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11 HOURS AGO - Forbes

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The Case For Puerto Rico Chapter 9 Extension

Since Puerto Rican Governor Alejandro García Padilla declared on June 28 that the U.S. territory's approximately $72 billion debt was “not payable,” a Working Group established to start on a comprehensive fiscal adjustment plan to restructure the U.S. territory's debt is set to release their plan by September 8. Details of the plan were [...]

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AUG 30, 2015 - The Guardian

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Puerto Rico movement pitches solution to economic woes: rejoin Spain

The idea is a long shot but campaigners assert that the countries were closely integrated until the US separated them against their willAs Puerto Rico grapples with crippling debt and double-digit unemployment, a far-fetched idea to tackle the US territory’s economic woes may be gaining modest traction – one that would see Puerto Rico break off from the United States ...

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AUG 29, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Dominica digs out from storm damage that killed at least 20

ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) — Rescue crews jumped off boats and trudged Saturday through mud, rocks and uprooted trees to reach communities cut off by a tropical storm that killed at least 20 people and left nearly 50 missing in the eastern Caribbean island of Dominica. Volunteers helped carry food, water and clothes for dozens of Dominicans who have been isolated ...

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AUG 29, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Storm dissipates after killing at least 20 in Caribbean

[...] it left devastation in its path, killing at least 20 people and leaving nearly 50 missing on the small eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, authorities said. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said the storm had degenerated into a trough of low pressure by early Saturday after the mountains in Hispaniola knocked Erika below tropical storm force. Nearly ...

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AUG 29, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Tropical Storm Erika Leaves Death And Destruction In Caribbean

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