What is the current state of Afghanistan's economy?

Feb 23, 2022
Afghanistan was on the precipice of a humanitarian disaster, and it fell off that precipice, said Madiha Afzal at the Brookings Institution.
People shop at a vegetable market in Kabul in January. Since the Taliban takeover, an estimated 22.8 million Afghans are facing life-threatening food insecurity.
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Angela Merkel’s economic legacy: strong growth, ailing infrastructure

Sep 8, 2020
As the German leader approaches the end of her long tenure in office, we assess her achievements and the challenges facing her country after her departure.
After 15 years as Germany's top leader, Angela Merkel is set to end her tenure next year.
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Living through the economic crisis in Venezuela

Feb 11, 2019
For lawyer Juan Carlos Senior, the crisis has meant consumer prices he just can afford.
"Hyperinflation is destroying everything," says Juan Carlos Senior, a lawyer in Caracas, Venezuela.
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Venezuelan politicians meet as economy sputters

Nov 3, 2016
Critics have accused the government of economic mismanagement.
People demonstrate against the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas on October 26, 2016.

Venezuela opens border; relief is limited

Aug 16, 2016
Opening the border may relieve shortages, but not prices.
Venezuelans cross the border from San Antonio del Tachira, Venezuela, to Cucuta, Colombia on Saturday.