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Ricardo Rosselló: Governor of Puerto Rico
Ricardo "Ricky" Antonio Rosselló Nevares is a Puerto Rican politician, scientist, and businessman who served as Governor of Puerto Rico from 2017 to 2019. He resigned on August 2, 2019 after protests related to the Telegramgate scandal. He is the son of former governor of Puerto Rico and pediatric surgeon Pedro Rosselló.

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The story behind the protests in Puerto Rico

Protesters in Puerto Rico are continuing to call for Governor Ricardo Rosselló's resignation after leaked messages showed him making derogatory comments. Refinery 29's senior writer Andrea..
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Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló steps down

Crowds have gathered outside the governor's mansion in Puerto Rico, where Ricardo Rosselló has stepped down. He leaves after weeks of protests over mismanagement and a series of leaked chats.
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Puerto Rico Gov. Wanda Vasquez suspending contract to rebuild power grid

Puerto Rico Governor Wanda Vázquez has suspended a major contract to rebuild the island's power grid. This comes as members of the New Progressive Party are advocating for another change in the..
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Puerto Rico Supreme Court Says Pierluisi Unconstitutionally Sworn In As New Governor

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Puerto Rico's Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Wednesday that Pedro Pierluisi was unconstitutionally sworn in as governor last Friday and he had to resign by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, according to The..
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Puerto Rico has a new governor — but he could be out in days

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Puerto Rico: New governor brings more controversy after protests

Pedro Pierluisi is sworn in as crowds celebrate the demise of previous governor Ricardo Rosselló.
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Pierluisi sworn in to replace Rosselló as Puerto Rico governor, amidst uncertainty

The handpicked successor to disgraced Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello was sworn in on Friday after Rossello stepped down, but Pedro Pierluisi said his term as governor might be short as the..
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Puerto Rico's new governor sworn in, but Senate approval still needed

The handpicked successor to disgraced Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló was sworn in on Friday after Rossello stepped down, but lawyer Pedro Pierluisi said his term as governor might be..
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Puerto Rico governor swears in hand-picked successor; Senate leader outraged

Disgraced Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló swore in the lawyer he hand-picked as his successor on Friday as he resigned after weeks of protests, while the U.S. territory's Senate leader blasted..
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Exiting Puerto Rico governor says Pierluisi will succeed him after House approval

Embattled Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló on Friday said the lawyer who formerly represented the bankrupt island in the U.S. Congress will take over when he resigns following street protests..
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Puerto Rico governor says chosen replacement will be sworn in

Rosselló said he is resigning Friday as planned
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Puerto Rico Governor Rosselló says Pierluisi to be sworn in as governor

Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló on Friday said attorney Pedro Pierluisi would be sworn in as the island's next governor.
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Puerto Rico House approves Pierluisi, but next governor still unknown

Puerto Rico's House of Representatives on Friday approved the nomination of attorney Pedro Pierluisi as the island's next secretary of state, potentially positioning him to take over as governor from..
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Pedro Pierluisi Wins House Confirmation to Be Puerto Rico’s Secretary of State. But Who Will Be Governor?

The island’s House of Representatives confirmed Mr. Pierluisi as secretary of state, but it remained unclear if he would replace Gov. Ricardo A. Rosselló.
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Puerto Rico House approves Pierluisi as secretary of state

Puerto Rico's House of Representatives on Friday approved the nomination of Pedro Pierluisi as the U.S. territory's next secretary of state, potentially putting him in line to succeed outgoing Governor..
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Puerto Rico's Pierluisi in 11th-hour fight to become governor

The man who outgoing Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló chose to succeed him when he resigns on Friday told lawmakers his prior role advising the bankrupt island's unpopular federal overseer would..
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Puerto Rico's leadership up in the air hours before governor to step down

Hours before Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló is due to resign on Friday after 12 days of street protests, the 3.2 million residents of the bankrupt U.S. territory remained unclear about who..
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Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló, Kentucky gas explosion, 'Hobbs and Shaw': 5 things to know Friday

