SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Ricans have been battered by budget cuts, hurricanes and corruption scandals. And for many the last straw is a leaked series of chat group messages showing the governor and key aides mocking women, the disabled and victims of Hurricane Maria.
Protests have been rocking the capital to demand the resignation of Gov. Ricardo Rosselló, with some of the U.S. territory's most famous musicians vowing to march on Wednesday.
Singer Ricky Martin released a video saying that "Puerto Rico has suffered so much and we can't deal with the cynicism of these leaders anymore."
In colonial Old San Juan, police have been erecting concrete barricades and shop owners were covering store windows with metal sheeting or plywood as if a hurricane were coming.