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Puerto Rico gov defies calls to step down

By on July 14, 2019

(CB file)

Says he will reveal his administrative restructuring shortly

SAN JUAN – Gov. Ricardo Rosselló Nevares continued his day holding meetings with members of his work team and heads of agencies as part of a restructuring of his administration, the results of which, in a statement, he said would be announced shortly.

“I have held meetings evaluating government officials as well as had conversations with others who will be added to the team. I am conducting an in-depth evaluation that will allow the objectives of governance, public works and services to our people to be met,” the governor said in a statement as demonstrators hold fast outside his residence in their call for his resignation.

“Despite the difficulties that we may have, internal and external, the work will continue and the agenda will be completed in all areas, social, educational, security, health, infrastructure, recovery and everything related to the fiscal issue, which is a high priority, among others. There is no renouncement of the work started, and today, more than ever, many people count on my commitment for it. Tomorrow and throughout the week, we will continue the work meetings to make sure that the team has the commitment I have demanded of them and that they have expressed to continue in this effort,” he added.

The governor’s press release added that he has been working Sunday on several “accountability and transparency initiatives to fight corruption. These will be released in the course of this week.”

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