Puerto Rican news update

This 3 August 2019 video says about itself:

Puerto Rico names new governor as uncertainty, protests continue

Veteran Puerto Rico politician Pedro Pierluisi has been sworn in as governor after his predecessor Ricardo Rossello resigned as promised.

His appointment still needs to be confirmed by the US territory’s Senate.

Rossello stepped down in response to weeks of protests over mismanagement and a series of leaked obscenity-laced chats, in which he and advisers – who have also resigned – made fun of women, gay people and hurricane victims.

Al Jazeera’s Gabriel Elizondo reports from San Juan.

As Rosselló Resigns, Renewed Protests Demand ‘Real and Radical Change’ Instead of Continued Austerity and Corruption. “We didn’t demand the resignation of a corrupted government, for having another equally corrupted. We are demanding a real alternative.” By Julia Conley.

How the teacher movement against charter schools helped send Puerto Rico’s governor packing: here.

‘Unacceptable’: Trump Using Puerto Rico’s Political Crisis to Restrict Hurricane Relief Aid. “For far too long, the U.S. government has failed the people of Puerto Rico. That must end.” By Jake Johnson.

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