’s proposal to investigate Governor Rosselló and the contents of the Telegram group chat.
Edited by: Jason L. Domenech