Puerto Rico seeks to delay releasing death records after hurricane; judge rejects motion

San Juan, Puerto Rico (CNN)Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossell told CNN last month that there would be “hell to pay” if officials withheld records related to Hurricane Maria. “Transparency is a word they just don’t understand,” she added. CNN and CPI planned to file motions in opposition to the government’s request for delay. The news organizations planned to meet with government attorneys at 2 p.m. on Tuesday. The judge asked to be notified of the results of that meeting by 5 p.m. on Wednesday. The organizations sued for death certificates…

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