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Puerto Rico swears in Wanda Vázquez as new governor

Puerto Rico swears in Wanda Vázquez as new governor

by BBC  |  Published on August 8, 2019

Puerto Rico’s Justice Secretary Wanda Vázquez has been sworn in as the US territory’s new governor, hours after her predecessor was forced to stand down by the Supreme Court.

She is the third politician to occupy the post in less than a week.

Ricardo Rossello resigned on Friday after street protests prompted by the leak of offensive messages.

His replacement, Pedro Pierluisi, was removed by the Supreme Court on constitutional grounds after five days.

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