SAN JUAN — Last week, Puerto Rican protesters forced the resignation of their governor, Ricardo “Ricky” Rosselló, over allegations of corruption. But on Sunday, the people were back on the streets, salsa-dancing to mark their boisterous disapproval of his successor, Secretary of Justice Wanda Vázquez. Rosselló appointed Vázquez, and Puerto Ricans see her as more of the same. The “same” is the corrupt misrule they have suffered since, well, pretty much since they can remember. Rumors of corruption had swirled around Vázquez even before she was tapped to succeed Rosselló. Things could get rough. It has been fewer than 10 days since police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at demonstrators, and on Sunday night, authorities had already cordoned off the Justice building to keep the protests at a distance. That’s no deterrent to young Puerto Ricans, whose memories can only drum up a government contaminated by corruption. They have now dubbed themselves Generación del yo no me dejo — the “Generation of ‘I’m not going to let you do this to me.’ ” Corruption is sometimes dynastic in Puerto Rico. Rosselló’s father, Pedro, also served as governor from 1993 to 2001. Thirty-three members of his administration were charged amid a… Read full this story
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