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Inside The Billion-Dollar Battle For Puerto Rico’s Future

Old San Juan Beach, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Old San Juan Beach, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

The money poured in by the millions, then by the hundreds of millions, and finally by the billions. Over weak coffee in a conference room in Midtown Manhattan last year, a half-dozen Puerto Rican officials exhaled: Their cash-starved island had persuaded some of the country’s biggest hedge funds to lend them more than $3 billion to keep the government afloat.

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