Christian Sobrino

  • head Jul 18, 2019

    Fed-Up Puerto Ricans March Demanding Governor Resign

    Accompanied by some of Puerto Rico’s most famous performers, thousands of people marched to the governor’s residence in San Juan on Wednesday chanting demands for Gov. Ricardo Rosselló to resign after the leak of online chats that show him making misogynistic slurs and mocking his constituents. The crowd ranged from teenagers to retirees, with some waving the island’s flag printed...

  • head Jul 18, 2019

    Protests Over Puerto Rico Governor's Scandal Turn Violent

    More than 20 law enforcement officers were injured amid increasingly violent demonstrations in San Juan on Monday night, where protestors called for Gov. Ricardo Rosselló’s resignation.

  • head Jul 18, 2019

    Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló Refuses to Resign Amid ‘Chatgate' Scandal

    Nearly two years ago, Hurricane María exposed the raw dysfunction of Puerto Rico, collapsing long-neglected infrastructure and leaving several thousand dead on Gov. Ricardo Rosselló’s watch. Last week, two of his top former officials were arrested by the FBI on corruption charges. But the scandal that is threatening to buckle the boyish 40-year-old governor centers on a profanity-laced and at...

  • Europe Jul 18, 2019

    Ricky Martin, Bad Bunny, Lin-Manuel Miranda Join Calls for Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló to Resign

    Protests against Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló have grown since the leak over the weekend of an 889-page chat that revealed sexist, racist, homophobic and violent comments by the governor and his team about opponents and even members of Rosselló’s own party. The leaked chats, which follow separate allegations of corruption that have rocked the island, also included references to...

  • New York City Jul 15, 2019

    Puerto Rico Governor Rejects Calls to Resign Amid Scandal

    Protesters in Puerto Rico gathered outside La Fortaleza governor’s residence on Sunday, demanding Gov. Ricardo Rosselló step down for his involvement in a private chat in which he used profanities to describe an ex-New York City councilwoman and a federal control board overseeing the island’s finances. The demonstrators included teachers, union workers, students, members of a feminist collective and others...

  • Twitter Jul 14, 2019

    Top Puerto Rican Officials Resign Over Profanity-Laced Chat

    Puerto Rico’s Gov. Ricardo Rosselló announced Saturday that his chief financial officer and secretary of state will step down following their participation in a private chat that used profanities to describe an ex-New York City official and a federal control board overseeing the island’s finances. The U.S. territory’s CFO Christian Sobrino, who is also the governor’s representative to the control...

  • Democratic National Committee Jul 12, 2019

    Embattled Puerto Rico Gov Apologizes for Profane Tirade

    Puerto Rican Gov. Gov. Ricardo Rosselló was in Europe with his family this week on vacation when his administration took several hits that many believe have tarnished the U.S. territory’s reputation and weakened its relationship with the U.S. government. First, the FBI arrested former top officials in his government on corruption charges. Then local media published excerpts of a private...

  • New York City Jul 12, 2019

    Embattled Puerto Rico Gov Apologizes for Profane Tirade

    Puerto Rican Gov. Gov. Ricardo Rosselló was in Europe with his family this week on vacation when his administration took several hits that many believe have tarnished the U.S. territory’s reputation and weakened its relationship with the U.S. government. First, the FBI arrested former top officials in his government on corruption charges. Then local media published excerpts of a private...

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