Puerto Rico, Commonwealth of the United States, has run out of money, closing schools and other public service agencies today for the first time in the island's history.
Hundreds of thousands Puerto Ricans take to the streets as they are left without education or pay. Gov. Anibal Acevedo Vila and the Puerto Rican Legislature fail to pass a financial stop gap measure to keep the island running.
Puerto Rican natives, who are also US citizens, should seriously consider US statehood. It's been a long time coming.