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SAN JUAN — A federal control board overseeing Puerto Rico’s crisis-wracked finances announced Friday that it will impose furloughs for the first time in the U.S. commonwealth’s history. Furloughs of up to two days a month will start Sept. 1 and apply to all government employees except police, said Natalie

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SAN JUAN — Elvis Guzman opened the letter, saw it was in English and took it to his lawyer for translation. The 59-year-old who sells recycled metal for a living figured it was another letter from the bank warning his family that they were behind on their mortgage payments. But the

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SPECIAL REPORT ON PUERTO RICO PLEBISCITE By NICK BROWN and TRACY RUCINSKI Reuters News Service SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico’s governor on Monday said the island’s vote in favor of becoming a U.S. state, despite low voter turnout and widespread boycotts, was “a fair and open” process that U.S. Congress

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51ST STATE IS PUERTO RICO? Not if President Donald Trump and the 115th U.S. Congress have any say in the matter. People across the mainland view today’s vote as a desperate appeal to have the United States financially bail out the fiscally-hurting American commonwealth that the U.S. acquired during the

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GOV. RICKY ROSSELLO: Doesn’t want to go down in history as the chief executive who presided over Puerto Rico bankruptcy. By Nick Brown SAN JUAN (Reuters) — Bankruptcy for Puerto Rico is looking ever more likely as the clock ticks down toward a May 1 deadline to restructure $70 billion in debt,

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