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Justice Secretary expects successor to uphold human rights

By on December 1, 2016

SAN JUAN — Justice Secretary César Miranda said Thursday he expects his successor, Wanda Vázquez, keeps strengthening human rights efforts as part of her leadership in the public agency.

Governor-elect Ricardo Rosselló announces two cabinet members: Wanda Vázquez (L) as Justice Secretary, and Michelle Fraley (R) as Police Superintendent. (Limarys Suárez/CB)

Governor-elect Ricardo Rosselló announces two cabinet members: Wanda Vázquez (L) as Justice Secretary, and Michelle Fraley (R) as Police Superintendent. (Limarys Suárez/CB)

“I believe she has been a good official in the Justice Department (JD) as an attorney. My expectation is for us to go forward, to strengthen everything related to human rights as we have tried to do these four years, and obviously with the principals of equity that we have favored every moment. I am sure I can trust on her in this particular,” expressed Miranda in a press gathering.

Vázquez, who is the current women’s advocate, was designated Wednesday by Governor-elect Ricardo Rosselló to lead de JD.

In the meantime, the Justice official said there is a team operating the agency’s transition. “I am reserving all areas that I believe must have continuity to discuss them with the secretary personally as soon as the opportunity comes,” he maintained.

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He mentioned aspects such as human rights and criminal investigation.

“I will not rest, but I will work again, whether it’s in the private sector or the public sector, but I will always keep working,” affirmed the exiting Justice secretary.

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