Anthony Maceira

Secretary of Public Affairs, Anthony Maceira along  Deputy Press Secretary, Michelle de La Cruz. (Brandon Cruz González)

After more than two hours of waiting at La Fortaleza, members of the press were told that Gov. Ricardo Rosselló would soon give a message to the people of Puerto Rico.

“Today, Gov. Ricardo Rosselló will give a message that he is working on,” said Public Affairs Secretary Anthony Maceira to a score of reporters at the governor’s mansion in Old San Juan.

When reporters asked what time, he said he did not have that information.

“I am asking for calm,” Maceira said. “The governor is working on his message.”

Maceira did not answer questions and quickly went back inside the Executive Mansion.

Puerto Rico has been abuzz with speculation and rumors that Rosselló would soon resign. Under mounting pressure from more than a dozen days of protests on the island, the governor has faced numerous calls to resign due to a alleged corruption scandal and the outrage caused by the contents of a leaked chat group with his inner circle.

-- This is a developing story. Stay tuned for updates.

Reporter for The Weekly Journal. She is a journalist with more than 20 years of experience. Rosario received both of her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in International Politics from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.

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