IN THIS EPISODE of Last Week Tonight, John Oliver hilariously explains how Puerto Rico’s massive debt crisis comes from a long line of bad decision-making.
He explains where the debt came from, why Puerto Rico now cannot file for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection, and how American policies often made things worse. He also calls out the American media for the lack of response toward Puerto Ricans (who, remember, are American citizens) affected by this crisis. Watch the video above to learn more. And don’t miss the ending, where Lin-Manuel Miranda from the cast of “Hamilton” performs a call for relief.