One year ago, Hurricane Maria swept across the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico, leaving devastation in its wake. It was the third strongest storm in US history.
The leak of sexist and homophobic texts sent by Governor Ricardo Rossello sparked outrage on the island. His government has also been accused of corruption and mishandling of the aftermath of hurricane Maria.
Ricardo Rossello says he will not run for reelection as governor of Puerto Rico — but he also won't resign. The US territory is seething after chats leaked that show the governor and associates insulting Puerto Ricans.
Hurricane Maria, the second megastorm to hit the Caribbean this month, has caused widespread damage in Puerto Rico after pummeling the islands of Dominica and Guadeloupe. Thousands are without power.
US President Donald Trump has defended the federal government's response to the destruction in Puerto Rico, wrought by the Hurricane Maria. The Pentagon pledged to send in more ships and additional troops to the island.
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