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… Now Puerto Rico is In the Deep Soup [#default]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,May 11th,2016

.. Puerto Rico is now in deep trouble . They have now officially defaulted on about $400 million in government debt for a specialized agency . it is just one default , but there will be others to come ..

.. as a territory [officially a commonwealth] of the United States , the P.R. cannot file for bankruptcy w.o. the permission of Congress . Right now , Congress is not forthcoming with that permission , at least not as of yet . But the debate has been engaged on the subject ..

.. [h/t —]..
.. [link] to the blog post ..

.. since many essential services in P.R. are delivered by the P.R. government , the P.R. is husbanding what few resources that it currently has . They are keeping essential services , such as schools , police , fire , and others ..

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