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Rosselló and González celebrate the Holidays with family

By on December 25, 2016

For many, the holidays are everyone’s favorite season, and for Puerto Rico’s politicians it represents the sparse moments when they can spend time with their families without interruptions from work.

Governor-elect Ricardo Rosselló told Caribbean Business that, apart from spending Christmas with his family, he is already explaining his daughter Claudia they will face some changes during the upcoming weeks, such as moving to Fortaleza. He even told us how he likes his ‘pasteles’ this season.

On another hand, Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González shared she will travel to Florida to visit family members.

Ricardo Rosselló, governor-elect

Governor-elect Ricardo Rosselló along with her wife, Beatriz, and their daughter Claudia. (Supplied)

Governor-elect Ricardo Rosselló along with her wife, Beatriz, and their daughter Claudia. (Supplied)

How will you celebrate the holidays this year?

—With family. We will visit my parents and my in-laws. This year is a little different because we are in the process of moving and explaining to Claudia the whole change. Claudia is making her own little suitcases with everything she wants to take and she’s selecting toys and things she wants to give children in foster homes.

Do you have a tradition to welcome the new year?

—No. We really just spend time with family and celebrate the end of the year with a lot of faith and hope for a new year full of health and blessings.

Do you prefer to travel or stay in Puerto Rico? 

—I’d rather stay in Puerto Rico.

What is your favorite food this season? 

—All local Holiday food.

Do you do any charity work? 

—Throughout the entire year my wife (Beatriz) and I visit hospitals and homes for the elderly and children. We collaborate with different rescuers collecting money and finding homes for pets without a roof. We also do a Thanksgiving dinner to [Senator-elect] Dr. José Vargas Vidot’s group in Hato Rey.

How do you prefer ‘pasteles’?

—Without raisins, without olives and without ketchup.

Jenniffer González, resident commissioner-elect

Resident Commissioner-elect Jenniffer González along with her nephew, Emma. (Supplied)

Resident Commissioner-elect Jenniffer González along with her nephew, Emma. (Supplied)

How will you celebrate the holidays this year?

—We always spend Christmas together (with family). But ever since my sister moved to Alaska everything has been different because of the calendars. Thankfully, this Christmas my brother, my mother, my sister and I will spend Christmas with my only nephew, Emma —who is two years old—, all together in a middle spot: Orland, Florida. Then they will accompany me to my oath in January 3 in Washington, D.C.

Do you have a tradition to welcome the new year?

—I will celebrate New Year’s Eve, however, in Puerto Rico, since I will attend the inauguration of our Governor Ricardo Rosselló, so I want to be in Puerto Rico the days prior.

Do you prefer to travel or stay Puerto Rico? 

—It will be special to me because I couldn’t spend Emma’s first Christmas with her, so I will leave to enjoy this one. My family will be in orlando so I will spend time with some of my aunts or friends.

What is your favorite food this season? 

—Mom will have to cook potato salad, which I love, and “pernil.” Of course, something that always brings back childhood memories is how mom would use to make pancakes for breakfast and after so much time without them, this year I will ask for them, just like old times!

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