Yessenia Puente (C) walks up the stairs to her apartment as movers from La Rosa del Monte moving company pack up her apartment as she prepares to move to Orlando, Florida. Puente joins a mass exodus of people fleeing the island due to increasing economic hardships and a financial crisis that has resulted in an estimated $72 billion public debt for the Puerto Rican government, which the governor has said is unpayable. The workers for the moving company, La Rosa del Monte, said that she is number 1465 that the company has packed for Orlando since the beginning of the year.
Yessenia Puente (C) walks up the stairs to her apartment as movers from La Rosa del Monte moving company pack up her apartment as she prepares to move to Orlando, Florida. Puente joins a mass exodus of people fleeing the island due to increasing economic hardships and a financial crisis that has resulted in an estimated $72 billion public debt for the Puerto Rican government, which the governor has said is unpayable. The workers for the moving company, La Rosa del Monte, said that she is number 1465 that the company has packed for Orlando since the beginning of the year. Joe Raedle Getty Images
Yessenia Puente (C) walks up the stairs to her apartment as movers from La Rosa del Monte moving company pack up her apartment as she prepares to move to Orlando, Florida. Puente joins a mass exodus of people fleeing the island due to increasing economic hardships and a financial crisis that has resulted in an estimated $72 billion public debt for the Puerto Rican government, which the governor has said is unpayable. The workers for the moving company, La Rosa del Monte, said that she is number 1465 that the company has packed for Orlando since the beginning of the year. Joe Raedle Getty Images

Economic hardships in Puerto Rico spur a mass exodus to the U.S. mainland

July 06, 2015 9:01 PM

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