Dugger, Celia W.
November 2008
New York Times Upfront;11/3/2008, Vol. 141 Issue 5, p17
The article examines the political and economic condition of Zimbabwe under the rule of President Robert Mugabe. According to the author, the country is experiencing one of the biggest hyperinflations in world history, with inflation surpassing 40 million percent. Economists claim that the only thing that can stop the downward spiral is a political solution that takes control of the country's economy out of the hands of Mugabe.


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