After Congress steps in, Puerto Rico reignites statehood deb
Clip: 07/16/2017 | 9m 58s
Following a series of defaults on payments toward billions of dollars worth of debt, Congress last year passed a law giving a federal financial board oversight on Puerto Rico’s budget. The board has made severe cuts — closing 179 schools and taking away pensions — amid an already-dire economic crisis. NewsHour Weekend’s Ivette Feliciano reports.
Aired: 07/16/17Video has closed captioning.