Aaron Maté of the Real News discusses with labor leader Hector Figueroa the impact of Puerto Rico’s economic debt on the recovery efforts in the aftermath of hurricanes Irma and Maria. Figueroa presents the case that Puerto Rico needs to be given the same consideration as was given AIG, Lehman Bros. and the big Wall Street banks that were bailed out. “We need a Marshall Plan for Puerto Rico the same way we did have a Marshall Plan for the European countries after World War II.”
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