Overseas Network, July 25, according to todays United States, Bloomberg and other media reports, after a large-scale protest caused by indecent chat records, Ricardo Rosello, governor of Puerto Rico, the United States overseas dependency, said on 24 August that he would resign on 2 August.
On the eve of the announcement of his resignation, Rosello caused mass protests because of the exposure of indecent chat records. According to Xinhua News Agency, Rosello and 11 male government members chatted via encrypted information software telegram on July 13, which covered nearly 900 pages. It involved criticizing officials, politicians and journalists in indecent language, including the mockery of bodies piled up in the morgue after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico. Satirical remarks. In September 2017, Hurricane Maria landed in Puerto Rico, killing nearly 3,000 people.
These chat content immediately triggered controversy. Puerto Rican people also held demonstrations and other protests, demanding that Rosello step down. Rosello posted a video on social media Monday to acknowledge his mistake and apologize. He said at the time that he would not seek a second term in the November 2020 elections, but would not resign before the end of his term in January 2021.