October 20, 2017

What Does Being A U.S. Territory Mean For Puerto Rico?

President Donald Trump walks with FEMA administrator Brock Long, second from right, and Lt. Gen. Jeff Buchanan, right as he tours an area affected by Hurricane Maria in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, on Oct. 3, 2017.

Despite being part of the U.S., Puerto Rico hasn’t received the amount of aid a state would in a similar situation. What responsibilities does the federal government have to the people of Puerto Rico?

(Image credit: Evan Vucci/AP)

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