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Tear gas launched at protesters in Puerto Rico

As Governor Ricardo Rossello resists calls to resign, huge protests in San Juan ended in violence.

puerto rico - BBC News
11:50am PDT - July 23rd, 2019

7/23: CBSN AM

Protests grip Puerto Rico amid political crisis; Murdered couple, missing teens, dead man may be linked

puerto rico - CBS News
11:40am PDT - July 23rd, 2019

Cellphones sought in Puerto Rico as political crisis deepens

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A Puerto Rico judge issued search warrants for the cellphones of government officials involved in a crude online chat whose leak has set off a political crisis that...

puerto rico - Associated Press
11:40am PDT - July 23rd, 2019

Puerto Rican Officials Caught in That Sexist Group Chat Have to Turn Over Their Phones

A judge in Puerto Rico has issued search warrants for the phones on Monday.

puerto rico - Vice News
10:38am PDT - July 23rd, 2019

Puerto Rico’s Governor Is Pissing Off the Island Even More

Protesters they clashed with police, who used tear gas to disperse a crowd that threw bottles and rocks.

puerto rico - Vice News
9:53am PDT - July 23rd, 2019

Pro Rata Podcast: Why Puerto Rico is protesting

Dan digs in with New York Times correspondent Frances Robles, who's been reporting from San Juan.

puerto rico - Axios
8:43am PDT - July 23rd, 2019

Eye Opener: Puerto Rico's governor remains defiant

Puerto Rican governor Ricardo Rossello says he will not step down, despite massive protests. Also, Boris Johnson is announced as the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. All that and all that matters in today's Eye Opener. Your world in 90 seconds.

puerto rico - CBS News
5:25am PDT - July 23rd, 2019

Puerto Rico's Political Crisis Deepens as Massive Protests Fail to Oust Governor

The crisis in Puerto Rico has escalated to a point where many wonder how Gov. Ricardo Rosselló will govern amid the protests to oust him

puerto rico - Time
1:30am PDT - July 23rd, 2019

San Juan braces for an 11th day of protests, amid calls for Puerto Rico's governor to resign

San Juan braced on Tuesday for an 11th day of protests calling for the resignation of Puerto Rico's governor over offensive chat messages that have drawn hundreds of thousands of people.

puerto rico - Reuters
1:26am PDT - July 23rd, 2019

Puerto Ricans worry about future if embattled governor stays

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The political crisis in Puerto Rico has escalated to a point where many wonder how Gov. Ricardo Rosselló will be able to govern the U.S. territory in the coming days...

puerto rico - Associated Press
11:15pm PDT - July 22nd, 2019

Demonstrations in Puerto Rico turn violent as tear gas fired at protesters

A massive protest spilled onto a major freeway in San Juan on Monday.

puerto rico - ABC News
10:56pm PDT - July 22nd, 2019

Puerto Rico police target crowds with tear gas in bid to break up massive street protests

Hundreds of thousands have rallied to call for governor's ouster.

puerto rico - Axios
10:24pm PDT - July 22nd, 2019

Puerto Rico governor protests update: David Begnaud reports from the ground as tens of thousands protest on the streets in San Juan

Protesters on the island of 3.2 million held what might have been their largest demonstration Monday, demanding that Ricardo Rosselló step down amid government corruption

puerto rico - CBS News
10:10pm PDT - July 22nd, 2019

Why the protests in Puerto Rico have been a long time coming

A broad cross-section of Puerto Rican society came out to protest after crude chat messages between Gov. Ricardo Rosselló and his inner circle were made public. But while the chat messages lit the fire, the tinder had been building for some time.

puerto rico - Google News
9:09pm PDT - July 22nd, 2019

Protester voices: What Puerto Rico demonstrators are saying

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — José Troche, a 64-year-old doctor from Yauco, sat under the shade in a beach chair as he waited for the march to begin."This right now is a dream," he said as...

puerto rico - Associated Press
9:00pm PDT - July 22nd, 2019

Police fire teargas to break up massive protests demanding Puerto Rico governor resign

Police in San Juan fired tear gas on Monday night to disperse thousands of protesters demanding Puerto Rico's governor resign over offensive chat messages, the latest scandal to hit a bankrupt island struggling to recover from 2017 hurricanes.

