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Puerto Rico files for bankruptcy

Puerto Rico teetered into insolvency Wednesday as the chronically troubled U.S. territory of 3.4 million citizens buckled under its ever-increasing debt, which stands at $73 billion.

The process that Puerto Rico has undertaken is a prelude to bankruptcy, but in this case it is tailored for governments. Given the size of the debt, it would be the largest such insolvency in...read more.

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