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.
Ricardo Rossello steps down after weeks of popular protests over offensive private chat messages between Rossello and his inner circle. Veteran politician Pedro Pierluisi is new governor.
Justice Secretary Wanda Vazquez, the woman who is supposed to replace Puerto Rico's governor said she doesn't want the job.
Billed as one of the biggest protests ever seen in the US island territory, thousands of irate locals pledge to drive Governor Ricardo Rossello from office over offensive chat scandal.
US President Donald Trump demanded Congress include money for the wall, one of his biggest 2016 campaign promises, in a funding bill he was expected to sign either later on Friday or Saturday.
A new report says the September 2017 storm killed almost 3,000, almost double the previous government estimate.
Amid shocking stories of devastation left by Hurricane Maria on the US territory, growing questions about the lack of assistance by the US authorities are topped off by President Donald Trump throwing rolls of paper at survivors.
The US president heaps praise on the relief efforts of his administration during his visit to the hurricane-hit island.
Amid criticism, US President is set to make his first visit to Puerto Rico two weeks after Hurricane Maria devastated the US territory.
The call came hours after US president Donald Trump questioned the leadership of San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz who pleaded for federal aid.
The Pentagon said the hospital ship will depart on Friday from Norfolk, Virginia. Many parts of Puerto Rico are still struggling with crippled infastructure.
US President Donald Trump says his administration is doing a good job in its relief efforts in storm-hit Puerto Rico. But locals are complaining that they still have "not seen any help."
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