Hurricane Maria has left 3.4 million Puerto Ricans facing shortages of food, health care and transit, an American humanitarian crisis fueled by the US territory's May 2017 bankruptcy.
Historically, there have been numerous cultural manifestations of austerity that shed light on its enduring appeal.
The strategy's focus on rotten apples seems destined to fail.
The 2007-08 financial crisis affected the world's advanced economies in profound ways and the ripple effects continue to today.
It is only when disaster strikes that a community and its problems are truly rendered visible.
When financial times are tight, only those with soft power ambitions can see the economic sense in World Cups or Olympic Games.
People with learning disabilities need to have a say in the government policy that rules their lives.
A year after Congress passed its plan to fix Puerto Rico's US$123 billion debt and pension crisis, little has changed for the lives of Puerto Ricans.
It is possible to boost life expectancy once it has stalled. One route could be to tackle a few specific ageing processes.
From hospital waiting lists to suicide rates, here's how cuts affected health in Ireland and Greece.
A deep dive into public sector earnings data since 2005 and how it compares to private sector pay.
Perhaps there might at least now be a pause on further deregulation when it comes to buildings in the UK
Born seemingly spontaneously out of a desire to create and manage shared spaces, Madrid's "citizen laboratories" are using new tools to build a new vision of how cities should be planned and run.
Who are the 'macho boasting idiots' now?
Labour's pro-NHS, anti-cuts message appealed to both Leavers and Remainers.
Domestically, Brazil is a mess. Now, its foreign policy is in crisis, too, landing a staggering one-two punch to this one-time rising star.
We may think of current reactionary politics as radical and new, but unchecked mercantilism has always elicited a fierce backlash from both left and right. Here's what history tells us about today.
Where now for one of the great emblems of post-World War II global co-operation?
Changes to the benefits system delve into the pockets of the poor and will lead to more families and disabled people needing to use food banks.
Can Spain learn from a decade marked by high-profile political corruption scandals involving money embezzled from regional governments and mismanagement in urban planning and construction?