Fault Lines examines the disappearances of thousands of citizens in Mexico
Fault Lines looks at the potential environmental impact of resource extraction in the Arctic
Puerto Rican Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla's announcement that the island had accumulated $72 billion in debts—and would not be able to pay them back anytime soon—touched off a new struggle over who should pay for the economic crisis.
Meanwhile, the U.S. territory has not yet recovered from the effects of the global financial collapse, with unrivaled poverty and inequality rates. Simultaneously, Wall Street investors have taken a new interest in the island, buying up debt and taking advantage of favorable tax conditions.
Fault Lines travels to Puerto Rico to investigate the fate of the island's public education system—which the government targeted for massive cuts—and to examine whether an influx of investment dollars really has the potential to address an island mired in debt.
Alberto Bacó, secretary of economic development, says plan to attract wealthy investors will ease the pain of austerity
Professor Rafael Bernabe says the debt-ridden island needs a New Deal-type program to solve its debt crisis
As the calendar flips to the New Year, Puerto Rico’s economy takes another hit, defaulting on part of its debt
In a rare interview, Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla discussed the financial issues of the commonwealth
Where do people go when their homes are threatened by forces beyond their control?
A man from Charkh District describes what happened the day a joint US-Afghan operation commandeered his family’s house