The agency in Puerto Rico that was created to collect independent and impartial data and provide it to the government is in a battle with the government after Gov. Ricardo Rosselló peppered the agency with officials connected to his administration or his party.

The tug of war between the Puerto Rico Institute of Statistics and the Rosselló administration took a new turn on Thursday after the institute’s legal team reported it would void a lawsuit it filed questioning the legitimacy of some of the governor’s appointments to the agency’s board of directors.

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