Economists release critical Puerto Rico report after governor says it can't pay $72B debt

June 29, 2015 7:40 PM

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – International economists released a critical report on Puerto Rico's economy Monday on the heels of the governor's warning that the island can't pay its $72 billion public debt.

The news that Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla delivered late Sunday was another jolt to the recession-gripped U.S. island, as well as a world financial system already worrying over Greece's collapsing finances.

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