Wednesday, November 26, 2008

In a Land Where Everyone is a Billionaire

Think that the U.S. economy is bad? Be thankful that you’re not in Zimbabwe (land of my birth), where a $100 billion note buys you … three eggs!

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said Monday the crisis in Zimbabwe appears "much worse than anything we ever imagined" after the government there blocked his weekend humanitarian visit.

Carter, former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan and child advocate Graca Machel called for southern African leaders to halt the "deep suffering" in Zimbabwe, where the U.N. says more than 5 million people face imminent starvation. >> To read more

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