Wanda Vázquez Garced, Puerto Rico, Vázquez Garced - Puerto Rican News Headlines

Justice Secretary Wanda Vázquez became Puerto Rico’s new governor, just the second woman to hold the office, after weeks of political turmoil and hours after the island’s Supreme Court declared Pedro Pierluisi’s swearing-in a week ago unconstitutional. Accompanied by her husband, Judge Jorge Díaz, and one of her daughters, Vázquez took the oath of office in the early evening at the Supreme Court before leaving without making any public comment. She then issued a brief televised statement late Wednesday, saying she feels the pain that Puerto Ricans have experienced in recent weeks. “We have all felt the anxiety provoked by the instability and uncertainty,” Wanda Vázquez said, adding that she would meet with legislators and government officials in the coming days. “Faced with this enormous challenge and with God ahead, I take a step forward with no interest other than serving the people … It is necessary to give the island stability, certainty to the markets and secure (hurricane) reconstruction funds.” The high court’s unanimous decision, which could not be appealed, settled the dispute over who will lead the U.S. territory after its political establishment was knocked off balance by big street protests spawned by anger over corruption, mismanagement of funds and a leaked obscenity-laced chat that forced the previous governor and several top aides to resign. But it was also expected to unleash a new wave of demonstrations because many Puerto Ricans have said they don’t want Vázquez as governor. “It is concluded that the swearing in as governorContinue reading

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Wanda Vázquez Garced, Puerto Rico, Vázquez Garced - Puerto Rican News Headlines

Wanda Vazquez: “The vicious attacks on my personal and professional integrity continue. The desire and agenda of some to try to undermine my credibility at this moment of transcendental importance to Puerto Rico and to destabilize the governmental order is evident.”Continue reading

Ricardo Rosselló, Wanda Vázquez - Puerto Rico News

“I recognize that the frustrations and pressures of the day-to-day can be expressed in an incorrect way within the privacy of a friendship,” Wanda Vázquez Garced said. “But I have to express the deep regret this causes me as a woman, as a mother, as a professional and as a citizen of this beautiful island.”Continue reading

Wanda Vázquez Garced, Puerto Rico, Vázquez Garced - Puerto Rican News

Vázquez Garced was born and educated in Puerto Rico. For 20 years, Vázquez Garced specialized in domestic and sexual abuse. She was nominated by Rosselló to be secretary of justice, a post she was sworn into in January 2017. Wanda Vázquez Garced Biography and Profile.Continue reading