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The government of Puerto Rico ran out of money Monday, forcing the U.S. commonwealth to close public schools and shut down government offices, putting almost 100,000 people out of work.
The legislature and governor failed to reach a last-minute accord that would have averted the first-ever partial shutdown of the government in island history.
posted by warriorwolfpr: “Hello Friends: I'm from and live in beautiful Puerto Rico. I believe the culprit here are the two biggest political parties in here. The P.N.P. (Pro-statehood) and the P.P.D. (The pro-Commonwealth Party). They can not see eye to eye. If one puts up an idea the other one will shoot it down. [Edited by Don W]
The Senate and the House of Representatives are guilty. The mayor over spends also. Most of his people have 3 or 4 assistants when 1 or 2 will be better. They have official cars and drivers, escorts and a army of body guards. These are some of the things that got Puerto Rico's government into this financial crisis. As a foot note I heard a school - Rafael Hernandez Middle School - tried to open this morning but the teachers and students were taken out of the school by the State Police.