Podcast: Puerto Rico’s Hurricane Recovery, Statehood, And Debt Crisis

Podcast: Puerto Rico’s Hurricane Recovery, Statehood, And Debt Crisis

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On this episode of the Federalist Radio Hour, Ben Domenech interviews Christian Sobrino, chief advisor to the governor of Puerto Rico. They discuss Puerto Rico’s financial crisis, the relief efforts on the island in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, and Puerto Rico’s push for statehood.

“Puerto Rico is losing two percent of its population year after year for the past 10 years…but the root causes of that migration–lack of economic opportunities and a fiscal crisis that seemed to be out of control–we have the tools now to fix it in the long term,” he said.

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