Puerto Rico’s scandal-hit governor steps down from office, "Hobbs and Shaw" hits theaters and more things to start your Friday morning.
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Political Drama Delays Vote on Puerto Rico Governor’s Successor

Lawmakers put off a vote on Gov. Ricardo Rosselló’s pick to succeed him when he steps down on Friday.
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New obstacle comes up in replacing Puerto Rico's governor

Pedro Pierluisi's confirmation to succeed departing Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló was delayed
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Puerto Rico vote delay raises uncertainty over next governor

Puerto Rico's next governor remained up in the air on Thursday, just 24 hours before Governor Ricardo Rosselló was due to resign, as the U.S. territory's Senate pushed a vote on his successor to..
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Puerto Rico set for political clash over next governor

Puerto Rico's political crisis risked deepening on Thursday as lawmakers and street protesters opposed the Washington corporate lawyer tapped to replace disgraced Governor Ricardo Rosselló.
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Puerto Rico’s ousted governor names Pedro Pierluisi as next leader

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Puerto Rico governor names potential successor

Puerto Rico's outgoing governor, Ricardo Rosselló, announced he has chosen former congressional representative Pedro Pierluisi to serve in the position of secretary of state. If Pierluisi is confirmed..
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Puerto Rico governor to nominate new secretary of state

If approved by the House and Senate, Pedro Pierluisi would become the next governor when Ricardo Rosselló officially resigns Friday
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Puerto Rico governor taps former U.S. delegate as successor: report

Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló has named the island's former representative in the U.S. Congress, Pedro Pierluisi, as his new secretary of state, and next in line to succeed him when he steps..
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Protests Are Still Erupting in Puerto Rico. This Time, It’s Over Wanda Vázquez as Governor

Days after Ricardo A. Rosselló resigned as governor, Puerto Ricans were planning a march on Monday to demand accountability in the decision to replace him.
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Scandals throw line of succession for Puerto Rico governor into chaos

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Replacement for ousted Puerto Rico governor Rosselló says she doesn't want the job

The woman who is supposed to replace Puerto Rico's embattled governor announced Sunday that she doesn't want the job as the U.S. territory reels from political crisis.
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Woman set to replace Puerto Rico's governor doesn't want job

The woman who's supposed to replace Puerto Rico's embattled governor amid a political crisis said she doesn't want the job. Justice Secretary Wanda Vázquez tweeted Sunday that she hopes Gov. Ricardo..
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Puerto Rico justice secretary says she doesn't want to be governor

The woman in line to be the governor of Puerto Rico after Ricardo Rosselló steps down next week said on Sunday she does not want the job running the U.S. territory.
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Former Governor Ricardo Rossellό isn't the only weight on Puerto Rico's freedom

For far too long, the rules have been written for Puerto Ricans, not by them. Congress must give Puerto Rico the self-determination we deserve.
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15 Days of Fury: How Puerto Rico’s Government Collapsed

Simmering frustrations over disaster response, a weak economy and graft scandals turned into mass protests that toppled Gov. Ricardo Rosselló.
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Puerto Rico facing uncertain future

In Puerto Rico, Gov. Ricardo Rosselló leaves office one week from Friday. But many of the problems that led to weeks of protest and his resignation remain. David Begnaud reports.
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New governor under fire in Puerto Rico

Gov. Ricardo Rosselló officially handed in his resignation following 12 days of protest in Puerto Rico. But now his successor, former Justice Secretary Wanda Vázquez, is also facing calls to resign...
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With Ricardo Rosselló out as governor, Puerto Rico 'needs to regain its moral compass and hope.' But, how?

Puerto Rican protesters accomplished their mission to oust Gov. Ricardo Rosselló. Now comes the hard part – overcoming the island's many woes.
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Uncertainty Over Puerto Rico Governor’s Successor Could Lead to More Unrest

With the imminent exit of Ricardo Rosselló as Puerto Rico’s governor, uncertainty remains over who will take over as the island’s chief executive.
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Photos of the Protests That Unseated a Governor

An uprising in Puerto Rico ended with the resignation of Gov. Ricardo Rosselló.
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