CNN – Puerto Rico has been called the next Detroit and the next Greece. It’s buried in debt and possibly teetering on the edge of bankruptcy.
But that isn’t scaring away hedge funds. So-called vulture investors that buy the bonds of troubled companies (and municipalities) have been scrambling to purchase as much of Puerto Rico’s roughly $70 billion in outstanding debt as possible over the past several months. Their interest comes following a huge plunge in Puerto Rico’s bond prices over the summer.