puerto rico - Reuters
8:29pm PDT - July 22nd, 2019

7/22: CBS Evening News

Tens of thousands of protesters demand resignation of Puerto Rico's governor; Colorblind firefighter moved to tears seeing the American flag's colors for first time.

puerto rico - CBS News
7:43pm PDT - July 22nd, 2019

Puerto Rico's mass protests were partly sparked by this news outlet's publication of leaked texts

Puerto Rico's Center for Investigative Journalism has broken many, many stories in the past eleven years.

puerto rico - Google News
7:39pm PDT - July 22nd, 2019

Hundreds of thousands of protesters demand resignation of Puerto Rico's governor

Protesters have gathered outside the governor's mansion in Puerto Rico, demanding Ricardo Roselló step down. Earlier in the day, thousands filled the streets in the biggest demonstration the island has seen in decades. David Begnaud has the latest.

puerto rico - CBS News
6:56pm PDT - July 22nd, 2019

7/22/19: CBSN Evening News

Protesters block off highway in Puerto Rico; Firefighter sees American flag in color.

puerto rico - CBS News
6:23pm PDT - July 22nd, 2019

Tulsi Gabbard talks Puerto Rico trip, calls for governor to resign

2020 contender and Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard appeared on "Red and Blue" to discuss her recent trip to Puerto Rico. She called on Gov. Ricardo Rosselló to resign, saying it was "the right thing." Gabbard urged fellow candidates to visit the island.

puerto rico - CBS News
6:21pm PDT - July 22nd, 2019

Massive San Juan protest demands Puerto Rico governor resign

Hundreds of thousands of people marched in San Juan on Monday to demand Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló resign over offensive chat messages, the latest scandal to hit a bankrupt island struggling to recover from 2017 hurricanes.

puerto rico - Reuters
5:45pm PDT - July 22nd, 2019

Protester voices: What Puerto Rico demonstrators are saying

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — José Troche, a 64-year-old doctor from Yauco, sat under the shade in a beach chair as he waited for the march to begin."This right now is a dream," he said as...

puerto rico - Associated Press
4:57pm PDT - July 22nd, 2019

Tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans demand governor resign

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Waving flags, chanting and banging pots and pans, tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans jammed a highway Monday to demand the resignation of Gov. Ricardo Rosselló in a...

puerto rico - Associated Press
2:16pm PDT - July 22nd, 2019

Hundreds of thousands demand Puerto Rico's governor resign

Puerto Ricans take to the streets for 10th consecutive day as calls for Governor Rossello's resignation grow.

puerto rico - Al Jazeera English
2:10pm PDT - July 22nd, 2019

RT @DavidBegnaud: Incredible: look how the sea has moved in on Ocean Park, Puerto Rico. Eloy Perez took these images with his drone. He own…

(@AshleyOnika)
9:55am PDT - August 22nd, 2019

RT @JohnBilancini: The U.S. wanting to buy Greenland is like a kid who's barely keeping a goldfish alive asking for a dog. We have a Puerto…

Alison Gilchrist (@AlisonAbridged)
9:55am PDT - August 22nd, 2019

CBP seize $17 million worth of cocaine on a rowing boat in Puerto Rico https://t.co/0NtMfgas6O @MailOnline

Rick G (@rick17403)
9:55am PDT - August 22nd, 2019

RT @JoyceWhiteVance: @feliciasonmez @damianpaletta @agearan Maybe that money should be invested in Guam, Puerto Rico & the Virgin Islands i…

ticatsings (@ticat441)
9:55am PDT - August 22nd, 2019
RT @thehill: Trump joked about trading Puerto Rico for Greenland: report https://t.co/YvWzpbpptG https://t.co/O77NBh4Wzx

RT @thehill: Trump joked about trading Puerto Rico for Greenland: report https://t.co/YvWzpbpptG https://t.co/O77NBh4Wzx

sylvia (@sylvia257)
9:55am PDT - August 22nd, 2019
Thank you Entrepreneurs’ Organization Puerto Rico for the opportunity to share @FOMBPR ‘s agenda. Strengthening the entrepreneurship ecosystem is key to Puerto Rico’s economic recovery. https://t.co/uFHD7i346t

