The 48-year-old father of four children joined in the big demonstrations last year that led Ricardo Rossello to resign as the island's governor.
Justice Secretary Wanda Vázquez became Puerto Rico's new governor, just the second woman to hold the office, after weeks of political turmoil and hours after the Supreme Court declared Pedro Pierluisi's swearing-in a week ago unconstitutional.
A first-term governor in his first elected office, Ricardo Rossello has thus far resisted calls to step down as leader of the US territory.
Puerto Ricans are taking to the streets demanding the resignation of Governor Ricardo Rossello for corruption.
A new report says the September 2017 storm killed almost 3,000, almost double the previous government estimate.
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