Goldman Finds New Way to Make Money Off Human Misery | Vanity Fair

Buying and selling “hunger bonds” is always more fun when you do it with friends. Optimal investing conditions. By JUAN BARRETO/AFP/Getty Images. Back in May, Goldman Sachs found itself in a bit of hot water when The Wall Street Journal reported that its asset-management arm had purchased $2.8 billion worth of Venezuelan bonds that had […]

Hungry Venezuelans Flee in Boats to Escape Economic Collapse – The New York Times

 WILLEMSTAD, Curaçao — The dark outlines of land had just come into view when the smuggler forced everyone into the sea. Roymar Bello screamed. She was one of 17 passengers who had climbed onto the overloaded fishing boat with aging motors in July, hoping to escape Venezuela’s economic disaster for a new life on the Caribbean island […]