Thank you Entrepreneurs’ Organization Puerto Rico for the opportunity to share @FOMBPR ‘s agenda. Strengthening the entrepreneurship ecosystem is key to Puerto Rico’s economic recovery. https://t.co/uFHD7i346t

Natalie Jaresko (@njaresko)
9:55am PDT - August 22nd, 2019

RT @PhilipRucker: “At one point last year, according to a former official who heard him, he even joked in a meeting about trading Puerto Ri…

JoyHoney (@thejoyhoney)
9:55am PDT - August 22nd, 2019

RT @DavidBegnaud: Incredible: look how the sea has moved in on Ocean Park, Puerto Rico. Eloy Perez took these images with his drone. He own…

Escobar (@jouzapas)
9:55am PDT - August 22nd, 2019

RT @DavidBegnaud: Incredible: look how the sea has moved in on Ocean Park, Puerto Rico. Eloy Perez took these images with his drone. He own…

Cachondo (@Man1OfaKind)
9:54am PDT - August 22nd, 2019

RT @AlexCKaufman: The proposal includes big plans for America's five colonies. Sanders' Green New Deal calls for expanding federal protect…

Bernie Time (@GDimieri)
9:54am PDT - August 22nd, 2019

RT @SoSAmerica2019: We're running out of time to turn this around. We need to stage protests on the scale of Hong Kong and Puerto Rico. Wil…

SleepDoc CulinaryNinja (@LaSammi3)
9:54am PDT - August 22nd, 2019

RT @BiancaJoanie: Got a reader email saying Puerto Rico’s uprising wouldn’t have happened this summer if millennials weren’t on school brea…

Alissa Smith (@byalissasmith)
9:54am PDT - August 22nd, 2019

RT @JoyceWhiteVance: @feliciasonmez @damianpaletta @agearan Maybe that money should be invested in Guam, Puerto Rico & the Virgin Islands i…

George Landis (@old_bike_rider)
9:54am PDT - August 22nd, 2019

The U.S. wanting to buy Greenland is like a kid who's barely keeping a goldfish alive asking for a dog. We have a Puerto Rico back at the house and you never take care of that!

Once Again Offical Zane Golia Fan Account (@JohnBilancini)
9:54am PDT - August 22nd, 2019

RT @DavidBegnaud: Incredible: look how the sea has moved in on Ocean Park, Puerto Rico. Eloy Perez took these images with his drone. He own…

Maria Isabel Marrero (@Marisabell09)
9:54am PDT - August 22nd, 2019

RT @DavidBegnaud: Incredible: look how the sea has moved in on Ocean Park, Puerto Rico. Eloy Perez took these images with his drone. He own…

Lady Divine (@flamesfromice)
9:20am PDT - August 22nd, 2019

RT @JoyceWhiteVance: @feliciasonmez @damianpaletta @agearan Maybe that money should be invested in Guam, Puerto Rico & the Virgin Islands i…

Marigold (@MarigoldSugar)
9:20am PDT - August 22nd, 2019

RT @NPR: More than 3 million Puerto Ricans saw their communities devastated by Hurricane Maria. But it wasn't just the country's infrastr…

Steve-PATRIOTS Control HOUSE & OVERSIGHT-Arthur (@buccos4vr)
9:20am PDT - August 22nd, 2019

RT @PhilipRucker: “At one point last year, according to a former official who heard him, he even joked in a meeting about trading Puerto Ri…

Steven Stice (@Steven_R_Stice)
9:20am PDT - August 22nd, 2019

Trumps folly - we have a base on Greenland and should have devolved better infrastructure there - time for Puerto Rico to have Statehood- GOP fundraises off Greenland flap: 'Support President Trump and his efforts to help America grow!' - POLITICO https://t.co/k9XwuhanRo

pullenpoynt (@pullenpoynt1)
9:20am PDT - August 22nd, 2019

Let's face it. Until @realDonaldTrump proves he can take care of the islands he already has (Puerto Rico, USVI, Hawaii) he shouldn't be allowed another one.

