A Puerto-Rican man pleaded guilty on Tuesday to harvesting protected invertebrates worth
hundreds of thousands of dollars and then selling them to clients in the mainland United States and abroad.
Hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans erupted in cheers of joy in the wee hours of the morning Thursday as embattled Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rosselló announced his resignation after having resisted public pressure for weeks.
Trying to defuse public pressure, Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rosselló announced on Sunday that he would not seek re-election and would resign as head of the Puerto Rico New Progressive Party.
Puerto Rico’s Center for Investigative Journalism published a story on Thursday that claims three members of the Governor Ricardo Rossello’s infamous Telegram chat have made millions off their proximity to the Governor.
After calls for Puerto Rico’s Governor Ricardo Rosselló to resign amidst the arrests of several high-profile government officials for corruption, a Telegram chat was leaked on Saturday that showed the governor and his advisors being profane, misogynistic, homophobic, transphobic, hostile towards the opposition party, and disrespectul of the deaths caused by Hurricane Maria.
The FBI arrested Puerto Rico’s former Secretary of Education and Health Insurance Administration head on Wednesday as part of an investigation into the allocation of government contracts.
U.S. Congressmen urged the head of the Puerto Rico power agency to respond to allegations that his employees are taking bribes to restore power in the U.S. territory still recovering from Hurricanes Maria and Irma.
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