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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: 07/16/17

Rating: NR

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