Last week’s violent demonstrations prompt the U.S. to urge Jovenel Moise's administration to implement economic reforms.
New loans are spurring unrest and deepening the country's social and economic crisis. Stop us if you've heard this story before.
As the world's powers gather for their annual summit, demonstrators denounce imperialism, austerity and more. A dispatch from Buenos Aires.
Those detained are suspected of using explosives-laden drones in trying to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro. The attack comes as Venezuela reels from a worsening economic and humanitarian crisis.
The latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
A fresh global economic disaster is brewing, and the authors of world financial policy don't acknowledge their role in creating it.
On the winter solstice, a Truthdig review of the year's environmental stories finds cause for hope in our poison-riddled world.
The International Monetary Fund says a slowdown of the Chinese economy and a decline in world trade are undermining the stability of highly indebted emerging economies.
Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has shocked many with his recent success in Iowa, but maybe we shouldn't be so surprised; media coverage of the U.K.’s Jeremy Corbyn has revealed The Guardian's true colors; meanwhile, the IMF is telling Israel to stop spending so much money on defense. These discoveries and more after the jump.
In the modern global banking system, all banks need a credit line with the central bank in order to be part of the payments system. Choking off that credit line was a form of blackmail the Greek government couldn’t refuse.