Puerto Rico Government Could Collapse If No Steps Taken

The Puerto Rican flag flies in front of Puerto Rico’s Capitol as in San Juan on July 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)
The Puerto Rican flag flies in front of Puerto Rico’s Capitol as in San Juan on July 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—The administration of Puerto Rico’s new governor warned on Tuesday that the government of the U.S. territory could shut down if dramatic...

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