The 48-year-old father of four children joined in the big demonstrations last year that led Ricardo Rossello to resign as the island's governor.
The tropical storm is posing an increasing menace to Florida as it pushes over open waters after doing limited damage in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
US forecasters warn that Tropical Storm Dorian could reach hurricane strength by the time it passes Puerto Rico's southwestern coast on Wednesday.
Billed as one of the biggest protests ever seen in the US island territory, thousands of irate locals pledge to drive Governor Ricardo Rossello from office over offensive chat scandal.
Thousands of Puerto Ricans who fled Hurricane Maria have been struggling to find a place to live in the United States since a housing fund ended in September.
A year after Hurricane Maria, TRT World's Ediz Tiyansan in a three-part series, takes a closer look at Puerto Rico, the colonial island still deeply suffering after the deadliest US-based natural disaster in the last hundred years.
The Republican president said Democrats inflated the number of dead from two hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico last year in order to make him look "as bad as possible."
A new report says the September 2017 storm killed almost 3,000, almost double the previous government estimate.
The island's power company said a major power line failure in the southern part of the US island territory knocked out electric service to almost all customers.
The "storm of the century" has weakened from category 4 to category 2 after it rampaged across Puerto Rico. The US National Hurricane Center says it could regain major hurricane status by Thursday.
The now Category 5 storm pummels the tiny island nation of Dominica en route to the US Virgin Islands and possibly Puerto Rico.
The storm continues to intensify before hitting the Leeward Islands and the northeastern Caribbean Sea Monday night. Last week's powerful Hurricane Irma left at least 84 people dead.
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