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A thread for my non Spanish speaking followers explaining what’s going on in Puerto Rico 🇵🇷
Recently, a chat conversation in which our governor and some government officials participated in was The leaks came in two waves, at first only a couple of screenshots were shared, and a few days later the entire 889 pages of pure undistilled debauchery reached the public.
Our Governor:

- Made sexist and homophobic comments and used slurs, against members of his own party and those who disagreed with him in any way
- Mocked the dead in the aftermath of the hurricane
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I’ve been asked why Americans should care about events in Puerto Rico. Here are some reasons (among many). #thread #Telegramgate #RickyRenunciaYa #RickyLeaks 1/
Demonstrators in Puerto Rico are demanding accountability, an end to cronyism, misogyny, racism, homofobia, media manipulation/attacks, and lack of empathy at the highest levels of power—this should all sound familiar to a mainstream US audience.
Puerto Rico’s political problems are not disconnected from the problems of US governance at large—they are similar but with the added intensity of an inherently anti-democratic imperial system of governance which makes change harder to enact and even imagine.
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