Puerto Rico Has Faced Decades of Economic Problems. How Has It Affected You?

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Puerto Rico is facing a major political crisis as tens of thousands demand the resignation of its governor, Ricardo A. Rosselló. Protesters filled miles of a major highway on Monday in San Juan, joining a massive demonstration against Mr. Rosselló, who is resisting calls to resign.

Protests against Mr. Rosselló began last week after 889 pages of scandalous messages among the governor and his aides were published. Puerto Ricans, already suffering under economic austerity measures and the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in 2017, took to the streets.

The protests come after decades of complaints of mismanagement leveled at the island’s leaders. We want to hear from Puerto Ricans. How have austerity measures, years of recession and government corruption affected you and your family?

We Want to Hear From You

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Lela Moore is an audience writer for the Reader Center. She covers reader reaction to breaking news and popular articles on topics ranging from politics to business to sports. She also moderates the New York Times Reader Center Group on Facebook. @runlelarun Facebook

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