Puerto Rico is out of money, which means grad students are losing the funding they need to complete their degrees.
Reuters has a nice (nice?) collection of portraits of people living on the street in Greece, and the captions are really well done and respectful, presenting these men as working people who lost their jobs and then their homes.
In Greece, where unemployment is at 27 percent and life is increasingly impossible and miserable, the neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn—slogan, “Greece belongs to Greeks”—has claimed 18 of the 300 parliament seats and enjoys support from 12 percent of the population. The party and its constituents have been blamed for a surge of violent crime against immigrants. (“Anger always wants a target,” said the prominent clinical psychologist, Dr Iphigenia Macri. “Golden Dawn provides a target, which is immigrants. It is targeting all that anger and sense of abuse that, collectively, Greek people feel at the hands of the government and state.”)