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The News with Rick Sanchez - July 23, 2019 (20:00 ET)

US knocked off Fortune 500 list – guess who did it?

The four biggest of the top ten banks in the world are Chinese. Only two banks on the list are US banks. Rick Sanchez debunks the widespread myth of US global economic and financial supremacy. Then Boom Bust co-host Christy Ai discusses the implications. She also discusses the positive role of immigration in job-creation and economic growth in the US.

Why Puerto Rico is ‘a crisis made in Washington’

Embattled Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rossello has been exposed for misogynistic and degrading language and for making fun of hurricane victims. But are there deeper reasons for the ongoing mass protests on the island territory? Sociology Professor Cesar Ayala, co-author of “Puerto Rico in the American Century,” joins Rick Sanchez to share his insights. He argues that “the island has become ungovernable” after blunders in Washington caused an “exodus of population and downward economic spiral” in Puerto Rico that has reached a boiling point. 

Boris Johnson: ‘An opportunistic clown’ – but what else?

Former UK MP George Galloway joins Rick Sanchez to discuss the election of Boris Johnson as the UK’s next prime minister. He explains Johnson’s “fiendish cleverness” and offers predictions about how his government will handle Brexit.