Here's 5 things to know. So far, there's no indication they will stop anytime soon.
The calls for Puerto Rico's governor to step down are unprecedented. Bernie Sanders and Kirsten Gillibrand as well as Rep. We explain.
Related News What's behind Puerto Rico's protests, scandal? Other Democratic candidates including Sens. The chats, on the encrypted messaging app Telegram, shocked islanders for their vulgarity and crassness and raised questions about possible conflicts of interest and violations of the law.
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Ricky Martin, Lin-Manuel Miranda support Puerto Rico protests July 18, The Center for Investigative Journalism published an investigation alleging that the messages show glimpses of a multibillion-dollar corruption cyats as well as the use of public resources to do partisan work. Protesters gather near a street leading to the governor's mansion as they protest against Gov. A few days later, the island's Center for Investigative Journalism known as CPI for their name in Spanish published s of the chats — and that's when public anger ignited, leading to the protests.
Many see the leaked chats as the last straw for an island still struggling to recover from a devastating hurricane, all amid a decade-long financial crisis. So what got Puerto Ricans to this point? Latino What's behind Puerto Rico's protests, scandal? After a lqtino that resulted in chatts deaths of at least 2, people and no electricity for months — even a year for some parts of the island — there were no protests in the streets.
In the chat, politicians also shared confidential government information with people who were not public officials.
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The warrants come a week after only a handful of members in the chat voluntarily surrendered their cellphones to Justice officials as part of an investigation into possible conflicts of interest and law violations stemming from the leaked messages. Beyond the insults, island and federal authorities are investigating whether the chats point to wrongdoing such as corruption or conflicts of interest.
Here are five things to know. Here's a look at what's behind them. Justice officials launched the investigation shortly after the island's Center for Investigative Journalism published s of the chats showing public officials, lobbyists chatts others discussing public policy issues and party politics.
New protests erupt in Puerto Rico in 6th day of demonstrations July 19, This is a historic moment for an island that is not largely known chts mass mobilization or protests — even after it was destroyed by Hurricane Maria inthe deadliest natural disaster in U. Tulsi Gabbard and Marianne Williamson have also said publicly they stand with the people of the island. Puerto Ricans also got a window into the administration's efforts to steer the media narrative and smear political opponents.