Robert Hopkins (@RobertRHopkins)
9:20am PDT - August 22nd, 2019

RT @NPR: More than 3 million Puerto Ricans saw their communities devastated by Hurricane Maria. But it wasn't just the country's infrastr…

sic (@kimvie)
9:20am PDT - August 22nd, 2019

American Express Backs the Community of Puerto Rico | American Express https://t.co/a8PaZe96Sq

Jorge Jimenez, OBE, KBC, DSO (@CIAofficer5)
9:20am PDT - August 22nd, 2019

He just talks to talk. But I would so love that trade. Would never happen but it would be great if it did. https://t.co/6wZJ7OONCC

Susan E. Dunn (@UFoundTheOne)
9:20am PDT - August 22nd, 2019

#EconTwitter are there any economists who are writing articles about Puerto Rico? Can you drop some recommendations if you know of some? (Especially interested in anything dealing with finance, public health, or public education)

my name is ________ (@blackgirlecon)
9:20am PDT - August 22nd, 2019

RT @NPR: More than 3 million Puerto Ricans saw their communities devastated by Hurricane Maria. But it wasn't just the country's infrastr…

Lorena (@Lorena_Flo_)
9:19am PDT - August 22nd, 2019

RT @RepDarrenSoto: The Trump admin delayed BILLIONS in desperately needed disaster recovery funds for Puerto Rico & USVI. Money already all…

MommaMarDee (@b1e56df9ce6549f)
9:19am PDT - August 22nd, 2019

RT @DavidBegnaud: Incredible: look how the sea has moved in on Ocean Park, Puerto Rico. Eloy Perez took these images with his drone. He own…

Chubble (@okaykecia)
9:19am PDT - August 22nd, 2019

RT @AlexCKaufman: The proposal includes big plans for America's five colonies. Sanders' Green New Deal calls for expanding federal protect…

dudeguypal (@Dudeguypal)
9:19am PDT - August 22nd, 2019

RT @JoyceWhiteVance: @feliciasonmez @damianpaletta @agearan Maybe that money should be invested in Guam, Puerto Rico & the Virgin Islands i…

Louise Labuda (@llabuda)
9:19am PDT - August 22nd, 2019

RT @essenviews: Trump reportedly joked with his top aides about trading Puerto Rico for Greenland: "He even joked in a meeting about tradin…

Ian MacIntyre (@ian_frogman)
9:19am PDT - August 22nd, 2019

RT @NPR: More than 3 million Puerto Ricans saw their communities devastated by Hurricane Maria. But it wasn't just the country's infrastr…

nancyrubin (@nancyrubin)
9:19am PDT - August 22nd, 2019

RT @JoyceWhiteVance: @feliciasonmez @damianpaletta @agearan Maybe that money should be invested in Guam, Puerto Rico & the Virgin Islands i…

Tim Ruland (@truland)
9:19am PDT - August 22nd, 2019

RT @NPR: More than 3 million Puerto Ricans saw their communities devastated by Hurricane Maria. But it wasn't just the country's infrastr…

PeachyMJ (@MollyJaneQ)
9:19am PDT - August 22nd, 2019

I was born and raised in Puerto Rico. I’ve lived in Philly and DC, but #SouthBend is my home. We’re proud of our city, and continue to work to improve it. #IamSouthBend

(@PR4PFA)
9:19am PDT - August 22nd, 2019

"The hurricane changed stuff for everyone in the diaspora. We have to show up, and what I have to bring to the table is a book that is a popular fiction approach." This sexy beach read might actually help Puerto Rico’s hurricane recovery https://t.co/QyKgbEwU8S via @grist

The Diaspora Project (@DiasporaWorks)
9:19am PDT - August 22nd, 2019

RT @evansrc717: My God, Our president is angry because Denmark won't sell him Greenland. If China wanted to buy Puerto Rico could we sell P…

(@Chekasallar)
12:32pm PDT - August 21st, 2019

RT @DeityFree: @pilarwish @laureldavilacpa While the residents of several US territories such as Puerto Rico, Guam, and the US Virgin Islan…

Terrance Williams (@MrTampaboy)
12:32pm PDT - August 21st, 2019

RT @TheresaHernandz: @EricStein7 @ddale8 The US is in debt!!!! He can't even fund his stupid ass wall. How does he intend to buy a territor…

Patrice (@patrice_noonan)
12:32pm PDT - August 21st, 2019