washington - US President Donald Trump has asked Congress to make available a $ 4.9 billion loan to the battered island of Puerto Rico. That has confirmed a government employee.
Puerto Rico, an autonomous area within the United States, is burdened with a debt of tens of billions of dollars. Hurricane Maria directed huge eruptions on the island last month and the recovery costs are estimated to be tens of billions.
The loan is intended to be able to continue to pay bills.