Protesting Puerto Ricans Celebrate Governor’s Resignation

Demonstrators celebrate after the resignation message of the governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Rossello in front his mansion known as La Fortaleza in San Juan, Wednesday, July 24. Puerto Rico’s embattled governor Ricardo Rossello announced his resignation late Wednesday, July 24, following two weeks of massive protests triggered by the release of a chat exchange in which he and others mocked gays, women and hurricane victims. “I announce that I will be resigning from the governor’s post effective Friday, August 2 at 5 pm,” Rico said, in a video broadcast by the government.