An island already riddled with debt is left in the dark.
With Puerto Rico’s power authority $9 billion in debt and the commonwealth owing $72 billion, free electricity may end.
As Puerto Rico's electric company struggles to pay its debts, the governor signed a law allowing public corporations to seek protection similar to what bankruptcy provides.
The power company says the outage is affecting customers across the island. About one million customers have been affected.
It's unclear when power will be restored to the island of 3.5 million people