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New York Governor to Meet Puerto Rican Officials Amid Debt Crisis

ALBANY – Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Monday he will travel to Puerto Rico next week to show solidarity with the island during its economic crisis.

 Garcia Padilla said in late June that Puerto Rico could no longer afford to make its debt payments, although he gave no details about how the U.S. commonwealth would deal with those obligations.

The delegation leaves next Monday and returns the following day.

Why wasn’t Mayor Bill de Blasio among the slew of city officials invited to join Gov. Andrew Cuomo on an upcoming trip to Puerto Rico?

All of which makes Mr.de Blasio the odd man out, particularly given his political alliances with many in the group, especially Ms. Mark-Viverito, Mr. Heastie and Mr. Schneiderman.

“We are going to put together a delegation that has elected officials, has expertise in health care, finance, etc.”, Cuomo said Wednesday after a Manhattan news conference.

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