Meet Wanda Vázquez: 5 Facts about Puerto Rico’s New Governor


She was the first secretary of justice to face criminal charges.

In November 2018, Vázquez faced allegations that she had improperly intervened on behalf of her daughter and son-in-law in a theft case from their home. She was briefly suspended from her post during the investigation but was later cleared of any ethical violations due to insufficient evidence against her, Puerto Rican daily El Nuevo Día reported.

When Rosselló immediately reinstated her, he drew criticism because it came before the period of an appeal had passed, the New York Times reported.

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