The Puerto Rican Debt Crisis

A blog post at Teaching Spanish caught my eye today.  Kara Jacobs is creating a lesson plan about the Puerto Rican debt crisis.  Although most of the materials are in Spanish, she provides one in English.  It is a segment of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.  The situation in Puerto Rico is complex, and I needed an English version of what is happening to help me understand it.  This crisis is very sad.  At the end of the television segment, Pulitzer Prize winning, Hamilton Broadway play creator Lin-Manuel Miranda expresses the desperation that Puerto Ricans (our fellow Americans!) are experiencing in a moving rap.  The video is 22 minutes long.  If you are interested, take a look here.

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