Ricardo Rosselló, it’s time to go. The only Puerto Rican governor as corrupt as you was your father Pedro Rosselló.
You have shamed yourself, your family, and all Puerto Ricans in the eyes of the world.
You inspired the biggest mass protests in Puerto Rican history. We have never seen anything like it. The protests shut down tourism to the island. They shut down business across the island.
Your police force shoots the Puerto Rican people with tear gas and rubber bullets. The people need to work, so this is not something done lightly. The whole world is watching.
All this comes at a time when we should be working together to rebuild Puerto Rico after the destruction of Hurricane Maria. People across Puerto Rico are still living under blue tarps. The federal government is refusing to disburse badly needed recovery money because of your ineptitude and corruption.
Every night at 8pm in Condado, one of the richest neighborhoods in San Juan, people bang pots and pans. The noise echoes throughout the neighborhood.
The Pleneros are singing about you. The Salseros are singing about you. Everywhere we go in Puerto Rico, we hear the cry, “Ricky Renuncia” (Ricky Resign).
You have entered Puerto Rican popular culture like Juan Bobo, the beloved folk character. Like you, Juan Bobo does stupid things, but he is always saved by his good heart.
What will save you Ricky?
~ Keith Widyolar, Editor in Chief, New York Latin Culture Magazine