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Interim director of Puerto Rico’s fiscal agency resigns

By on July 23, 2019

Gov. Ricardo Rosselló, first lady Beatriz Rosselló and former Education Secretary Julia Keleher, on Aug. 14, 2017 (Courtesy)

First lady’s special assistant steps down, calls for gov’s resignation

SAN JUAN – One week after becoming the interim of director of Puerto Rico’s Fiscal Agency and Financial Advisory Authority (Aafaf by its’s Spanish acronym), José Santiago Ramos presented his resignation Monday.

In addition, Santiago Ramos reportedly also resigned from his role as interim head of the Government Development Bank (GDB) and will officially depart Aug. 16.

On July 15, Christian Sobrino stepped down as head of Aafaf, following news that he was among those who took part in the controversial Telegram app chat group between Gov. Ricardo Rosselló and his 11 others that included cabinet members, advisers and contractors.

Raymond Cruz, special assistant to first lady Beatriz de Rosselló reportedly also resigned. Political TV and radio analyst Jay Fonseca said Cruz also called for the governor’s resignation.

After the controversy surrounding Rosselló, the first lady reappeared in public Monday for an event in Arecibo.