But for many Puerto Ricans, frustrations run much deeper—they're the result of a pervasive culture of neglect, violence, and impunity. News in Brief.
Martin and other public figures, such as playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda and the singer Bad Bunny, as well as Major League Baseball players and managers, have ed the protests calling for the governor's reation, which have also taken place in cities like New York and Arizona. The content and tone of the leaked conversations, however, are being interpreted as a true reflection of what's wrong with Puerto Rico. Social Justice.
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The demonstrations on the island have been ongoing for five days, following the leaking of hundreds of s of private chats between the governor and members of his inner circle and an investigation on the unlawful steering of federal funds to politically connected contractors. The U. The International Astronomical Union has established a committee to finalize a list of official star names.
So far, the narrative around the protests has been mostly focused on the leaked private messages—dubbed the "Chatgate" scandal—and the Federal Bureau of Investigation arrests of top officials on corruption charges—both of which President Donald Trump is using to criticize Congress for allocating funds toward a disaster relief plan for Puerto Rico. But the voices of certain communities are often left behind.
At the same time, as Fernando Tormos-Aponte wrote for Jacobin this week, Puerto Ricans are aiming at higher targets: electoral and health-care reform, anti-corruption measures, and transparency. I recognize the challenge before me for recent controversies, but I firmly believe that it is possible to restore confidence and that we can, after this painful process, achieve reconciliation.
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