Puerto Rico governor Ricardo Rosselló (David Villafañe)

After close to a week of unprecedented protests demanding the resignation of Puerto Rico governor Ricardo Rosselló —following the leak last Saturday of private texts between Rosselló and close aides filled with sexist and homophobic attacks, as well as possible instances of illegal activity— officials in Rosselló’s own New Progressive Party (NPP) have gone on high alert, with worries that the scandal that envelops the administration may permanently affect the future of one of the two dominant political parties on the island, as well as increasing frustration over Rosselló’s stubbornness to remain in power.

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