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Why Puerto Rico's hurricane recovery is a political battle

Clip: 04/03/2019 | 8m 37s Video has closed captioning.

A wide-ranging disaster relief bill failed in the Senate Monday due to a disagreement about federal aid for Puerto Rico. Meanwhile, the island territory is struggling to recover from Hurricane Maria's damaging blow a year and a half ago. Lisa Desjardins reports on the stalled legislation, and John Yang talks to Associated Press reporter Danica Coto about what’s at stake for Puerto Rico's people.

Aired: 04/03/19

Rating: NR

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