Puerto Ricans Stand Up : Code Switch It took less than two weeks for Puerto Ricans to topple their governor following the publication of unsavory private text messages. We tell the story of how small protests evolved into a political uprising unlike anything the island had ever seen.
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It took less than two weeks for Puerto Ricans to topple their governor following the publication of unsavory private text messages. We tell the story of how small protests evolved into a political uprising unlike anything the island had ever seen.

Demonstrators in San Juan, Puerto Rico march on Las Americas highway demanding the resignation of governor Ricardo Rossello. Carlos Giusti/AP hide caption

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Demonstrators in San Juan, Puerto Rico march on Las Americas highway demanding the resignation of governor Ricardo Rossello.

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