These are some of the leaked chat messages at the center of Puerto Rico’s political crisis
Puerto Rico’s embattled Gov. Ricardo Rosselló is rejecting calls to step down after the leaks of hundreds of derisive and offensive private chat messages between him and members of his inner circle.
Protesters took to the streets in recent days after nearly 900 pages from the messaging app Telegram were published by Puerto Rico’s Center for Investigative Journalism.
The governor and 11 top aides and Cabinet members exchanged profanity-laced,
homophobic and misogynistic messages about fellow politicians, members of the media, celebrities and others in a scandal many are calling “RickyLeaks.” The messages were sent in December 2018 and January 2019.