The September Stories Issue
Nearly Two-Thirds of Egyptians Don't Use Formal Bank Accounts
Here's what many of them do instead.
This Film Festival Offers Solutions to Climate Change
The Film4Climate Global Video Competition showcases how filmmakers are engaged in decision-making, commanding universal attention and action at the COP22.
Extreme Weather Forces 26 Million People Into Poverty Each Year
Natural disasters will widen the divide between the poor and everyone else, according to a new World Bank study.
Who's to blame for income inequality in the U.S.? Random Walks episode 1
Overusing Antibiotics Could Cost the World Trillions of Dollars
The United Nations says antimicrobial resistance is already taking a toll on our health, and GDP.
Peru's seemingly boring 77-year-old President is actually a pretty interesting dude
Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has family ties to European cultural royalty, Hollywood celebrity, and US politics. He has also spent multiple spells in Peruvian cabinets that have tended to end rather badly.
The VICE Morning Bulletin
This morning, Hillary Clinton wins the Puerto Rico primary, civilians trying to flee Fallujah have been killed by ISIS, a surprise Kanye gig in NYC had to be canceled after thousands of fans shut down the East Village, and more.
New Charges: Guatemala's Imprisoned Ex-President Allegedly Received Millions in Bribes
Otto Perez Molina resigned from the presidency in September because of a massive customs scam. He is now back in court accused of dirty deals behind a major construction project involving a Spanish firm.
Aftershocks Rattle Ecuador's Economy After Devastating Earthquake Kills 654
When the quake rolled through on April 16, Ecuador was in the throes of a major financial crisis, in part, due to plummeting oil prices and growing national debt.
defense & security
Putin's New National Guard Strengthens His Grip on Security as Russian Economy Falters
Coming ahead of parliamentary elections in September, the move may signal growing anxiety in the Kremlin about the potential for civil unrest as a collapse in oil prices pushes millions of Russians into poverty.
Argentina’s President Macri Urges Congress to End 15-Year Feud with ‘Vulture Funds’
The deal, announced on Monday, looks set to end one of the most brutal debt battles ever seen between a country and a creditor though some in Argentina see it as a betrayal
Peter Lykke Lind
Climate Change Could Push 100 Million People Into Poverty by 2030
As the World Bank warns that climate change could undo recent advances in poverty eradication, the UK Met Office says global temperatures are approaching a dangerous threshold.