The global debt crisis has been in New Internationalist’s purview since its inception in 1973, when we covered the newly decolonized African nations’ calls to cancel debt and expedite reparations. Now, we report on how the legacy of predatory lending set out by Bretton Woods institutions is widening inequalities between the Global North and South. Further, policies such as austerity, debt relief, and structural adjustment are covered in this section – as well as the devastating impact of debt on individuals across the world.