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PDP calls for withdrawal of Labor secretary appointment

By John McPhaul


Rep. Ramón Luis Cruz Burgos, the alternate minority leader for the Popular Democratic Party in the House of Representatives, asked Gov. Wanda Vázquez Garced on Tuesday to withdraw the appointment of the designated secretary of the Labor and Human Resources Department, Carlos Rivera Santiago.

“Given the revelation of a chat in which Rivera Santiago’s participation in this case is verified, the Governor has no choice but to withdraw the appointment,” Cruz Burgos said in a written statement. “Without a doubt, the designee lied to the country when he tried to minimize his participation and tried to disassociate himself from his responsibility. This shows his lack of honesty, which is why he is unqualified for the position.”

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