Lew: Indebted Puerto Rico has no money to fight Zika

US Secretary of the Treasury Jacob Lew, pictured on March 8, 2016, said the austerity being forced on Puerto Rico is leaving it short of staff and funds and vulnerable to a strong outbreak of ZikaUS Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said Monday that Puerto Rico, its economy being crushed by excessive debt, lacks the funds to fight its outbreak of the deadly Zika virus. Visiting the US territory as he supports its campaign for debt relief, Lew said the austerity being forced on the government is leaving it short of staff and funds and vulnerable to a strong outbreak of Zika.

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