Last Week Tonight: Lin-Manuel Miranda Helps John Oliver Defend Puerto Rico

John Oliver dedicated most of last night’s episode of Last Week Tonight to discussing Puerto Rico and its current economic crisis. Right now, the United States territory is facing a $70 billion public debt, an unfortunate byproduct of loopholes for laws that apply to American states but don’t apply to Puerto Rico. Oliver laid out many of the troubling reasons for why Puerto Rico became so attractive to members Wall Street and how its debt continued to grow, leading to the terrible...

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