Breaking News
Investing Pro 0
NEW! Get Actionable Insights with InvestingPro+ Try 7 Days Free

Puerto Rico High Court Tosses Pedro Pierluisi From Governor’s Office

Economy Aug 07, 2019 04:02PM ET
Saved. See Saved Items.
This article has already been saved in your Saved Items
 
© Reuters. Puerto Rico High Court Tosses Pedro Pierluisi From Governor’s Office

(Bloomberg) -- Pedro Pierluisi violated Puerto Rico’s constitution when he took office as governor last week, the bankrupt island’s Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.

The ruling means that Secretary of Justice Wanda Vazquez will become governor, even though she has said she doesn’t want the job. Pierluisi, former Governor Ricardo Rossello’s pick to succeed him after he was toppled in a scandal, was sworn into office Friday. But only Puerto Rico’s House of Representatives had approved his nomination for secretary of state, who would succeed the governor. The Senate this week failed to vote on the issue as the commonwealth’s constitution requires. Its president, Thomas Rivera Schatz, sued Sunday seeking an order to force Pierluisi out.

Pierluisi and Michelle De La Cruz Valencia, his spokeswoman, didn’t immediately respond to messages seeking comment.

Puerto Rico has been in turmoil for the past month after weeks of demonstrations though the streets of Old San Juan forced Rossello to resign. Residents were furious after the release of text messages in which administration officials ridiculed political rivals and ordinary citizens. The island of 3.2 million has struggled through years of grinding recession and a record $74 billion bankruptcy.

Vazquez is set to take office as the case is in its second year and as the island rebuilds after Hurricane Maria in 2017. Vazquez has said she will fulfill her constitutional duty but never sought the governorship.

Puerto Rico High Court Tosses Pedro Pierluisi From Governor’s Office
 

Related Articles

Wall Street rebounds, sterling steadies after tumble
Wall Street rebounds, sterling steadies after tumble By Reuters - Sep 27, 2022

By Lawrence Delevingne and Carolyn Cohn (Reuters) - U.S. stocks opened higher and sterling bounced from this week's record lows against the dollar on Tuesday as investors took...

Add a Comment

Comment Guidelines

We encourage you to use comments to engage with other users, share your perspective and ask questions of authors and each other. However, in order to maintain the high level of discourse we’ve all come to value and expect, please keep the following criteria in mind:  

  •            Enrich the conversation, don’t trash it.

  •           Stay focused and on track. Only post material that’s relevant to the topic being discussed. 

  •           Be respectful. Even negative opinions can be framed positively and diplomatically. Avoid profanity, slander or personal attacks directed at an author or another user. Racism, sexism and other forms of discrimination will not be tolerated.

  • Use standard writing style. Include punctuation and upper and lower cases. Comments that are written in all caps and contain excessive use of symbols will be removed.
  • NOTE: Spam and/or promotional messages and comments containing links will be removed. Phone numbers, email addresses, links to personal or business websites, Skype/Telegram/WhatsApp etc. addresses (including links to groups) will also be removed; self-promotional material or business-related solicitations or PR (ie, contact me for signals/advice etc.), and/or any other comment that contains personal contact specifcs or advertising will be removed as well. In addition, any of the above-mentioned violations may result in suspension of your account.
  • Doxxing. We do not allow any sharing of private or personal contact or other information about any individual or organization. This will result in immediate suspension of the commentor and his or her account.
  • Don’t monopolize the conversation. We appreciate passion and conviction, but we also strongly believe in giving everyone a chance to air their point of view. Therefore, in addition to civil interaction, we expect commenters to offer their opinions succinctly and thoughtfully, but not so repeatedly that others are annoyed or offended. If we receive complaints about individuals who take over a thread or forum, we reserve the right to ban them from the site, without recourse.
  • Only English comments will be allowed.

Perpetrators of spam or abuse will be deleted from the site and prohibited from future registration at Investing.com’s discretion.

Write your thoughts here
 
Are you sure you want to delete this chart?
 
Post
Post also to:
 
Replace the attached chart with a new chart ?
1000
Your ability to comment is currently suspended due to negative user reports. Your status will be reviewed by our moderators.
Please wait a minute before you try to comment again.
Thanks for your comment. Please note that all comments are pending until approved by our moderators. It may therefore take some time before it appears on our website.
Comments (1)
Donald Hart
Donald Hart Aug 07, 2019 6:17PM ET
Saved. See Saved Items.
This comment has already been saved in your Saved Items
And they want to be a "State"! Really???
 
Are you sure you want to delete this chart?
 
Post
 
Replace the attached chart with a new chart ?
1000
Your ability to comment is currently suspended due to negative user reports. Your status will be reviewed by our moderators.
Please wait a minute before you try to comment again.
Add Chart to Comment
Confirm Block

Are you sure you want to block %USER_NAME%?

By doing so, you and %USER_NAME% will not be able to see any of each other's Investing.com's posts.

%USER_NAME% was successfully added to your Block List

Since you’ve just unblocked this person, you must wait 48 hours before renewing the block.

Report this comment

I feel that this comment is:

Comment flagged

Thank You!

Your report has been sent to our moderators for review
Continue with Google
or
Sign up with Email