Puerto Rico in Distress

ABI Analysis

Prices on some Puerto Rico bonds increased after the judge overseeing the island’s bankruptcy signaled she may confirm a debt-restructuring plan soon, a ruling that would allow the commonwealth to exit from more than four years of court oversight, Bloomberg News reported. U.S.

The judge overseeing Puerto Rico’s bankruptcy directed the island’s financial oversight board to revise its debt-restructuring deal by Friday and plans to confirm that workout plan soon after, Bloomberg News reported. U.S. District Court Judge Laura Taylor Swain detailed changes she wants the board to make to the debt adjustment plan and submit the revised version by Friday, 11:59 p.m.

The U.S. Department of Justice said on Friday that it will intervene in Puerto Rico’s four-year bankruptcy case to defend a federal law that gave the island the ability to cut its obligations through the courts, Bloomberg News reported.

After more than four years, Puerto Rico is set to emerge from its record bankruptcy in the early part of 2022. While it slashes tens of billions of dollars in debt and shakes off the stigma of default, the U.S.