Puerto Rico

The moment that changed Puerto Rico

The poet Raquel Salas Rivera on the moment Puerto Rico's governor Ricardo Rosello resigned
The poet Raquel Salas Rivera on the moment Puerto Rico's governor Ricardo Rosello resigned and how the country is still shaped by the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. 


Image: The poet Raquel Salas Rivera. Credit: Raquel Salas Rivera
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Celebrations as Puerto Rico Governor Rosselló resigns
Thousands of people took to the streets of San Juan after Governor Ricardo Rosselló announced his resignation.

Why we're protesting in Puerto Rico

Maria is one of many protesting against Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló
In Puerto Rico #RickyRenunció has been trending on social media - it means "Ricky quits".

Governor Ricardo Rosselló has now announced he will resign. He has been at the centre of a group text message scandal. The leaked messages revealed sexist and homophobic comments. On Sunday he said, "I have made mistakes and I have apologised."

Several of the texts mocked victims of Hurricane Maria that devastated the island in 2017. It is thought the hurricane may have led to more than 4,000 deaths.

Hundreds of thousands of protesters demanded he quit and there were celebrations on the streets of the capital San Juan when he made his announcement on Wednesday.

Maria is one of the demonstrators.

(Photo: Maria at the protests. Credit: Maria)