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James Gibney

GOP Won't Help Puerto Rico

The party has a long record of malign neglect toward the island.
Not invited to the grand old party.

Not invited to the grand old party.

Photographer: Joe Raedle

Puerto Rico is imploding. The administration of President Barack Obama says that only swift congressional action can avert a string of impending defaults on $73 billion in debt that could lead to a "humanitarian crisis."

Don't hold your breath. The Republicans who control Congress belong to a party that has shown little interest in the fate of Puerto Rico. Recently or ever.