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Nation Aug 16Puerto Rico governor plans to stay in office, fight corruption
Wanda Vázquez told the Associated Press that she expects to complete former Gov. Ricardo Rosselló's term through November 2020.
Nation Aug 12New Puerto Rico governor pledges to scrutinize all contracts
Wanda Vázquez announced late Sunday that she was suspending a pending $450,000 contract that is part of the program to rebuild and strengthen the island's power grid.
Politics Aug 08Puerto Rico, with 3 governors in a week, considers a 4th
A day after Puerto Rico got its third governor in less than a week following angry street protests, top officials from new leader Wanda Vázquez's own party talked openly Thursday about their desire to see a fourth take over the…
Nation Aug 07Puerto Rico high court overturns Pedro Pierluisi as governor
Puerto Rico's Supreme Court has overturned the swearing in of Pedro Pierluisi as the island's governor less than a week ago, clearing the way for Justice Secretary Wanda Vázquez to take up the post after weeks of turmoil.
Politics Aug 05Puerto Rico’s high court agrees to hear lawsuit on ousting new governor
The lawsuit seeks a preliminary injunction ordering Pedro Pierluisi to cease his functions immediately and also asks that the court declare unconstitutional a 2005 law that states a secretary of state does not have to be approved by both House…
Politics Aug 02Puerto Rico governor resigns as promised, names Pedro Pierluisi as successor
Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló said Friday that he was resigning as promised and swearing in veteran politician Pedro Pierluisi as his replacement, a move certain to throw the U.S. territory into a period of political chaos that will be…
Nation Aug 02Puerto Rico Gov. Rossello has no clear successor hours before he steps down
The potential next governor of Puerto Rico, former congressional representative Pedro Pierluisi, defended himself Friday against questions about conflicts of interest as he tries to win legislative support.
Politics Aug 01Puerto Rico tries to pick new governor amid crisis
Puerto Rico's governing party was in full-blown crisis Thursday as the nominee to succeed departing Gov. Ricardo Rosselló headed to a disputed and uncertain confirmation vote in the U.S. territory's legislature.
Politics Jul 29Puerto Rico has no clear leader days before governor steps down
Less than four days before Gov. Ricardo Rosselló steps down, no one knows who will take his place.
Politics Jul 28Woman set to replace Puerto Rico governor rejects 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.