Photographer: Christopher Gregory/Bloomberg

On Eve of Default, Puerto Ricans Are Broke and Feel Out of Luck

  • Islanders expect more pain whatever Congress, creditors decide
  • Decade of economic drift is `no one's fault, everyone's fault'

Opposite the headquarters of Puerto Rico’s power company, Nelson Jimenez is selling lottery tickets. He’s not fooled by the shiny facade across the street, with its glass-and-metal curves.

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