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Puerto Rico's Student Activists See Default As Only Option

May 11, 2016

Desperate for a lifeline from the U.S. Congress, university students in Puerto Rico are pushing local politicians to take an extreme step – default on their debt.

With the island’s fiscal troubles going from bad to worse, student leaders say default is the only way to force Congress to pass restructuring legislation that prioritizes public services over satisfying creditors.

“The reality of whether the University of Puerto Rico opens next year or not is directly...

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