US Territories’ August 5-11, 2019 news week in tweets

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Wanda Vazquez Sworn in as Puerto Rico’s Third Governor in a Five Day Span

Justice Secretary Wanda Vazquez was sworn in as Puerto Rico’s Governor this past Wednesday. Vazquez is the third Governor for the territory in a five-day span. Shortly after her swearing-in, protestors gathered outside of the governor’s mansion demanding her resignation.

Wanda Vazquez Mets with Aida Diaz the Leader of Puerto Rico’s Teacher Association

Puerto Rican Governor Wanda Vazquez met with Aida Diaz the leader of Puerto Rico’s teacher association. Diaz had fought the closure of over 200 schools in the territory over the past two years.

VIPD Case Files Wiped Out Following Hacker Attack

Hackers have launched a “ransomware” attack on the US Virgin Islands Police Department with countless case files being wiped clean. Numerous cyber attacks have been launched against the VIPD in recent months.

Catholic Church Sexual Abuse Comes to Light in Guam

At age 13 Walter Denton was raped by his parish priest Anthony Apuron. Apuron would later become the Archbishop of Agana, the highest-ranking cleric on the island of Guam.

Citizenship Question to be Removed From 2020 Census for the US Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands

The citizenship question that rocketed to the Supreme Court has also been removed from the 2020 census in the four “island territories”. The US Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands use a different census form from the 50 states and Puerto Rico.

Korean Football Association Donates $15,000 to Northern Mariana Football Association

Korean Football Association Football-Love Sharing Foundation has donated $15,000 to the Northern Mariana Islands Football Association to assist in repair work at the Northern Mariana Islands Soccer Training Center in Koblerville.