In the second edition of our podcast, Real Washington, we explore the arguments in favor of Puerto Rican statehood with former Governor Pedro Rosselló and George Laws, the Interim Director of the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration. Our podcast on the political and economic challenges facing Puerto Rico was recorded just before the FBI announced that it had made arrests in an ongoing investigation of alleged corruption and mismanagement of hurricane recovery funds in the Puerto Rican government. We will be closely monitoring the fallout from the FBI investigation. Watch this space for an analysis of future developments.
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